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Department of Communication Directory

Please click here for a one-page listing of 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

Area of Emphasis: Interpersonal and Relational Communication, Family Communication

  • Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty

Area of Emphasis: Professor, Political Science 

  • Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty

Area of Emphasis: Close Relationships Advanced Statistics and Modeling

  • Lecturer

Area of Emphasis: Organizational Communication, Socialization/Assimilation Processes within Organizations, Organizational Identification, Mixed Methods and Longitudinal Research

Norah Dunbar
  • Professor

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

  • Professor

Area of Emphasis: Communication and Information Technologies, Information Sharing and Evaluation, Collective Action Efforts

  • 805-893-7892
  • SSMS 4131
  • Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty

Area of Emphasis: Professor, Sociology

  • Professor
  • Graduate Advisor

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
  • Professor
  • Affiliate Faculty

Area of Emphasis: Professor, Psychological and Brain Sciences

  • 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

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