Graduate Faculty

Meet our COMM Studies Graduate Faculty! Please see below for a directory of all current graduate faculty, alphabetized by last name. If you are looking for the full faculty/staff directory, please navigate to the Faculty/Staff Directory page. 

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Contact Info & Office Hours


Kristen Cole

Assistant Professor

Critical Health Communication, Rhetoric, and Cultural Studies

HGH 210


Office hours: Mon 4 PM - 5 PM; Wed 11 AM - 12 PM & by appt

Stephanie Coopman



Office hours: By appointment via Zoom

Deanna Fassett

Director at Center of Faculty Development

Communication Pedagogy

IRC 213A


Not currently teaching, but is available for thesis & project committees

Felipe Gómez

Associate Professor

Organizational Communication

HGH 207

On sabbatical from Fall 2019 to Spring 2020

Rona Halualani


Critical Intercultural Communication

HGH 203

Office hours: By appointment via zoom, phone, chat, or email

Tabitha Hart

Associate Professor,
GTA Program Director (interim)

Cultural Communication; Ethnography of Communication; High Impact Educational Practices

HGH 216


Office hours: Mon 10:15 AM - 11:15 AM

Oona Hatton

Assistant Professor,
Graduate Coordinator

Performance Studies; Whiteness and Race

HGH 204

Office hours: Tues 12 PM - 2:30 PM & by appointment

Marie Haverfield

Assistant Professor

Health, Interpersonal, and Family Communication

HGH 204

Office hours: Thurs 3 PM - 5 PM & by appointment

Kathleen McConnell


Rhetoric, Public Advocacy. Communication Education, Critical Cultural Studies

HGH 207

Office hours: Posted weekly on Canvas & by appointment

Alexis Pulos

Visiting Associate Professor

Game Studies and Design, Media Studies, Critical Cultural Studies, Rhetoric, Procedural Rhetoric

HGH 205

Office hours: Mon 1 PM - 3 PM & by appointment

Priya Raman

Associate Professor,
Curriculum & Assessment Chair, University Institutional Review Board (IRB) Chair

Media and Communication

HGH 205

Office hours: Wed 11 AM - 1 PM; by appointment

Matthew Spangler


Performance Studies

HGH 206

Office hours: Wed 4 PM - 5 PM

Shawn Spano


Applied Interpersonal Communication, Dialogue Theory and Practice

HGH 211

Office hours: Wed 5:45 PM - 6:45 PM; by appointment

Anne Marie Todd

Department Chair

Rhetorical Studies, Environmental Communication

HGH 106


Office hours: By appointment

Andrew Wood


Rhetoric, Urban Studies, Tourism

HGH 210

Office hours: Online via Canvas

Nikki Yeboah

Assistant Professor

Performance Studies, Oral History

HGH 216

Office hours: Mon 1 PM - 2:30 PM & by appointment