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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, Identity, Critical Regionalism and the South, Social Protest and Change

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

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

Lauren Johnsen, Instructor (MA, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee)
Interpersonal and Family Communication

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

Marty Lang, Assistant Professor (MFA, California State University, Northridge; MFA, Florida State University)
Film and Video Production; Screenwriting, Directing and Producing

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

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

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

Steve Ross, Professor Emeritus

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

David Stephens, (Ph.D., Bowling Green State University)
Social Media, Branding, Race, Black Twitter, Cultural Studies, Popular Culture

Craig O. Stewart, Associate Professor (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

 

Adjunct Faculty

James R. Briscoe, Adjunct Faculty (Ph.D. Communication, University of Memphis)
Rhetoric, Political Communication, Health Communication

Richard Bullington, Adjunct Faculty (M.A. Communication, University of Memphis)
Rhetoric, Political Communication, Health Communication

Daniel Linton, Adjunct Faculty (MA Communication, University of Memphis)

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