Nicole Gesualdo

Title/s:  Senior Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Operations

Office #:  Schreiber 624

Phone: 312.915.6584

Email: ngesualdo@luc.edu


Nicole Gesualdo is honored to make Loyola University Chicago her third Jesuit institution, having previously worked at Fordham University's Gabelli School of Business and having studied as an undergraduate at Georgetown.

Originally from New York, Nicole has been in Chicago since 2018, where her work experience has also included the University of Illinois Chicago, American Airlines, and Break Through Tech Chicago, an organization that enables women and nonbinary students to pursue careers in computer science, data science, and other tech fields.

Nicole is passionate about planes, boxy cars from the 1980s and 1990s, medium-distance biking, world travel, rescue dogs, and chocolate-chip just about anything.


  • PhD, Communication, Rutgers University
  • MS, Journalism, Columbia University
  • BA, English and Psychology, Georgetown University

Selected Publications

Gesualdo, N., & Yanovitzky, I. (2021). A question of value: An exploratory study of strategies journalists use to legitimize or delegitimize policy claims. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Communication Association, Denver, CO.

Gesualdo, N., Weber, M. S., & Yanovitzky, I. (2020). Journalists as knowledge brokers. Journalism Studies 21(1), 127-143. https://doi.org/10.1080/1461670X.2019.1632734

Gesualdo, N., & Yanovitzky, I. (2019). Advertising susceptibility and youth preference for and consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages: findings from a national survey. Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior, 51(1), 16-22.