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Professional Staff
John Harvey

Director of Student Media

John Harvey came to East Carolina University in 2013 as Director of Student Media, an administrative position that places him in charge of fiscal management, educational programming and personnel. Prior to ECU he served for three years in a similar position at Georgia Southern University, and for 12 years as news adviser for The Daily Collegian, Pennsylvania State University’s 20,000-circulation daily newspaper.

While at Penn State he refined a semester-long training program for first-time reporters that’s now central to the News Academy he adapted for ECU. In 2005 he and the program were part of a PBS TV documentary entitled “The Paper,” and after that served on panel discussions at film festivals in Philadelphia, Boston and Baltimore. While at Penn State, John also taught journalism for seven years within the College of Communications.

John came into education after a 17-year career in journalism and seven years as a communications consultant. In journalism he served in a variety of positions — from city editor to editorial page editor to executive editor — for newspapers in Pennsylvania and Connecticut, earning several Pennsylvania Newspaper Publishers Association awards, including two for editorial writing and four for page design.

John earned his Master of Arts in Media Studies from Penn State in 2001, with research emphasis on student journalism and vocational training, and his Bachelor of Arts in English from Waynesburg (Pa.) University in 1975, where he was the station manager for the college radio station and a sports columnist for the school newspaper. He has presented at more than a dozen national conferences and earned first place finishes in the College Media Association (CMA) Diversity Award for Student Journalism Programs, 2001 and 2002.

At ECU John is a member of the Student Affairs Leadership Team and teaches The East Carolinian candidate classes. He is an active member of  CMA, College Media Business and Marketing Association (CMBAM), the Associate Collegiate Press (ACP), the Southern University Newspaper (SUN) Association and the Dow Jones Newspaper Fund. He has presented workshops at a variety of national conferences.

Terrence Dove

Magazine Adviser

Terrence Dove has been involved with East Carolina’s Student Media since 2007.  He is able to lean on decades of teaching, writing, advising and leadership experience to help train and develop ECU students who are interested in various broadcast and print media opportunities.  As current Magazine Adviser, Terrence advises student editors, writers and content developers for Anchors Away graduation magazine, Rebel arts and literary journal, Expressions multicultural magazine and The Hook student interest magazine.

Terrence graduated from East Carolina in 1997 and received his teaching licensure and BS degree in English as a North Carolina Teaching Fellow. He enjoyed a ten-year tenure as a Pitt County Schools educator, where he taught language, literature and composition to students at Ayden-Grifton High School and D.H. Conley High School. As a teacher, Terrence created and implemented one of the first creative writing curriculums in Pitt County, and he also co-created and facilitated various after-school clubs and organizations, including an award-winning student step team.  He taught and advised students in an extremely successful yearbook program, and was recognized for his dedication to the education profession as the Teacher of the Year at D.H. Conley in 2006-2007.

In addition to Student Media, Terrence is a freelance copywriter and content editor. He has worked as editor in chief at FEED Magazine (Toronto, Canada), senior copywriter with Restore One, Inc (Greenville, NC), JTek Communications (New Orleans, LA), and ActiveLabs, LLC (Windsor, Canada), and a host of assignments editing manuscripts and copy for independent companies and authors around the world. Terrence’s personal writings can be seen in various pop culture and entertainment blogs, and most recently in the Franklin County Arts Council’s latest literary journal County Lines.

Terrence served as a curriculum coordinator for the North Carolina Legislator’s School for Youth Leadership and Development Program for more than 15 years.  In that role, he instructed workshops that focused on creative problem solving, research and information gathering, conflict resolution and community involvement opportunities.  While working with the program, he also collaborated with the Covey Leadership Institute to help create Sean Covey’s The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teen best-selling book and curriculum.  He has since created his own teambuilding workshop he uses throughout various schools and student programs in North Carolina, and he also volunteers his time as a language and composition mentor and tutor for a Christian education homeschool network in Pitt County.

Julie Roman

Advertising and Marketing Adviser

Julie comes to Student Media after a long business career that began with selling both print and radio advertising in northern Michigan. Since moving to Greenville in the 1990s, she has worked in the manufacturing sector, specializing in developing marketing strategies, new products and programs, data analysis, conducting market surveys, e-commerce and online person-to-person training.

Over the years, Julie has been active in the Greenville community as a former member of the Literacy Volunteers of America Board of Directors, the Greenville Business and Professional Women's Association, Rotary Club International and Sertoma International. For several years she served as secretary of Greenville Noon Rotary, and she was an instructor for English as a Second Language. She is a past recipient of the Business and Professional Women's Association Young Careerist Award. She earned her MBA in Global Management from University of Phoenix in 2004, a B.S. in Marketing from Ferris State University and an A.S. in Hospitality Management from Davenport College of Business.

In her role as a Student Media Adviser, Julie will work with and guide students in the Advertising and Market Agency on matters relating to recruitment, training, sales and management. As a member of the Student Media Professional Staff, she also serves as the point person for marketing efforts across platforms and as a valuable resource on matters related to web development and social media.

Cherie Speller

TEC Administrative Adviser

Cherie Evans Speller was a newspaper journalist for 30 years before joining Student Media in the summer of 2016 as the Administrative Adviser for The East Carolinian. She has served as the readership and community news editor and then associate and senior associate editor at The Daily Reflector in Greenville. She edited the newspaper's community news section, managed reporters, assigned and edited stories and wrote columns. She also served on the Reflector's editorial board. 

