People in the Department


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

Academic Administrator
Penni Lafleur
Office: SBH 344
905-688-5550 x5308

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

Interim Administrative Assistant
Stacey Duncan
Office: SBH 309
905-688-5550 x4290

Academic Advisor, Experiential Learning Coordinator
Anneka Bosse 
Office: SBH 310
905-688-5550 x 5837

Graduate Program Director
Marian Bredin, Professor
Office: SBH 314
905-688-5550 x4658


Nick Baxter-Moore
Associate Professor
Office: SBH 310
905-688-5550 x4145

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

Dale Bradley
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 322
905-688-5550 x3180

Marian Bredin
Professor & Graduate Program Director
Office: SBH 314
905-688-5550 x4658 

Sharon Broderick
Office: TA 348
905-688-5550 x3898

Liz Clarke
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 333
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 335
905-688-5550 x6397

Duncan Koerber
Assistant Professor
Office: SBH 343
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

Cristina Santos
Associate Professor – Cross Appointed
Office: SBH 343
905-688-5550 x4498

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

Andrea Zeffiro
Adjunct Professor
Office: SBH 337

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

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

Remembering Terrance Cox

It is with sadness and regret that we announce that our colleague and friend, Terrance Cox, passed away on Friday, Jan. 16, 2015. Terrance had a long-standing involvement with the Department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film. He was a teaching assistant for FILM 1F94: Introduction to Film Studies and in MUSI 1F00: Music as Popular Culture, offered for PCUL credit. Eventually Terrance became the instructor of that course, which he taught for many years along with DRAM 1F93: Introduction to Dramatic Literature. Terrance was an adjunct member of the CPCF faculty from 2004 to 2013. He was also a member of the Popular Culture Niagara Research Group, a team of nine faculty mostly in CPCF who had a four-year SSHRC-funded project to study and celebrate the local popular culture of the Niagara region. As part of that project, Terrance collaborated with Prof. Nick Baxter-Moore to study the local music scene. His chapter on jazz musician Kenny Wheeler appeared in Covering Niagara (eds. Joan Nicks & Barry Keith Grant, Wilfrid Laurier University Press, 2010). A widely published poet, Terrance authored Radio & Other Miracles (Signature Press, 2001) and released two “spoken word with music” CDs, Local Scores and Simultaneous Translation. Terrance’s obituary can be found here.