Faculty Members

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Edward Ackerley
Adjunct Lecturer
ackerley@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-7479
Office: McClelland Hall 323

Dr. Ed Ackerley teaches undergraduate courses in professional creative communication, advertising and creativity.  COMM 314 is a professional communication class focusing on creativity.  His classes won first place nationally for Honda and AT&T, and second place in the Credit Karma Brand...
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Russ Andaloro
Adjunct Lecturer
andaloro@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3052
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 105

Dr. Russ Andaloro has been associated with the University of Arizona for close to 50 years. Upon graduation from Tucson High School in May of 1964, Dr. Andaloro enrolled that summer at The University of Arizona. He went on to earn a Bachelors degree in Speech and Drama in 1969, a second bachelor...
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Julie Armstrong
Assistant Professor of Practice
juliearmstrong@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0231
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 317

Julie Armstrong is an Assistant Professor of Practice.  She received her MA in Communication from St. Mary’s University and her BA in English from Trinity University, both located in San Antonio, Texas.  Prior to joining the University of Arizona’s Department of Communication, Armstrong was on...
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Joseph Bonito
Professor
jbonito@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 224

Dr. Bonito earned his Ph.D. in 1997 at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in the Department of Speech Communication. His primary area of interest is small group communication processes, especially characteristics of participation. He is always interested in small group research...
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Catherine Brooks
Associate Director, Arizona's iSchool, Founding Director of the Center for Digital Society and Data Studies, and Associate Professor
cfbrooks@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3565
Office: Harvill Building, 4th Floor

Catherine Brooks (PhD, University of California) joined the Department of Communication in January, 2012, and holds a joint appointment in the School of Information at UA. Catherine’s primary research interest focuses on day-to-day language use in online and learning communities. She is most...
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Ed Donnerstein
Professor and Dean Emeritus
edonners@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-2726
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 107

 

    Ed Donnerstein’s major research interests are in mass-media violence, as well as mass media policy. He has published over 240 scientific articles in these general areas and serves on the editorial boards of a number of academic journals in both psychology and communication. He was a...
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Kory Floyd
Professor
koryfloyd@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-8236
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 321

Kory Floyd is a professor of communication at the University of Arizona. His research focuses on the communication of affection in close relationships and its effects on stress and physiological functioning. He has written 12 books and over 100 scientific papers and book chapters, and he is the...
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Rosalind Greene
Adjunct Lecturer
rgreene@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 105

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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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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Henry Kenski
Professor Emeritus
kenski@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-3562
FAX: (520) 621-3562
Office: Communication 107
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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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Aimee King
Adjunct Lecturer
aimeek@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1553
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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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. Her program of research centers on the types of everyday talk people use to manage transitions across the life course (such as health...
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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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Chris Segrin
Professor
segrin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1366
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 220

Chris Segrin (Ph.D. 1990, University of Wisconsin) is a behavioral scientist whose specialty is interpersonal relationships and mental health. His research focuses on social skills, relationship development and satisfaction, and such problems as depression, anxiety, loneliness, and marital...
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Patricia Sias
Professor
psias@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-1553
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 204

Patty Sias received her doctoral degree in Organizational Communication, with a cognate area in Management, from the University of Texas at Austin in 1993. Dr. Sias specializes in organizational communication and conducts research on workplace relationships, uncertainty, and leadership. She has...
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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) joined the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona in the fall of 2013. Her research focuses on the media's effects on emotional, mental, and physical health in young people, with an emphasis on issues related to...
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Kyle Tusing
Associate Professor, 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, 2000) 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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Jodi Whitaker
Lecturer
jodiwhitaker@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-621-0953
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 221

Jodi Whitaker (MA, University of Michigan) joined the Department of Communication at the University of Arizona in the fall of 2014.  Her program of research focuses on media effects, aggression and violence in the media, and selective exposure to new media.  She specializes in research on video...
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