Department of Communication
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Faculty and Staff

Full-Time Faculty

David L. Acey, Assistant Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
African-American Rhetoric; Interracial Communication

David L. Appleby, Professor (M.F.A., Temple University)
Film and Video Production; Cinematography; Documentary History and Theory

Antonio de Velasco, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Emory University)
Rhetoric and Social Theory; U.S. Political Discourse; Rhetorical Pedagogy

Leroy G. Dorsey, Professor and Department Chair (Ph.D., Indiana University)
American Public Address; Presidential Rhetoric; Progressive Era Political Discourse; Rhetorical Criticism

Roxana L. Gee, Associate Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Video and Film Production

M. Allison Graham, Professor (Ph.D., University of Florida)
Film History, Theory, and Criticism

Katherine G. Hendrix, Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington)
Qualitative Research Methods; Instructional, Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication.

Gretchen N. Holmes, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Kentucky)
Health Communication

Craig Leake, Associate Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Documentary Form In Broadcasting; Documentary Writing

Marina Levina, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Critical/Cultural Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Visual Culture; Media Studies

Kris M. Markman, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., The University of Texas at Austin)
Computer-Mediated Discourse; New Media; Organizational Communication

D. Gray Matthews, Assistant Professor and Department Vice Chair (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)
Rhetorical Criticism; Rhetoric, Community, and Social Change

Christine Moss, Instructor (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)
Southern Rhetoric, Visual and Material commemoration

Steven J. Ross, Professor (M.A., New York University)
Film/Video Production; Screen Writing; Film History

Sandra J. Sarkela, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Massachusetts)
On leave: Fall 2011, Spring 2012
Rhetoric; History and Criticism of American Public Address

Nicholas J. Simpson, Visiting Instructor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Film Studies

Lori Stallings, Instructor and Director of 2381 (M.A., Marquette University)
Oral Communication; Interpersonal Communication

Craig O. Stewart, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Critical Discourse Studies; Science Communication; Research Methods

Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Health Communication; Qualitative Research Methods.

Emeritus and Retired Faculty
For information regarding emeritus and retired faculty contact the department office at 678-2565.

John P. Bakke, Ph.D.  Political Communication; Rhetorical Theory

Marvin R. Bensman, Ph.D. Broadcasting & Electronic Media

John A. Campbell, Ph.D. Rhetoric; Rhetorical Criticism and Theory

Walter Kirkpatrick, Ph.D. Organizational Communication

Michael Osborn, Ph.D.  Rhetorical Theory


Rika L. Hudson, Administrative Associate I

William Johnson, Media Specialist    

Malvin Massey, WUMR General Manager 

Michael Rhodes, Chief Broadcast Engineer

Camisha L. Smith, Financial Service Associate

Part-Time Faculty


Full-Time Faculty

Part-Time Faculty

Emeritus Faculty


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