Name Title Research Areas Office Email & Phone

Bartesaghi, Mariaelena

Associate Professor

Authority, Institutionalization, Communication Theory CIS 3037

Basu, Ambar

Department Chair

Health Communication, Culture, Postcolonial & Subaltern Studies CIS 3032 

Bell, Elizabeth


  CPR 107  
Berry, Keith


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, Interpersonal communication, and Applied communication CIS 3043

Dubrofsky, Rachel E.

Associate 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

Associate Professor and Affiliated Associate Professor Departments of Humanities & Cultural Studies, Women's & Gender Studies, and Africana Studies Cultural Studies, Feminist Media Studies, Black feminist thought, Performance auto/ethnography CIS 3050
Eisenberg, Eric

Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences
  CPR 107  
Friedman, Laurel Instructor Critical Health Communication, Qualitative Methods,
Visual Culture
CIS 3038

Huber, Aubrey

Assistant Professor
Director of Public Speaking
Pedagogy, performance, and intercultural communication CIS 3031 

Ivancic, Sonia R. Assistant Professor Organizational Communication, Health Communication, discourses about the body, identity, and work CIS 3047
James, Navita Cummings

Associate Professor
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, Disney

McElearney, Patrick Instructor Performance Studies, Narrative Studies, Critical Culture, Health Communication,(Auto)Ethnography
McRae, Chris Associate Professor Performance Studies, cultural studies, 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
Whitworth, Collin Visiting Instructor   CIS 3021

Wilson, Steven Professor Interpersonal and Family Communication, Processes of influence and identity management in family, health, and workplace contexts CIS 3048

Spinazola, Lisa Pia Zonni Visiting Instructor   CIS 3049

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.


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

Affiliate Faculty

Name Title Department Email
Janelle Applequist Assistant Professor Mass Communications 

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

Director of ISS

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