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Administrative Support Staff

Michael Weigold

Michael F. Weigold, Ph.D.

Director of Distance Education
Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs and Enrollment Management
Professor – Department of Advertising

Mike Weigold is director of distance education and associate dean for Undergraduate Affairs at the University of Florida. He has won numerous awards for his teaching and research and is the author of two textbooks adopted in advertising courses around the world. He is passionate about the power of education to transform lives

Kara Page

Kara Page

Associate Director of Distance Learning

Kara is a proud graduate of the University of Florida’s College of Journalism and Communication’s Web Design and Online Communication master’s program. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Kara graduated summa cum laude from the University of Florida in 2012 with a B.S. in Advertising and a B.S. in Recreation, Parks and Tourism with a specialization in Event Management.

Tiffany Robbert

Tiffany Robbert

Distance Graduate Advisor

Tiffany is a double Gator, having received both a Bachelor of Science degree in psychology and a Master of Arts in mass communications in web design and online communications from the University of Florida. With over nine years in the academic and nonprofit sectors, Tiffany uses her extensive experience with digital development, event management, customer service, and strategic communications to provide the best possible support to staff, faculty, alumni, and students of the distance learning program. Email Tiffany to request an advising appointment.

 

 

Natalie Lee

Natalie Lee

Graduate Distance Advisor

Natalie is a double Gator and graduated from UF with a Master’s in Education in 2015 and a B.S in Recreation, Parks, and Tourism in 2011. As a former teacher, Natalie has thoroughly enjoyed working in the field of education in varying capacities and is excited to use her experience to work with all of the talented students in the distance graduate programs. Natalie will be working closely with students in the Audience Analytics, Cross Media Sales, Global Strategic Communication, and Public Relations specializations.

Jennifer Ford

Jennifer Ford

Marketing & Communications Director

Jennifer is the Marketing and Communications Director for UF CJC Online and a graduate of the Web Design and Online Communication master’s program. Prior to obtaining her master’s degree, Jen earned a B.A. in Mass Communication from Idaho State University, specializing in visual communication. She also serves as the president of AIGA Gainesville and is passionate about design and community building.

Program Directors

Amy Jo Coffey

Amy Jo Coffey

Audience Analytics Program Director

Dr. Coffey’s research centers on media management and economics, and audience valuation and non-English language audiences in the United States in particular. She has examined linguistic market segmentation and Hispanic television audiences, as well as the legal and economic questions of market definition. Learn more about the Audience Analytics program.

Robert Grupp

Robert Grupp

Global Strategic Communication Program Director

Robert Grupp is director of the master of arts in mass communications graduate program in global strategic communication in the College of Journalism and Communications at the University of Florida. He teaches the capstone course in the program and serves on the program’s Advisory Council. Learn more about the Global Strategic Communication program.

Lisa Hope

Lisa Hope

Digital Strategy Program Director

Lisa graduated from the College in 2005 with a bachelor’s degree in journalism specializing in online media, and a MAMC in social media in 2014. In a previous position, she led marketing efforts for the College’s distance programs, focusing on lead generation, brand building, and social media. Currently, she is the Digital Strategy Program Director and professor. She teaches copywriting and gamification.

Sarab Kochar

Sarab Kochhar

Public Relations Program Director

Sarab Kochhar, Ph.D., associate director in APCO Worldwide’s Washington, D.C., office, serves as a strategic counsel for clients on measurement and evaluation for communication programs. Dr. Kochhar primarily works with clients across the globe to develop measurement techniques and provide insights to clients. Dr. Kochhar also holds the position as the Director of Research with the Institute for Public Relations (IPR). At IPR, she is the chief research strategist, advising and leading the Institute on priorities and research programs.

Andrew Selepak

Andrew Selepak

Social Media Program Director

Dr. Andrew Selepak is the program director for the social media online master’s degree specialization. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Virginia in American History, a MA from George Mason University in Communications, and a Ph.D. from the University of Florida in mass communications. His has conducted research on media effects, political communication, and online and social media. Learn more about the Social Media program.


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