Communication Studies Faculty

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Auxier, Randall E., Professor, Ph.D., Emory University, 1992; 2000. Symbol theory and semiotics, philosophy of communication, history of rhetoric and philosophy, popular culture.

Bardhan, Nilanjana R., Professor, Ph.D., University of Ohio, 1998; 1998. Intercultural communication and public relations.

Engstrom, Craig L., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2010; 2015. Organizational communication, institutional theory, rhetoric, training and development, social media.

Gingrich-Philbrook, Craig, Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University, 1994; 1998. Performance studies, queer theory, continental philosophy, performance art.

Graham, Todd, Director of Debate, Ph.D., Arizona State University, 2000.

Gray, Jonathan, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 1999; 1999. Rhetorical theory and criticism, popular culture, communication pedagogy, folklore, cultural studies, and performance.

Houston, William Josh, Senior Lecturer, M.A., Western Illinois University, 1998.

Pensoneau-Conway, Sandra L., Associate Professor, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 2006; 2012. Critical communication pedagogy, qualitative methods, communication and identity.

Walker, Rebecca, Associate Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2011; 2012. Performance and culture, performance and technology, performance and art, history of performance studies, rhetoric and pop culture, visual rhetoric, culture jamming, tourism and performance.

Young, Justin, Assistant Professor of Practice, M.S., Murray State University, 2003. Public relations, new media, film, video games.

Emeriti Faculty 

Hinchcliff-Pelias, Mary, Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1982.

Kleinau, Marion L., Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, 1961.

Langsdorf, Lenore, Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., SUNY at Stony Brook, 1977.

Lanigan, Richard L., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1969.

Pace, Thomas J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Denver, 1957.

Pelias, Ronald J., Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1979.

Pineau, Elyse, Associate Professor, Emerita, Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1990.

Smith, William D., Associate Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., Southern Illinois University Carbondale, 1964.

Stucky, Nathan, Professor, Emeritus, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1988.