Corey Jay Liberman

Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts
  • Corey Liberman, Ph.D.

Corey studies the way that individuals use communication in order to produce desired effects within the interpersonal, group, and organizational realms. Although his scholarly interests seem to change rather often, he is currently involved in several projects that examine how organizations seem to manage crises and communicate risks to their key stakeholders. He is currently working on a book called Risk and Crisis Communication: Communicating in a Disruptive Age, highlighting both the possibilities and [potential] obstacles associated with risk and crisis communication within a myriad of different organizations and from a multitude of different perspectives. In addition, he is working on a book called Casing Mediated Communication, which examines a collection of 25 different case studies about the link between relationships (their creation, maintenance, and dissolution) and the use of social media platforms. His favorite courses to teach at Marymount Manhattan College are Principles and Theories of Communication, Public Relations and Strategic Communication, Small Group Communication, and Persuasion. When he is not teaching or writing, Corey loves to spend time with his family (especially his two children, Hailey and Bradley), watch sports (desperately hoping that the New York Giants and the New York Mets might be able to make the playoffs each year), watch a daily episode of his favorite television show of all time (The Sopranos), and re-read any and all book(s) written by Malcolm Gladwell. He has published four books, including:

Casing Communication Theory

Casing Communication Theory (2019)


Casing Crisis and Risk Communication

Casing Crisis and Risk Communication (2017)


Casing Persuasive Communication

Casing Persuasive Communication (2013)


Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication: Strategies for Success (2nd Ed) (2012)


Associate Professor of Communication and Media Arts


Communication and Media Arts





B.A., University of Delaware
M.A., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey
Ph.D., Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Recent Work

Recent/Forthcoming Publications:

Lachlan, K. A., Spence, P. R., Liberman, C. J., & Avtgis, T. A. (Forthcoming). Risk and crisis communication: Communicating in a disruptive age. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J., & Wright, K. B. (Forthcoming). Casing mediated communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J. (Forthcoming). It’s a whole new [public relations] world: The impact of social media influencers on publics’ attitudes about insulin pump therapy. In B. Watkins’ (Ed)., Research perspectives on social media influencers and their followers. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books. 

Liberman, C. J. (2019). The disclosure of end-of-life mesothelioma from a family communication perspective: An application of Emotion Regulation Theory. In S LeBlanc’s (Ed), Casing the family: Theoretical and applied approaches to understanding family communication (pp.325-337). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Liberman, C. J., Rancer, A. S., & Avtgis, T. A. (2019). Casing communication theory. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

Avtgis, T. A., & Liberman, C. J. (2019). The beard buster: Applying the theory of independent mindedness to the Barbasol company. In C. Liberman, A. Rancer, & T. Avtgis (Eds.), Casing Communication Theory (pp. 261-278). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.  

Liberman, C. J., Stassen, H. M., & Rennie, K. D. (2017). Using the Social-Mediated Crisis Communication (SMCC) Model to examine post-crisis rhetoric: A case study of Deflategate. In C. Liberman., D. Rodriguez, and T. Avtgis (Eds), Casing crisis and risk communication (pp. 77-90). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt. 

Liberman, C. J., Rodriguez, D., & Avtgis, T. A. (2017). Casing crisis and risk communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.


Persuasive Communication 

Crisis Communication 

Risk Communication 

Organizational Communication

Mediated Communication  


Comm 104 - Interpersonal Communication

Comm 107 - Principles and Theories of Communication 

Comm 218 - Public Relations and Strategic Communication 

Comm 250 - Organizational Communication 

Comm 308 - Communication and Social Networks

Comm 314 - Persuasion 

Comm 331 - Small Group Communication 

Comm 450 - Research Seminar 

Office Hours

Corey is on sabbatical during the Spring 2020 semester. Although he will only be on campus sporadically, he is always available via email. 


Nugent Hall 560D