College of Arts & Sciences


Jean Kelso Sandlin, EdD

Department Chair

Professor and Chair of the Communication Department
California Lutheran University 2012
Strategic communication, public relations, advertising, campaign development, social media, authenticity, creativity

Monica Gracyalny, Ph.D.

Arizona State University 2011
Interpersonal, nonverbal, and relational communication, quantitative research methods, research ethics

Kirstie Hettinga, Ph.D.

The Pennsylvania State University 2011
News media accuracy, newspaper corrections, student journalism

Ryan Medders, Ph.D.

University of California, Santa Barbara 2014

Dru Pagliassotti, Ph.D.

University of Southern California 1996
Writing, editing, web design, film theory, semiotics of art and visual media, gender studies, critical theory

Russell L. Stockard Jr., Ph.D., M.B.A., A.M.

Stanford University 1979
Cultural and media studies, critical discourse analysis, diaspora studies, disaster studies, environmental communication, Latin American & Caribbean Studies, place and tourism marketing, sports and entertainment marketing, sports communication