Brian (Bri) Calfano

Brian (Bri) Calfano , PHD


Department of Journalism & School of International and Public Affairs

Clifton Court Hall, 5th Floor
Phone 513-556-3943

Professional Summary

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Brian Calfano (Ph.D., N. Texas) is a Professor of Journalism and directs UC's Digital Broadcast News Certificate
A working TV reporter with multiple EMMY nominations, Calfano is repped by CBK Media Management. His stories have appeared on Spectrum News 1, WKRC Cincinnati (Local12), Fox 2 St. Louis, Fox 4 Kansas City, Ozarks Fox, KOLR, KNWA, and KLBK, among others. In the last five years, he has received more than a dozen awards from the Broadcast Educator Asso., Missouri Broadcasters, Ohio AP, SPJ, and The Press Club of Cleveland. WABC-TV New York featured portions of his documentary work in its 75th anniversary celebration in August 2023. In 2022, Calfano established the Journomentary project. He is the director and executive producer of the award-winning 2024 documentary Al Primo & His Eyewitness News Revolution. The documentary made its New York City premiere at WABC in May. In 2023, Calfano created the first higher education partnership with the broadcast video management platform Latakoo

In total, Dr. Calfano has over 100 peer-reviewed publications across the social sciences. These include the books God Talk: Experimenting with the Religious Causes of Public Opinion (Temple), A Matter of Discretion: The Political Behavior of Catholic Priests (Rowman and Littlefield), Human Relations Commissions (Columbia), and Exploring the Public Effects of Religious Communication on Politics (Michigan).

Coverage of his academic work includes The Washington Post/Monkey Cage, Nieman Lab (Harvard), Newsweek, and The London School of Economics Blog. Research grantors include HUD, NSF, APSA, The Scripps Howard Foundation, and the SSSR. 

Positions and Work Experience

2021 - Professor of Journalism and Department Head , College of Arts and Sciences , University of Cincinnati

2016 -2021 Asst./Asso. Professor of Political Science and Journalism, College of Arts and Sciences, University of Cincinnati

2008 -2016 Asst./Asso. Professor of Political Science and Journalism, College of Humanities and Public Affairs, Missouri State University

2007 -2008 Asst. Professor of Political Science , Chatham University, Pittsburgh, PA

2006 -2007 Lecturer in Political Science , Texas A&M University, College Station, TX

Research Support

Grant: #2017 Professional Service Agreement Investigators:Calfano, Brian 03-20-2017 -03-19-2018 Department of Housing and Urban Development Human Relations in the City of Pittsburgh, PA Role:PI $25,000.00 Closed Level:Federal

Grant: #Common Ground Investigators:Calfano, Brian; Jennings, Nancy 06-30-2017 -12-31-2018 Scripps Howard Foundation The Common Ground Project Role:Collaborator $10,000.00 Closed Level:Private Non-Profit

Contact Information

Academic - Clifton Court Hall, 5th Floor
Phone: 513-556-3943