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  • Graduate Student

Computer-Mediated Communication, Communication Technology, New Media, Media Effects, Online Communities

  • Lecturer
  • Criminology
  • Sociology & Communication

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

  • Professor
  • Interpersonal Health Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Family Communication, Stress and Communication; Biosocial Markers of Stress, Resilience and Thriving; Information Regulation

  • Professor
  • Interpersonal Health Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Uncertainty and Information Management, Nonverbal Communication, Relational Communication, Communities Experiencing Trauma

  • 805-893-4520
  • SSMS 4129
  • Lecturer
  • Interpersonal Communication

 

Interpersonal Communication, The Dark Side of Interpersonal Communication, Interpersonal Conflict, Relational Communication, Internship Experience, Communication and Consent

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Organizational Communication

  • Graduate Student

Relational and Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication

  • Graduate Student
Lauren Clark
  • Peer Advisor

Academic Planning, Change of Majors, Comm 199RA, Major Requirements, Petitions, Progress Checks

  • 805-893-2493
  • Room 4005 SS&MS Bldg
  • Professor
  • Psychological and Brain Sciences
  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal Communication, Health Topics, Communication Theory

  • Graduate Student

Media Effects, Media Neuroscience

  • Peer Advisor

Academic Planning, Change of Majors, Comm 199RA, Major Requirements, Petitions, Progress Checks

  • 805-893-2493
  • Room 4005 SS&MS Bldg
A photo of Norah Dunbar
  • Professor & Chair
  • Interpersonal Communication

Deceptive Communication, Credibility Assessment, Deception Detection, Power and Dominance In Interpersonal Interaction, Computer-Mediated Communication, Nonverbal Communication, Observational and Experimental Research Methods

  • 805-893-4860
  • SSMS 4109
  • Business Officer
  • 805-893-4517
  • SSMS 4113
  • Graduate Student

Expertise, Membership Negotiation, Nonprofit Organizations, Organizational Assimilation, Tacit Knowledge

  • Graduate Student

Educational Communication, Cognitive Processing Disorders, Multitasking, and Mobile Communication

  • Professor
  • Communication & Information Technologies

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

Google Scholar profile

  • 805-893-7892
  • SSMS 4131
  • Financial Assistant
  • 805-893-8468
  • SSMS 4107
  • Professor
  • Organizational Comm. & Technologies

Organizational Communication, Global and Distributed Teams, New Media Affordances, Social Media and Knowledge Sharing, Social Support in Online Communities, New Media and Distraction, Intercultural Communication

Google Scholar Profile

  • 805-893-5430
  • SSMS 4139
  • Distinguished Professor Emeritus & Research Professor
  • Intergroup Communication

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
  • Graduate Student

Intergroup Communication and Conflict, Narrative Identity and Globalization, Communication Theory

  • Graduate Student

Science Communication, Persuasion, Social Influence, Public Opinion, Environmental and Sustainability Communication

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal and intergroup communication, research emphasis in contect of law enforcement interactions

  • Graduate Student

Interpersonal and Family Communication, Health Communication, Computer Mediated Communication

  • Adjunct Professor
  • Media

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
  • Graduate Student

Media Neuroscience, Media Processes and Effects, Quantitative Research Methods

  • Associate Professor & Grad Director
  • Interpers-Health-Culture

Stress-Coping-Resilience for Marginalized Populations; Culturally-grounded Interpersonal Health Communication; Parent and Peer Communication about Substance Use

  • 805-893-8695
  • SSMS 4407
  • Graduate Student

Evolution and human communication, direct and indirect aggression, gender, human mating psychology, health, interpersonal communication, intergroup communication.

  • Assistant Professor
  • Organizational Commnication

group collaboration; collective intelligence; the social and organizational implications of technologies, with particular emphasis on online credibility, computer-supported cooperative work, and crowdsourcing

  • Graduate Student
  • Professor
  • Technology Management Program
  • Graduate Student
  • Emeritus

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

  • Professor
  • Media Effects-Race & Law

Communication and Law, Race, Media Effects, Social Psychology

  • 805-893-5046
  • SSMS 4009
  • Graduate Student

Media Neuroscience, Media Effects, Video Games, Sex and Gender

  • Post Doctoral Researcher
  • Professor & Vice-Chair
  • Media Effects & Race/Ethnicity

Media and Stereotyping, Media Effects, Media and Race/Ethnicity, Content Analysis

  • (805) 893-5550
  • SSMS 4413
Photo of Ziad Matni
  • Lecturer
  • Comm & Info Technologies

Human Information Behavior around Social Media, Social Networks, Information System Design, People as Sources of Data

  • 805-893-4882
  • SSMS 4409
  • Graduate Student

Organizational Communication, Collective Action

  • Graduate Student

Intergroup Communication

  • Assistant Professor
  • Interpersonal Communication

Interpersonal Communication, Relational Maintenance, and Conflict Management

  • 805-893-5397
  • SSMS 4415
  • Professor
  • Comm & Info Technologies

Social Uses and Effects of Communication Technology; Privacy; Credibility of Digital Information 

  • Professor
  • Sociology

Relational (Network) Analysis of Institutional Discourse, University Management of Diversity in Post-affirmative Action Era, Organizational Sociology

