Full-Time Faculty

David L. Appleby, Professor (M.F.A., Temple University)
Film and Video Production; Cinematography; Documentary History and Theory

Antonio de Velasco, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., Emory University)
Rhetoric and Social Theory; U.S. Political Discourse; Rhetorical Pedagogy

Amanda Nell Edgar, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Media Studies and Rhetoric

Roxana L. Gee, Associate Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Video and Film Production

Joy V. Goldsmith, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health Communication; Palliative Care

David Goodman, Assistant Professor (MFA, University of North Texas) 
Film and Video Production

M. Allison Graham, Professor (Ph.D., University of Florida)
Media History, Theory, and Criticism; Southern Studies

Denis Grimes, Lecturer - Lambuth Campus (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Communication Generalist

Katherine G. Hendrix, Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington)
Qualitative Research Methods; Instructional, Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication

Andre E. Johnson, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Memphis)
African-American Rhetoric

Marina Levina, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Critical/Cultural Studies of Science, Technology, and Medicine; Visual Culture; Media Studies

D. Gray Matthews, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)
Rhetorical Criticism; Rhetoric, Community, and Social Change

Christina Moss, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)
Southern Rhetoric; Visual and Material Commemoration

Steven J. Ross, Professor (M.A., New York University)
Film/Video Production; Screen Writing; Film History

Lori Stallings, Instructor and Director of 2381 (M.A., Marquette University)
Oral Communication; Interpersonal Communication

Michael J. Steudeman, Visiting Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Maryland)
Rhetoric and Public Address

Craig O. Stewart, Associate Professor and Interim Department Chair (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Critical Discourse Studies; Science Communication; Research Methods

Sachiko Terui,  Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health Communication

YiYi Yang, Lecturer - Lambuth Campus 

Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Health Literacy; Patient/provider interactions; Qualitative Research; Patient-centered Outcomes Research; Special interest in cystic fibrosis and cancer