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.

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Students

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Juliana Barbati
Graduate Teaching Associate
jbarbati@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

After earning her Bachelor’s and MA in Communication from the University of Oklahoma, Jules moved to Tucson to pursue a PhD. Jules’ research interest involves examining the effects of persuasive messages; this main focus manifests in different contexts (e.g., prejudice reduction, in the media,...
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Madison Brown
Accelerated Masters Student
madisonlbrown@email.arizona.edu

Madison Brown is from Seattle, Washington and is an Accelerated Masters student in the Department of Communication. She received a dual B.A. degree in Communication and Psychology from the University of Arizona in Fall 2019.


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Shelby N. Carter
Graduate Teaching Assistant
shelbyncarter@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-1329
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103b

Shelby Carter is from Mayfield, Kentucky and is a master's student in the Department of Communication. In 2019, she received her bachelor of arts degree in Communication and a minor in Marketing from the University of Louisville. Shelby's research interests broadly include social influence,...
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Eunjoo Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
echoi1@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Yunjin Choi
Graduate Teaching Associate
ychoi@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Amanda R. Cooper
Graduate Teaching Associate
ramandacooper@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203

Amanda Cooper is a master's student in the Department of Communication. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in Communication Studies from Utah State University. Her research interest is in the intersection of interpersonal, family, and health communication. Specifically she is interested...
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Benjamin E. Custer
Graduate Teaching Associate
becuster@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Benjamin E. Custer is a doctoral candidate in communication with a minor in social psychology at the University of Arizona. He has been selected as a Fulbright scholar in the 2020/21 cohort, where he will serve as an English Teaching Assistant (ETA) in Bulgaria. He is presently working on his...
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Leah Dajches
Graduate Teaching Associate
ldajches@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111

Leah is a Ph.D. student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.A. in Film & Television Studies from the University of Arizona and her M.A. in Media Arts & Sciences from Indiana University Bloomington. Leah’s research interests focus on media effects, particularly the...
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Dana Dinsmore
Graduate Teaching Associate
danadinsmore@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203

Dana R. Dinsmore is a fourth year Ph.D. student. Her research focuses on how communication in family and romantic relationships affects our physical and mental health. Her research addresses such topics as diet, exercise, alcohol/substance use, and medication adherence. She is just as passionate...
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Kaylin Duncan
Graduate Teaching Associate
kduncan7@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c
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William Emmons
Graduate Teaching Assistant
williamemmons@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Alice Fanari
Graduate Teaching Associate
afanari@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c

Born and raised in Italy, Alice Fanari (M.A.) moved to the United States five years ago to pursue her higher education and be fully immersed in a diverse, multi-cultural environment. After earning her Bachelor of Arts in Communication with a French Minor from the University of Nebraska at Omaha...
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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,...
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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...
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Heather Gahler
Graduate Teaching Associate
hgahler@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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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...
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Taylor Goldstein
Accelerated Masters Student
taylorgoldstein@email.arizona.edu
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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.

 


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Sara Kim
Graduate Teaching Associate
sarkikorea@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0183
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 103c
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Ashley Laybon
Graduate Teaching Assistant
ashleylaybon@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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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,...
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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...
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Paulina Medina
Accelerated Masters Student
paulinamedina@email.arizona.edu
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Daniel Montez
Graduate Teaching Associate
danielmontez@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 203
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Katerina Nemcova
Graduate Teaching Associate
knemcova@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Katerina Nemcova is a Ph.D. Student in the Department of Communication. She received her B.S. in Communication from University of Texas in Brownsville and her M.A. in Public Relations from Webster University, Missouri. Her research interests focus on health communication, communication and...
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Yejin Shin
Graduate Teaching Associate
yshin@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 111
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Larissa Terán
Graduate Teaching Associate
larissateran@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-5716
FAX: (520) 621-5504
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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Joshua von Herrmann
Graduate Teaching Assistant
jbvonherrmann@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 621-5819
FAX: 520-621-5504
Office: Communication 203

Josh is a first year Master's student at University of Arizona. He has previously worked as League Director of the National High School debate league of China in Beijing, and as a debate coach and event coordinator for the University of Alaska Anchorage. Josh plans to pursue a PhD and a career...
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Nathan T. Woo
Graduate Teaching Associate
nathantwoo@email.arizona.edu
TEL: (520) 626-0750
FAX: (520) 621-5504
Office: Communication 110

Nate Woo is a doctoral candidate 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 focuses on the cognitive, behavioral,...
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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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