Stephen A. King, Ph.D.
Chairperson / Professor
| (217) 581-2016 | 1260 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. King's research agenda intersects rhetorical studies, intercultural communication and popular music. He has written about reggae music (social movement theory) and Mississippi's blues tourism industry (public memory).
Matthew J. Gill, Ph.D.
Associate Professor / Graduate Coordinator
| 217-581-6306 | 2070 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Gill’s research interests include PR, organizational communication, and sport communication. Recently he has examined organizational history as a socializing agent and how communication damages trust in organizations.
Elizabeth Gill, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 2060 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Gill's research focuses on the negotiation of relationships and identities in interpersonal and health contexts. She is particularly interested in questions of uncertainty and the wellbeing of vulnerable populations.
David Gracon Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1240 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Gracon's interests include the political economy of communication, critical cultural studies, alternative media, media/music based subcultures, DIY cultural production, documentary and experimental media production.
Marita Gronnvoll, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1753 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Gronnvoll’s background is in rhetorical theory and criticism. Her areas of specialization are gender and feminism, particularly as represented in media and visual texts.
Angela S. Jacobs, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1741 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Jacobs conducts research on interpersonal and family communication. She is particularly interested in examining storytelling and narrative construction of family identity in diverse contexts.
Richard G. Jones, Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Professor & Basic Course Director
| 217-581-3324 | 1751 Coleman Hall | Profile
Richard G. Jones, Jr., Ph.D conducts research on how people communicate and perform intersecting identities in various contexts. He is also a scholar and teacher of communication pedagogy.
Teresa Maria Linda Scholz, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 2030 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Scholz’s academic background is in rhetorical theory and criticism, with areas of specialization in feminist and postcolonial theory, and Latin American and Latina/o Critical Communication Studies.
Samantha Szczur, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 2055 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Szczur studies the cultural politics of work and workplace organizations. She aligns with Critical/Cultural studies and analyzes relationships of power and identity as they relate to processes of work.
Scott M. Walus, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1810 Coleman Hall | Profile
Scott Walus examines the producers/texts/audiences of media. He actively conducts research and produces recorded music, televisual content, and new media texts.
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