Department of Communication Directory

Please click here for a one-page listing of current contact information (rooms, phone extensions, office hours, and email addresses) of all Department faculty, graduate students, and staff. (Note: Some browsers may automatically download this .pdf, so you may find it in your download folder.)

See below for individual profiles (contact information as well as areas of study, About, Publications, CVs/resumes, and links to personal websites).

  • Lecturer

Social Psychology (small groups), Criminology, Sociology of Law, Social Networks, Video Games

  • Lecturer

Area of Emphasis: Interpersonal and Relational Communication, Family Communication

  • Professor
  • Chair of the Department of Communication

Deceptive communication, credibility assessment, and deception detection, power and dominance in interpersonal interaction, computer-mediated communication, nonverbal communication, observational and experimental research methods.

  • Professor

Communication and Information Technologies, Information Sharing and Evaluation, Collective Action Efforts

  • 805-893-7892
  • SSMS 4131
  • Professor
  • Director of Graduate Studies

Area of Emphasis: Intergenerational Communication, Aging and Communication Cross-Culturally, Successful Aging, Police-Civilian Interactions, Community-Oriented Policing, Intergroup Communication, Communication Accommodation, Ethnolinguistics, Language Attitudes

  • 805-893-2055
  • SSMS 4123
  • Adjunct Professor

Area of Emphasis: Ethics of Media, Media Economics, Media Awards such as The Emmy in Television, Economic Theories to Support Further Funding of Public Television in the United States

  • 4413 Social Sciences & Media Studies Building
  • Continuing Lecturer

Area of Emphasis: Theory, Conflict Management, Gender, Internship Experience, Intentional Communities, Peace

  • 805-893-4429
  • SSMS 4111
Jennifer Kam
  • Assistant Professor

Culturally-grounded Interpersonal Health Communication; Stress-Coping-Resilience for Underserved Populations; Parent and Peer Communication about Substance Use; Adolescent Substance-use Prevention

  • SSMS 4407
  • Continuing Lecturer

Area of Emphasis: Health Communication, Media and Children, Persuasion, Research and Design of Digital Games for Learning and Health, Processes of Learning and Behavior Change with Interactive Media

  • 805-893-7571
  • SSMS 4129
  • Professor

Area of Emphasis: Communication and Law, Race, Media Effects, Social Psychology

  • 805-893-5046
  • SSMS 4139