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Graduate Faculty

Faculty Member Areas of Specialization
Vicki Bagwell (MA, APR, Fellow PRSA, 
Western Kentucky University)
  • Media Relations
  • Digital Public Relations
  • Entrepreneurship and Public Relations
Ken Payne (MA, Marshall University)
  • Public Relations
  • Sports Communication

Dr. Cecile Garmon (Ph.D., Vanderbilt University)

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Global Leadership, Multinational Business
  • Conflict and Conflict Management
  • Terrorism Communication

Dr. Joseph Hoffswell (Ph.D., University of Missouri)

  • Pop Culture Studies
  • Digital Communication

Dr. Kumi Ishii (Ph.D., Kent State University)

  • Computer Mediated Communication
  • Organizational Communication
  • Quantitative Research Methods

Dr. Angie Jerome (Ph.D., University of Kansas)

  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Apologia, Sports Rhetoric
  • Organizational Rhetoric
  • Image Repair

Dr. Jieyoung Kong (Ph.D., Arizona State University)

Graduate Program Director

  • Intercultural Communication
  • Qualitative / Ethnographic Research Methods
  • Communities of Practice

Dr. Holly Payne (Ph.D., University of Kentucky)

  • Organizational Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication

Dr. Jennifer Mize Smith (Ph.D., Purdue University)

  •  Organizational Communication
  • Communication in the Nonprofit Sector
  • Qualitative Research Methods

Dr. Helen Sterk (Ph.D., University of Iowa)

Department Head

  • Gender Communication
  • Rhetoric

Kara Williams Glenn (M.F.A., Full Sail University)

  • Visual Communication
  • Graphic Design
  • Strategic Advertising Campaign Development
  • Social Communications (Social Media)

Emeritus/Emerita Faculty

Dr. Randall Capps (Ed.D., University of Virginia)

Dr. Judith Hoover (Ph.D., Indiana University)

Dr. Regis O’Connor (Ph.D., University of Kansas, deceased)

Dr. Larry Caillouet (Ph.D., University of Illinois)

Dr. Ellen Bonaguro (Ph.D., Ohio University)

Dr. Kay Payne (Ed.D., Vanderbilt University)

Dr. Larry Winn (Ph.D., Indiana University

Dr. Dale Wicklander (Ph.D., Univ. of Minnesota)

Dr. Carl Kell (Ph.D., University of Kansas)


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 Last Modified 11/11/19