Communication and Media Studies Doctoral Program Faculty and Staff

Jesse Abdenour

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-7640
Office: 137 Franklin Bldg
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: 214B Allen Hall

Dayna Chatman

Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments: IRES
Phone: 541-346-3594
Office:
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Gender, Race, Media

Christopher Chavez

Associate Professor
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

Amanda Cote

Assistant Professor of Media Studies/Game Studies
Phone: 541-346-3607
Office: 131 Franklin Bldg.
City: Eugene
Research Interests: media studies, game studies, cultural studies, gender & identity, media audiences, media industries

Pat Curtin

Professor
Phone: 541-346-3752
Office: 214C Allen Hall
City: Eugene, Portland

Nicole Dahmen

Associate Professor, Honors Program Coordinator
Phone: 541-346-2588
Office: 311D Allen Hall
City: Eugene

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

Troy Elias

Associate Professor
Director, Advertising Program
Phone: 541-346-2020
Office: 233 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Maxwell Foxman

Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments: SOJC
Phone: 541-346-3615
Office: 149 Franklin Bldg.
City: Eugene, Portland

Tim Gleason

Professor, Director of the Ancil Payne Award for Ethics in Journalism
Phone: 541-346-3739
Office: 231 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

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 Block
City: Portland
Research Interests: journalism norms and practices, political communication, engaged journalism, civic engagement

Taeho Lee

Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-346-1688
Office: 139 Franklin Bldg
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

Ed Madison

Associate Professor
Affiliated Departments: Education Research and Outreach
Phone: 541-346-9140
Office: 324 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

David Markowitz

Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-346-3623
Office: 153 Franklin Blvd.
City: Eugene
Research Interests: language, deception, computer-mediated communication, media psychology

Gabriela Martínez

Department Head of Women's, Gender and Sexuality Studies
Professor
Phone:
Office:

Debra Merskin

Professor
Phone: 541-346-4189
Office:

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
Phone: 541-346-3561
Office: 215 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Dean Mundy

Associate Professor
Director, Public Relations Program
Phone: 541-346-2079
Office: 331 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Seungahn Nah

Professor
Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Sociology
Phone: 541-346-2101
Office: 202 Allen Hall

Bryce Newell

Assistant Professor of Media Law and Policy
Affiliated Departments: Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-3843
Office: 330 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Surveillance; Privacy; Law, Technology, and Society; Informartion Ethics and Politics; Social Informatics/Information Studies, Cybercrime, Policing, Immigration

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

S. Senyo Ofori-Parku

Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-346-2338
Office: 327 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Danny Pimentel

Asst. Prof Immersive Psychology
Phone:
Office: 366C White Stag Bldg. SOJC Portland
City: Portland

Donnalyn Pompper

Professor, Endowed Chair in Public Relations
Phone: 541-346-2342
Office: 204 Allen Hall
City: Eugene, Portland

John Russial

Associate Professor
Phone: 541-346-3750
Office: 323 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Bish Sen

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

Autumn Shafer

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

Hollie Smith

Assistant Professor of Science and Environmental Communication
Affiliated Departments: SOJC
Phone: 541-346-0150
Office: 110B Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Science journalism, natural hazards communication, environmental communication

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

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

Henry Wear

Assistant Professor of Sports Communication
Phone:
Office: 133 Franklin Bldg.
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Sports Communication, Sport Brand Management, Sport Marketing, Fan Engagement, Public Relations, New Technologies

Kyu Ho Youm

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