  • Graduate Student

Mass Media, Mass Media Effects

  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Media

Media Law and Policy, Media Entertainment, Mass Media and Society

  • 805-893-5007
  • SSMS 4115
  • Continuing Lecturer
  • Media

Communication and Law, Mass Media and Children, Quantitative Research Methods

  • 805-893-2750
  • SSMS 4117
  • Associate Professor
  • Organizational Communication

Organizational Communication, Organizational Socialization/Assimilation, Vocational Anticipatory Socialization, Organizational Identification, Organizational Knowledge, Workplace Relationships, Workplace Emotions, Science Technology Engineering & Mathematics (STEM)

  • 805-893-3278
  • SSMS 4141
  • Professor
  • Media Effects & Health Communication

Persuasion, Emotion, Mass Media Effects, Health Communication

  • 805-893-4531
  • SSMS 4137
  • Graduate Student

New Media Technology, Persuasion, Media Effects

  • Graduate Student
  • Graduate Student

Social Identity and Health, Intergroup Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Language Brokering/Interpreting

  • Professor
  • Media

Media Processes, Media Effects and Literacy, Media Theory and Methods

  • 805-893-5355
  • SSMS 4135
  • Research Professor Emeritus

Organizational Communication, Negotiation and Conflict Management, Labor Unions, Discourse and Organizations, Gender Studies in Organizations

  • Professor
  • Social & Evolutionary Psychology

Social and Evolutionary Psychology of Communication Within and Between Groups, Research Methods

  • 805-893-7847
  • SSMS 4411
  • Undergraduate Advisor
  • 805-893-2493
  • SSMS 4005
  • Professor
  • Org. & Environmental Comm & Technologies

Communication Networks, Diffusion of Innovations, Environmental Communication, Organizational Communication, Public Communication Campaigns, Social uses and Effects of New Media

Google Scholar Profile

  • 805-893-8696
  • SSMS 4127
  • Graduate Student

Political Correctness, Interpersonal Communication, Intergroup Communication, Health Communication, Science Communication, Quantitative Methodologies

  • Professor
  • Technology Management Program
  • Graduate Student

Media Effects, Intergroup Contact, Stereotypes

  • Graduate Student

Public opinion, media communication, statistical modeling, discourse analysis, framing

  • SSMS 4419
  • Girvetz 2328 (Orfalea Center Office)
  • Graduate Student

Media & Race/Ethnicity, Media Effects, Social Movements & Digital Activism, Entertainment Media

  • Professor
  • Organizational Communication

Group Communication, Organizational Communication, Globalization and International Organizations, Networks, Collective Action

  • 805-893-7918
  • SSMS 4121
  • Professor
  • Global Organizational & Political Communication and Director of the Orfalea Center for Global and International Studies

Globalization,  Organizations, and Political Communication with Special Reference to Terrorism and Human Rights

  • 805-893-7935
  • SSMS 4125
  • Graduate Program Advisor
  • Undergraduate Advisor

 

Undergraduates (M-F, 9 to Noon)

  • General Academic Advising - both Pre-Communication and Full Major
  • Coordinate/Specialize in EAP - Education Abroad Program, with respect to Communication program
  • Coordinate/Specialize in Communication Appeals process for Pre-Communication students
  • Undergraduate Committee Staff Member

Graduates (M-F, 1-4pm)

  • General Graduate Program Advising - progress plans, requirements, petitions, department-required forms, etc.
  • Liaison for Graduate Division-required forms and reporting
  • Graduate Student hiring administration in collaboration with TA Coordinator (e.g., TA, Associate, Student Assistant, GSR, Summer hires, etc.)
  • Graduate Student Fee remission
  • Graduate Student Funding
  • Administration for Fellowship qualifications and submissions
  • Administration for recruitments, including applicants' general questions, program information, application system management, recruitment weekend organization, etc.
  • Administration for Graduate Annual Review
  • Organize graduate student annual office assignment list
  • Webpages for Graduate Program
  • Ex-officio member of Graduate Committee
  • Work closely with Graduate Program Director

General Department

  • Textbook Requisitions
  • Desk Copy Ordering
  • Oversee ESCI/Course Evaluation Administration
  • Contact person for Course Reserve questions
  • 805-893-3046
  • SSMS 4111
Kate Walters
  • Event Planner & Social Media Intern

Assit with Communication department event planning, photograhy, event historian, and assist with social media creation and posting.

  • Bertelsen Presidential Chair in Information Technology and Society; Director
  • Center for Information Technology & Society

Computer-mediated communication, social media, interpersonal, intergroup, organizational, educational relations

  • 805-893-3941
  • 4007 SS&SM Building
  • Professor
  • Media Neuroscience

Media Neuroscience, Research Methods and Statistics

  • Graduate Student

Media Effects and Communication, Gender Representations, Online Communities.

My primary areas of interest revolve around the trans experience, including aging, sexual harassment and assault, media portrayals, personal narratives as community history, and participation in online communities.

  • SSMS 4114
  • Professor Emeritus

Interpersonal and Nonverbal Behavior, University Development, Communicative Competence

  • Doctoral Student
  • Communication & Technologies
  • Office Assistant
  • 805-893-4479
  • SSMS 4005
  • Graduate Student

Organizational Communication, Collective Actions and Social Movements, Connective Actions, Social Media, New Media

  • Graduate Student

New Media and Technology, Media Psychology, Media Effects, Computer-Mediated Communication, Identity