College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Research Team


Gary Kreps

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

Founding Scholars

  • Don M Boileau

    Don M Boileau

    Emeritus Faculty

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

  • Carl Botan

    Carl Botan

    PhD Program Director

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

  • Xiaomei Cai

    Xiaomei Cai

    Associate Professor, Undergraduate Honors Director

    Children and media; Media effects

  • Warren D Decker

    Warren D Decker

    Professor, Debate Director

  • 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

  • Mark C Hopson

    Mark C Hopson

    Associate Professor,

    Intercultural/Interracial Communication & Rhetoric

  • Steve Klein

    Steve Klein

    Emeritus Faculty

    Cross-platform journalism, sports journalism, history of journalism

  • Samuel Robert Lichter

    Samuel Robert Lichter

    Professor, Director; Center for Media and Public Affairs

    Political communications, political sociology, and health and risk communication

  • Cindy Lont

    Cindy Lont


    Video-based production

  • Edward Wile Maibach

    Edward Wile Maibach

    Professor, Director; Center for Climate Change Communication

    Climate change communication, public health communication, social marketing

  • William J McAuley

    William J McAuley

    Emeritus Faculty

    Aging, health and long-term care

  • Star A. Muir

    Star A. Muir

    Associate Professor

    Rhetoric and technology, public communication, digital natives

  • 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

  • Katherine E Rowan

    Katherine E Rowan

    Professor, Science Communication Certificate Program

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

  • 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.

  • Xiaoquan Zhao

    Xiaoquan Zhao

    Health Communication Minor Director

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

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