Department of Communication & Film

The University bestows the designation "Graduate Faculty" upon faculty following review of their credentials and recommendation by their colleagues. The University maintains three levels of graduate faculty: (1) Full, (2) Associate, and (3) External.

Only Full graduate faculty members may chair doctoral committees. Full or Associate graduate faculty may chair master's committees. Only one external graduate faculty member may serve as a voting member on any master's or doctoral committee.


ANTONIO DE VELASCO, Associate Professor, PhD (2005), Emory University [2024]

AMANDA EDGAR, Associate Professor, PhD (2015), University of Missouri [2029]

JOY GOLDSMITH, Professor, PhD (2004), University of Oklahoma [2025]

KATHERINE G. HENDRIX, Professor, PhD (1994), The University of Washington [2023]

ANDRE E. JOHNSON, Associate Professor, PhD (2008), University of Memphis [2021]

MARINA LEVINA, Professor, PhD (2006), University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign [2028]

DAVID GRAY MATTHEWS, Assistant Professor, PhD (1993), Pennsylvania State University [2023]

CHRISTINA MOSS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2005), Louisiana State University [2025]

CRAIG O. STEWART, Associate Professor, PhD (2006), Carnegie Mellon University [2027]

AMANDA J. YOUNG, Associate Professor, PhD (2000), Carnegie Mellon University [2028]

WENDY ATKINS-SAYRE, Professor, PhD (2005), University of Georgia [2026]

DAVID GOODMAN, Assistant Professor, MFA (2015), The University of North Texas [2026]


DAVID L. APPLEBY, Professor Emeritus, MFA (1979), Temple University 

MARTY LANG, Assistant Professor, MFA (2004), Florida State University, MFA (2019), California State University, Northridge

MICHAEL OSBORN, Professor Emeritus, PhD (1963), The University of Florida

DAVID STEPHENS, Assistant Professor, PhD (2020), Bowling Green State University

STEPHEN J. ROSS, Professor Emeritus, MA (1973), New York University 

ELJA ROY, Assistant Professor, PhD (2021),  University of Minnesota 



CICELY WILSON, PhD (2013), The University of Memphis [2022]

CHARLES HUGHES, PhD (2012), University of Wisconsin-Madison [2022]

MICHAEL J. STEUDEMAN, Assistant Professor, PhD (2016), University of Maryland [2023]

SACHIKO TERUI, PhD (2016), University of Oklahoma [2024]

RONALD ROACH, PhD (2001), Regent University [2025]

 NOTE: Expiration date of graduate faculty membership is indicated in brackets.