Faculty

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Meet the faculty members who have your back.

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Department Chair, ext. 3062
Qin Zhang
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., Central China Normal University
Ph.D., The University of New Mexico 

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Director of Graduate Program, ext. 2897
Michael Pagano
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., M.S., Ph.D., University of Oklahoma
Faculty Website

Associate Professors

cas_comm_gudelunas David Gudelunas 
Associate Dean, College of Arts and Sciences 
Associate Professor of Communication 
B.A., University of San Francisco 
M.A., Ph.D., The Annenberg School for Communication 
University of Pennsylvania 
Faculty website
‌ cas_comm_wills Maggie Wills 
Associate Professor of Communication 
B.S., M.A., University of Delaware 
Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University

Assistant Professors

cas_comm_arendt Colleen Arendt, Internship Program Coordinator (Spring), ext. 2026
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., St. Norbert College
M.A., Ph.D., Purdue University
cas_comm_nuru Audra Kate Nuru
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida
Ph.D., University of Nebraska-Lincoln
cas_comm_sallyanne_ryan M. Sallyanne Ryan
Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of Connecticut
M.A., Ph.D., University of Massachusetts, Amherst

Visiting Assistant Professors

Niall Brennan
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., University of California - Santa Cruz
M.A., The New School for Social Research, NY
Ph.D., London School of Economics and Political Science
Kate Fortmueller

Kate Fortmueller
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
B.A., Smith College
M.A., University of Southern California
Ph.D., University of Southern California

Lecturers

Teddy DeRosa
Luiz Duarte
Thomas Larkin
Donald Schumann
Julie Smith 

Professor Emeriti

Jiri Nedela

Program Assistant

Michelle Lesko, MA
DMH 231
Ext. 2214

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