Name: Prof. Gerald T. McNulty
Title: Asst. Prof/Director, Communication & Media Studies Internship Program
Director, Marist in Manhattan Program
Office Location: Lowell Thomas 150
Extension: (845) 575-3655
Personal Web Page: http://
Degrees Held:

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


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


Gerry has supervised more than 3,400 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 has been active in the internship and career services profession. He is a former Board Member of the National Society Of Experiential Education (2011-2014) and Chair of NSEE's  Marketing/Publication Committee and a Member of the organization's Professional Development Committee. Also, he is a longtime member of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication. Gerry served as both Head and Vice Head (2007-2010) of AEJMC's Internships & Career Interest Group. In addition he is a member of the National Association of Colleges & Employers and a member of  the New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association, for which he served as Publicity Chairman (2004-2006).

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. For 7 years he was City Editor at the Poughkeepsie Journal. He was part of a team at the Poughkeepsie Journal that won several national awards for enterprise and education reporting and dozens of statewide awards for local news, breaking news coverage, features and investigative reporting.

He has taught numerous classes in Journalism and Communication. Most recently, he has taught a Communication Seminar class titled "Media Management" and has supervised instruction of career preparation courses for Communication & Media Studies interns.



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

Awards & Honors:

Gerry was twice invited to lead seminars for city editors attending the American Press Institute, a nationally recognized training facility for the newspaper industry.


"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

- Media business

- 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.


-Association of Educators in Journalism & Mass Communication

-National Society of Experiential Education

-New York State Cooperative & Experiential Education Association

-National Association of Colleges & Employers


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


- Faculty Advisor to the Marist College The Circle, the campus newspaper, from 2005-2014.

- Director of the Marist Summer Scholars Program, which offered ademically advanced high school students a two-week intensive media immersion experience, from 1997-2005.