College of Humanities and Social Sciences




  • John Carl Baker

    John Carl Baker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Mary Kathryn Ballinger

    Mary Kathryn Ballinger

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Matt Basil

    Matt Basil

    Heuristics in decision making, public speaking, political communication

  • Troy A Bogino

    Troy A Bogino

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Don M Boileau

    Don M Boileau

    Emeritus Faculty

    Public speaking, classroom communication, intercultural communication, communication theories, rhetorical criticism, parliamentary procedure

  • Carl Botan

    Carl Botan


    Strategic communication as it is used in both public relations and strategic and emergency communication

  • Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post

    Melissa A. Broeckelman-Post

    Basic Course Director and Assistant Professor

    Instructional Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Research Methods, Communication Theory





  • Kimberlie Fair
  • Christopher J. Farrell

    Christopher J. Farrell

    Adjunct Faculty

    Journalism, Transparency & Accountability in Government, Law, National Security

  • Andy Finn

    Andy Finn

    Associate Professor

    Public communication, media systems

  • Carla L Fisher

    Carla L Fisher

    Health Communication Minor Director

    Health and aging communication across the life span, family illness and coping, inter-generational family communication, cancer communication, clinician-patient communication, human development and aging

  • Sheryl A Friedley

    Sheryl A Friedley

    Emeritus Faculty

    Interpersonal communication, communication and gender




  • Beth Jannery

    Beth Jannery

    Journalism Concentration Coordinator; Director, Journalism and Sport Communication Minors

    Investigative Journalism, Data Journalism, Crisis Reporting, Ethics and Journalism


  • Barra Kahn

    Barra Kahn

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Jennifer Amy Keohane

    Jennifer Amy Keohane

    Assistant Professor

    rhetorical criticism, social movements, labor, gender

  • Steve Klein

    Steve Klein

    Emeritus Faculty

    Cross-platform journalism, sports journalism, history of journalism

  • Gary Kreps

    Gary Kreps

    Director, Center for Health and Risk Communication

    Health communication/promotion, multicultural relations, social organizations, applied research methods, health informatics, communication campaigns, social change




  • Paula F Nadler

    Paula F Nadler


  • Anne M. Nicotera

    Anne M. Nicotera



    Health communication, nursing communication, communicative/interactive constitution of organization, race and gender, diversity, and culture and organizations


  • Hyun-kyung Oh

    Hyun-kyung Oh


    political communication, intercultural communication, social media


  • Brandon C. Parker

    Brandon C. Parker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Nan Peck

    Nan Peck

    Adjunct Faculty

    Interpersonal communication

  • Di Pei
  • Jacquelyn Poapst

    Jacquelyn Poapst

    critical health communication, rhetoric, argumentation, queer theory, race and gender theory

  • Peter M Pober

    Peter M Pober


    Director of Forensics, Distinguished Service Professor, Performance studies, rhetoric, aesthetics, intercultural communication, interpersonal communication


  • Thomas J Roccotagliata
  • Connie Roser-Renouf

    Connie Roser-Renouf

    Assistant Professor

    Environmental communication, informal science education, science communication

  • Katherine E Rowan

    Katherine E Rowan

    Director, Undergraduate Program; Director, Science Communication

    Risk communication, science communication, public relations. Director, Science Communication Graduate Program

  • Tara C Ruszkowski

    Tara C Ruszkowski

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Mallory Saleson

    Mallory Saleson

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Sergei A Samoilenko

    Sergei A Samoilenko

    PRSSA Faculty Advisor

    Public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media

  • Brittany Sanders

    Brittany Sanders

    Graduate Programs Coordinator

  • Christine M Sanders

    Christine M Sanders

    Adjunct Faculty

    Risk & Crisis Communication

  • Lance E Schmeidler

    Lance E Schmeidler


    Basic Course Coordinator; Director, Hiring & Scheduling

  • Michael Seium

    Michael Seium

    Mass communications, Professional soccer, sports, human interest stories, college soccer, athletics, cycling, African sports, immigrant athletes in the USA. Media, Sports media, broadcast media, Radio, TV, Newspaper, social media etc......

  • Rodger Smith

    Rodger Smith

    Communication Minor Director; WGMU Faculty Advisor

    How the traditional television media program for their audiences and the competition they face for audience.

  • Anne Bennett Cook Smithson
  • James Steele

    James Steele

    INTO Mason Communication Coordinator; Lambda Pi Eta, Assistant Faculty Advisor

  • Angela Suarez

    Angela Suarez

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Peter A Susko



  • James I Van Zummeren

    James I Van Zummeren

    Adjunct Faculty

    Executive speaking, relational communication, leader communication.

  • Beatriz A Vianna

    Beatriz A Vianna


  • Emily K. Vraga

    Emily K. Vraga

    Political Communication Minor Director

    new media; political communication; media effects; disagreement;


  • Rebecca A Walter

    Rebecca A Walter


    whiteness, critical race theory, queer and feminist theories, Intersectionality and Multidimensionalities of Identities, Critical Pedagogy, and Media Literacy

  • Abigail Weiss
  • Kristen Leigh Willett
  • Heather Witmer
  • Catherine Wright

    Catherine Wright

    Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

    My interests lie in the uses and applications of technology in communication, especially in terms of how new innovations are shared with others, as well as how students apply these out of the classroom.

  • Kevin B Wright

    Kevin B Wright


    Health communication, social media and interpersonal relationships, life span communication, and interpersonal issues in health communication


  • Esther Yook

    Esther Yook

    Associate Professor

    Intercultural communication, communication education, instructional communication


  • Xiaoquan Zhao

    Xiaoquan Zhao

    Associate Professor

    Health communication, persuasion, media effects, information seeking, tobacco prevention, and climate change communication