Cherie has also worked as a reporter, features editor and promotions manager at the Reflector, when she marketed the newspaper and its niche products through other media, sponsorships and events. She also has managed the newspaper's marketing surveys and coordinated employee training and volunteer efforts. Cherie has worked as a news copy editor at The Fayetteville Observer and as a reporter for the Greensboro News & Record. She is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill with a bachelor's degree in journalism and a concentration in public relations. She also has extensive training in leadership and customer service.

As the Administrative Adviser, Cherie serves as a resource to TEC's news team, providing input about journalism, the news and the community. She also assists in organizing and conducting candidate classes, helps in recruiting candidates and serves as the overall TEC office manager. Cherie also serves as an adviser to the Lambda Mu chapter of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc., a registered Greek Life student organization.

Shayna Jones

WZMB 91.3 FM Adviser

Shayna Jones, known by the students as ShayJo, is a former WZMB 91.3 FM radio station manager now a member of the Student Media Professional Staff, serving in the position of Broadcast Adviser of the college radio station.

ShayJo began her professional career in her current role in 2017. She serves as a resource to the student staff, providing students with input about on-air software, techniques, and current radio trends. ShayJo has also represented Student Media at national College Broadcasters Inc. conventions

Her foremost responsibility, however, is to coordinate and conducts a semester-long training program called Zombie Radio Corp for students wishing to become DJs and members of the WZMB staff.

The Zombie Radio Corps is an eight-week program that includes informational sessions and practicum experience. The informational sessions cover topics such as FCC rules and guidelines, the law of slander, building an on-air personality, preparing a show, radio ethics, interviewing guests, gathering news, announcing and production. Practicum experience include learning and voice tracking, Adobe Audition demonstrations, PSAs, board work and hands on training for DJs to learn to run their own show. 

She interned with the #1 hip hop & R&B station in Eastern North Carolina, KISS 101.9, where she worked as an on-air personality and hosted the daily trending topics with Jay Blaze and Clarke Jones. Shayna also completed an internship as a personal assistant for talent manager Antonio Reid Jr. in Atlanta, GA.

A May 2017 graduate of ECU, she was a four-year member of the radio station. Beginning her freshman year and for the next four years, ShayJo handled the roles of disc jockey, music director and, finally, radio station manager. She was 2013-14 DJ of the Semester Award winner, and in 2017 she earned the Student Media Manager of the Year Award. That year her staff won the inaugural Yvonne Moye Outstanding Media Award.

ShayJo, valedictorian of her senior class in high school, graduated from ECU with a BS in Public Relations. She is an aspiring painter and children's book author. 


Janet Rollins

Business Services Coordinator

Janet Rollins serves as the Student Media Business Services Coordinator. She has the longest tenure at Student Media, having worked here since January 1991.

Janet provides oversight to daily business and finance operations for all areas of Student Media. She offers financial information and recommendations regarding the use and distribution of funds and develops operational systems that streamline and centralize all administrative functions.

Janet assists the Director of Student Media in budget preparation, analysis and revenue projections and with the development, negotiation, review and execution of contractual agreements/grants with vendors, including all sales agreements. She also works closely with the Advertising & Marketing Agency, including the advertising adviser, providing support. She serves as the media accountant handling the billing and collections for advertising and has been involved in training and advisement of the sales staff.

At Student Media she has served as media accountant and interim advertising adviser and interim advertising director. She has attended several national advertising conferences and once served as treasurer for the Southern University Newspapers (SUN) Advertising & Business Association.

During her Student Media tenure Janet has won a variety of honors, including the 2014 Service to Student Media Award, the 2007 Treasured Pirate Award, The East Carolinian All-Star Team Award in 1995, the 1994 Expressions Outstanding Service Award, the 1992 Outstanding Contributions to ECU Media Board Award and the Outstanding Service to The East Carolinian Award in 1991, 1993 and 1996.

Prior to Student Media, Janet worked 16 years in a variety of business and sales positions within the boating industry and for a trailer manufacturer in Greenville.


Annah Schwartz

Multimedia & Production Specialist

Annah Schwartz, the most recent addition to the Student Media Professional Staff, serves as Multimedia & Production Specialist, a jack-of-all-trades position that puts her at the center of the entire organization. 

As the Multimedia & Production Specialist, Annah works with students at all media providing guidance in areas of design and multimedia. She has spearheaded projects involving the creation of websites for each Student Media division and an app that showcases the content of Pirate Media 1. She also serves as a liaison between Student Media’s printers and oversees production schedules, as well as serving as the liaison with ITCS, and Student Media’s content management and app development partners.

Prior to joining the Professional Staff, Annah held numerous positions as a student staff member for The East Carolinian. She started as a designer her freshman year, working on various sections and serving as head designer for The East Carolinian’s weekender publication, 72. In her sophomore year, Annah went on to become The East Carolinian’s production manager.

During the summer of 2016, Annah switched from production to editorial in the role of Arts & Entertainment Editor and News Chief. She carried on as Arts & Entertainment Editor in fall 2016, where she received The East Carolinian’s Editor of the Semester award.

In the spring of her junior year, Annah became The East Carolinian’s Multimedia Manager. She redesigned and launched a new look for theeastcarolinian.com.

As a senior, Annah rose to the highest level at The East Carolinian, having been appointed Editor-in-Chief of an organization that won awards for best print newspaper and website from the North Carolina College Media Association. She was also winner of the 2018 Student Media Manager of the Year Award.

Annah received a bachelor’s degree in communication and a concentration in media studies from East Carolina University in May 2018.