Faculty

Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University
785-864-9884
Office: 116C Bailey Hall

Dr. Kunkel teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in interpersonal communication, communication and gender, and social support. In 2002, Dr.

Alesia Woszidlo
Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Arizona
785-864-9896
Office: 115 Bailey Hall

Alesia Woszidlo (Ph.D., University of Arizona) is an interpersonal communication scholar whose specialty is family communication and mental health.

Assistant Professor & Director of the Basic Course, Ph.D. Ohio State University
785-864-4370
Office: 116F Bailey Hall
Beth Innocenti
Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois
785-864-9018
Office: 116H Bailey Hall

Beth Innocenti's teaching and research interests are in the history of rhetoric and argumentation.

Dave Tell
Associate Professor, Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
785-864-0450
Office: 116M Bailey Hall

Dr. Tell's work focuses on the intersections of rhetorical theory and cultural politics.

Dorthy Pennington
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-9883
Office: 116J Bailey Hall

Dr. Pennington's main teaching and research interests include intercultural communication, human relations, and public address. One of her special interests is labor rhetoric.

Jay P. Childers
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas, Austin
785-864-1474
Office: 101 Bailey Hall

Dr. Childers's research and teaching are in the areas of rhetoric and political communication, paying particular attention to questions of democratic citizenship.

Jeffrey A. Hall
Associate Professor, Ph.D. University of Southern California
785-864-1082
Office: 4B Bailey
 Mary Banwart
Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Oklahoma.
785-864-5681
Office: 104B Bailey Hall

Dr.Banwart's primary research focuses on political campaign communication and the influence of gender in political campaigns, with specific attention directed toward political advertising, campaign

Mary Lee Hummert
Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-4904
Office: 250 Strong Hall
Robert C. Rowland
Professor & Director of Graduate Studies, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-9868
Office: 116D Bailey Hall

Dr. Rowland's major teaching and research interests are in rhetorical criticism, argumentation, and the public sphere. Dr.

Scott Harris
Associate Specialist & Debate Coach, Ph.D, Northwestern University
785-864-9878
Office: Sub-basement 102 Bailey Hall

Dr. Harris' research and teaching interests include argumentation and debate, public address, political communication, and the rhetoric of sports.

Tom D. Beisecker
Associate Professor and Chair, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
785-864-9882
Office: 111 Bailey Hall

Dr. Beisecker's main interests include persuasion, social influence, bargaining, negotiation, and jury decision-making.

Tracy Callaway Russo
Associate Professor & Director of Edwards Campus Graduate Program, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-9877
Office: 104A Bailey Hall

Dr.Russo's research focuses on communication behaviors in mediated environments, especially focusing on group member attachments to others in online teams and groups and in online classes and on ho

Yan Bing Zhang
Associate Professor and Undergraduate Director, Ph.D., University of Kansas
785-864-9678
Office: 114 Bailey Hall

Dr. Zhang’s research focuses on intercultural/intergenerational/mass communication particularly in regards to cultural values, age stereotypes, conflict management, and media effects.

Brett Bricker
Assistant Specialist, Assistant Debate Coach, Ph.D. University of Kansas
785-864-1576
Office: SB12 Bailey

Ph.D. from the University of Kansas. 


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Advising for summer 2014 and fall 2014
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Communication Studies Department Awarded Inaugural Chancellor's Doctoral Fellowship!
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BREAKING THE SILENCE: Moroccans Speak out on Sexual Harassment
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