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Edward Ackerley
Adjunct Lecturer
ackerley@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7479
Office: McClelland Hall 330

Dr. Ed Ackerley teaches undergraduate courses in professional creative communication, advertising and creativity. COMM 314 is a professional communication class focusing on creativity. His classes won first place nationally for Honda and AT&T, and second place in the Credit Karma Brand...
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Erika Arredondo
Academic Advisor
earrendondo27@arizona.edu
Office: Communication 115A

I am an alum of the university from Eller College of Management. I was a transfer student from South Mountain Community College in Phoenix, Arizona. During my time at the UA I held two work-study positions as a Transfer Student Assistant for the Transfer Student Center and a Transfer Student...
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Analisa Arroyo, Ph.D.
Alumna
arroyo@uga.edu

University of Georgia Faculty

Analisa Arroyo earned a Ph.D. in Communication with a minor in Family Studies and Human Development from the University of Arizona in 2013. Her research interests are in health and interpersonal communication. Specifically, Analisa explores...
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Anjali Ashtaputre, M.A.
Alumna
ashtaputre@arizona.edu

Research Assistant at Superior Court in Maricopa County

Anjali Ashtaputre received her Masters degree in the Communication Department at the University of Arizona. She received her B.A. in Communication with a double minor in Journalism and Business from The University of...
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Anita Atwell Seate, Ph.D.
Alumna
aseate@umd.edu

Associate Professor at the University of Maryland

Dr. Atwell Seate is a social scientist that researches in the area of intergroup/intercultural communication. Specifically, her research is animated by questions about how people’s identity as members of various social...
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Juliana Barbati
Graduate Teaching Associate
jbarbati@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

After earning her Bachelor’s and MA in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, Jules moved to Tucson to pursue a PhD. Jules’ research interest involves examining the effects of persuasive messages; this main focus manifests in different contexts (e.g., prejudice reduction, in the media,...
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Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz
Alumna
BehmMorawitzE@missouri.edu
TEL: (573) 882-9786
Office: 108 Switzler Hall, Columbia, MO 65211

Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies at University of Missouri

Elizabeth Behm-Morawitz's research interests include media effects, emerging media, social identity, stereotyping, and health. She is the co-founder and co-director of the Media & Diversity Center, which...
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Leila Bighash
Assistant Professor
lbighash@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3562
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 205

Leila Bighash is an Assistant Professor of Communication. Her research program focuses on organizational processes in networks where information asymmetries are salient, often in online environments. In particular, she is interested in knowledge-sharing, expertise, visibility, and signaling. She...
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Joseph Bonito
Professor
jbonito@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 224

Dr. Bonito earned his Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Speech Communication. His primary area of interest is small group communication processes, especially characteristics of participation. He is always interested in small group research...
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Seth Bradshaw, Ph.D.
Alumnus
scbradshaw@lcsc.edu

Assistant Professor at Lewis-Clark State College

Seth Bradshaw (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Arts. He teaches courses in advertising, strategic communication, social media, public speaking, argumentation, and research methods....
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Madison Brown
Accelerated Masters Student
madisonlbrown@email.arizona.edu

Madison Brown is from Seattle, Washington and is an Accelerated Masters student in the Department of Communication. She received a dual B.A. degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Arizona in Fall 2019.


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Steven Brunner, Ph.D.
Alumnus
srbrunner@ucdavis.edu

Lecturer at University of California Davis

Dr. Brunner has been teaching in higher education since 2008. He has expertise in communication technologies, interpersonal communication, and public speaking. Dr. Brunner’s favorite course to teach is communication technology...
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Tricia Burke, B.A., M.A. & Ph.D.
Alumna
tburke@txstate.edu

Associate Professor at Texas State University

Dr. Burke teaches a variety of communication courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, including research methods, family communication, interpersonal communication, relational communication, health communication, and...
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Shelby N. Carter
Graduate Teaching Assistant
shelbyncarter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

Shelby Carter is from Mayfield, Kentucky and is a master's student in the Department of Communication. In 2019, she received her bachelor of arts degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Shelby's research interests broadly include social influence,...
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Jessica Castonguay, Ph.D.
Alumna
jessica.castonguay@temple.edu

Assistant Professor at Temple University


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Elena Chabolla
Undergraduate Program Coordinator, Sr.
ecstauff@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8240
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Elena has worked in a staff capacity at the University of Arizona since April 2012, currently as Senior Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication. Before that she worked in the Department of History as a Graduate Coordinator/Program Coordinator, Sr., spending most of her time on...
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Eunjoo Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
echoi1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Yunjin Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
ychoi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Bethany A. Conway-Silva, Ph.D.
Alumna
baconway@calpoly.edu

Assistant Professor at California Polytechnic State University

Dr. Bethany Anne Conway-Silva joined the department of Communication Students at California Polytechnic State University in fall 2015. Her research agenda focuses on the intersection of mass and political...
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Amanda R. Cooper
Graduate Teaching Associate
ramandacooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203

Amanda Cooper is a master's student in the Department of Communication. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Utah State University. Her research interest is in the intersection of interpersonal, family, and health communication. Specifically she is interested...
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Antonio Coronado, B.A. & M.A.
Alumnus
amcoronado@arizona.edu

J.D. Candidate at Northeastern University School of Law

Antonio Coronado earned his B.A. and M.A. in the Communication Department. He received his B.A. in Communication with triple minors in Spanish, French, and Gender & Women Studies from The University of Arizona....
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Benjamin E. Custer
Graduate Teaching Associate
becuster@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Benjamin E. Custer is a doctoral candidate in communication with a minor in social psychology at the University of Arizona. He has been selected as a Fulbright scholar in the 2020/21 cohort, where he will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Bulgaria. He is presently working on his...
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Leah Dajches
Graduate Teaching Associate
ldajches@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111

Leah is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.A. in Film & Television Studies from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Media Arts & Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington. Leah’s research interests focus on media effects, particularly the...
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Dana Dinsmore
Graduate Teaching Associate
danadinsmore@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203

Dana R. Dinsmore is a fourth year Ph.D. student. Her research focuses on how communication in family and romantic relationships affects our physical and mental health. Her research addresses such topics as diet, exercise, alcohol/substance use, and medication adherence. She is just as passionate...
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Ed Donnerstein
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus
edonners@arizona.edu

Ed Donnerstein’s major research interests are in mass-media violence, as well as mass media policy. He has published over 240 scientific articles in these general areas and serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals in both psychology and communication. He was a member of...
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Michael Dues
Lecturer Emeritus
mdues@arizona.edu

Michael Dues (Ph.D., Communication and American Studies, Indiana University, 1973) Dr. Dues studies and teaches organizational communication, conflict management, and argumentation. He is a former head of the Department of Communication, and a past President of the Arizona Communication...
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Kaylin Duncan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kduncan7@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c
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William Emmons
Graduate Teaching Assistant
williamemmons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Jennifer Ervin
Alumna
jne12@pitt.edu

Post-Doctoral Associate at the University of Pittsburgh

Adjunt Professor at Carnegie Mellon University

Jennifer earned her M.A. in 2012 at the University of Arizona in the Department of Communication.  Her primary area of interest is small group...
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Alice Fanari
Graduate Teaching Associate
afanari@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c

Born and raised in Italy, Alice Fanari (M.A.) moved to the United States five years ago to pursue her higher education and be fully immersed in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a French Minor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha...
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