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Rachel Hahn
Adjunct Lecturer
rachelhahn@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3562
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 107

Rachel Hahn (M.A., University of Arizona, 2015) specializes in media effects research, specifically focusing on the effects of media on children’s and adolescents’ nutritional knowledge and food choices. While attending the University of Arizona, Rachel received the Mass Communication Division...
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Jake Harwood
Department Head & Professor
jharwood@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 205

Jake Harwood is a Professor of Communication. He received his Ph.D. in Communication from the University of California at Santa Barbara in 1994. His research focuses on intergroup communication with a particular focus on age groups, and on the role of music in intergroup relations. He is the...
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Jian Jiao
Graduate Teaching Assistant
jianj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1267
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 101
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Nicholas Joyce
Alumnus
drnick@umd.edu
TEL: 301-405-8979
Office: University of Maryland, 2118 Skinner Building

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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Samantha Kariolich
Accelerated Master's Program (AMP) Student
skariolich@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211
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Nancy Kelly
Undergraduate Program Coordinator
nmkelly@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8240
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 102

Coordinates undergraduate related affairs including curriculum, registration, etc.


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Kate Kenski
Associate Professor
kkenski@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3066
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 202

Kate Kenski (Ph.D. 2006, University of Pennsylvania) teaches political communication, public opinion, and research methods at the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. Prior to teaching at the UofA, she was a Senior Analyst at the Annenberg Public Policy Center at the...
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Henry Kenski
Professor Emeritus
kenski@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3562
FAX: (520) 621-3562
Office: Communication 107
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Sara Kim
Graduate Teaching Associate
sarkikorea@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103B
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Dam Hee Kim
Assistant Professor
damheekim@email.arizona.edu
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Chanjung Kim
Graduate Teaching Associate
chanjungkim@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111
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Aimee King
Adjunct Lecturer
aimeek@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3062
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 315
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Dale Kunkel
Professor Emeritus
kunkel@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (805) 448-5892
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 107

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 Lapierre
Assistant Professor
mlapierre@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5512
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 217

Professor Lapierre is an Assistant Professor of Communication.  His research explores how media affects the health and well-being of children/families. Research projects include investigations of the prevalence of background television in children’s homes, the influence of marketing cues on...
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Diana Leonard
Adjunct Lecturer & Director of Public Speaking
dleonard@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3052
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 105

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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Bethany Lutovsky
Graduate Teaching Associate
bethanylutovsky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1267
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 101

Bethany Lutovsky is a Ph.D. student in the Communication Department. 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 interpersonal relationships and the impacts of social media and...
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Chris McKinley
Alumnus
mckinleyc@mail.montclair.edu
Office: School of Communication and Media Montclair State University

Assistant Professor, Health Communication 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...
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Melissa McNelis
Graduate Teaching Associate
mjmcnelis@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103C

Melissa (M.A.) is a doctoral candidate and graduate teaching associate with experience in teaching both traditional and online courses in a variety of introductory, specialty, and required courses at multiple levels. She applies communication theories and concepts to students’ professional and...
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Tina Mendoza
Graduate Program Coordinator
trm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Tina Mendoza assists students, faculty and university staff with general Communication Department inquiries, business office support, office managment, event coordnation, and scheduling.  She also serves as the Communication Building Manager and Emergency Building Coordinator and volunteers on...
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Holman Meyerhoffer
Graduate Teaching Assistant
holmanm@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111
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Ruth Montes de Oca
Administrative Associate
retapia@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Ruth assists students, faculty and university staff with general inquires regarding the Communication Department, business office support, office management, event coordination and scheduling. She is a UA Alumni with BAs in Spanish and Linguistics.


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Katerina Nemcova
Graduate Teaching Associate
knemcova@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Mariah Nunes
Academic Advisor
mariahnunes@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1497
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 115C

Mariah Nunes is a native Tucsonan. She is a graduate from our very own department and worked for a semester as an academic advising intern. While she was an undergraduate student she studied Communication abroad in Orvieto, Italy and was a member of the Communication Honor Society. After...
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Stacey Passalacqua
Alumna
passalsa@jmu.edu

Assistant Professor at James Madison University

Stacey Passalacqua (B.A. University of California, Santa Barbara; M.A. Purdue University; Ph.D. University of Arizona) is currently a Visiting Assistant Professor in the School of Communication Studies at James Madison...
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Corey Pavlich
Graduate Teaching Associate
cpavlich@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110
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Maggie Pitts
Director of Graduate Studies & Associate Professor
mjpitts@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7080
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: COMM 222

Maggie Pitts (PhD, Penn State, 2005) is Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. She is also President of the International Association of Language and Social Psychology (2016-2018).  Her program of research centers on...
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Stephen Rains
Professor
srains@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3065
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 319

Steve Rains (M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin) is Professor of Communication at the University of Arizona. He also holds appointments in the Department of Psychology and the Arizona Cancer Center. His research is situated in the general areas of communication...
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Ashwini Rajashekar
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Lindsay Roberts
Graduate Teaching Assistant
lindsayroberts@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Bianca Robles
Advising Intern
biancarobles@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-9633
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 115

Bianca Robles is a Senior at the University of Arizona majoring in Communication and minoring in Business Administration. During her years at the University of Arizona, Bianca has had the chance to take several communication courses with many of the accomplished professors from the department....
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