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About Tom Kenny

Dr. Tom Kenny is an Assistant Professor for the Department of Communications and New Media at Molloy University, as well as Chairperson. Tom is also the Program Director for TV and Media Production. He teaches courses such as TV Studio Production, Video Editing, Media Literacy, Social Media, Online Journalism, Podcasting, and Screenwriting. Tom has published textbooks such as Social Media and Genre Studies: An investigation of Facebook and Twitter Higher Education Web Pages and Producing New and Digital Media: Your Guide to Savvy Use of the Web. He also co-founded the New Media major and minor at Molloy University. Since 2008, Tom has held the position of Director of Media Facilities and is involved in the day-to-day operation and maintenance of the campus television studio and media lab. He earned his Ph.D. from Long Island University in Information studies.


Present Assistant Professor, Molloy University Communications

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Honors and Awards

  • Television Academy Foundation Faculty Fellow
  • Long Island Business News 40 Under 40
  • Long Island Business News Excellence in Communication: Mentor Award
  • Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society
  • Adobe Certified Professional in Digital Video Using Adobe Premiere Pro


  • Podcast Production
  • Communications Capstone
  • Field Production
  • Reality Television
  • History of Media
  • Research in Communications
  • Sports Communication
  • Experiences in Media Literacy
  • Editing and Post Production
  • Screenwriting I
  • Social Media
  • Television Studio Production I
  • TV Studio Production II


2013 - 2020 PhD, Long Island University ‐ Information Studies
2013 - 2017 MPhil, Long Island University ‐ Information Studies
2009 - 2010 MA, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury ‐ Communications
2006 - 2009 BA, Molloy University ‐ Communications
2002 - 2006 AAS, CUNY Borough of Manhattan Community College ‐ video arts and technology

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