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Faculty and Staff


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Aaron R. Furgason, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Adviser, WMCX 88.9FM
First Year Adviser

Full-time Faculty

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Dickie C. Cox, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor

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Chad E. Dell, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

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Donna M. Dolphin

Associate Professor

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Matthew T. Harmon

Specialist Professor
Sports Communication Minor Coordinator 
WMCX Sports Broadcasting Advisor
Surf Club Advisor
Sports Industry Club Co-Advisor

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Mary C. Harris, M.A., A.P.R.

Specialist Professor
Journalism/PR Program Director
Faculty Co-Advisor of PRSSA

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Nicholas M. Messina

Specialist Professor

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Alexis M. Nulle, M.A.

Specialist Professor; Faculty Co-Advisor of PRSSA (2015-present)

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Rebecca P. Sanford, Ph.D.

Assistant Chair and Associate Professor
First Year Advisor

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Robert E. Scott

Specialist Professor

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Dr. Deanna B. Shoemaker, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Communication & Performance Studies
Graduate Director, Master’s in Communication
Advisor, CommWorks: Students Committed to Performance

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Kristine M. Simoes, A.P.R.

Specialist Professor

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Amanda M. Stojanov, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor, Digital Media
Co-Principal Investigator, IDM Research Lab

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Don R. Swanson

Emeritus Professor

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Marina Vujnovic, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
Concentration Director of Strategic Public Relations and Social Media Concentration

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Sherry L. Wien, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Part-time Faculty


Erin K. Fleming

Director of Production Services

Diane D. McQuay

Office Coordinator

Eric C. Reisher

Director of Broadcast Engineering

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Lorna G. Schmidt

Director of Advising