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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) 626-5716
Office: Communication 111

Larissa Terán (M.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas) is a Ph.D. candidate in the Department of Communication. Larissa’s research focus is mainly within social and psychological media effects. Topically, Larissa investigates the role of the media in young people’s sexual socialization,...
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Robert Tokunaga, Ph.D.
Alumnus
robert.tokunaga@utsa.edu

Assistant Professor at The University of Texas at San Antonio

Dr. Robert Tokunaga studies the negative social and psychological implications of communication technology use. His teaching pursuits and research output focus on the unique role of communication technologies in the...
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Eric Tsetsi, Ph.D.
Alumnus
erictsetsi@email.arizona.edu

Eric Tsetsi earned his Ph.D. in Communication at The University of Arizona Department of Communication. His research is focused within the areas of communication and technology, political communication, and media effects. He is particularly interested in the implications of communication...
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Riva Tukachinsky, Ph.D.
Alumna
tukachin@chapman.edu

Associate Professor at Chapman University

Dr. Riva Tukachinsky is an associate professor in the School of Communication at Chapman University. She studies media psychology, namely how individuals choose, comprehend and can ultimately be influenced by media.


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Kyle Tusing
Professor of Practice & Director of Undergraduate Studies
kjt@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-8771
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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Joshua von Herrmann
Graduate Teaching Assistant
jbvonherrmann@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
Office: Communication 203

Josh is a second year graduate student at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on Computer-mediated communication, with an emphasis on communication in online gaming, Reddit, and other new and emerging media. Josh has over 10 years of experience teaching public speaking and debate at...
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Alexandra Witt, B.A. & M.A.
Alumna
alexandrawitt@arizona.edu
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Nathan T. Woo
Graduate Teaching Associate
nathantwoo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1553
Office: Communication 204

Nate Woo is a doctoral candidate in communication at the University of Arizona. Born and raised in the Bay Area, Nate received his B.A. in communication and psychology from UC Davis and his M.A. in communication studies from San Diego State University. His research lies at the intersection of...
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Richard Wood
Alumnus
rnwood@email.arizona.edu

Associate Professor of Practice at the University of Arizona


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Paul Wright, Ph.D.
Alumnus
paulwrig@indiana.edu

Professor and Unit Director for Communication Science at Indiana University Bloomington
 

BIO: Professor, The Media School, Indiana University. PhD, University of Arizona. Research and teaching interests center on media psychology, health communication, and audience...
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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) 626-1329
Office: Communication 115A
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Bo Yang
Assistant Professor
byang1@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0231
Office: Communication 317

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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Kimberley Young
Business Manager, Sr.
kky@arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-9274
Office: Communication 109A
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Pengfei Zhao, M.A.
Alumna
pengfeizhao@email.arizona.edu

Ph.D. Student at Cornell University


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Alesia Woszidlo, Ph.D.
Alumna
alesia@ku.edu

Associate Professor at The University of Kansas

Alesia Woszidlo (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an interpersonal communication scholar whose specialty is family communication and mental health. Her research examines the family of origin and how it affects the...
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