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Faculty

Communication studies faculty take pride in teaching all manner of communication courses from the introductory level classes to advanced graduate student seminars. We are dedicated to teaching students both the communication skills required for success in business, family, and civic life and cutting edge research in communication. Faculty take pride in their close relationships with undergraduate and graduate students. Student-faculty contacts are frequent and informal, fostering the development of genuine interpersonal exchange. Faculty are willing to engage in team research with all students.

Regular Faculty

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Karlyn Kohrs Campbell
Professor
225 Ford Hall
612-624-9003
campb003@umn.edu
Rhetorical theory and criticism, women in communication, presidential rhetoric  
Ronald Walter Greene
Professor and Chair
225 Ford Hall
612-624-5800
green179@umn.edu
Rhetorical studies, cultural studies/cultural policy, citizenship, philosophy of communication   
Dean. E. Hewes
Professor
258 Ford Hall
612-624-9880
dhewes@umn.edu
Small group communication, interpersonal communication, analysis of social interaction, cognitive bases of communication, research methodology, bargaining and negotiation MW 11-12, M 2:15-3:15
Susanne M. Jones
Associate Professor
278 Ford Hall
612-626-0592
jones344@umn.edu
Interpersonal communication and emotional support messages, nonverbal communication, communicating emotional support, communication theory MW 9-11
Ascan F. Koerner
Professor,
Dir. Undergraduate Studies
244 Ford Hall
612-624-4030
koern011@umn.edu
Cognitive processes in interpersonal communication, marital and family communication, persuasion  
Laurie Ouellette
Associate Professor
254 Ford Hall
612-626-8517
ouell031@umn.edu
Critical media studies, cultural studies, feminist criticism, television studies, reality TV, citizenship, governmentality and media  
Mari Pajala
Visiting Professor
238 Ford Hall
mkpajala@umn.edu
   
Mark Pedelty
Professor,
Dir. Graduate Studies
268 Ford Hall
612-626-8517
pedeltmh@umn.edu
Media ethnography, media and social change, media rituals, media education, music TuW 1-4
Gilbert B. Rodman
Associate Professor
253 Ford Hall
rodman@umn.edu
 
Critical media studies, cultural studies, popular culture, communication technologies, politics of race and ethnicity  
Amy Sheldon
Professor
228 Ford Hall
612-624-2504
asheldon@umn.edu
 
Language and gender, language and social interaction, child and adult language acquisition, discourse analysis On sabbatical
Catherine Squires
Associate Professor
284 Ford Hall
612-624-5235
squir050@umn.edu
 
Media and racial groups in the public sphere  
Mary Douglas Vavrus
Associate Professor
237 Ford Hall
612-624-5515
vavru001@umn.edu
 
Feminist theory, media studies, media postfeminism, media masculinity, political rconomy of media, media coverage of political women, gender and media, media activism On single semester leave
Arthur E. Walzer
Professor
234 Ford Hall
612-624-3058
awalzer@umn.edu
 
Rhetorical theory and criticism, 18th century rhetorical theory, ethics and technical communication  By appointment only

Affiliate Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Richard Graff
Associate Professor
221 Nolte Center
612-624-4985
graff013@umn.edu
Early history of rhetoric, writing and reading practices of ancient Greece and Rome, theories of prose style
Laura Gurak
Professor
212 Nolte Center
612-624-1784
gurakl@umn.edu
Rhetorics of science and technology, rhetorical criticism, internet studies, online research methods, social aspects of computing, technical and professional communication 
Elaine Tyler May
Professor
207 Scott Hall
612-626-7847
mayxx002@umn.edu
Twentieth century history of intersections of gender, sexuality, domestic culture, politics
Daniel J. Philippon
Associate Professor
21 Lind Hall
612-624-9880
danp@umn.edu
American studies, conservation biology, development studies and social change, English, rhetoric and scientific and technical communication, risk analysis for introduced species and genotypes
Mary Lay Schuster
Professor
225 Nolte Center
612-624-2262
mmlay@umn.edu
Gender and communication, reproductive technologies, feminist theory and rhetoric of science and technology
Jeffry Simpson
Professor
 
