Dr. Richard Lee is an associate professor in the Jandoli School of Communication at St. Bonaventure and director of its integrated marketing communications program. An SBU graduate, he earned a master's in public media arts from Monclair State University and Ph.D. in media studies from Rutgers University. Lee was a visiting professor at John Cabot University in Rome, Italy, teaching a course in Media and Elections in 2010. From 2006 to 2011, he taught Media and Government at Rutgers, and from 1996 to 2008, Public Relations and English Composition at Mercer County (N.J.) Community College. He was the communications director and a founding member of the Hall Institute of Public Policy-New Jersey; a deputy communications director for two New Jersey governors; a public information officer for the Township of Woodbridge and for the New Jersey Assembly Majority. Prior to those positions, he worked as a journalist, writing about news, education and politics for The Montclair Times and The News Tribune of Woodbridge,and rock music for The Aquarian.