Staff

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, staff in the Department of Communication studies are working remotely. For assistance, please contact comm-tc@umn.edu or the appropriate staff member via email.  

Academic Staff

Name Contact
Susanne Jones
Department 21-22 Interim Chair
225 Ford Hall
612-624-5800
jones344@umn.edu
Mark Pedelty
Director of Undergraduate Studies
268 Ford Hall
612-626-6800
pedeltmh@umn.edu
Mary Douglas Vavrus
Interim Director of Graduate Studies
237 Ford Hall
612-624-5515
vavru001@umn.edu

Support Staff

Name Contact
Jo-Ellyn Pilarski
Department Administrator
247 Ford Hall
612-624-1209
pilar002@umn.edu

Hannah Trumm
Graduate Program Coordinator & Curriculum Coordinator
Executive Office and Administrative Specialist

225 Ford Hall
612-626-2738
trumm011@umn.edu
Sasha Bordeaux
Financial Preparer 
Executive Accounts Specialist 
225 Ford Hall
612-624-4534
bord0019@umn.edu
Michael Sallberg
Accountant
635 SocSci
612-624-4233
sall0026@umn.edu
Kiya Sturm-Lind
Executive Accounts Specialist
115 Shevlin Hall
sturm034@umn.edu
Lisa Clark and Lara Pedersen
Undergraduate Advisors
274 Ford Hall
612-301-3971
commadv@umn.edu