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School of Communication Faculty Members

Sundeep Muppidi, PhD
Director

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An Associate Professor of Communication and Multimedia Web Design & Development, Sundeep Muppidi teaches courses in new media, television production, multimedia production, international communication and research methods. More Info...


Jack Banks, PhD

Head Shot He teaches courses in media, particularly popular culture, television production, and media criticism, and received the University award of Distinguished Teaching Humanist for 2004-2006. More Info...

Lauren Cook
Director, Cinema Program

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Lauren Cook teaches all aspects of film production, including animation, documentary, narrative, and creating video games. Her films have received a number of awards and have screened internationally. More Info...


Kristin Comeforo, PhD

Head Shot Dr. Comeforo is known for her down to earth, practical teaching style, which engages students through current events and hands-on learning. She enjoys teaching courses in Advertising Strategy, Digital & Social Media, traditional Media Planning, and Branding. More Info...

Roger Desmond, PhD

Head Shot Much of Professor Desmond's research, published in journals and book chapters in communication and psychology, has focused on children and the media.More Info...

Bob Duran, PhD

Head Shot Professor Duran's research focuses on social communication competence, technology (e.g., cell phones, text messaging) and interpersonal relationships, media portrayals of relational issues (e.g., popular magazines, reality TV), and teacher-student interaction. More Info...

Don Ellis, PhD

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He is interested in communication issues related to ethnopolitical conflict with particular emphasis on conflict resolution, intractable conflicts, intercultural communication, and democracy. More Info...


Susan Grantham, PhD
Director, Communication Graduate Program

Head Shot Susan Grantham teaches public relations courses at the graduate and undergraduate level including introduction to public relations, public relations cases and public relations campaigns. More Info...

Margo Greenlaw

Head Shot Margo Greenlaw teaches filmmaking courses and Introduction to Film. Her films and videos blend documentary with experimental and narrative forms and have screened at festivals throughout North America and the UK. More Info...

Randy Jacobs, PhD

Head Shot Randy Jacobs teaches courses in advertising, integrated communication, and mass media. Dr. Jacobs has advised district-winning student teams in the American Advertising Federation’s National Student Advertising Competition. More Info...

Harvey Jassem, PhD

Head Shot Professor Jassem teaches courses related to mediated communication, such as "Introduction to Media," "Media and Society," and courses on communication law, emerging media, and alternative media. More Info...

Lynne Kelly, PhD

Head Shot Dr. Lynne Kelly teaches courses in group, organizational, and interpersonal communication; communication technologies and relationships; research methods; and a special communication course for shy and apprehensive students. More Info...

Branko Kovacic, PhD

Head Shot Dr. Kovacic, called Branko by colleagues and students, teaches courses in communication theory, organizational communication, organizational crises, leadership, and fundamentals of journalism. More Info...

Robert Lang, PhD

Head Shot Robert Lang is a well regarded instructor who has taught a wide range of courses at Hartford, including Road Movies, The Western, Popular Heroes, Arab Cinema, French Cinema, Film Analysis and Film History. More Info...

Paul Siegel, PhD

Head Shot A behind-the-scenes activist and administrator, Dr. Siegel has been on the board of directors of the American Civil Liberties Union for decades, and is a member of the executive council of the Text and Academic Authors Association. More Info...

Michael Walsh, PhD

Head Shot Michael Walsh, a Cinema professor since 1986, has been in the Cinema program since its inception. He teaches Introduction to Film, Film Analysis and World Cinema, and has developed courses on Alfred Hitchcock, Genres and Genders, and Film and Dream. More Info...

Fang (Faye) Yang, PhD

Head Shot Dr. Faye Yang, a Visiting Assistant Professor, teaches courses in advertising including advertising principles, advertising tactics, and integrated marketing communications.More Info...