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Faculty

Tenure-Line Faculty

Areas of Specialization:

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Communication and aging
  • Health communication
  • Research methods and statistics 

Suhi Choi
suhi.choi@utah.edu
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
LNCO 2858
(801) 581- 6527

Areas of Specialization:

  • Social Memory

  • Critical/Cultural Studies

  • Grief Communication

  • Journalism and Media Studies

Areas of Specialization:

  • Political communication
  • News media
  • Public opinion
  • Presidential discourse
  • Religion and American politics

Ashley Cordes
u6026359@utah.edu
Assistant Professor
LNCO 2612

 Areas of Specialization:
  • Indigenous Communication
  • Media Studies
  • Critical/Cultural Studies
  • Emerging Technology/Digital Cultures
  • Journalism and Decolonial Participatory Action Research (DPAR)

Areas of Specialization:

  • Instructional communication
  • Communication education

Kevin M. DeLuca
Professor
LNCO 2864
(801) 585-9898

Areas of Specialization:

  • Environmental communication
  • Environmental activism
  • China's emerging public sphere
  • Visual rhetoric
  • Social Movements

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetoric
  • Environmental communication
  • Social movements
  • Science communication
  • Indigenous communication

Areas of Specialization:

  • Applied ethics in media
  • Journalism history
  • Environmental journalism
  • News coverage of religion
Rachel Alicia Griffin
rachel.a.griffin@utah.edu 
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
LNCO 2511
(801) 213-3420

Areas of Specialization:

  • Critical race theory
  • Black feminist thought
  • Popular culture
  • Sexual violence

avery.holton@utah.edu
Associate Professor and Chair
LNCO 2419
(801) 585- 1067

Areas of Specialization:

  • Digital and social media
  • Journalism
  • Health and disabilities communication

Assistant Professor
LNCO 2868

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetorical Theory and History
  • Creative and Curatorial Culture
  • Digital Media
  • Environmental Communication
  • Affect Theory

Areas of Specialization:

  • Health communication
  • Strategic health communication
  • Cancer communication
  • Mass communication

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetorical history, theory, and criticism
  • Health communication
  • Qualitative research methods
  • Gender, race, sexuality, and class

Areas of Specialization:

  • Health literacy
  • Cancer communication
  • Public health genomics

sean.lawson@utah.edu
Associate Professor
LNCO 2519
(801) 585-7127

Areas of Specialization:

  • Science and technology studies
  • Critical military, war, and security studies
  • Cybersecurity

Tae Kyoung Lee
tae.lee@utah.edu 
Assistant Professor
LNCO 2513
(801) 213-3449

Areas of Specialization:

  • Health communication
  • Persuasion

Benjamin Lyons
Assistant Professor
LNCO 2524

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Science Communication
  • Political Communication
  • Public Opinion
  • Misinformation

Areas of Specialization:

  • Journalism
  • Advocacy journalism
  • Women and minorities in communication
  • African-American press

Areas of Specialization:

  • Argumentation
  • Public discourse
  • Debate
  • Political advocacy
  • Social movements

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetoric
  • Cinema and Media Studies
  • Critical/cultural studies and Ethnic Studies
  • Asian American Studies

Areas of Specialization:

  • Rhetoric
  • Media and cultural studies
  • Health communication 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Mass communication law
  • Freedom of expression
  • Media ethics
  • Journalism history

Areas of Specialization:

  • Science communication
  • Risk communication

 

Career-Line Faculty

Jason Jordan
rangerdebate@gmail.com

Assistant Professor (Lecturer)
LNCO 2514
(801)-581-4399 

Areas of Specialization:

  • Communication Pedagogy
  • Ruralism
  • Cultural Studies
  • Rhetoric
  • Argumentation
Natasha Seegert
n.seegert@utah.edu 
Director of Undergraduate studies
LNCO 2524
801-581-6888

Areas of Specialization:

  • Visual Rhetoric

  • Environmental Communication

  • Human-Animal Relationships

  • Media and Popular Culture

 

Utah Asia Campus Career-Line Faculty

 

Victor Jatula
Jatula.Victor@utah.edu
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Introduction to News Writing
  • Introduction to Magazine Writing

  • The Editing Process

  • Investigative Journalism

Sejin Kim
sejin.kim@utah.edu
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Strategic Communication
  • Professional Communication
  • Specialized Writing
  • Media in Society

Donald MacAngus
d.d.macangus@utah.edu
Assistant Professor (Lecturer)

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Media Law and Ethics
  • Native American History
  • Social Work
  • Writing and Rhetoric
  • Mediation and Problem Solving

Paul Rose
paul.rose@utah.edu
Professor (Lecturer)

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Visual Communication

  • Media Production

  • Media Technology

  • Communication Theory & Research

 

 Areas of Specialization:

  • Marketing Communication

  • Advertising

  • Brand Management

  • Consumer Psychology

 

Instructors and Adjunct Faculty

Craig Wirth
Adjunct Associate Professor

Areas of Specialization:

  • Video Production
  • TV Journalism

Postdoctoral Fellows

Yomna Elsayed
ACLS Emerging Voices Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Specialization:

  • Technology
  • Digital Humanities
  • Cultural Studies
  • Media Studies
  • Social Movements
Helen Lillie
Postdoctoral Fellow

Areas of Specialization:

  • Health Communication
  • Communication & Emotion
  • Resilience
  • Narrative Persuasion 
Last Updated: 8/5/21