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 Communication Theory, which examines a collection of 23 different theories within the field and provides case studies for each, ultimately providing the theory/practice bridge so necessary for the field of communication. His favorite courses to teach at Marymount Manhattan College are Principles and Theories of Communication, Strategic Communication and Public Relations, 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.      


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:

Liberman, C. J., Rodriguez, D., & Avtgis, T. A. (2017). Casing crisis and risk communication. 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 Liberman, C. J., Rodriguez, D., & Avtgis, T. A. (Eds), Casing crisis and risk communication (pp. 77-90). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.  

Rodriguez, D., Avtgis, T. A., & Liberman, C. J. (2016). Running in while running out: First responders’ communication during traumatic events. In L. A. Harvell and G. Nisbett’s (Eds.), Denying death: An interdisciplinary approach to terror management theory (174-183). New York, NY: Routledge.

Dixon, J., & Liberman, C. J. (2016). Shedding light on dark structures constraining work/family balance: A structurational approach. In E. S. Gilchrist-Petty and S. D. Long’s (Eds.), Contexts of the dark side of communication (pp. 281-292). New York, NY: Peter Lang.

Liberman, C. J. (2016). The application of traditional social network theory to socially interactive technologies: A reconceptualization of communication principles. In A. Kurylo and Y. Dumova (Eds.), Social networking: Redefining communication in a digital age (pp. 25-43). Madison, NJ: Farleigh Dickinson University Press.

Liberman, C. J. (2016). Victory isn’t everything: Latent and articulated dissent as forms of player backlash on a winning high school football team. In D. Tucker and J. Wrench’s (Eds.), Casing Sport Communication (pp. 98-104). Dubuque, IA: Kendall Hunt.

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

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



Persuasive Communication 

Crisis Communication 

Risk Communication 

Organizational Communication 


Comm 104 - Interpersonal Communication

Comm 107 - Principles and Theories of Communication 

Comm 218 - Strategic Communication and Public Relations 

Comm 250 - Organizational Communication 

Comm 308 - Communication and Social Networks

Comm 314 - Persuasion 

Comm 331 - Small Group Communication 

Comm 450 - Research Seminar 

Office Hours

Tuesday (3:00pm-5:00pm) and by appointment 


Nugent Hall 560D