College of Communication Experts


Rosental C Alves

Rosental C Alves

Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
rosental.alves@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6851

Expertise: International journalism; foreign correspondence; Latin American studies; Brazilian studies; online journalism; communication; freedom of the press

Dawna  Ballard

Dawna Ballard

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
dballard@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1946

Expertise: Time, multi-tasking, time management, information overload, speed, mobile communication technologies, Internet time, work-life balance and telecommuting/telework.

Lisa M Bedore

Lisa M Bedore

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
lbedore@mail.utexas.edu
(512) 232-5101

Expertise: Child language and phonological development; child language disorders, bilingualism, Spanish-speaking children.

Charles E Berg

University Distinguished Teaching Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
ramberg@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9925

Expertise: Film history, Latino images in film, Mexican cinema, screenwriting, narration in film and world cinema, film criticism, stereotyping.

Mark E Bernstein

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
mark.bernstein@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1553

Expertise: Speech development among deaf people; use of simultaneous communication and lexical acquisition in children

Larry D Browning

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
lbrowning@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1931

Expertise: Cooperation in competitive environments; use of information/communication/technologies (ICTs) in the workplace; information and communication technologies in action; use of qualitative research methods, especially interviewing and observation.

Barry  Brummett

Barry Brummett

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
brummett@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 1714, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: popular culture and persuasion; social style, including steampunk; media criticism; apocalyptic rhetoric

Neal M Burns

Neal M Burns

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
nburns@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1101

Expertise: Advertising, branding, qualitative research, consumer behavior, Internet marketing, ethnic studies, business, digital and alternative media.

Courtney T Byrd

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
courtney.byrd@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 9426

Expertise: Communication disorder; Causes and thrapies of Childhood stuttering; Adulthood stuttering; Lingustic processing; Motor planning; Fluency disorders; Voice disorders; Speech disfluencies

Wanda G Cash

Wanda G Cash

Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
wgcash@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1965

Expertise: Journalism; Freedom of Information Act; freedom of the press; community newspapers; public access to court records; open government, newspaper management

Craig A Champlin

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
champlin@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6345

Expertise: Hearing loss, auditory processing difficulty in children and adults

Renita B Coleman

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
renita.coleman@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1969

Expertise: Visual communication, ethics, agenda setting, stereotyping in the media, journalism and public relations.

Michael J Cramer

Senior Lecturer, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
michael.cramer@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2430

Expertise: Sports and impact on American culture, sports and media, the business of sports, collective bargaining, mega-stadiums and revenue enhancement

Tracy S Dahlby

Tracy S Dahlby

Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
tracy.dahlby@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6272

Expertise: Journalism and media criticism; coverage of international affairs, including Northeast and Southeast Asia; coverage of U.S. relations with Asia.

John A Daly

John A Daly

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
daly@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1948, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Communication effectiveness; customer service and loyalty; advocacy (persuasion and influence); presentation skills; leadership and teamwork; crisis communication

Barbara L Davis

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
babs@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1929

Expertise: Speech acquisition among infants and children; speech delay in children; childhood apraxia of speech; vocal development among infants with cochlear implants.

Katherine W Dawson

Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, College of Communication
katedawson@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6111

Expertise: Journalism, broadcast journalism (TV, radio), documentary film.

Donna  De Cesare

Donna De Cesare

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
donna.decesare@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1980

Expertise: Documentary photography, video storytelling, Latin American studies: human rights and visual documentary, journalism and trauma, children at risk, child soldiers, youth gangs, visual storytelling for NGOs and non-profit sector.

Mercedes L De Uriarte

Mercedes L De Uriarte

Associate Professor Emeritus, School of Journalism, College of Communication
merlyn@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1979

Expertise: Minorities and media; U.S. foreign coverage; U.S. crisis coverage of Latin America; newsroom diversity; history of U.S. press; feminism

Erin E Donovan

Assistant professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
edk@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 7723

Expertise: How people reveal and conceal illness, such as cancer or HIV/AIDS, among friends and family, the ways people manage information about their illness, topic avoidance as a cancer coping mechanism, health communication and psychology

Minette E Drumwright

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
mdrum@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2367, +1 512 471 1101

Expertise: Advertising, marketing, social marketing, social responsibility in business, service marketing, marketing strategy, business ethics

Caroline J Frick

Assistant Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
cfrick@austin.utexas.edu

Expertise: Film/media preservation and digital libraries.

Joshua G Gunn

Joshua G Gunn

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
josh_gunn@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 3933, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Celebrity, popular culture, popular music, popular fads and fashion, youth cultures, UFOs, alien abduction, exorcism, demonic possession, apocalypse, Halloween, folk religion, folklore, Satanism, occult and occultism, new age, cults, psychoanalysis, psychotherapy, Freud, Jung, Lacan, scatology, ghosts, haunting, the paranormal, pseudo-science, gothic music, gothic subculture, horror film, popular television, cultural studies, rhetorical studies.

Roderick P Hart

Roderick P Hart

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
rod.hart@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5646

Expertise: Media and politics; civic participation; political campaigns; political rhetoric

Terry  Hemeyer

Terry Hemeyer

Senior Lecturer, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
ttghemeyer@aol.com
+1 713 819 1322

Expertise: Crisis management; public, employee, community, government and investor relations; advertising; marketing; consumer segmentation; human resources; communicating corporate layoffs, and corporate security.

