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Full-Time Faculty

Dr. Atkins-Sayre

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Department Chair and Professor (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Rhetoric, Identity, Critical Regionalism and the South, Social Protest and Change

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Kellie Carstensen, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. University of Colorado Boulder)
Appliled Communicaion, Applied Ethnography, Nonprofits and Religious Culture

Dr. De Velasco

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

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Roxie Gee Roxana L. Gee, Associate Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Video and Film Production
Dr. Goldsmith Joy V. Goldsmith, Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health literacy; Health intervention development; Caregiver training; Oncology and chronic care
David Goodman David Goodman, Associate Professor (MFA, University of North Texas)
Film and Video Production
Kristen Hill Kristen Simone Hill, Assistant Professor of Teaching (MA, University of Memphis)
Film and Video Production
Dr. Johnson

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

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Dr. Levina

Marina Levina, Professor (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Critical Cultural Studies; Media Studies

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Gray Matthews

Gray Matthews, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)
Contemplative Philosophy; Relational and Critical Theory

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AMorales Photo Alexander Morales, Assistant Professor of Teaching (Ph.D., University of Georgia) 

History of Rhetoric; Rhetoric of Science and Economics; Communication Ethics; Rhetorical Pedagogy   

Dr. Moss Christina Moss, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Louisiana State University)
Southern Identity and Rhetoric, Critical Regionalism, Analysis of Place and Locale, Public Memory, Public Address, Gender and Race Rhetoric
Christine Nyawaga Christine NyawagaAssistant Professor (Ph.D., Wayne State University)
Dr. Elja Roy

Elja RoyAssistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)
Film and Video Production, Environmental Communication, Critical Media

Prof. Stallings Lori Stallings, Associate Professor of Teaching Coordinator (M.A., Marquette University)
Oral Communication; Interpersonal Communication
Dr. Stephens David F. Stephens Jr, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Bowling Green State University)
Social Media, Branding, Race, Black Twitter, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture
Dr. Craig Stewart Craig O. Stewart, Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Critical Discourse Studies; Science Communication; Research Methods
Mandy Young

Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Health Literacy; Patient/provider interactions; Qualitative Research; Patient-centered Outcomes Research

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Adjunct Faculty

James R. Briscoe James R. Briscoe, Adjunct Faculty (Ph.D. Communication, University of Memphis)
Rhetoric, Political Communication, Health Communication
Richard Bullington Richard Bullington, Adjunct Faculty (M.A. Communication, University of Memphis)
Rhetoric, Political Communication, Health Communication
Daniel Linton Daniel Linton, Adjunct Faculty (MA Communication, University of Memphis)
Cynthia Runions

Cynthia Runions, Adjunct Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Media Studies, Film History, Theory, and Criticism; Communication Studies

Venice Settles

Venice Settles, Adjunct Professor 

Emeritus Faculty

David Appleby David L. Appleby, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hendrix

Katherine G. Hendrix, Professor Emeritus

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Steve Ross Steve Ross, Professor Emeritus