Meet the Team

Suzanne Seurattan

Seurattan, Suzanne
Director of News & Media
Phone: 757-221-1631
Email: [[scseur]]
Duties: Lead on pitching and marketing faculty, students and programs to local, national, international and new media. Also serves as spokesperson and contact for press queries.
Beat: Administration,Economic Development and Business Innovation, Historic Campus, School of Law liaison, Swem Library Liaison, William & Mary Police Department PIO, University Advancement liaison (with Erin Zagursky)

McClain, Joe
Director of Research Communications
Phone: 757-221-1615
Email: [[jmmccl]]
Duties: Editor of Ideation magazine. Serves as lead on research-related stories, especially those involving the natural sciences.
Beat: Faculty/Student Research, Environmental Science/Keck Lab, Applied Science, Computer Science, Center for Conservation Biology, Center for Archeological Research, Anthropology, Biology, Chemistry, Mathematics, Physics, Geology, Jefferson Lab liaison, Neuroscience

Williard, David
Director of Multimedia News
Phone: 757-221-2639
Email: [[dcwill]]
Duties: Coordinates development and production of multimedia news content for News & Media, including special video packages such as faculty features and the Book of the Month. Also manages video coverage of campus-wide events, programs and research featuring faculty, staff and students.
Beat: Video News Features

Erin Zagursky

Zagursky, Erin
Associate Director of University News
Phone: 757-221-1020
Email: [[eazagu]]
Duties: Serves as primary writer for major events and general assignment. Also coordinates the News & Media social network sites, has the lead on web posting of news stories and photos and also serves as backup spokesperson and contact for press queries.
Beat: Major Events, Civic Engagement, Student Health and Wellness, Diversity, Rankings, University Advancement liaison (with Suzanne Seurattan)

Ducibella, Jim
Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-7624
Email: [[jpducibella]]
Duties: Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage.
Beat: Student Groups and Clubs, Scholar Athletes, Reves Center liaison, International Relations, Kinesiology, English, History, American Studies, Omohundro Institute of Early American History and Culture, Linguistics

Langley, Cortney
Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-2623
Email: [[cmlangley]]
Duties: Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage.
Beat: Art & Art History, Philosophy, Sociology, Modern Languages and Literatures, Gender, Sexuality and Women's Studies, Theatre, Speech and Dance, Music, Business School liaison, Muscarelle Museum of Art liaison, Sustainability liaison

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Thomas, Justin
Media Placement Specialist
Phone: 757-221-2011
Email: [[jkthomas01]]
Duties: Works with the Director of News & Media pitching faculty, students and programs to the news media with a focus on national print and broadcast placements. Also serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website.
Beat: National Media Placement, General Assignment, Faculty on Topic, Military Science, Government, Africana Studies, Information Technology liaison

Spyker, Marisa
Communications Specialist
Phone: 757-221-3885
Email: [[maspyker]]
Duties: Serves as a writer for the William & Mary News website, including general assignment and beat coverage.
Beat: Research features, Psychology, Economics, Charles Center and Major Scholarships, Public Policy, Film Studies, Religious Studies, Classical Studies, Literary and Cultural Studies, Medieval & Renaissance Studies, School of Education liaison

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Whitehead, Alisa
Public Relations Specialist and Assistant to the Chief Communications Officer
Phone: 757-221-2622
Email: [[awhitehead]]
Duties: Coordinates daily distribution of clips, office support, media tracking and management of News & Media archives.
Beat: Dean's List, Crime Log, Media Tracking, Daily Clips