Photojournalist Philip Geraci started out as a lecturer before his promotion to associate professor in 1973 for the new College of Journalism. He received both his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UMD. He was the author of two books: Photojournalism: New Images in Visual Communication (1984) and Photojournalism: Making Pictures for Publications (1976). In 1987 he co-authored The Modern Mass Media Machine with Ronald P. Lovell. The Journalism Newsletter of 1973 reported he was serving as photojournalism editor of the Photographic Society of America Journal, and had produced four photographic calendars for area community and historic groups.