Institute for Communication, Entertainment, and Media Faculty

Andrea Ann Campbell, Ph.D.
Associate Professor

Dr. Campbell received her PhD. in Media Studies from Brigham Young University, her M.S. in Film Studies from Boston University and her B.A. in Broadcasting from Loyola University New Orleans. She served a teaching post-doc at the University of Georgia in the Honors Program. Her primary fields are film and videogaming. Her research specialties include videogaming theory, genre studies, spirituality in cinema, romantic comedies and virtual technology. She serves as the Graduate Advisor.
Olivier Casse
Art Instructor

Casse has been a part of the STU family since 2009. He instills in his students the proper techniques and fundamentals in drawing and painting encouraging them to produce the best possible artwork. His technique incorporates mathematical strategies that open the door for those who have not had formal training in the arts. Moreover, the arts serve as a path for students to develop their creative thinking and innovation which are necessary leadership skills for the new millennia. Every semester, Casse teaches introductory and advanced drawing and painting classes. New and innovative classes developed and instructed by Casse will soon be posted.

As a professional artist, Casse has a studio at the Bakehouse Art Complex and there he participates in various events and exhibitions. He was recently recognized in the Miami Herald for his participation at "Sketchy" hosted by Beached Miami. For more information on Olivier Casse's artwork please visit:
Marcela Moyano, Ed.D.
Assistant Professor

Dr. Moyano was born in Bogotá, Colombia. She started her higher education studies of Mass Communication in a private catholic university of Colombia “Pontificia Universidad Javeriana” in 1998. She moved to South Florida in 1999 to continue her studies in the Communications field. She graduated from St. Thomas University earning a B.A. in Communication Arts and a Minor in English. She received an M.A. in Communication Arts with a specialization in the field of Public Relations from Barry University.

Moyano completed her Ed.D. doctoral degree in Educational Leadership with a cognate area of Electronic Media at St. Thomas University. She is an Assistant Professor in the Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media and teaches communication and television production courses. Moyano serves as the advisor of WSTU 95, St. Thomas University’s campus television channel.
Marene Clarke
Administrative Assistant for the School of Leadership Studies and Institute for Communication, Entertainment and Media

Marene hails from Jamaica and has been with St. Thomas University for over 20 years. She is dedicated to helping our students and ensuring that students and faculty receive the support they need.
Dr. Sony Jalarajan Raj
Graduate Coordinator - M.A. Communication Arts
Assistant Professor for Communication Arts
PhD, Communication & Journalism (Mahatma Gandhi University)
GCHE, Graduate Certificate in Higher Education (Monash University)
M.Phil Mass Communications (Madurai Kamaraj University)
MA Advertising and Public Relations, (Madurai Kamaraj University)
MA, Communication & Journalism, (University of Kerala)
BA, Economics, (University of Kerala)
Contact Information: (305) 474-6834;
Gloria P. Ruiz, Ph.D.
(305) 628.6508

Dr. Ruiz received her doctorate from Stanford University. Her professional work includes extensive experience in designing and managing media and multicultural projects. She has developed multicultural training and educational programs for media organizations as well as for educational institutions. She served as producer of "The Network" a live, interactive, multicultural and multilingual television tutorial in San Francisco. As Promotions Director and General Manger for American Cablesystems, she developed Spanish as a Second Language programs for employees and the public through cable television in Los Angeles and instituted Latinos in Cable that promotes and educates members of the cable television industry about Spanish speaking cultures.

Dr. Ruiz was a Title VII Fellow at Stanford University. In 2001 she was a Faculty Fellow with the National Association of Television Program Executives and served as State Chairperson: National Association of African American, Hispanic and Latino and Studies and Affiliates 2000-2001. In 2004, Dr. Ruiz was selected as a Fellow for the American Society of Newspaper Editors (ASNE). In 2006 Dr. Ruiz was a National Endowment for the Humanities Fellow.