Faculty and Instructors

The Hugh Downs School of Human Communication is composed of distinguished interdisciplinary faculty recognized for teaching and research excellence in five scholarly areas: organizational communication, interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, rhetoric, and performance studies. We invite you to visit our individual pages and discover the range, depth, and passion that guide our work in the communication arts and sciences.

Faculty Office Office Phone Office Hours
Bradley Adame
assistant professor

Research interests: social influence, crisis communication, message design
STA 466 480-727-6563 M 1:00-3:00 p.m.
Jess K Alberts
President's Professor

Research interests: conflict, relational communication and, work-life issues
STA 474 480-965-7141 T 3:00-4:30 pm
Benjamin Broome

Research interests: intercultural communication, conflict transformation, dialogue, peacebuilding, facilitation
STA 454 480-965-0394 M, W 1:30-2:30 pm
Dan Brouwer
associate professor

Research interests: rhetoric, publics and counterpublics, and social movements
STA 428 480-965-5976 M, T 10:00 am-12:00 pm
Pauline Hope Cheong
associate professor

Research interests: Communication technologies & culture, authority & community, religion, globalization
STA 456 480-965-8730 sabbatical
Steven R Corman

Research interests: strategic communication, organizational communication, terrorism, networks, communication modeling, social media
STA 207B 480-965-3830
Pauline Davies
professor of practice

Research interests: Science communication & broadcasting; science in society; cancer & physical sciences communication
STA 470 480-965-4600
Olga I Davis
associate professor

Research interests: Identity, social determinants of health, health literacy, critical cultural studies, feminist and womanist performance
STA 351 480-965-5983 T, TH 12:30-1:30 pm
Sarah "Amira" De la Garza
associate professor

Research interests: Culture, identity, Mindful Heresy; Qualitative Methodology & Postcolonial Auto/Ethnography
STA 341 480-382-6472 T, TH 12:15-1:15 pm; W 1:30-3:00 (appointments)
Uttaran Dutta
assistant professor

Research interests: Intercultural communication, social change communication, international development & health, visual communication, folk culture
STA 464 480-727-6552 M, W 9:00-10:30 a.m.
Kristin Dybvig-Pawelko
lecturer and internship director

Research interests:
STA 462 480-965-5141 TH 10:15-11:45 am
Belle Edson
associate instructional professional

Research interests: contemporary rhetorical studies, feminist theory, the rhetoric of social movements and performance studies
STA 430 480-965-8264 T, TH 1:30-3:00 p.m.
Kory Floyd

Research interests: physiology, affection, family communication and nonverbal communication
STA 335D 480-965-3568 W 1:30-3:00 pm
Laura Guerrero

Research interests: relational and nonverbal communication and emotion
STA 460 480-965-3730 T, TH 10:30-11:45 a.m.
Lee Gutkind

Research interests: narrative/creative nonfiction, publishing, child/adult mental health and healthcare generality
ISTB2 366 appointment
Linda Lederman
professor and director

Research interests: health communication and instructional communication
STA 412 480-965-5095 appointment
Jennifer Linde
senior lecturer and artistic director

Research interests:
STA 337 480-727-6763 T, TH 11:00 am-12:00 pm
Eric Margolis
associate professor

Research interests: Sociology of Education, Visual Ethnography, Qualitative Research Methods
STA 432 480-965-0131 T 2:00-4:00 p.m.
Judith N Martin

Research interests: intercultural communication, ethnicity and communication, and sojourner communication
STA 458 480-965-6750 W 2:00-4:00 pm
Robert D McPhee

Research interests: structuration theory, organizational constitution, communication theory
STA 459 480-965-3844 T, TH 9:00-10:00 a.m.; TH 3:00-4:00 p.m.
Paul Mongeau
professor and associate director

Research interests: interpersonal communication and social influence
STA 412 480-965-3773 M 1:00-2:00 pm; TH 2:00-3:00 pm
Clark D Olson
full academic professional

Research interests: Civil communication, rhetorical irony, intersections of politics, performance and art
STA 217 480-965-3825 M 2:00-3:00 p.m. and 5:45-6:15 p.m.; appointment
Anthony J Roberto
associate professor

Research interests: health communication campaigns, persuasion and interpersonal communication
STA 468 480-965-4111 M, W 1:45-2:45 pm
Robert Shuter
Research Professor

Research interests: intercultural communication, multinational organizational communication, new media across cultures
STA 472 T, TH 3:00-4:45 pm
Adam Symonds
lecturer and director of forensics

Research interests:
STA 476 480-965-5095
Sarah J Tracy

Research interests: organizational communication, emotion & wellness at work, compassion, leadership, qualitative research methods
STA 424 480-965-7709 M, W 4:30-5:30 pm
Instructors/lecturers Office Office Phone Office Hours
Elissa Arterburn
STA 415 480-965-5095 T, TH 4:15-5:45 pm
Suzanne Atkin
STA 220 480-965-5095 M 5:00-6:00 pm; TH 4:30-5:30 pm
Tristan Booth
STA 216 480-965-5095
Anna Marie Campbell
STA 415 480-965-5095 M 3:00-4:00 pm, W 4:30-5:30 pm
Maria Cordischi
faculty associate
480-965-5095 appointment
Diane Dimiceli
STA 211 480-965-5095
Izak Dunn
STA 473 480-965-5095 T, TH 12:00-1:30 pm
Randall Duren
faculty associate
STA 218 480-965-5095 appointment
Jennifer Eden
Faculty Associate
STA 412 480-965-5095
Brandon Ferderer
STA 434 480-965-5095 M, W 12:00-2:45 pm
Gino Giannini
STA 415 480-965-5095
Janet Jacobsen
STA 211 480-965-5095
Patrick McDonald
STA 218 480-965-5095 T, TH 1:30-3:00 pm
Stacey Miner
STA 215 480-965-5095 M, W 1:00-2:30 pm
Marie-Louise Paulesc
faculty associate
STA 415 480-965-5095 T, W 1:30-3:00 pm
Raena Quinlivan
STA 434 480-965-9311
Jennifer Robinson
STA 215 480-965-5095
Chema Salinas
STA 218 480-965-5095
Aaron Sanchez
STA 415 480-965-5095
Carl Schuh
STA 209 480-965-5095 M, W 1:00-2:30 pm
Adam Smith
STA 215 480-965-5095
Catherine Stermetz
STA 214 480-965-5095 M, W 4:15-5:00 pm; F 2:20-5:00 pm
Mark Stoda
STA 209 480-965-5095 T, TH 10:30-11:30 am and 1:30-2:30 pm
Alison Trego
STA 212 480-965-5095
Alexis Valianos
STA 220 480-965-5095
Deborah Way
Jade Williams