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Kembrew McLeod
Kembrew McLeod

Kembrew McLeod, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Department Chair
Professor
Kembrew McLeod is a Professor of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa and an independent documentary producer. A prolific author and filmmaker, he has written and produced several books and documentaries that focus on popular music, independent media and copyright law.
Liz Cecil
Liz Cecil

Liz Cecil

Title/Position
Departmental Administrator
Ebenezer Aidoo
Ebenezer Aidoo

Ebenezer Aidoo

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Brittany Bahl
Brittany Bahl

Brittany Bahl

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Leslie Baxter
Leslie Baxter

Leslie Baxter, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
Leslie's research focuses on communication in friendship and romantic, marital, and kin relationships. She is particularly interested in applying quantitative and qualitative analysis to study the contradictions that face relationship parties in their communicative practices.
Cameron Brown
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Cameron Brown

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Shelly Campo
Shelly Campo

Shelly Campo, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Shelly Campo is an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies, as well as the Department of Community and Behavioral Health. She is also the director of the Center for Health Communication and Social Marketing. Her areas of expertise include health campaigns, risk communication, and persuasion.
Berkley Conner
Berkley Conner

Berkley Conner

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Jordan Conrad
Jordan Conrad

Jordan Conrad

Title/Position
Lecturer
E Cram
E Cram

E Cram, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
E Cram is an interdisciplinary scholar and Associate Professor of Communication Studies and Gender, Women’s & Sexuality Studies at the University of Iowa. Their primary area of research includes how race, gender, sexuality, and disability in North America shape environmental relationships. Cram’s expertise includes queer and disability ecologies, queer & trans public culture, environmental cultural studies, and publicly engaged scholarship. They are an Associate Editor of the Oxford Encyclopedia of Queer Studies & Communication.
David Depew
David Depew

David Depew, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
John Durham Peters
Abigail Escatel
Abigail Escatel

Abigail Escatel

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz

Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz, Ph.D.

Title/Position
F. Wendell Miller Associate Professor
Natalie Fixmer-Oraiz joined the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa after completing her Ph.D. in Communication Studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2012 with a Graduate Certificate in Women’s Studies from Duke University.
Elizabeth Hansen
Elizabeth Hansen

Elizabeth Hansen

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Tim Havens
Tim Havens

Tim Havens, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Tim Havens' research and teaching interests include television studies; media globalization; race, ethnicity, and media; and critical analysis of media industries.
Joy Elizabeth Hayes
Joy Hayes

Joy Elizabeth Hayes, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Joy Hayes is a Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests include radio studies, media history, Latin American media, media theory, race, ethnicity and media, and Latin American Studies.
Mike Hendrickson
Mike Hendrickson

Mike Hendrickson

Title/Position
IT Consultant
David Hingstman
David Hingstman

David Hingstman, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor Emeritus
Celeste Howington
Celeste Howington

Celeste Howington

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Corrine Jones
Corrine Jones

Corrine Jones

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Jiyeon Kang
Jiyeon Kang

Jiyeon Kang, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Jiyeon Kang’s academic interests include digital media, publics and counterpublics, global higher education, and East Asia. She is especially interested in how marginalized groups reshape dominant discourses and create livable conditions in an inhospitable environment. She has studied this communicative process in a variety of contexts in the U.S. and East Asia.
Andrea Krekel
Andrea Krekel

Andrea Krekel

Title/Position
Senior Academic Advisor
Helen Lillie
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Helen Lillie

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Dr. Helen M. Lillie studies heath and interpersonal communication. Her primary research areas include (a) how resilience is built via communication with close others and (b) how narratives can educate and persuade the public about illness prevention. She is interested in connections between narratives, emotion, topic avoidance, and resilience communication.
Mengmeng Liu
Mengmeng Liu

Mengmeng Liu

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Mengmeng received her M.A. degree in Media Studies from the Radio, Television and Film department at the University of Texas at Austin. As a feminist media scholar, Mengmeng is interested in gender, feminist activism, and queerness in the Chinese digital media sphere.
Angela Looney
Angela Looney

Angela Looney

Title/Position
Instructional Services Manager
Tim Looney
Tim Looney, Associate Professor of Instruction, Communication Studies

