Full-time Faculty

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  • Carl Botan

    Carl Botan

    Professor

    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

    Associate Professor

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

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  • Xiaomei Cai

    Xiaomei Cai

    Associate Professor,Undergraduate Honors Director

    Children and media; Media effects

  • David S Carroll

    David S Carroll

    Instructor

  • Chris Clarke

    Chris Clarke

    Associate Professor

    health and environmental risk perception, communication

  • John Cook

    John Cook

    Assistant Professor

    Climate communication, cognitive science, psychology, misconception-based learning

  • Richard T Craig

    Richard T Craig

    MA Program Director

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

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  • Warren D Decker

    Warren D Decker

    Director of Debate

    Professor

  • Ashley DuVal

    Ashley DuVal

    Graduate Teaching Assistant

    Cultural economy, power relations, nationalism, globalization

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  • Andy Finn

    Andy Finn

    Associate Professor

    Public communication, media systems

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  • Tim Gibson

    Tim Gibson

    Associate Chair

    Associate Professor

    Critical media studies, mass communication theory, and urban communication

  • Richard M Gray

    Richard M Gray

    Instructor

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  • Jeremy Hodgson

    Jeremy Hodgson

    Instructor

    Public Speaking Ceremonial speaking Forensics

  • Mark C Hopson

    Mark C Hopson

    Associate Professor

    Intercultural/Interracial Communication & Rhetoric

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  • Sojung Claire Kim

    Sojung Claire Kim

    Assistant Professor

    Health and Environmental Communication, Digital and Social Media, Message Design and Evaluation with Eye Tracking Technology

  • John Kotcher

    John Kotcher

    Assistant Professor

  • Gary L. Kreps

    Gary L. Kreps

    University Professor, Director; Center for Health and Risk Communication

    Health communication/promotion, health equity, multicultural relations, social organization, applied research methods, health informatics, communication campaigns, global health, and social change

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  • Samuel Robert Lichter

    Samuel Robert Lichter

    Professor

    Political communications, political sociology, and health and risk communication

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  • Edward Wile Maibach

    Edward Wile Maibach

    University Professor

    Climate change communication, public health communication, social marketing

  • Sara M Mathis

    Sara M Mathis

    Assistant Professor

    Communication Education, Instructional Communication, Critical Theory, Qualitative Methods

  • 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

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  • Anne M. Nicotera

    Anne M. Nicotera

    Chair

    Professor

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

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  • Jacquelyn Poapst

    Jacquelyn Poapst

    Instructor

    argumentation, queer theory, semiotics, biopolitics, race and gender theory

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  • Katherine E Rowan

    Katherine E Rowan

    Professor, Science Communication Certificate Program

    Risk and crisis communication, science communication, public relations. Director, Science Communication Graduate Certificate

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  • Sergei A Samoilenko

    Sergei A Samoilenko

    Instructor

    Public Relations; Crisis Communication; Reputation Management; New Media.

  • Lance E Schmeidler

    Lance E Schmeidler

    Instructor

    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

  • Kate Sweeney

    Kate Sweeney

    Instructor

    Journalism, nonfiction media production

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  • Susan Tomasovic

    Susan Tomasovic

    Instructor, Lambda Pi Eta Faculty Advisor

    Public communication, performance studies, business communication

  • Megan H. L. Tucker

    Megan H. L. Tucker

    Instructor, Undergraduate BA Director

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  • Emily K. Vraga

    Emily K. Vraga

    Associate Professor

    new media; political communication; media effects; media literacy; health communication; science communication; selective exposure; misinformation;

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  • Catherine Wright

    Catherine Wright

    Undergraduate Advising Coordinator

    Associate Professor

    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

    Professor

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

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  • Xiaoquan Zhao

    Xiaoquan Zhao

    Professor

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