Name Title Research Areas Office Email & Phone

Bartesaghi, Mariaelena

Associate Professor

Authority, Institutionalization, Communication Theory CIS 3037

Basu, Ambar

Professor and Department Chair 

Health Communication, Culture, Postcolonial & Subaltern Studies CIS 3032 

Bell, Elizabeth


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Berry, Keith

Professor and Director of Graduate Studies

Relational Communication, Culture, Identity, Bullying, LGBTQ, Autoethnography, Reflexivity CIS 3046

Buzzanell, Patrice


Organizational Communication, Career, Work-life Policy, Resilience, Gender, and Design CIS 3054

Dean Kruzel, Marleah Associate Professor Health Communication, Patient-Clinician Interaction, Cancer Communication, Health Decision Making, Inherited Cancer Risk CIS 3043

Dubrofsky, Rachel E.

Professor and Affiliated Associate Professor, Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies and Women's & Gender Studies Critical/Cultural Studies, Media

Studies, Gender, Race, Digital Media, Reality TV, Surveillance

CIS 3040

Durham, Aisha

Professor and Affiliated Associate Professor Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies and Women's & Gender Studies Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Black Feminist Thought, Autoethnography CIS 3050
Eisenberg, Eric

Professor and Interim Provost

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Friedman, Laurel Associate Professor of Instruction Critical Health Communication, Qualitative Methods,
Visual Culture
CIS 3038

Huber, Aubrey

Associate Professor of Instruction and
Director of Public Speaking
Pedagogy, Performance, and Intercultural Communication CIS 3031 

Hughes-Krichubel, Linda Andjunct Professor      
Ivancic, Sonia R. Assistant Professor Organizational Communication, Health Communication, Discourses About the Body, Identity, and Work CIS 3047
James, Navita Cummings

Associate Professor and
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Media Studies, Gender and

Culture, Narrative

CIS 3039

Jorgenson, Jane Professor Organizational Communication, Work-family Relationships, Gender and Work CIS 3045

Leon-Boys, Diana Assistant Professor Critical/Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Latina/o/x Studies, Digital Media, Audience Studies, Political Economy, Global Disney

McElearney, Patrick Assistant Professor of Instruction Health Communication, Performance Studies, Narrative Studies, Critical Culture, Critical Pedagogy, and (Auto)Ethnography
McRae, Chris Associate Professor Performance Studies and Critical Communication Pedagogy CIS 3028
Pal, Mahuya Associate Professor Organizational Communication, Globalization, Postcolonial Studies CIS 3036
Scacco, Joshua Associate Professor  Political Communication, Media Content and Effects, and Quantitative Research Methods CIS 3041
Wilson, Steven Professor Interpersonal Communication, Difficult Conversations, Military and Veteran Families, Conflict and Negotiation, Resilience CIS 3048

Retired Faculty

Name Title Research Areas Office Email
Bochner, Arthur Distinguished Professor Emeritus Autoethnography, Narrative Inquiry, Interpretive Research, Close Relationships CIS 3033
Cissna, Kenneth Professor Emeritus Applied Communication, Dialogue, Interpersonal Communication

Ellis, Carolyn Distinguished  Professor Emerita Qualitative Methods, Emotions, Autoethnography, Holocaust Studies CIS 3033

Payne, A. David Retired Faculty Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Pettegrew, Loyd Professor Emeritus Health Communication, Organizational Communication, Marketing Communication

Roscoe, Lori A.

Distinguished Professor

Health Communication,
End of Life, Ethics, Aging
CIS 3030
Steier, Frederick Associate Professor Emeritus Design Thinking, Systems Thinking and Practice, The World Café CIS 3044

Affiliate Faculty

Name Title Department Email
Janelle Applequist Associate Professor Mass Communications 

Deborah Cragun Assistant Professor and
Director of Genetic Counseling
College of Public Health
Sara A. Green

Professor and
Department Chair

Nathan Johnson Associate Professor English
Nancy Y. Romero-Daza Professor Anthropology
David A. Rubin Associate Professor Women's and Gender Studies
W. Travis Thompson Organizational Design and Development Undergraduate Studies
Phillip Wagner Regional Assistant Vice Chancellor of Academic Affairs Communications