Tim Looney

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Instruction
Tim Looney is an Associate Professor of Instruction, focused on Television and Digital Media Production. He joined the Department of Communication Studies after decades as an international award-winning video director, producer, writer, editor, and videographer. Tim's courses include Introduction to Media Production, Writing and Producing Sitcoms, and Writing and Producing Commercials.
Kate Magsamen-Conrad
Kate Magsamen-Conrad

Kate Magsamen-Conrad, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Professor
Dr. Kate Magsamen-Conrad is an Associate Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at The University of Iowa. Her scholarship is at the intersection of health and interpersonal communication, and it prioritizes partnerships with community groups to improve lives.
Angelina Malenda
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Angelina Malenda

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Rachel McLaren
Rachel McLaren

Rachel McLaren, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Director of Undergraduate Studies
Dr. Rachel McLaren studies interpersonal communication, social cognition, and hurtful messages. Her research seeks to clarify the interplay of communication, cognition, and emotion in response to significant experiences, such as hurtful interactions, within personal relationships. She also examines how relationship and situational characteristics influence people’s ability to process relational messages.
Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart
Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart

Sylvia Mikucki-Enyart, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Dr. Sylvia L. Mikucki-Enyart studies interpersonal and family communication. Her work examines how relational partners and families communicate during times of transition
Sarah Moeller
sarah moeller

Sarah Moeller

Title/Position
Administrative Services Coordinator (Curriculum)
Kristine Muñoz
Jenny Ritchie
Jenny Ritchie

Jenny Ritchie

Title/Position
University Shared Services Representative
Randy Schildmeyer
Randy Schildmeyer

Randy Schildmeyer

Title/Position
Instructional Service Specialist
Erin Slattery
Erin Slattery

Erin Slattery

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Tyler Snelling
Tyler Snelling

Tyler Snelling

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Samantha Rose
Sam Rose

Samantha Rose

Title/Position
Graduate Student
I am currently pursuing my PhD in Interpersonal Communication. My research goals are focused on engaging collaboratively with community members to reform systems that do not adequately serve the community's needs. I am primarily interested in how people manage stigmatized information and social support.
David Supp-Montgomerie
David Supp-Montgomerie

David Supp-Montgomerie, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor of Instruction
Faculty Fellow, Division of Student Life
David Supp-Montgomerie is an Associate Professor of Instruction. His areas of expertise include difficult dialogues, political communication, and public deliberation. As a Faculty Fellow in the Division of Student Life, he partners with campus and community groups to encourage healthy communication about issues that matter.
Jenna Supp-Montgomerie
Jenna Supp-Montgomerie

Jenna Supp-Montgomerie, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Jenna Supp-Montgomerie earned a Ph.D. in religious studies with a certificate in cultural studies at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She holds a joint appointment in Religious Studies and Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research examines the relationships of religion, media, and infrastructure.
Shannon Sweeney
Departmental photo of Shannon Sweeney

Shannon Sweeney

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Xiaofan Yang
Xiaofan Yang

Xiaofan Yang

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Rita Zajacz
Rita Zajacz

Rita Zajacz, Ph.D.

Title/Position
Associate Professor
Director of Graduate Studies
Rita Zajacz is an Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Rita seeks to understand the challenges and opportunities available to states as they seek control over the global communications infrastructure. She is interested in the application of enduring legal and geopolitical thinking to new technologies.
Michala Zilkey
Michala Zilkey

Michala Zilkey

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Ashley Hall
Ashley Hall photo

Ashley Hall

Title/Position
Assistant Professor
Dr. Ashley R. Hall is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Communication Studies at the University of Iowa. Her research and teaching interests include critical Black studies; rhetorical theory; race, gender, and media; radical Black American traditions.
Cassie Moeller
cassie moeller

Cassie Moeller

Title/Position
Graduate Program Coordinator
Akintunde Babatunde
Akintunde  Babatunde

Akintunde Babatunde

Title/Position
Graduate Student
Chia-Hsuan Lee
Kelvin Nucico
Kelvin Nucico

Kelvin Nucico

Title/Position
Equipment Checkout Manager
Brooklynn McClinton
Brooklynn McClinton

Brooklynn McClinton

Title/Position
Academic Advisor