Graduate Field Faculty

Rosemary Avery 

  • Concentrations: science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: impact of advertising on health-related behavior

Natalie Bazarova

  • Concentrations: communication; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: interpersonal, small group and computer-mediated research

Sahara Byrne

  • Concentrations: social psychology communication; media communication and society; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: cognitive development and media effects; persuasion and the boomerang effect

Monica Cornejo

  • Concentrations: communication; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: interpersonal; undocumented immigrants; migration; advocacy; health and wellbeing

Brooke Erin DuffyDirector of Graduate Studies

  • Concentrations: media communication and society
  • Research interests: new media and society; media and creative industries; gender and feminist media studies; digital labor; qualitative research methods

Susan Fussell

  • Concentrations: social psychology communication; human-computer interaction
  • Research interests: human-computer interaction; social psychology communication; computer-mediated communication; computer-supported collaborative work; intercultural communication; social computing

Tarleton Gillespie

  • Concentrations: media communication and society
  • Research interests: digital copyright; technology and cultural participation; critical discourse of technology; new media and society; commercialization of digital media

Amelia Greiner Safi

  • Concentrations: communication; media communication and society; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: translational research; role of communication in policy making and impacts for health, environment, and urban planning; media and health

Stephen Hilgartner

  • Concentrations: communication; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: science, technology and media; risk; the flow of knowledge

Lee Humphreys

  • Concentrations: media communication and society; human-computer interaction
  • Research interests: human-computer interaction; media communication and society; social uses and effects of communication technology; new media and society; mobile communication; urban communication

Steven Jackson

  • Concentrations: media communication and society; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: communication policy; scientific communication collaboration; science and technology studies

Malte Jung

  • Concentrations: communication; human-computer interaction
  • Research interests: communication; human-computer interaction

René Kizilcec

  • Concentrations: human-computer interaction; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: learning, education, technology, equity

Bruce Lewenstein

  • Concentrations: communication; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: history and evaluation of public communication of science and technology; models of science communication; documentation and history of contemporary science

Neil Lewis, Jr.

  • Concentrations: communication; organizational communication; science, environment, and health communication; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: motivation and goal pursuit processes, particularly as they relate to disparities in education, health, and the environment; behavioral science and policy

Michael Macy

  • Concentrations: communication; social psychology communication; media communication and society
  • Research interests: collective action; emergence of norms; networks and cascades; game theory; agent-based modeling; social psychology

Drew Margolin

  • Concentrations: communication; media communication and society; organizational communication
  • Research interests: communication; language and communication; media communication and society; organizational communication

Alan Mathios

  • Concentrations: social psychology communication
  • Research interests: consumer protection; antitrust law and economics; public utility regulation; federal and state regulation

J. Nathan Matias

  • Concentrations: communication; human-computer interaction; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: digital governance; behavior changes in groups and networks shaped by algorithms; pervasive experimentation in society with a special focus on citizen behavioral science and behavioral consume protection

Katherine McComas

  • Concentrations: science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: risk communication; community involvement; public participation

Poppy McLeod

  • Concentrations: social psychology communication; media communication and society
  • Research interests: communication in small groups; interagency coordination in social services

Wunpini Mohammed

  • Concentrations: communication
  • Research Interests: TBA

Jeff Niederdeppe

  • Concentrations: media communication and society; science, environment and health communication
  • Research interests: science, environment and health communication; media communication and society; mass communication; media campaigns; persuasive message design

Danny Parker

  • Concentrations: communication
  • Research Interests: TBA

Dawn Schrader

  • Concentrations: communication
  • Research interests: moral psychology; ethics; lifespan developmental psychology; privacy and technology; cognitive psychology

Jonathon Schuldt

  • Concentrations: science, environment and health communication; social psychology communication
  • Research interests: science, environment and health communication; message framing; food labeling; social cognition

Katherine Sender

  • Concentrations: media communication and society
  • Research interests: media and gender, sexuality, LGBTQ studies, critical race studies, media and globalization, audiences, media production, documentary production

Andrea Stevenson Won

  • Concentrations: human-computer interaction; science, environmental, and health communication, social psychology communication
  • Research interests: virtual reality; augmented reality; avatars; visual feedback; nonverbal behavior; synchrony

Alex Susskind

  • Concentrations: social psychology communication
  • Research interests: organizational change and development; communication technology and business processes

Claire Wardle

  • Concentrations: communication
  • Research Interests: TBA

Connie Yuan

  • Concentrations: communication; media communication and society
  • Research interests: social network; knowledge management; communications technologies

Interested in joining the COMM field faculty?

Please see the Code of Legislation for policy surrounding field membership. Faculty not hired through the Department of Communication who wish to join the field must give a talk in the COMMColloquium Series before submitting their nomination request form.