Faculty

Adrianne Kunkel
Professor
785-864-9884
Office: 116C Bailey Hall

Ph.D., Purdue University

 

Alesia Woszidlo
Assistant Professor
785-864-9896
Office: 115 Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Arizona

Andrea Quenette
Assistant Professor & Director of the Basic Course
785-864-4370
Office: 116F Bailey Hall

Ph.D. Ohio State University

Beth Innocenti
Professor
785-864-9018
Office: 116H Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Illinois

Dave Tell
Associate Professor
785-864-0450
Office: 116M Bailey Hall

Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University

Dorthy Pennington
Associate Professor
785-864-9883
Office: 116J Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Jay P. Childers
Associate Professor
785-864-1474
Office: 101 Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin

Jeffrey A. Hall
Associate Professor
785-864-1082
Office: 4B Bailey

Ph.D. University of Southern California

 Mary Banwart
Associate Professor
785-864-5681
Office: 104B Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Oklahoma

Mary Lee Hummert
Professor
785-864-4904
Office: 250 Strong Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Robert C. Rowland
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies
785-864-9868
Office: 116D Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Scott Harris
Associate Specialist & Debate Coach
785-864-9878
Office: Sub-basement 102 Bailey Hall

Ph.D, Northwestern University

Tom D. Beisecker
Associate Professor and Chair
785-864-9882
Office: 111 Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin

Tracy Callaway Russo
Associate Professor, Director of Edwards Campus Graduate Program
785-864-9877
Office: 104A Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Yan Bing Zhang
Associate Professor, Undergraduate Director
785-864-9678
Office: 114 Bailey Hall

Ph.D., University of Kansas

Angela Gist
Assistant Professor
785-864-9874
116E Bailey

Ph.D. University of Missouri

Brett Bricker
Assistant Specialist, Assistant Debate Coach
785-864-1576
Office: SB12 Bailey

Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. 


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Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
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If you see Dr. Hall around campus be sure to congratulate him! Jeff's research entitled "Mediated Social Interaction and Well Being" was recently funded by the University's General Research Fund (GRF). We can't to see what he discovers with his results! Congrats!
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Lauded race and class historian becomes KU Foundation Professor David Roediger’s award-winning research and writing has already transformed how historians view the growth of social freedoms in America though the intersection of race, class, ethnicity, and labor. Now Roediger, as KU’s first Foundation Distinguished Professor of History (http://bit.ly/1AbAqYw), will continue to break new ground in those fields as he leads KU’s departments of American Studies and History. Roediger likes to study historical flash points — where one particular change brings a cascade of wider cultural changes. His latest book, “Seizing Freedom, Slave Emancipation and Liberty for All,” makes the point that as slaves began freeing themselves across the South during the Civil War, their emancipation inspired and ignited other cultural movements for freedom — such as the women’s movement for suffrage and the labor movement for better working conditions and an eight-hour day. Understanding the individual stories of average people who wanted to make their lives better, including slaves or factory workers, is important to understanding the wider political movements and elections, Roediger said. “It's tempting to think that all the important political questions have been decided,” he said, “but actually people are constantly thinking about what freedom would mean for them.”


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