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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  M 1:00-4:00 p.m.; W 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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 M & W 11:00 a.m.-12 p.m.; 2:15-3:15 p.m.
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 M 11:15-11:50 a.m.; W 11:15 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
Ascan F. Koerner
Associate Professor,
Dir. Undergraduate Studies
244 Ford Hall
612-624-4030
koern011@umn.edu
Cognitive processes in interpersonal communication, marital and family communication, persuasion W 9:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
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 M & W 11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
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 W 10:00 a.m.-12:00 p.m.; Th 2:00-4:00 p.m.
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 T & TH 4:00-5:30 p.m.; by appt.
Catherine Squires
Associate Professor
284 Ford Hall
612-624-5235
squir050@umn.edu
 
Media and racial groups in the public sphere T 10:30-11:30 a.m.; W 8:00-9:15 a.m.
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 M 10:00-12:00 p.m.; T & TH 2:30-3:30 p.m.
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  MWF 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

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

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

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 MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m., TH 2:30-3:30 p.m.
Jeremy Rose 288 Ford Hall
612-624-3309
rosex013@umn.edu
Persuasion, credibility, communication in the courtroom/jury deliberation, organizational communication, argumentation, musical performance MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:20 p.m., TH 2:30-3:30 p.m.

Lecturers

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Mike Baxter-Kauf 225 Ford Hall
612-624-6108
baxt0029@umn.edu
  M & W 8:15-8:45 a.m., 1:00-2:30 p.m.
Stephanie Galarneault 225 Ford Hall
612-624-6108
galar006@umn.edu
  W 4:30-6:30 p.m.
Jody Janati 285 Ford Hall
norri125@umn.edu
Public speaking, conflict resolution  MWF 10:00-11:00 a.m. and 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Rebecca Jurisz 285 Ford Hall
juri0010@umn.edu
   
Kate Ranachan 285 Ford Hall
612-624-4316
ranac003@umn.edu
  M & W 9:45-10:45 a.m., 12:45-2:00 p.m.

Senior Teaching Specialists

Name Contact Specialty Office Hours
Nan Gesche

290 Ford Hall
gesch004@umn.edu

Small group communication, organizational communication  
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
Natalie Dwyer 247 Ford Hall
612-626-7713
woodw032@umn.edu
   
Elizabeth Grayden 294 Ford Hall
612-626-3610
gray0140@umn.edu
Public speaking, small group communication, organizational communication, debate, speech T & TH 11:00 a.m.-12:30 p.m., W 11:00-12:00 p.m. or by appt.
Scot Makstenieks 264 Ford Hall
612-624-4316
smaksten@umn.edu
  T & TH 2:30-4:30 p.m., W 1:30-4:30 p.m.
Jacqueline Schiappa 285 Ford Hall
612-624-4316
schia013@umn.edu
  T & TH 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Eric Short 290 Ford Hall
612-626-7873
ejshort@umn.edu
  M & W 11:00-12:00 p.m., 1:30-2:30 p.m. or by appt.
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