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William Emmons
Graduate Teaching Assistant
williamemmons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
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) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

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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Michael Farzinpour
Graduate Teaching Associate
mfarzinpour@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

Michael is a second year PhD student whose research focuses on communication technology and social networks. He is interested in real-world applications of communication theory within organizational contexts. Michael is also passionate about teaching.


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Christine Filer, Ph.D.
Alumna
cfiler@email.arizona.edu

Senior Research Analyst at Langer Research Associates

Christine Filer is a senior research analyst at Langer Research Associates. Her responsibilities there encompass project management, questionnaire design, survey methodology, fieldwork oversight and data analysis...
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Kory Floyd
Professor
koryfloyd@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8236
Office: Communication 321

Kory Floyd's research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 16 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he has served as editor-in-chief of Communication Monographs and...
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Taylor Foerster
Graduate Teaching Associate
tfoerster@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

My name is Taylor Foerster and I will be a first year PhD student in the communication department starting in Fall 2020! My background is multidisciplinary as I have an MS in Agricultural Education and a BS in Natural Resources with a Wildlife Conservation and Management Emphasis. I am...
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Heather Gahler
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgahler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203
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Monica Gallegos, Ph.D.
Alumna
gallegosm1@nku.edu

Assistant Professor at Nothern Kentucky University

Dr. Monica Gallegos received her B.A. in Communication from the University of Arizona, and her M.A. in Communication...
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Hilary Gamble, Ph.D.
Alumna
hgamble@aum.edu
Assistant Professor at Auburn University at Montgomery
 

Hilary Gamble is a media effects researcher who studies the influence of both traditional and digital media on emerging adults’ sexual attitudes, beliefs, and behaviors. Her dissertation is titled “...
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Jiaqi Gao, B.A. & M.A.
Alumna
jiaqigao@email.arizona.edu
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Hyeonchang Gim
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgimkay@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

Hyeonchang “Kay” Gim is an M.A. student whose research interests are in intergroup communication with music and media effects.  He received a B.A. in Communication Studies from the University of South Dakota, where he researched how Netflix portrays characters in relation to biological sex, age...
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Taylor Goldstein
Alumna
taylorgoldstein@email.arizona.edu
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Rosalind Greene
Adjunct
rgreene@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 591-4058
Office: Communication 315

Rosalind is an adjunct lecturer teaching Communication and the Legal Process. She is a Trial Consultant with Advanced Jury Research, co-chair of the Professional Standards Committee of the American Society of Trial Consultants, a member of the State Bar of Arizona.  She received her J.D. from...
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Jake Harwood
Professor
jharwood@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8681
Office: Communication 107

Jake Harwood (PhD, Univ. of California, Santa Barbara) is a Professor of Communication. His CV is here. His research focuses on intergroup communication with a...
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Sophia Heemsbergen
Accelerated Masters Student
heemsbergen@email.arizona.edu
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Susan Holland
Professor of Practice (Career Track: Not advising graduate students)
susanholland@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-7367
Office: Communication 102

Susan Holland is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Communication. Prior to joining the University of Arizona, she was a Professor of Practice at Southern Methodist University. Susan has more than 15 years of interdisciplinary teaching experience within the following areas: business...
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Yu Jeong Hwang
Graduate Teaching Associate
hwangyujeong@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1554
Office: Communication 115C
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Jian Jiao
Graduate Teaching Associate
jianj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
Office: Communication 110

Jian Jiao is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. His primary research interests include interpersonal communication, close relationships, and mental health.


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Nicholas Joyce, Ph.D.
Alumnus
drnick@umd.edu

Assistant Professor at the University of Maryland

Dr. Joyce is interested in the communicative and psychological processes underlying intercultural relationships. One major area of his research examines how and why intercultural narratives and other forms of intergroup...
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Kate Kenski
Professor
kkenski@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3066
Office: Communication 202

Dr. Kate Kenski (Ph.D. 2006, University of Pennsylvania) is a Professor in the Department of Communication where she teaches political communication, public opinion, and research methods. Prior to teaching at the University of Arizona, she was a senior analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy...
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Dam Hee Kim
Assistant Professor
damheekim@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-0953
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 219

Dam Hee Kim (Ph.D., University of Michigan, Homepage) is an Assistant Professor of Communication.  With her cross-disciplinary background in communication and business, Dam Hee Kim’s research focuses on the social, political and...
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Sara Kim
Alumna
sarkikorea@email.arizona.edu
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Dale Kunkel
Professor Emeritus
kunkel@arizona.edu
TEL: (805) 448-5892

Dr. Dale Kunkel (Ph.D., Annenberg School, University of Southern California, 1984) is Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. Kunkel studies children and media issues from diverse perspectives, including television effects research as well as assessments of media industry...
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Matthew A. Lapierre
Associate Professor
mlapierre@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5512
Office: Communication 217

Professor Lapierre (PhD, University of Pennsylvania) is an Associate Professor of Communication.  His research explores how media affects health and well-being, particularly among children/families. Research projects include investigations of the influence of marketing cues on children’s...
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Diana Leonard
Senior Lecturer & Director of Public Speaking
dleonard@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3052
Office: Communication 315

Diana Leonard, Ph.D., joined The Department of Communication at The University of Arizona in Fall, 2000 as an Adjunct Instructor and Director of Public Speaking. Her current course teaching includes small group, argumentation, introduction and advanced public speaking. Dr. Leonard also served as...
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Rain Wuyu Liu
Assistant Professor
rainliu@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3062
Office: Communication 105

Rain Wuyu Liu is an Assistant Professor of Communication. She was born and raised in China. After receiving her bachelor’s degree from Southwest University in her home country, she came to the United States in 2010, where she received her M.A. in Public Relations from the University of Miami in...
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Bethany Lutovsky
Ph.D. Candidate
bethanylutovsky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111

Bethany Lutovsky is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.S. in Management Communication and M.A. in Speech Communication from North Dakota State University in Fargo, ND. Her research interests focus on the intersection of interpersonal relationships and media,...
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Jeannette Maré
Graduate Teaching Associate
jmare@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A

Jeannette Maré founded the nonprofit Ben's Bells 19 years ago after the sudden death of her young son. She combined her knowledge of linguistics (BA, University of Arizona, MA, Gallaudet University) with her passion for teaching kind communication skills in her community-building mission. Years...
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Christopher McKinley, Ph.D.
Alumnus
mckinleyc@mail.montclair.edu

Associate Professor at Montclair State University

Dr. Christopher McKinley specializes in health communication and media effects. His research explores the role of narrative persuasion on health decision-making as well as factors motivating online health information...
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