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Nerd Scholar’s Inaugural ‘40 Under 40’ List Includes Ithaca College Professor

ITHACA, NY — Nerd Scholar — a website that helps students make informed decisions about their education —recognized Ithaca College professor Anthony Adornato on its “40 under 40: Professors who Inspire” list. The inaugural list celebrates professors who captivate and engage students in the classroom, demonstrate a desire to interact with students outside of class, and collaborate on research projects.

Adornato, assistant professor in the Department of Journalism, teaches journalism and social media. His research focuses on journalists’ use of social media and the resulting impact on their work routines and news content. Prior to transitioning to higher education, Adornato worked for 15 years in the journalism, digital media and public relations fields.

“My students and the ever-changing field of journalism inspire me every day,” said Adornato. “This is such an exciting time to teach and study journalism, as social media shapes how journalists do their jobs.”

To read Adornato’s full feature on Nerd Scholar’s “40 under 40: Professors who Inspire” list, visit