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Edward Ackerley
Career Track – Eller College of Management
TEL: (520) 621-2548
Office: McClelland Hall 323

Dr. Ed Ackerley teaches undergraduate courses in professional creative communication, advertising, and creativity. COMM 314 is a professional communication class focusing on creativity. COMM 404 is about creativity and leadership. His classes won first place nationally for Honda and AT&T,...
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Kawther Albader
Masters Student
Office: Communication 115
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Erika Arredondo
Academic Advisor
Office: Communication 103C

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.

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.

Management Analysis 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...
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Anita Atwell Seate, Ph.D.

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

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
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
TEL: (520) 621-3562
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
TEL: Email Only
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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Brooke Botos
Student Desk Assistant
TEL: 520-621-1366
Office: 211

I am currently a freshman majoring in Pre-Business at the Eller College of Management, with the hope of focusing on marketing in the future. I'm...
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Seth Bradshaw, Ph.D.

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

Madison Brown is received a dual B.A. degree in Communication and Psychology in Fall 2019 and an M.A. in Communication in Spring 2021 from the University of Arizona.

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Steven Brunner, Ph.D.

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.

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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Emily Burruel Bonney
Online Academic Advisor
TEL: (520) 621-1112

I am an academic advisor for online students in Communication and Political Science in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. An alum of UA, I completed my BA in Political Science in 2006 and received a master’s degree from Newcastle University in 2010. My background in higher education...
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Shelby N. Carter
Graduate Teaching Associate
Office: Communication 115A

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.

Assistant Professor at Temple University

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Elena Chabolla
Academic Programs Manager
TEL: (520) 626-8240
Office: Communication 211

Elena has worked in a staff capacity at the University of Arizona since April 2012, currently as Academic Programs Manager 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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Yunjin Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
Office: Communication 203
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Eunjoo Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
Office: Communication 111
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Bethany A. Conway-Silva, Ph.D.

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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R. Amanda Cooper
Graduate Teaching Associate
Office: Communication 110

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.

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, Ph.D.

Benjamin E. Custer (PhD, University of Arizona, 2020) is a communication researcher and instructor who is a 2x Fulbright grantee in Bulgaria (2021-2022, 2022-2023). In 2019, he won UArizona’s Department of Communication Excellence in Teaching Award and Kory Floyd Graduate Fellowship in...
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Leah Dajches

Postdoctoral Scholar at Pennsylvania State University 

Leah Dajches (Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2022) is a postdoctoral scholar at Pennsylvania State University working on the News Literacy Initiative. Her research focuses on media representation and effects as it...
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Dana Dinsmore

Dana Dinsmore completed her Ph.D. in 2022. Her dissertation focused on the relationship between partner communication and depressive symptoms. She is currently a data analyst and communication consultant and teaches...
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Andrés Domínguez
Graduate Program Coordinator
Office: 520-621-0505

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Ed Donnerstein
Professor Emeritus and Dean Emeritus

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

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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