Journalism Faculty

Phil Busse is a writer, teacher, sports coach and program director. In 2000, he helped launch the Portland Mercury and served as the Managing Editor for the newspaper for six years. For ten years, Phil served as the Director for the Media Institute for Social Change, which he founded in 2006.

Dan Broyles
Assistant Professor

Daniel Broyles is the Director of Forensics (i.e., speech and debate) and Assistant Professor. His background and interests include public speaking, communication, theater, and film and video.

Emily Coats
Assistant Professor of Graphic Design

Emily Coats teaches graphic design courses in the Media Arts department


Jennifer Hardacker teaches film and video production studies and has made several short, experimental films and videos that have shown in festivals across America and Canada. 

Associate Professor

Enie Vaisburd teaches film and video production and studies. Her films have been shown in different venues nationally and internationally.