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Full-Time Faculty

Wendy Atkins-Sayre Wendy Atkins-Sayre, Department Chair (Ph.D. University of Georgia)
Rhetoric, Identity, Critical Regionalism and the South, Social Protest and Change
David L. Appleby David L. Appleby, Professor (M.F.A., Temple University)
Film and Video Production; Cinematography; Documentary History and Theory
Antonio de Velasco Antonio de Velasco, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Emory University)
Rhetoric and Social Theory; U.S. Political Discourse; Rhetorical Pedagogy
Amanda Nell Edgar Amanda Nell Edgar, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Media Studies and Rhetoric
Roxana L. Gee Roxana L. Gee, Associate Professor (M.A., University of Memphis)
Video and Film Production
Joy V. 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, Assistant Professor (MFA, University of North Texas)
Film and Video Production
Hendrix Katherine G. Hendrix, Professor (Ph.D., University of Washington)
Qualitative Research Methods; Instructional, Intercultural and Interpersonal Communication
Lauren Johnsen Lauren Johnsen, Instructor (MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Interpersonal and Family Communication
Andre E. Johnson Andre E. Johnson, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Memphis)
African-American Rhetoric
Marty Lang Marty Lang, Assistant Professor (MFA, California State University, Northridge; MFA, Florida State University)
Film and Video Production; Screenwriting, Directing and Producing
Marina Levina Marina Levina, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., University of Illinois)
Critical Cultural Studies; Media Studies
Gray Matthews Gray Matthews, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University)
Contemplative Philosophy; Relational and Critical Theory
Christina Moss Christina Moss, Assistant 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
Steve Ross Steve Ross, Professor Emeritus
Lori Stallings Lori Stallings, Instructor, Undergraduate Coordinator and Director of 2381 (M.A., Marquette University)
Oral Communication; Interpersonal Communication
David Stephens David F. Stephens Jr, (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University)
Social Media, Branding, Race, Black Twitter, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture
Craig O. Stewart Craig O. Stewart, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Critical Discourse Studies; Science Communication; Research Methods
Sachiko Terui Sachiko Terui, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Oklahoma)
Health Communication
Cicely Wilson Cicely Wilson, Online Instructor/Coordinator (Ph.D., University of Memphis)
Amanda J. Young Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Health Literacy; Patient/provider interactions; Qualitative Research; Patient-centered Outcomes Research

 

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