College of Humanities and Social Sciences

All Faculty



  • John Carl Baker

    John Carl Baker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Mary Kathryn Ballinger

    Mary Kathryn Ballinger

    Adjunct Faculty

  • 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




  • 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


  • Paul LeValley

    Paul LeValley

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Samuel Robert Lichter

    Samuel Robert Lichter

    Director, Center for Media and Public Affairs; Director, Statistical Assessment Center (STATS)

    Political communications, political sociology, and health and risk communication

  • Cindy Lont

    Cindy Lont


    Video-based production

  • Sara Looney

    Sara Looney

    Emeritus Faculty


  • David P. MacNeil

    David P. MacNeil


    Strategic Communication, National Security and Terrorism, Crisis and Risk Communication, Public Relations

  • Edward Maibach

    Edward Maibach

    Director, Center for Climate Change Communication

    Climate change communication, public health communication, social marketing

  • Bruce Manchester

    Bruce Manchester

    Emeritus Faculty

    Performance studies, media studies

  • Kathryn Mangus

    Kathryn Mangus


  • William J McAuley

    William J McAuley

    Emeritus Faculty

    Aging, health and long-term care

  • David J. Miller

    David J. Miller

    Coordinator, Media Production & Criticism Concentration; Director, Student Video Center

    Media production and criticism, Journalism, Distance Education, Instructional Design

  • Suzanne Lowery Mims

    Suzanne Lowery Mims

    Adjunct Faculty

    Social media and engagement, public relations, writing in the digital age.

  • Star A. Muir

    Star A. Muir

    Associate Professor

    Rhetoric and technology, public communication, digital natives


  • 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


  • Brandon C Parker

    Brandon C Parker

    Adjunct Faculty

  • Nan Peck

    Nan Peck

    Adjunct Faculty

    Interpersonal communication

  • Peter M Pober

    Peter M Pober


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


  • Connie Roser-Renouf

    Connie Roser-Renouf

    Assistant Professor

    Environmental communication, persuasion, science communication

  • Katherine E Rowan

    Katherine E Rowan

    Director, Undergraduate Program; Director, Science Communication

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

  • Tara C Ruszkowski

    Tara C Ruszkowski

    Adjunct Faculty


  • Sergei A Samoilenko

    Sergei A Samoilenko

    PRSSA Faculty Advisor

    Public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media

  • Christine M Sanders

    Christine M Sanders

    Adjunct Faculty

    Risk & Crisis Communication

  • Lance E Schmeidler

    Lance E Schmeidler


    Basic Course Coordinator; Director, Hiring & Scheduling

  • 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.

  • James Steele

    James Steele

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

  • Angela Suarez

    Angela Suarez

    Adjunct Faculty



  • James I Van Zummeren

    James I Van Zummeren

    Adjunct Faculty

    Executive speaking, relational communication, leader communication.

  • 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

  • Kristen Leigh Willett
  • 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