Faculty and Staff Experts


JWU faculty and staff are available to provide expertise and analysis to media on a wide variety of topics. Visit the JWU expert directory to search by trend or keyword, and follow @JWUnews on Twitter to get a first look at our experts.


Press Releases


The latest Johnson & Wales University media advisories and press releases.


Photography and Videography


Images Requests: Outside organizations seeking use of Johnson & Wales University images must obtain approval by Communications & Media Relations. Photos must be credited to Johnson & Wales University.

Videography and Still Photography On-Campus Policy: To shoot video or still images of Johnson & Wales University property, students, staff or faculty by anyone for print, video or online purposes other than academics or job function must be approved by Communications & Media Relations. Anyone required to seek approval in accordance with the policy must submit an online request form.


Dean's List Press Release Request

If you are a JWU dean’s list student or the parent/guardian of one requesting a press release be sent to your hometown newspaper, please complete a request form.

JWU Communications & Media Relations will generate a press release and submit it to your newspaper(s) of choice (please include all contact information when completing the form).


University Media Relations Policy

Communications & Media Relations on each campus serves as that campus' official liaison to members of the media. It provides information about JWU's activities, accomplishments, news and expertise, and responds to media inquiries on behalf of JWU.

Events may occur at our university that will draw attention from the news media, including the JWU student newspaper. It is imperative that one person speaks for the university to deliver an appropriate message in a timely manner to any media inquiry. Every employee is expected to answer all media inquiries regarding the university’s official position or official data on a given subject by indicating that they are not authorized to comment for Johnson & Wales University and that they will have a representative from the university’s Communications & Media Relations contact the reporter. Upon receiving the request, JWU Communications & Media Relations will coordinate with the appropriate university spokesperson designated to respond on behalf of the university.

Faculty and staff may respond to requests from the media regarding their research, scholarship, teaching or professional expertise. In such cases, please inform your campus’ Communications & Media Relations as soon as possible of these interactions.


If you are a member of the media in need of an expert to comment on breaking news or to provide insight for a feature or opinion piece, please contact Communciations & Media Relations.

Providence Campus
Communications & Media Relations

  For experts in Culinary Arts and Hospitality
  Miriam Weinstein ’08 MBA
  Director, Communications & Media Relations

  For experts in Arts & Sciences, Business, and Engineering & Design     
  Ryan Crowley
  Communications & Media Relations Specialist

North Miami Campus
Robyn Hankerson
Director, Communications & Media Relations

Denver Campus
Bridget Kochel
Director, Communications & Media Relations

Charlotte Campus
Melinda Law
Director, Communications & Media Relations 

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