Media Studies Master's Program Faculty and Staff

Jesse Abdenour

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-7640
Office: 1715 Franklin Bldg, Rm 137
City: Eugene
Research Interests: journalism studies, news quality, news audiences, documentary film, investigative journalism, broadcast journalism, copyright law

Thomas Bivins

Professor, John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics & Responsibility
Phone: 541-346-3740
Office: 311B Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Mitchell Block

Professor of Documentary & Film Studies, Jon Anderson Chair
Phone: 541-346-2528
Office: 238 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Amy Boutell

Director of Graduate Affairs & Student Experience
Phone: 541-346-6304
Office: 214A Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Dayna Chatman

Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments: Black Studies, Clark Honors College, IRES
Phone: 541-346-3594
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 147
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Gender, Race, Media

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
City: Eugene
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

Diego Cortes

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Phone: 541-346-0915
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 139
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Latin American Media, Alternative/community media, American Christianity, Indigenous People from the Andes

Nicole Dahmen

Professor
Snowden Program Co-Coordinator
Phone: 541-346-2588
Office: 311D Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Donna Davis

Associate Professor
Director, Immersive Media Communication Master’s Program & Oregon Reality (OR) Lab
Phone: 503-412-3658
Office: 405 OR Lab, White Stag Building
City: Portland
Research Interests: virtual worlds, identity, avatars, metaverse, digital ethics

Troy Elias

Associate Professor
UO Associate Vice Provost for Diversity and Inclusion
Phone: 541-346-2020
Office: 235 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Maxwell Foxman

Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-346-3615
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 131
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Game Studies, Game Journalism, Esports, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Immersive Media, Gamification

Peter Laufer

Professor, James N. Wallace Chair of Journalism
Affiliated Departments: European Studies
Phone: 541-346-2109
Office: 203 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Regina Lawrence

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

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, algorithms, artificial intelligence, media sociology, media work, social media, communication research

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

Gabriela Martínez

Department Head of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professor
Affiliated Departments: Climate Studies, CLLAS, Latin American Studies
Phone: 541-346-1997
Office: 315 Hendricks Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Areas of Media Studies and Journalism

Dan Miller

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-3747
Office: 309B Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Juan-Carlos Molleda

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

Deb Morrison

Associate Dean for Undergraduate Affairs
Professor
Phone: 541-346-1797
Office: 215 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Dean Mundy

Associate Professor
Director, Public Relations Program
Phone: 541-346-2079
Office: 232 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Bryce Newell

Associate Professor
Coordinator, SOJC Honors Program
Phone: 541-346-3843
Office: 330 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Surveillance; Privacy; Law, Technology, and Society; Information Behavior; Social Informatics; Information/Data Ethics; Information Politics; Cybercrime; Policing and Criminal Procedure; Immigration and Border Enforcement.

Julianne Newton

Professor
Director, Communication and Media Studies Master's and PhD Programs
Phone: 541-346-2167
Office: 206 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: visual ethics, journalism, visual journalism, visual behavior, cognitive theory

Donnalyn Pompper

Professor, Endowed Chair in Public Relations
Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-2342
Office: 204 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Bish Sen

Associate Professor
Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-2880
Office: 311C Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Autumn Shafer

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-7641
Office: 329 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Health Promotion

Hollie Smith

Associate Professor of Science and Environmental Communication
Affiliated Departments: SOJC
Phone: 541-346-0150
Office: 110C Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Gretchen Soderlund

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

Janet Wasko

Professor and Emeritus Knight Chair in Communication Research
Affiliated Faculty, New Media & Culture Program
Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program, Folklore Program
Phone: 541-346-4174
Office: 208 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Kyu Ho Youm

Professor, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair
Phone: 541-346-2178
Office: 205 Allen Hall
City: Eugene