CPCF Faculty

CPCF Faculty

Nick Baxter-Moore, Associate Professor

SBH 310, x4145 or SBH 329, x6352
Fall 2013 office hours: N/A

Nick Baxter-Moore (PhD Carleton University) focuses his research on popular culture and identity; class, nation, and popular music; local popular culture; and live performance. He teaches courses on popular culture, popular music, media industries, and research methods. Nick is also the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies for the Faculty of Social Sciences. Learn more about Nick.


Jackie Botterill, Associate Professor

SBH 308, x5364

Fall 2013 office hours: Tues 11 a.m. - noon; Thurs noon - 1 p.m.

Jackie Botterill (PhD University of East London) explores cultural economy, consumer culture, advertising and promotion, and consumerism and lifestyle, as well as status, class, identity, and marketplace politics. She teaches courses on communication theory, organizational culture, cultures of consumption, and mass culture. Her most recent book, Consumer Culture and Personal Finance: Money Goes to Market, was published in 2010. Learn more about Jackie.


Dale Bradley, Assistant Professor

SBH 322, x3180

Fall 2013 office hours: By appointment

Dale Bradley (PhD York University) teaches classes on technology and culture and the social history of information technology. Dale's research interests lie in the popular representation of cyberculture, the impact of information and communication technologies on office culture and workspaces, and political discourse on the open source software movement. Learn more about Dale.


Marian Bredin, Associate Professor

SBH 314, x4658

Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. and Wed 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Marian Bredin (PhD McGill University) teaches courses on Canadian communications and cultural policy, media and minorities, media analysis, and Canadian television. Marian's research examines Aboriginal media, representations of cultural difference, and the connections between heritage, tourism, and popular culture. Learn more about Marian.


Sharon Broderick, Lecturer

TA 348, x3898

Fall 2013 office hours: N/A

Sharon Broderick is a cross-appointed faculty member who also teaches in the Goodman School of Business and the International Masters of Accountancy. For CPCF, Sharon teaches courses in public relations and integrated marketing communications. Learn more about Sharon.


Tim Dun, Associate Professor

SBH 313, x5365
Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. 11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.; Fri. 11:00 a.m. - noon

Tim Dun (PhD University of Iowa) teaches courses on interpersonal communication,communication theory, organizational communication, negotiation and conflict, gender and communication, and public speaking. His research areas include interpersonal conflict, communication theory, and intergenerational family relationships. Learn more about Tim.


Derek Foster, Associate Professor

SBH 311, x5366

Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. and Fri. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m

Derek Foster (PhD Carleton University) teaches courses in visual rhetoric, audience research, language and power, theories of the media, and the rhetorical communication of social issues. Derek is interested in visual rhetoric, television studies, discourse analysis of public culture, and material popular culture (including mediatized place promotion). Learn more about Derek.


Greg Gillespie, Associate Professor

SBH 308, x3160

Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Wed. noon - 1 p.m.; Fri. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Greg Gillespie (PhD University of Western Ontario) teaches and researches popular culture with a focus on non-mass mediated subjects (including role-playing games, sport culture, and Scottishness). His recent publication Barrowmaze II, placed second for the 2013 Three Castles Design Award for RPGs. Learn more about Greg.


Jennifer Good, Associate Professor

SBH 342, x3707
Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. and Thurs. 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.

Jennifer Good (PhD Cornell University) teaches classes on environmental communication, mass media effects, research methods, and communication theory. Her research focuses on the places where mass media (especially television), materialism, and our understanding of/relationship with the natural environment intersect. Learn more about Jennifer.


Barry Grant, Professor

SBH 341, x3215
Fall 2013 office hours: Wed. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.; Thurs. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Barry Grant (PhD State University of New York at Buffalo) is interested in film genres, documentary film, horror and science fiction, popular music, and popular culture. He has published extensively in many areas of film and popular culture; his most recent publication is a British Film Institute Screen Guide entitled 100 Science Fiction Films. Learn more about Barry.


Scott Henderson, Associate Professor and Chair

SBH 340, x4287
Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. 11 a.m. - noon; Tues. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.; Wed. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Scott Henderson (PhD University of East Anglia) teaches classes in theories of popular culture, popular cinema, popular music, and film theory. Scott's research explores music and locality, youth culture, popular culture and identity, British cinema and popular culture, and Canadian popular culture. Learn more about Scott.


