Faculty Profiles

Located in media-rich New York City, CCNY attracts extremely passionate, diverse and experienced faculty members. Professors, full-time and adjunct, have worked in television, radio and digital media and as magazine and newspaper editors and reporters. Faculty credentials incude, ABC and CBS News, BET, WNYC radio, Al Jazeera, CNN and 60 Minutes, the New York Times, the NY Daily News, Essence, the Source, Vibe, Salon, theRoot and the Guardian.

 

LINDA VILLAROSA (above, wearing glasses, with student editors) runs the journalism program at CCNY, advises students and acts as faculty advisor to The Campus. A New York Times Magazine contributing writer, her story "America's Hidden HIV Epidemic" appeared on the publication's cover in June 2017. Her story "Why America's Black Mothers and Babies Are in a Life-or-Death Crisis" ran in April 2018. Professor Villarosa was also the health editor of the New York Times and served as the executive editor of Essence Magazine. She has written or co-written a number of books, as well as a novel and is currently working on a book about inequality, race and health for Doubleday. You can read more about her career here

A graduate of the University of Colorado, B.A., Journalism, Professor Villarosa spent a year at the Harvard School of Public Health on a Health Communications Fellowship. In 2013, she graduated from the CUNY Graduate School of Journalism, with a concentration in multimedia and entrepreneurial journalism and urban reporting. While in graduate school, she developed Harlem Focus, an award-winning website that gives students hands-on training in multimedia journalism.

She teaches Introduction to Journalism, Reporting and Writing, Race and Media.

Office: Shepard Hall room 463, Phone: 212-650-5499, Email: lvillarosa@ccny.cuny.edu

 

ANGELA HARDEN (with student producers) is the General Manager/Program Director of WHCR 90.3 FM and teaches Radio Journalism and Supervised Radio Station Study.

She is a resident of Harlem and a summa cum laude graduate of the City College of New York with a degree in Broadcast Journalism. After graduation, Harden worked for five years in print journalism for Unfold magazine, Honey magazine and the web-based magazine, Urban Box Office.   

Harden been an adjunct in the Media Communication Arts department since 2000. Her teaching style utilizes WHCR as a learning laboratory which gives students hands-on radio experience. In her Radio Journalism class students are required to produce a live show─ Uptown Focus and many have gone on to produce their own radio shows.

Office: North Academic Center 1/513, Phone: 212-650-7147, Email: aharden@ccny.cuny.edu

 

BARBARA NEVINS TAYLOR teaches Introduction to Journalism and TV Reporting.

Her investigative reporting at TV stations in New York, Atlanta, Kentucky and Alabama earned 22 Emmy Awards and more than 50 journalism awards and honors. Nevins Taylor graduated from The City College (1970) and loves sharing what she learned as a journalist with students.

During her TV career Nevins Taylor pursued stories that made a difference in the lives of individuals and the community. Her reports earned praise, generated government action and helped send wrongdoers to prison. Long before the most recent financial crisis, Barbara exposed flaws in the mortgage lending and banking systems that led poor people into financial ruin.

On ConsumerMojo.com, which she founded in 2012, Nevins Taylor uses the latest digital storytelling techniques to serve a growing audience that needs reliable information about complicated issues.

Nevins Taylor has contributed to The New York Times Op-Ed page, writing about criminal justice, foster care and young people in New York City. Her writing has also focused on concerns of parents and women and has appeared in national magazines. Her book Beautiful Skin of Color, with doctors Jeanine Downie and Fran Cook-Bolden, published by ReganBooks, evolved from her television reports.

CCNY Alumni awarded her the prestigious Townsend Harris medal for career achievement and she is also in the Communications Alumni Group’s Hall of Fame. She wants her students to get there, too.

Email: barbaranevinstaylor@mac.com

 

ART JONES teaches Fundamentals of Multimedia Production. He has worked with film, digital video, television and interactive media in the roles of director, director of photography, and editor. He has produced and directed pieces for organizations including MTV , Deep Dish Television, and the Women's Health Project of New York City Department of Health. 

Jones has served as Director of Photography on various documentaries and projects for clients including The New York Times, Red Bull BC One Tokyo, and the American Civil Liberties Union