People in the Department


Department Chair
Sarah Matheson, Associate Professor
Office: SBH 332
905-688-5550 x4395

Academic Administrator
Penni Lafleur

1. Through Student Self-Serve
2. Email:
3. Phone: 905-688-5550 x5308

Graduate Program Director
Marian Bredin, Professor
Office: SBH 340
905-688-5550 x4658

Academic Advisor and Internship Coordinator
Megan Johnson
On campus: Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Office: SBH 344
905-688-5550 x5837

Remote work: Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

1. Through Student Self-Serve
2. Email:
3. Phone: 905-688-5550 x5837

Administrative Assistant
On campus: Thursday and Friday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Remote work: Monday, Tuesday and every other Wednesday, 8:30 a.m. to noon
Office: SBH 309
905-688-5550 x4290


Jackie Botterill
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 338
905-688-5550 x5364

Dale Bradley
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 341
905-688-5550 x3180

Marian Bredin
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Office: SBH 340
905-688-5550 x4658 

Michelle Chen
Assistant Professor

Liz Clarke
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 332a
905-688-5550 x6705

Tim Dun
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 313
905-688-5550 x5365

Derek Foster
Associate Professor 
Office: SBH 311
905-688-5550 x5366

Greg Gillespie
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 308
905-688-5550 x3160

Jennifer Good
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 342
905-688-5550 x3707 

Russell Johnston
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 320
905-688-5550 x3154

Anthony Kinik
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 314
905-688-5550 x6397

Duncan Koerber
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 310
905-688-5550 x5469

Peter Lester
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 318
905-688-5550 x3822

Sarah Matheson
Department Chair & Associate Professor
Office: SBH 332
905-688-5550 x4395

Christie Milliken
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 336
905-688-5550 x4480

Bohdan Nebesio
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 334
905-688-5550 x5221

Karen Louise Smith
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 316
905-688-5550 x6497

Professor emeritus

Barry Grant

Barry Grant (PhD State University of New York at Buffalo) has published extensively in the areas of film genres (especially documentary film, horror and science fiction, westerns and musicals), popular music, and popular culture. An active researcher, his most recent publications are a monograph on The Twilight Zone and a co-edited book on comics and adaptation.

Jim Leach

Adjunct Faculty

Nick Baxter-Moore
Adjunct Professor
SBH 332A

Kate Cassidy
Assistant Professor, Limited Term Appointment

Joan Nicks

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