N-218 Elliott Hall
612-626-2079
simps108@umn.edu
Gender and communication, reproductive technologies, feminist theory and rhetoric of science and technology
Zornitsa Keremidchieva
Senior Lecturer, Macalester College
zkeremid@macalester.edu Feminist rhetorical studies, political and civic organizations, critical intercultural communication
Jacquelyn Harvey-Knowles
Tenure-Track Assistant Professor, UMN-Duluth
421 A.B. Anderson Hall
University of Minnesota, Duluth
218-726-7085
jaharvey@d.umn.edu
Interpersonal communication theory, interpersonal communication and health, mindful communication, supportive communication
John Logie
Associate Professor
Department of Writing Studies, Room 206 NCCE
University of Minnesota-TC
logie@umn.edu
Interpersonal communication theory, interpersonal communication and health, mindful communication, supportive communication

Emeriti Faculty

Name Contact Specialty
Rosita D. Albert alber001@umn.edu Intercultural communication, international relations, communication theory, health communication
Donald R. Browne brown003@umn.edu Comparative and international broadcasting, broadcasting and national development, international relations, historical research methodology
Alan G. Gross agross@umn.edu Scientific communication, visual communication, rhetorical theory
Robert L. Scott scott033@umn.edu Rhetorical theory, criticism of public address, value implications in communication research and practice
Michael Sunnafrank msunnafr@umn.edu Interpersonal communication, intercultural relationships, communication theory, persuasion
Arthur E. Walzer awalzer@umn.edu Rhetorical theory and criticism, 18th century rhetorical theory, ethics and technical communication 

Senior Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
David Cram Helwich 247 Ford Hall
612-626-7713
helwi012@umn.edu
Public argument and debate, rhetorical theory and criticism W 2:00-4:00 p.m. or by appt.
John P. Nordin 288 Ford Hall
612-624-3309
nordi062@umn.edu
Argumentation and rhetoric, biblical studies  
Jeremy Rose 288 Ford Hall
612-624-3309
rosex013@umn.edu
Persuasion, credibility, communication in the courtroom/jury deliberation, organizational communication, argumentation, musical performance  

Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Wendy Anderson
285 Ford Hall
wzeitz@umn.edu
   
Mike Baxter-Kauf 285 Ford Hall
612-624-6108
baxt0029@umn.edu
   
Liora Elias 285 Ford Hall
elia0039@umn.edu
   
Stephanie Galarneault 285 Ford Hall
612-624-6108
galar006@umn.edu
   
Jody Janati St. Paul Campus, norri125@umn.edu Public speaking, conflict resolution  MWF 11:30-12:30 on St. Paul Campus
Rebecca Jurisz 285 Ford Hall
juri0010@umn.edu
   
Kate Ranachan 285 Ford Hall
612-624-4316
ranac003@umn.edu
  TuTh 12:30-2
W 12:30-2 & by appointment

Senior Teaching Specialists

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Nan Gesche

290 Ford Hall
gesch004@umn.edu

Small group communication, organizational communication  
Mark Neuman-Scott 264 Ford
612-624-9349
neuma168@umn.edu
Electronic media production  
Diane Odash

290 Ford Hall
612-626-7873
odas0002@umn.edu

Public speaking, interviewing, environmental communication  
Andrea Shada 290 Ford Hall
612-626-7873
slon0010@umn.edu
Critical media studies, public speaking, communication in the workplace   

Teaching Specialists

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Erin Cole 285 Ford Hall
cole0476@umn.edu
  Tu 12:15-3 and by appointment
Lisa Hutchinson 285 Ford
612-624-4316
hutch354@umn.edu
  TuTh 10-11
Email for appointment.
Scott Makstenieks 264 Ford Hall
612-624-4316
smaksten@umn.edu
   
Eric Short 290 Ford Hall
612-626-7873
ejshort@umn.edu
  TuTh 1-2, 4-4:30, Tues 5-6