Director of Communications and Marketing
Building & Room:
University of Illinois at Chicago, College of Engineering (M/C 159)
818 SEO, 851 South Morgan, Chicago, IL 60607
Nicole Gesualdo joined the College of Engineering in June 2018. She has nearly 20 years of experience in communications, strategy, and marketing, mostly focused in higher and secondary education. Before coming to UIC, Nicole led long-range and short-term strategic planning at the Gabelli School of Business at Fordham University, where she also managed communications and marketing. Her expertise is in devising and implementing communications infrastructure for educational institutions: assessing needs, determining an organizational structure to meet those needs, and developing teams of talented staff members. She is fortunate to have worked for forward-thinking deans and to have had smart, creative, and dedicated colleagues.
Nicole holds a PhD in communication from Rutgers University, a master's degree in journalism from Columbia University, and a bachelor's degree in English and psychology from Georgetown University. She enjoys urban exploration, international travel, manual-transmission European cars, and milk chocolate chips.
Gesualdo, N., Weber, M. S., & Yanovitzky, I. (2020). Journalists as knowledge brokers. Journalism Studies 21(1), 21:1, 127-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2019.1632734
Gesualdo, N., & Yanovitzky, I. (2019). Advertising susceptibility and youth preference for and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages: findings from a national survey. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(1), 16-22. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jneb.2018.10.007
PhD, Rutgers University
MS, Columbia University
BA, Georgetown University
- International Communication Association
- Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Gesualdo, N., Weber, M. S., & Yanovitzky, I. (2019, May). Journalists as knowledge brokers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Washington, DC.
Gesualdo, N., & Weber, M. S. (2018, August). Journalists, policy, and the role of evidence in the news. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC.
Gesualdo, N., & Yanovitzky, I. (2018, May). Susceptibility to influence from advertising and youth preference for and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Prague, Czech Republic.
Yanovitzky, I., Weber, M. S., Kristensen, T, & Gesualdo, N. (2017, May). Knowledge brokering via news media in the policymaking process. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, San Diego, CA.