Communication and Media Studies Doctoral 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

Amy Boutell

Director of Graduate Affairs & Student Experience
Phone: 541-346-6304
Office: 214C 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, Latin American Studies, 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

Alex Segrè Cohen

Assistant Professor of Science and Risk Communication
Phone:
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 143
City: Eugene

Diego Cortes

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Affiliated Departments: Latin American 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

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

Sally Lim

Assistant Professor of Cultural Diversity and Brand Responsibility
Phone:
Office: 236 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Brand activism, CSR Marketing, Consumer behavior/psychology, Brand crisis comn, Brand identification, Social media

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

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
Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program
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

Daniel Pimentel

Assistant Professor of Immersive Psychology
Phone: 503-412-3661
Office: 366C White Stag Building
City: Portland

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, Cinema Studies Program, 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, Women's Gender and Sexuality Studies
Phone: 541-346-3751
Office: 214A Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Janet Wasko

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

Henry Wear

Assistant Professor of Sports Communication
Phone: 541-346-7254
Office: 232 Allen Hall
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
Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
Phone: 541-346-2178
Office: 205 Allen Hall
City: Eugene