Name: Prof. Gerald T. McNulty
Title: Director, Communication & Media Studies Internship Program
Director, Marist in Manhattan
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 150
Extension: (845) 575-3655
Email: Gerald.McNulty@Marist.edu
Personal Web Page: http://https://www.marist.edu/commarts/comm/internship/
Degrees Held:

MS, Journalism, Iona College; BA, Communication, Marist College

Certifications:

Certificate of Completion, Experiential Education Academy 2008
(National Society of Experiential Education)

Bio:

Gerry has supervised more than 3,000 student interns since he joined Marist in September 1996 as Communication Internship Director. In 1999 Gerry helped to launch Marist's International Internship Program, which combines study abroad with an internship overseas. In 2003 he founded the New York Media Experience Program, a semester-long residential internship program in New York City. The program was renamed Marist in Manhattan in 2011. Gerry is active in the internship and career services profession. Hs service includes:

- Board Member - National Society Of Experiential Education 2011-Present; Chair - Marketing/Publication Committee, Member - Professional Development Committee.
- Head/Vice Head (2007-2010) - Internships & Career Interest Group of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication

- Member, Publicity Chairman (2004-2006) for the New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association.

Gerry came to Marist after more than 17 years as a newspaper reporter and editor. He worked for three newspapers and the Associated Press in New York State and Vermont. During his journalism career he held many positions, including AP staff writer, copy desk chief, page 1 editor and Sunday edition editor and for 7 years he was City Editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal. He was part of a team at the Poughkeepsie Journal that won dozens of statewide and national awards for local news coverage, enterprise and investigative reporting.

Interests:

Golf, running, bicycling, hiking, motorcycling and U.S. history & politics.

Awards & Honors:

While City Editor of the Poughkeepsie Journal, Gerry's staff captured numerous statewide journalism awards for in-depth, economic and investigative coverage as well as two national awards for education and community reports. He was twice invited to lead seminars for city editors attending the American Press Institute, a nationally recognized training facility for the newspaper industry. His reporting teams were also lauded for their exemplary special sections devoted to coverage of two visits to the Hudson Valley by President Bill Clinton and the memorable Woodstock 1994 reunion concert.

Publications:

"Creating a Journalism Partnership," 2002 - a handbook for newspaper editors interested in doing journalism education outreach with high school students, published and distributed through a grant from New York State Publishers Association.

Research Interests:

- Experiential Education
- U.S. journalism history

Conferences & Workshops:

1999-2008 - Workshop Presenter/Discussion Leader - Annual Marist College/Poughkeepsie Journal - High School Journalism Workshops: Topics included First Amendment rights, journalism ethics, layout & design, story development & sourcing, among others.

Affiliations:

-Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communication
-National Society of Experiential Education
-New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association

Presentations:

2006 - Invited panelist, National Society of Experiential Education, opening panel titled "Future of Internships."
2005 - Presented workshop entitled "Empowering Through Self-Directed Internships," at the National Society of Experiential Education Annual Conference
2004-2005 - National Communication Association Annual Conference
2004-2005 - Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communication Annual Conference
1999-2005 - New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association annual conference

Miscellaneous:

- Gerry is advisor to the Marist College Circle, the college's weekly student newspaper.

- Gerry served for nine years (1997-2005) as director of the Marist Summer Scholars Program, which hosted academically advanced high school students in a two-week intensive media immersion experience.