Faculty

The Communication Studies faculty is committed to giving you the critical concepts you need to explore the elements of the communication process, the options in assessing them, the significance of selections among those alternatives, and the ample opportunities for misunderstanding and disagreement as well as rapport and accord.

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Shireen Campbell (Acting Chair)
Ph.D. Tulane University
My teaching interests include young adult fiction, multicultural children's literature, and contemporary women writers. I teach several writing courses, including creative nonfiction, memoir, professional writing, and writing with the community. I founded the Writing Center in 1995 and serve as co-director.

Pat Baker

Pat Baker
M.A. Queens University of Charlotte
I teach COM 101: Principles of Oral Communication, helping students develop their ability to prepare and deliver an effective speech. In addition, I teach both Interpersonal Communication and Organizational Communication.

Andrew Leslie

Andrew Leslie
Ph.D. Northwestern University
I teach a variety of communication studies courses, including Introduction to Oral Communication and a seminar in the Rhetoric of Law, focusing on arguments and interpretations of the U.S. Constitution. In addition, I'm a professional storyteller.

Amanda Martinez

Amanda Martinez
Ph.D. Texas A&M
I teach courses for Communication Studies and Sociology, including intercultural communication, media effects, women/men/communication, nonverbal communication, rhetorical criticism, public speaking, and argumentation and debate.