Donna Celano, Ph.D.
In her free time, Donna enjoying spending time with her husband and four children, reading, traveling, and rooting on the Phillies.
Donna joined the Communication Department in Fall 2007. She has earned an undergraduate degree from St. Joseph's University and a Master' degree from Drexel University. She completed a Ph.D. in Communication from Temple University in 1992.
Before joining the Communication Department, Donna served as an Assistant Professor and Coordinator of the Communication Department at Chestnut Hill College. She also taught courses as an associate faculty member here at La Salle and at Temple University. Prior to teaching, she worked for as a Senior Research Associate in Temple University's Department of Curriculum, Instruction and Technology, where she helped evaluate a number of programs exploring children's use of books and other media.
Donna's teaching background includes a variety of Communication courses such as Introduction to Mass Media, Theory and Research, Public Speaking, and Interpersonal Communication. Her research interests focus on children and media, especially economically disadvantaged children's access to books, computers, and television. Several of her publications have explored the relationships between children's access to print and computers, as well as differences in media use.