Barry Joe, Associate Professor

MCA 324, x3314/3312
Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.; Tues. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m. or by appointment

Barry Joe (PhD University of Toronto) is a cross-appointed faculty member who also teaches in the Centre for Digital Humanities. His research interests include digital culture and humanities, the nexus between technology and humanity, scholarship of teaching in higher education, and inquiry-based learning. Barry teaches a course in computer-mediated communication.


Russell Johnston, Associate Professor

SBH 320, x3154
Fall 2013 office hours: N/A

As a researcher, Russell Johnston (PhD Queen's University) is most interested in media history and popular memory. He teaches classes on cultural industries, the history of advertising, sport media, and research methods. In 2012, he co-wrote the Canadian edition of Communication Research Methods. Learn more about Russell.



Peter Lester, Assistant Professor

SBH 307, x3822
Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. 11 a.m. - noon; Fri. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

Peter Lester (PhD Concordia) studies Canadian film history, screen culture, film technology, exhibition studies, and non-theatrical film. He teaches courses in Canadian cinema and documentary film. Learn more about Peter.

Sarah Matheson, Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

SBH 332, x4395

Fall 2013 office hours: Mon. 11 a.m. - noon; Thurs. 1 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Sarah Matheson (PhD University of Southern California) teaches courses in television studies, Canadian television, popular culture theory and research methods, and taste and cultural politics. Her research is in the area television studies with particular focus on Canadian television. Learn more about Sarah.


Michael Meneghetti, Assistant Professor

SBH 335, x5239

Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. noon - 2 p.m.

Mike Meneghetti (PhD University of Iowa) teaches classes in documentary film, popular cinema, contemporary film theory, and authorship in film.


Christie Milliken, Associate Professor

SBH 336, x4480

Fall 2013 office hours: Wed. noon - 1 p.m.; Fri. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Christie Milliken (PhD University of Southern California) researches sex and gender in cinema, sex education film and video, documentary studies, and pedagogy and film. She teaches classes in gender and film, documentary history and theory, American and international film history, cult cinema and fan culture, and melodrama studies. Learn more about Christie.

Bohdan Nebesio, Associate Professor

SBH 334, x5221

Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. 4 p.m. - 5 p.m.; Thurs. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Bohdan Nebesio (PhD University of Alberta) teaches classes in film history, Hollywood cinema, classical film theory, and national cinemas. His research interests include film history and the history of film theory, silent cinema of the 1920s, cognitive approaches to film studies, cinemas of Eastern Europe, and Alexander Dovzhenko. Bohdan's most recent book, Historical Dictionary of Ukraine (2nd Ed.), was published in 2013. Learn more about Bohdan.

Joan Nicks, Adjunct Professor

SBH 316, x4065

Joan Nicks is a retired faculty member whose main research interest is the local popular culture of Niagara Falls. She is currently the editor and project coordinator of a manuscript in progress entitled Niagara Movie Theatres and Motels: Cultural Loss and Decline in Tourist City.


Jeannette Sloniowski, Associate Professor

SBH 316, x4065
Fall 2013 office hours: Tues. 2 p.m. - 3 p.m.

Jeannette Sloniowski (PhD University of Toronto)  teaches courses on
television, popular narrative, film genre, film noir, Canadian detective fiction, and film and  television of the 1950s. She has also been involved with Popular Culture Niagara, a departmental research group that studies various aspects of local popular culture. Her research focuses on crime fiction, cop shows, private eyes and documentary, as well as local popular culture and popular narrative. Learn more about Jeannette.

Part-time instructors

Amanda Bishop's office hours: Thurs. 5-6 p.m.
SBH 318

Bill Boehlen's office hours: By appointment, booked via email

Tracy Kennedy's office hours: By appointment
SBH 337

Patti Lemene's office hours: by email request
SBH 337

Heather Maguire's office hours: Wed. 11 a.m. - noon
SBH 337

Laura Wiebe's office hours: Tues. 10 a.m. - 11 a.m. or by appointment
SBH 337