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Full-Time Faculty

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

Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Department Chair (Ph.D. University of Georgia) 
Rhetoric, Social Movements and Animal Rights, and Women and the Media

Antonio de Velasco, Associate Professor (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, Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health literacy; Health intervention development; Caregiver training; Oncology and chronic 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, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Memphis)
African-American Rhetoric

Marina Levina, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Critical Cultural Studies; 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

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

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

Cicely Wilson, Online Instructor/Coordinator (Ph.D., University of Memphis)

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