Stephen A. King, Ph.D.
Chairperson / Professor
| (217) 581-2016 | 1250 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).
Shirley A. Bell
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1751 Coleman Hall | Profile
Shirley joined the EIU faculty in 1995 and has taught a wide variety of graduate and undergraduate courses. Her primary areas of interest are interpersonal communication and conversation analysis. Her research combines thes ...
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) | 1814 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) | 1761 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.
| 217-581-3324 | 2037 Coleman Hall | Profile
Richard G. Jones, Jr., Ph.D conducts research on how people communicate and perform intersecting identities in various contexts, and he is also a scholar and teacher of communication pedagogy.
Rodney K. Marshall, Ph.D.
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1763 Coleman Hall | Profile
Dr. Marshall’s research focuses on how we communicate through the use of technology and on the Internet. He also investigates areas related to education. He teaches classes in communication research methods, introduction to ...
Melanie B. Mills
| 217-581-2016 (messages) | 1741 Coleman Hall | Profile
My scholarship is largely interpretive/qualitative and primarily examines the ways employees construct and manage issues of stigma, crisis, and identity in occupational work groups.
T. M. 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
| 1810 Coleman Hall | Profile
Scott Walus examines what culture does with media as well as what media does to culture. His research focuses on the producers/texts/audiences of television & mediated music from a media studies orientation.
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