SOJC Leadership

Juan-Carlos Molleda

Edwin L. Artzt Dean and Professor
Phone: 541-346-3602
Office: 217A Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Leslie Steeves

Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Professor
Affiliated Departments: African Studies
Phone: 541-346-3751
Office: 209 Allen Hall

Deb Morrison

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Phone: 541-346-3561
Office: 215 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Regina Lawrence

Associate Dean, SOJC Portland
Research Director, Agora Journalism Center
Phone: 503-412-3659
Office: 341 White Stag Block
City: Portland
Research Interests: journalism norms and practices, political communication, engaged journalism, civic engagement

John McGrath

Director of Development
Phone: 503-412-3726
Office: 320 White Stag Bldg.
City: Portland

Dave Koranda

Professor of Practice
Interim Director, Advertising Program
Phone: 541-346-3754
Office: 311B Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Seth Lewis

Professor and Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media
Director, Journalism Program
Phone: 541-346-7342
Office: 231 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: digital journalism, journalism studies, emerging media, news communities, algorithms and automation, media sociology, media work, social media

Gretchen Soderlund

Associate Professor of Media History
Director, Media Studies Program
Phone: 541-346-8922
Office: 309A Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Kelli Matthews

Senior Instructor 1
Acting Director, Public Relations Program
Phone: 541-346-3565
Office: 321 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Christopher Chávez

Carolyn Silva Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising
Interim Director, Advertising and Brand Responsibility Program; Director, Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies
Affiliated Departments: IRES, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-9141
Office: 207 Allen Hall
Research Interests: Advertising, TV Commercials, Communication Theory, Persuasive Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender and Race In Media, Media and Diversity, Popular Culture, Media Studies and Globalization

Julianne Newton

Professor
Director, Communication and Media Studies M.A. and Ph.D. Program
Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-2167
Office: 206 Allen Hall
City: Eugene, Portland
Research Interests: visual ethics, journalism, visual journalism, visual behavior, cognitive theory

Ed Madison

Associate Professor
Interim Director, Journalism Master's Program
Affiliated Departments: Education Research and Outreach
Phone: 541-346-9140
Office: 324 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Wes Pope

Associate Professor
Director, Multimedia Journalism Master’s Program
Phone: 503-412-3759
Office: 366F White Stag Bldg. SOJC Portland
City: Portland

Donna Davis

Associate Professor
Director, Strategic Communication Master’s Program & Oregon Reality (OR) Lab
Phone: 503-412-3658
Office: 405 Or Lab, White Stage Bldg. Sojc Portland
City: Portland
Research Interests: virtual worlds, identity, avatars, metaverse, digital ethics

Andra Brichacek

Director of Communication
Phone: 541-346-5977
Office: 121 Franklin Bldg
City: Eugene