COVID-19 Information

Until further notice, the University of Arizona, in accordance with the guidelines recommended by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, encourages all employees to work remotely. Our main office is open for limited hours to the public, Monday-Friday from 9am-3pm, until September 14th. Although, you can reach the Communication Department, Monday–Friday from 8:30am-5pm, at 520-621-1366 or by email to comminfo@arizona.edu.

Get COVID-19 updates and information for the University of Arizona community. Also, see SBS resources for continuing instruction and learning.

Department Directory

Enter a name and/or lastname
Michael Farzinpour's picture
Michael Farzinpour
Graduate Teaching Associate
mfarzinpour@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203

I recently graduated from USC Annenberg with a Master of Communication Management, and I am now pursuing a PhD in New Communication Technologies. I am a proficient writer, editor, and researcher, as well as meticulous in my attention to detail. Additionally, I have broad leadership experience,...
[more information]

Christine Filer, Ph.D.'s picture
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...
[more information]

Kory Floyd's picture
Kory Floyd
Professor
koryfloyd@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8236
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Taylor Foerster's picture
Taylor Foerster
Graduate Teaching Associate
tfoerster@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Heather Gahler's picture
Heather Gahler
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgahler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
[more information]
Monica Gallegos, Ph.D.'s picture
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...
[more information]

Hilary Gamble, Ph.D.'s picture
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 “...
[more information]

Jiaqi Gao, B.A. & M.A.'s picture
Jiaqi Gao, B.A. & M.A.
Alumna
jiaqigao@email.arizona.edu
[more information]
Hyeonchang Gim's picture
Hyeonchang Gim
Graduate Teaching Assistant
hgimkay@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

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...
[more information]

Taylor Goldstein's picture
Taylor Goldstein
Accelerated Masters Student
taylorgoldstein@email.arizona.edu
[more information]
Rosalind Greene's picture
Rosalind Greene
Adjunct Lecturer
rgreene@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 591-4058
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Jake Harwood's picture
Jake Harwood
Professor
jharwood@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8681
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 107

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...
[more information]

Susan Holland's picture
Susan Holland
Professor of Practice (Career Track: Not advising graduate students)
susanholland@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-7367
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Jian Jiao's picture
Jian Jiao
Graduate Teaching Associate
jianj@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Jian Jiao is a second-year Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. His primary research interests include interpersonal communication, close relationships, and social influence.

 


[more information]
Nicholas Joyce, Ph.D.'s picture
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...
[more information]

Kate Kenski's picture
Kate Kenski
Professor
kkenski@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3066
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Dam Hee Kim's picture
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...
[more information]

Sara Kim's picture
Sara Kim
Graduate Teaching Associate
sarkikorea@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c
[more information]
Dale Kunkel's picture
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...
[more information]

Matthew A. Lapierre's picture
Matthew A. Lapierre
Assistant Professor
mlapierre@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 health and well-being, particularly among children/families. Research projects include investigations of the influence of marketing cues on children’s consumer behavior, the development of...
[more information]

Ashley Laybon's picture
Ashley Laybon
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ashleylaybon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
[more information]
Diana Leonard's picture
Diana Leonard
Senior Lecturer & Director of Public Speaking
dleonard@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3052
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Rain Wuyu Liu's picture
Rain Wuyu Liu
Assistant Professor
rainliu@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3062
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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...
[more information]

Bethany Lutovsky's picture
Bethany Lutovsky
Graduate Teaching Associate
bethanylutovsky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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,...
[more information]

Jeannette Maré's picture
Jeannette Maré
Graduate Teaching Associate
jmare@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

Jeannette Maré founded the nonprofit Ben's Bells 17 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...
[more information]

Christopher McKinley, Ph.D.'s picture
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...
[more information]

Melissa McNelis, Ph.D.'s picture
Melissa McNelis, Ph.D.
Alumna
mjmcnelis@ship.edu

Assistant Professor at Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania

Melissa (Ph.D.) is an Assistant Professor with experience in teaching both traditional and online courses in a variety of introductory, specialty, and required courses at multiple levels. She applies...
[more information]

Paulina Medina's picture
Paulina Medina
Accelerated Masters Student
paulinamedina@email.arizona.edu
[more information]
Tina Mendoza's picture
Tina Mendoza
Graduate Program Coordinator
trm@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Tina Mendoza assists students, faculty and university staff with matters related to graduate students and the Communication graduate program.  She also volunteers on various committees in the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences.  She earned her BA in Linguistics with Honors at the...
[more information]

Kami Merrifield's picture
Kami Merrifield
Online Academic Advisor
kmerrifi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520)621-1279
FAX: (520)621-5504
Office: Douglass 104B
[more information]

Pages

College of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Quick Links