Find out more about the research interests of our graduate faculty by viewing these faculty interview videos:  Faculty Videos

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
  Kellie Brownlee, Assistant Professor (Ph.D. Colorado State University)
Dr. De Velasco Antonio de Velasco, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Emory University)
Rhetoric and Social Theory; U.S. Political Discourse; Rhetorical Pedagogy
aedgarheadshot Amanda Nell Edgar, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Missouri)
Media Studies and Rhetoric
  Tracy Sadlak Giovanetti, Assistant Professor of Teaching (Ed.D., University of Memphis)
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, Assistant 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, Associate Professor (Ph.D., University of Memphis)
African-American Rhetoric
Prof. Lang Marty Lang, Assistant Professor (MFA, California State University, Northridge; MFA, Florida State University)
Film and Video Production; Screenwriting, Directing and Producing
Dr. Levina Marina Levina, Professor (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
  Alexander Morales, Assistant Professor of Teaching (Ph.D., University of Georgia, completing degree summer 2023) 
Dr. 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
  Christine Nyawaga, Assistant Professor (Ph.D., Wayne State University, completing summer 2023)
Dr. Elja Roy

Elja RoyAssistant Professor (Ph.D., University of Minnesota)

Film and Video Production, Environmental Communication, Critical Media

Prof. Stallings Lori Stallings, Assistant Professor of Teaching, and Director of 2381 (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, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Critical Discourse Studies; Science Communication; Research Methods
Dr. Young Amanda J. Young, Associate Professor (Ph.D., Carnegie Mellon University)
Health Literacy; Patient/provider interactions; Qualitative Research; Patient-centered Outcomes Research


Emeritus Faculty

David Appleby David L. Appleby, Professor Emeritus

Dr. Hendrix Katherine G. Hendrix, Professor Emeritus
Steve Ross Steve Ross, Professor Emeritus

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