Robert W Jensen

Robert W Jensen

Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
rjensen@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1990

Expertise: Media and journalism (law and ethics); progressive politics and political dissidence; U.S. antiwar activism; communication; white privilege and institutionalized racism; pornography and sexual violence; male masculinity and feminism.

David S Junker

lecturer, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
junker@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9466

Expertise: Public relations and strategic communications; Black Music and the media; race relations; and popular music.

Lee Ann Kahlor

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
kahlor@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 791 5726

Expertise: Public relations, health and environmental risk communication, science communication, and information seeking.

Stuart D Kelban

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
skelban@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 6037

Expertise: Screenwriting, television and film industry.

Mark L Knapp

Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
mlknapp@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Interpersonal and nonverbal communication; lying and deception

Wei-Na Lee

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
weina@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8149

Expertise: cross-cultural consumer behavior, multicultural marketing communication, consumer response to new media

Michael S Mackert

Associate Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
mackert@utexas.edu

Expertise: Telemedicine, health communication, health literacy and online communities.

Maxwell E McCombs

Professors, School of Journalism, College of Communication
maxmccombs@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8416

Expertise: The agenda setting role of media in presidential elections, political communication, media, the role of social media (blogs, YouTube, MySpace, Facebook, Twitter) in political communication.

Matthew S McGlone

Matthew S McGlone

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
matthew_mcglone@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1920

Expertise: Cognition, persuasion and prejudice in interpersonal communication, stereotypes and stereotype threats, spatial performance, identity and sex differences.

William D Minutaglio

Clinical Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
bminutag@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 9050

Expertise: Presidential politics, George W. Bush, the Bush family legacy, Texas politics, journalism.

Elizabeth D Pena

Professor, Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders, College of Communication
lizp@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 2690

Expertise: Dynamic language assessment applied to bilingual (Spanish/English) children.

Paula M Poindexter

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
paula.poindexter@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 695 6879

Expertise: Newspaper and television journalism, including audience, content and diversity in coverage, and leadership and management in the industry; the relationship African-Americans, women and youth have with the news; ethics in research methodologies in the media; media framing; polling, specifically the validity and interpretation of election polls; news coverage of presidential elections; women and young voters.

Stephen D Reese

Stephen D Reese

Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
steve.reese@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1666, +1 512 475 9158

Expertise: Journalism, media framing, press performance

Maggie R Rivas-Rodriguez

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
mrivas@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0405

Expertise: Journalism; the intersection of oral history and journalism; Latinos and the news media, both as producers of news and as consumers; U.S. Latinos & Latinas of the World War II generation; diversity in the news media, National Association of Hispanic Journalists

Thomas G Schatz

Thomas G Schatz

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
tschatz@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 232 5987

Expertise: Film and television history and criticism; media industry studies (history, economics, etc.); Hollywood studios and the ''studio system''; film genre

Laura L Stein

Laura L Stein

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
lstein@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8624

Expertise: Communication law and policy, First Amendment rights, and alternative and public media

Paul J Stekler

Paul J Stekler

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
paul.stekler@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6679

Expertise: Politics, Southern politics, political campaigns, political advertising and how polls affect campaigns and campaign messaging; documentary filmmaking

Keri K Stephens

Keri K Stephens

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
keristephens@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0554

Expertise: communication technology in the workplace; social media; crisis and emergency communication; sales communication; meetings; presentation skills; communication overload, workplace efficiency

Patricia A Stout

Patricia A Stout

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
pstout@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 8152, +1 512 471 1101

Expertise: Advertising copy research and consumer behavior; emotional response to advertising; health communications and social marketing issues; business. Health communication, including HIV/AIDS, immunization, and obesity.

Natalie J Stroud

Natalie J Stroud

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
tstroud@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1934

Expertise: Political behavior, partisan media use, political communication, public opinion, political research.

Scott R Stroud

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, College of Communication
sstroud@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6561, +1 512 471 5251

Expertise: Comparative rhetoric, narrative theory, communication ethics and philosophy.

Sharon L Strover

Sharon L Strover

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
sharon.strover@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6652

Expertise: The Information Society; telecommunications policy, including telephone cable and satellite systems; international cultural policy with respect to film and television; and the digital divide.

George  Sylvie

George Sylvie

Associate Professor, School of Journalism, College of Communication
g.sylvie@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 1783, +1 512 471 1845

Expertise: Media management; Internet newspaper economics; motivation and satisfaction in the newsroom; change and newspapers; newspaper organizational cooperation; technology''s role in media management; black press economics; mass media and minorities; newspaper reporting and editing; communication; journalism

Kathleen R Tyner

Associate Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
ktyner@utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4077

Expertise: Media literacy, media education, educational technology, literacy, new media and learning, children and media, youth media.

Samuel C Watkins

Samuel C Watkins

Professor, Department of Radio-Television-Film, College of Communication
craig.watkins@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 6676, +1 512 471 4071

Expertise: Race and pop culture; Youth culture; digital media and social media; hip-hop culture and music; video games; the history of Black American Cinema and the films of Spike Lee

Gary B Wilcox

Professor, Department of Advertising, College of Communication
burl@mail.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 0917

Expertise: Alcohol advertising; cigarette advertising; interactive communication

Kristopher  Wilson

Kristopher Wilson

Senior Lecturer, School of Journalism, College of Communication
kris.wilson@austin.utexas.edu
+1 512 471 4975

Expertise: Environmental Journalism, Climate Change, Global Warming, Weather, Broadcast News, Media Convergence