Communication Studies

Isaac Allen

Adjunct

Mitch Brian

Associate Teaching Professor
816-235-1337
brianm@umkc.edu

Mitch Brian received his BA in Film Production from California State University, Northridge and his MA in Communication Studies from UMKC. Before moving to Kansas...

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Jean Dusfrene, Ph.D.

Lecturer
816-235-1337
dufresnej@umkc.edu

Jean Dufresne received her M.A. in Communication Studies from the University of Iowa in 1988 and her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln...

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Angela Elam

Assistant Teaching Professor
816-235-1337
elama@umkc.edu
http://www.newletters.org

Angela Elam is the producer and host of New Letters on the Air, UMKC’s nationally distributed literary radio show. She...

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Lyn Elliot, Ph.D.

Professor
816-514-4412
elliotle@umkc.edu

Professor Lyn Elliot received her M.F.A. in Film and Video Production and her Ph.D. in English from the University of Iowa. Before coming to UMKC in 2011, Lyn...

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Caitlin Horsmon

Interim Associate Dean and Associate Professor
816-235-2261
horsmonc@umkc.edu

Caitlin Horsmon is an Associate Professor for Film and Media Arts as well as Interim Associate Dean for Undergraduate Programs. In the College of Arts and Sciences...

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Steve Kraske

Associate Teaching Professor
816-235-1337
kraskes@umkc.edu

Steve Kraske was a long-time political correspondent and columnist for The Kansas City Star. He is also host of “Up to Date,” a daily talk show on...

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Linda Kurz

Associate Teaching Professor
816-235-1337
kurzl@umkc.edu

Linda Kurz began teaching at UMKC, as an adjunct professor, in 1995 and joined the faculty full-time in 1997. Linda teaches courses in Public Speaking, Advanced...

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Jason Martin

Associate Professor
8162351337
martinjason@umkc.edu

Dr. Martin’s teaching experience includes courses in intercultural communication, interpersonal communication, qualitative methods, persuasion, and public...

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Judith McCormick

Associate Teaching Professor
816-235-1337
mccormickjk@umkc.edu

While still serving as Associate Dean, Dr. Judith McCormick joined the Communication Studies teaching faculty in 1998. In 2006 she stepped away from administration...

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Steven Melling

Assistant Teaching Professor
8162351337
mellings@umkc.edu

Dr. Steven Melling has a Ph.D. and M.A. degrees in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas. His research focuses on the intersection of rhetoric,...

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Andrew Montee

Instructor, UMKC Debate Coach

Peter Morello

Associate Professor
816-235-1337
morellop@umkc.edu

Peter Morello teaches journalism. He specializes in broadcast and digital journalism, media ethics, cross-cultural journalism and international reporting. As...

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Kevin Mullin

Media Lab

Larson Powell

Professor
816-235-1337
powelllar@umkc.edu

Larson Powell taught at Texas A&M University, U Mass Amherst and Fordham University before coming to UMKC; he has also taught film at the university of Mainz...

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Michael Schaefer

Lecturer
816-235-1337
schaefermw@umkc.edu

Michael W. Schaefer has taught at UMKC over 20 years as an adjunct faculty member in the Communications Studies Division. He has taught Communication 110, Rhetorical...

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Jennifer Underwood

Office Support Assistant IV
816-235-1337
underwoodj@umkc.edu

Jennifer began her career at UMKC in 1981. She earned a BA from the College of Arts & Sciences in 1995 and has been in the supporting role for the Communication...

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Ye Wang, Ph.D.

Interim Chair and Associate Professor
816-235-2735

Dr. Ye Wang graduated from the Missouri School of Journalism at University of Missouri – Columbia. She holds a Ph.d. in journalism. Her research agenda...

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