James Irwin

Adjunct Professor of Corporate & Organizational Communication

I was a journalist and film & media artist (with strong business and entrepreneurial interests) who slowly transmogrified into a business communications professional with an emphasis on marketing and technology (who applies artistic methodology and rigor to business projects).
     Currently I manage technology communication projects for financial services firm Ernst & Young. Prior to that I spent about seven years in the so-called new media and Internet sector. My adventures there included managing all of the New Jersey online content and marketing for Comcast, and serving as vice president and general manager of an IT firm specializing in technology e-learning. Back in the 1980s, in San Francisco, I was a partner in a business communications firm with expertise in collaborative projects between corporations and cultural organizations. My work has received awards from Ziff-Davis Publishing, and the Jersey Shore Public Relations & Advertising Association.
     My media arts work has been exhibited both nationally and internationally, including the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, Art Institute of Chicago, Pacific Film Archives, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Awards and grants have included the National Endowment for the Humanities, National Endowment for the Arts, Rockefeller Foundation, American Film Institute, and Pennsylvania Council on the Arts.
     During all of this I've semi-regularly taught media and communications at the college level. Institutions have included University of California at Berkeley, San Francisco State University, Rosemont College outside of Philadelphia, and Ramapo College and Montclair University in New Jersey. I also served as full time assistant professor in communication at Wm. Paterson University. I was a co-founder of the New Jersey Communication Association, and am an associate editor of the New Jersey Journal of Communication (which will be known, beginning in Spring 2004, as the Atlantic Journal of Communication).
     See my personal Web site, linked below, for more fun and information, and there you can also read my weblog.

Links of interest:

My real personal home page.
The New Jersey Communication Association.
Walking Tour Films

Email address: jri@fdu.edu


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