People in the Department


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

Academic Administrator
Pina McDonnell
Office: SBH 344
On campus: Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
905-688-5550 x6122
Remote work: Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

  • If you are in your second, third- or fourth-year of a Communication, Popular Culture and Film (CPCF) program and you have questions about program requirements, scheduling issues, registering for courses, etc
  • If you lack pre-reqs and have been granted permission to join a course that has space in it for an override
  • If you are a transfer student from either a college or university and want to know how you can use your transfer credits and go over a program plan
  • If you wish to change or declare your Major to one in CPCF, and/or if you wish to add a Minor in Film Studies, Digital Culture, Media Studies, or Popular Culture
  • If you would like information about our Collaborative programs for Communication majors with Mohawk College or for Film majors with Fanshawe College
  1. Through Student Self Serve
  2. Email:
  3. Phone: 905-688-5550 x6122

Walk-in Academic Advising will be available every Thursday afternoon from 1:30-3:30 p.m. in SBH 344.

Note: Walk-in Academic Advising cancelled for Thursday, March 30th, but will be held on Friday, March 31st from 1:00 -3:00 p.m. instead!

Please note: student emails need to be written from a Brock email address.

Academic Advisor (Year 1) & Internship Coordinator
Jordan Belanger
Office: SBH 331
905-688-5550 x5837

  • If you are a first-year student and have any questions regarding scheduling or registering for classes
  • If you are interested in learning more about or enrolling in our Experiential Learning (Internship) course
  • If you have general questions about CPCF that you would like to ask someone who has been a student and a teaching assistant in the department


Please note: student emails need to be written from a Brock email address.

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

  • If you have general questions about the department of Communication, Popular Culture and Film
  • If you are a CPCF Teaching Assistant or Marker Grader and you have questions about your contract, email access, etc.
  • If you are a CPCF CUPE instructor with questions about your contract, email access, etc.

Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Marian Bredin, Professor
Office: SBH 340
905-688-5550 x4658

Digital Media Coordinator
Connor Wilkes
Office: SBH 339
On campus: Monday, Wednesday and Friday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
905-688-5550 x3998


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 & Undergraduate Program Coordinator
Office: SBH 340
905-688-5550 x4658 

Michelle Chen
Assistant Professor

Liz Clarke
Associate 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
Department Chair & 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
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