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I am so thrilled to be joining Marist at this pivotal moment in higher education. The School of Communication and the Arts, with its core values and mission, is strategically positioned to provide a model of curricular and extra-curricular excellence for the post-pandemic world. I am particularly excited to join a school that integrates academic research and professional training with community-based learning and a commitment to service.

Dr. Jacqueline Reich
Dean, School of Communication and the Arts
Lowell Thomas 134
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601-1387
TEL: 845-575-2684
Email: Jacqueline.reich@marist.edu


Degrees Held:

Ph.D., Italian Language and Literature (Minor: Comparative Literature/Film) University of California, Berkeley

M.A. Italian Language and Literature, UC Berkeley

B.A., Romance Languages and Literatures (Italian/Spanish), Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH


Dr. Reich, Dean of the School of Communication and the Arts, joined the Marist community from Fordham University, where she was a professor of communication and media studies, and recently completed a seven-year term as chair. The author and co-author of three books and one edited collection on Italian film history, Reich is also a member of the doctoral faculty at the University of Florence鈥檚 History of Art and Performance Ph.D. program. As department chair at Fordham, Reich oversaw the creation of four undergraduate majors and five new minors, an interdisciplinary program in new media and digital design, and a new master鈥檚 program in public media. Under her leadership, enrollment grew by 50 percent in graduate programs. In addition, she supervised more than 60 full- and part-time faculty.

Prior to Fordham, Reich spent 18 years as an assistant and associate professor of cinema and cultural studies at Stony Brook University. There, she was responsible for the revision of three undergraduate majors and two minors, participated in the merger of two departments into one, and supervised a staff of nine in her role as faculty director of the Undergraduate College of Arts, Culture, and Humanities. During her career, she has served on a number of university-wide committees, including elected appointments to Fordham鈥檚 Faculty Senate, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Executive Committee, the Faculty Policy and Resources Committee (chair), and the Tenure and Reappointment Appeals Committee (chair).

Major Publications:

The Maciste Films of Italian Silent Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2015)

  • Winner: Best Book on Film and Media, American Association of Italian Studies
  • Runner-up: The Bridge International Book Prize
  • Finalist: Best Book on Film, Theatre Library Association

Divi. La mascolinit脿 nel cinema italiano, with Catherine O鈥橰awe (Donzelli, 2015)

Beyond the Latin Lover: Marcello Mastroianni, Masculinity and Italian Cinema (Indiana University Press, 2004)

Co-editor (with Piero Garofalo) and Contributor, Re-viewing Fascism: Italian Cinema, 1922-1943 (Indiana University Press, 2002)


Society for Cinema and Media Studies
National Communication Association
Columbia Seminar in Modern Italian Studies
American Association of Italian Studies