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Sarah Simpson
Communication Academic Advisor
sarahesimpson@email.arizona.edu
TEL: 621-1497
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 115C

I have worked at the University of Arizona for about 4 and half years. After graduating from ASU, I returned to Southern Arizona roots and received a job offer to work in the Office of Admissions at the UA. In mid-2017 I began working in academic advising with BA ECON students until September...
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Stephanie Smith
Alumna
stephs11@vt.edu
TEL: (540) 231-7137

Assistant Professor at Virgina Tech 


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Aaren Smith
Masters Student
aarendasheysmith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Carolyn Smith Casertano
Professor of Practice
carolynsmith@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-3062
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 315

Carolyn Smith Casertano is a Professor of Practice in the Department of Communication. She received her MA in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University and her BA in Journalism from the University of Arizona. She is an award-winning communications professional with over two decades of...
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Sheila Springer
Alumna
s.springer@northeastern.edu
TEL: 617-373-7246
Office: 240 Holmes Hall

Post-Doctoral Teaching Associate at Northeastern University

Dr. Springer studies communication over the life span, and how stereotypes and media portrayals influence perceptions of aging and older adults. In the past, Dr. Springer has examined how message framing and...
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Sarah Staggs
Alumna
smstaggs@asu.edu
TEL: 619-884-7755

Post-Doctoral Researcher and Data Analyst at Arizona State University

Sarah Staggs received her Doctoral degree in Communication (May, 2017) from University of Arizona. Sarah earned her master’s and undergraduate degrees at the University of Wyoming in the Department of...
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Samantha Stanley
Alumna
sjstan@umd.edu
Office: 2130 Skinner Bldf, University of Maryland, College Park

ABD Doctoral Candidate at The University of Maryland

Samantha Stanley earned her BA and MA in Communication summa cum laude at the University of Arizona. She is currently pursuing a PhD in Communication Science at the University of Maryland. Her program of...
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Jennifer Stevens Aubrey
Associate Professor
jlsa@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7077
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: 219

Dr. Jennifer Stevens Aubrey (Ph.D., University of Michigan, 2004) teaches classes on media, mass communication theory, and child and adolescent development in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. With an emphasis on gender and child/adolescent development, her research...
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Paulina Swiatkowski
Alumna
pswiatkowski@SBUniv.edu
TEL: 417-328-1410
Office: Jester 207

Assistant Professor at Southwest Baptist University


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David Tapia
Student Desk Assistant
davidtapia@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

David Tapia is a senior studying Political Science as a major and Italian Studies as a minor at the University of Arizona. David Tapia assists faculty, staff, and students with Communication Department inquiries at the front desk, over the telephone, and via email.


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Larissa Terán
Graduate Teaching Associate
larissateran@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1267
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 101

Larissa Terán is a Ph.D student in the Department of Communication. She received a B.A. in Journalism Cum Laude from the University of Arizona and a M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. With a focus on the youth, Larissa's research interests are in media...
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Robert Tokunaga, PhD
Alumnus
bobtoku@hawaii.edu
TEL: 808-956-8075
FAX: 808-956-9535
Office: Kuykendall Hall 107

Electronics Technician at University of Hawai‘i at Manoa

Bobby Tokunaga studies the social and psychological implications of using communication technologies. He is currently engaged in research that examines the deficient self-regulation of Internet use, the use of...
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Eric Tsetsi
Graduate Teaching Associate
erictsetsi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111

Eric Tsetsi is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona. He holds a master's in Communication and a master's in English. His primary research interests include communication and technology, political communication, and media effects. His recent work has...
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Riva Tukachinsky
Alumna
tukachin@chapman.edu
TEL: 714-516-4685

Assistant Professor at Chapman University

Dr. Riva Tukachinsky (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Chapman University in Orange, CA. Her research interests include cognitive...
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Kyle Tusing
Professor (Career Track: Not advising graduate students), Director of Undergraduate Studies
kjt@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8771
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 201

Kyle Tusing (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) specializes in social influence and interpersonal communication. He regularly teaches Communication 101, the introductory course to the major. He also has taught undergraduate and graduate courses on public speaking, communication theory,...
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Sandi Wallace
Graduate Teaching Assistant
sdw2@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Alex Witt
Alumna
alexandrawitt@email.arizona.edu
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Nathan Woo
Graduate Teaching Associate
nathantwoo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Nate Woo is a doctoral student in Communication at the University of Arizona. He received his B.A. in Communication and Psychology from the University of California, Davis and his M.A. in Communication Studies from San Diego State University. His research primarily focuses on the cognitive and...
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Paul Wright, PhD
Alumnus
paulwrig@indiana.edu
TEL: 812-855-3254
Office: Franklin Hall 230P

Associate Professor at Indiana University Bloomington
 

Research interests center on media, socialization, and health. Forty plus peer-reviewed journal articles and invited chapters in these areas. Publication outlets include Communication Monographs, Communication...
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Dis'Tinee Wright-White
Student Desk Assistant
distineewhite@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 211

Dis'Tinee White is majoring in Political Science with a minor in French.  She is a senior, soon to be graduating from the University of Arizona in May of 2018.  Dis'Tinee works as a desk assistant for the Communication Department.  She works closely with undergraduate students, graduate students...
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Kun Yan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kunyan@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c
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Bo Yang
Assistant Professor
byang1@email.arizona.edu
FAX: 520-621-5504

Dr. Yang is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication. Her research examines the intersection of health communication, strategic communication, and new media from a social scientific perspective. The primary topics of her research include how message features and audience...
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Randy Yazzie
Communication Academic Advisor
yazzier@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8073
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 115A

Randy is an Arizona Native and a Wildcat for Life. After graduating from UA, Randy worked for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions as a recruiter and admissions counselor before transitioning to academic advising for the College of Social & Behavioral Sciences. He has advised for The...
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Kimberley Young
Business Manager, Sr.
kky@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9274
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 109A
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Pengfei Zhao
Graduate Teaching Assistant
pengfeizhao@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Alesia Woszidlo, PhD
Alumna
alesia@ku.edu
TEL: 785-864-9896
FAX: 785-864-5203
Office: 116L Bailey Hall

Associate Professor at the University of Kansas


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