Faculty & Staff | Communication Studies

Faculty & Staff

Faculty Members

Kristen Christman, Ph.D.

Lecturer

kpthomps@uncg.edu
101 Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Introduction to Communication Studies, Communication and Community, Positive Communication and Lifespan Communication


Gabriel Cruz, PhD

Lecturer

gacruz@uncg.edu
103B Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Critical Media and Popular Culture Analysis, Comics Studies, Critical Race Theory and Whiteness Studies, Narrative & Visual Rhetorical Critique, White Nationalist Rhetoric


Kimberly M. Cuny, MFA

Senior Academic Professional, Director of Speaking Center

kmcuny@uncg.edu
3332 MHRA Building
336-256-1346
Website

Specializations: Speaking Centers, Communication Activism Pedagogy, Storytelling


Cristiane S. Damasceno, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

csdamasc@uncg.edu
106 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Communication education, online/hybrid learning, cultural studies, digital cultures, digital inclusion, qualitative methods, digital ethnography.


Erin Ellis Harrison, M.A.

Senior Academic Professional, Assistant Director of Speaking Center

edellis@uncg.edu
3334 MHRA Building
336-256-1389

Specializations: Speaking Centers, Public Speaking, Business and Professional Communication


Marnya Forbes

Ms. Marnya Forbes

Administrative Support Staff Specialist

mlforbes@uncg.edu
103A Ferguson Building
336-334-5297


Cerise Glenn Manigault, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

clglenn@uncg.edu
112 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297
Affiliate Faculty Member: African American and African Diasporic Studies Program

Specializations: Organizational Communication, Communication Theory, African-American Culture and Identity, Intercultural Communication


Spoma Jovanovic, Ph.D.

Professor

s_jovano@uncg.edu
108 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Community, Ethics and Social Change


Pete Kellett

Pete Kellett, Ph.D.

Professor

pmkellet@uncg.edu
209 Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Narrative Inquiry, Relational Conflict and Peacebuilding, Health Communication, Disability


Etsuko Kinefuchi

Etsuko Kinefuchi, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

e_kinefu@uncg.edu
105 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297
Affiliate Faculty Member: Department of Geography, Environment, and Sustainability

Specializations: Critical Intercultural Communication, Community Engagement, Qualitative Methods, Environmental Communication


Marianne LeGreco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Graduate Program Director

melegrec@uncg.edu
110 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Health Communication, Research Methods, Food Policy


Lind, Katie

Katie Lind, Ph.D.

Lecturer

kdlind@uncg.edu
114 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Environmental Communication, Visual Rhetoric, Social Movement Communication, Communication and Rhetorical Theory, Film and Media Studies, Public Speaking


Jessica D. McCall, Ph.D.

Senior Lecturer, Basic Course Director

jedelk@uncg.edu
207 Curry Building
336-334-5297
Website

Specializations: Communication Education, Relational Communication, Small Group and Team Communication


Zitty Nxumalo

Zitty Nxumalo Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor

zznxumal@uncg.edu
301B Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Community, Cultural Entrepreneurship, Women in Leadership, Authentic Leadership Theory, Cross-Cultural Communication


Loreen Olson, Ph.D.

Professor

lnolson@uncg.edu
107 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297
Affiliate Faculty Member: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Specializations: Gender, Family Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Dark Side of Close Relationships


Christopher N. Poulos, Ph.D.

Professor

cnpoulos@uncg.edu
109 Ferguson Building
336.334.5297

Specializations: Family Communication, Dialogue, Ethnography/Autoethnography, Film and Relationships, Communication Ethics


Patrick Sawyer, Ph.D.

Lecturer

wpsawyer@uncg.edu
103B Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Public Speaking, Relational Communication, Workplace Communication, Public Relations, Media Studies


Roy Schwartzman, Ph.D.

Professor, Department Head

doc_roy@uncg.edu
115 Ferguson Building
336-334-3840
Website
Affiliate Faculty Member: Department of Peace and Conflict Studies; Joint School of Nanoscience and Nanoengineering; Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program

Specializations: Rhetorical Theory & Criticism; Holocaust & Genocide Studies; Rhetoric of Science, Technology, & Medicine; Scholarship of Teaching & Learning; Political Communication; Critical Studies; Prejudice & Propaganda; Critical Ethnography; Public Argumentation; Poetics


Jenni Simon

Jenni Simon, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Studies

jmsimon@uncg.edu
116 Ferguson Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Social Movement, Gender, Political Communication and Media Studies


Jenny Southard, M.A.

Lecturer, Speaking Center Coordinator

jskelly@uncg.edu 
102 Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Communication Education, Communication Center Practice and Theory, Critical Pedagogy, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Intercultural Communication, Group and Team Communication


Jessica Sullivan, M.A.

Lecturer

jrdigh@uncg.edu
103A Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Introduction to Communication Studies, Relational Communication


April Wright, M.A.

Lecturer

anwrigh2@uncg.edu
102 Curry Building
336-334-5297

Specializations: Introduction to Communication Studies, Communication Education, Communication & Technology, Educational Technology, Pedagogy, Relational Communication


Emeritus Faculty

Elizabeth Natalle, Ph.D.

Associate Professor Emerita

ejnatall@uncg.edu

Specializations: Feminist criticism and metatheory, women’s public speaking, first ladies, intercultural and interpersonal pedagogy