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Resources - Culture and Communications

Graham Benton
Professor and Chair
Department of Culture and Communication
Accreditation Liaison Officer
gbenton@csum.edu

Academic Specialties: 

  • Maritime literature and culture
  • Assessment of Student Learning
  • Maritime Education and Training
  • Accreditation

Kathryn D. Marocchino
Fellow in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement
Professor of Social Sciences
Department of Culture and Communication
kmarocchino@csum.edu | (707) 654-1152

Academic Specialties:

  • Thanatology (Death and Dying)
  • Grief, Loss and Bereavement
  • Human Hospice
  • Animal Hospice (Veterinary Hospice Care)
  • Literature of the Fantastic
  • Public Speaking/Speech Communication/Rhetoric
Other Topics:
As a bereavement support facilitator and grief counselor, Dr. Marocchino can speak to any issues that deal with loss or sudden/traumatic death, as well as crisis management, specifically on the university campus.