College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Full-time Faculty


  • 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


  • Xiaomei Cai

    Xiaomei Cai

    Associate Professor, MA Program Director, Undergraduate Honors Director

    Children and media; Media effects

  • Wan-Lin Chang

    Wan-Lin Chang

    Instructor, Mason Korea

  • Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke

    Assistant Professor

    health and environmental risk perception, communication

  • John Frederick Oliver Cook

    John Frederick Oliver Cook

    Assistant Professor

  • Richard T Craig

    Richard T Craig

    Assistant Professor

    Media ownership, telecommunication/media policy, media political economy, media representation of marginialized groups (race,gender, religion, etc...), popular culture



  • Andy Finn

    Andy Finn

    Associate Professor

    Public communication, media systems


  • Tim Gibson

    Tim Gibson

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication


  • Jeremy Hodgson

    Jeremy Hodgson


    Public Speaking Ceremonial speaking Forensics

  • Mark C Hopson

    Mark C Hopson

    Associate Professor, PhD Program Director

    Intercultural/Interracial Communication & Rhetoric


  • Beth Jannery

    Beth Jannery

    Instructor, Journalism Concentration Coordinator, Director; Journalism and Sport Communication Minors

    Investigative Journalism, Data Journalism, Crisis Reporting, Ethics and Journalism, Wellness and Recovery, Storytelling, Social Media, Writing


  • Jennifer Amy Keohane

    Jennifer Amy Keohane

    Assistant Professor

    rhetorical criticism, social movements, labor, gender

  • Gary Kreps

    Gary Kreps

    Professor, Director; Center for Health and Risk Communication

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


  • Samuel Robert Lichter

    Samuel Robert Lichter

    Professor, Director; Center for Media and Public Affairs

    Political communications, political sociology, and health and risk communication


  • Edward Wile Maibach

    Edward Wile Maibach

    Professor, Director; Center for Climate Change Communication

    Climate change communication, public health communication, social marketing

  • David J. Miller

    David J. Miller

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

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

  • Star A. Muir

    Star A. Muir

    Associate Professor

    Rhetoric and technology, public communication, digital natives

  • Teresa Ann Myers

    Teresa Ann Myers

    Assistant Professor


  • Anne M. Nicotera

    Anne M. Nicotera



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


  • 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

    Associate Professor

    Environmental communication, informal science education, science communication

  • Katherine E Rowan

    Katherine E Rowan

    Professor, Director; Undergraduate Program, Science Communication Certificate Program

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


  • Sergei A Samoilenko

    Sergei A Samoilenko

    Instructor, PRSSA Faculty Advisor

    Public relations, crisis communication, reputation management, new media

  • Lance E Schmeidler

    Lance E Schmeidler


    Basic Course Coordinator; Director, Hiring & Scheduling

  • Rodger Smith

    Rodger Smith

    Instructor, 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

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


  • Susan Tomasovic

    Susan Tomasovic

    Instructor, Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisor

    Public communication, performance studies, business communication


  • Emily K. Vraga

    Emily K. Vraga

    Assistant Professor, Political Communication Minor Director

    new media; political communication; media effects; disagreement;


  • 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

    Health Communication Minor Director

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