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Faculty and Staff

Below you will find a listing of faculty for the Communication Studies Program. If you are unsure of whom to contact with your questions, please call the main office at 509.359.2313.
  • Jeffrey Stafford, PhD
    Jeffrey Stafford, PhD
    Professor/Chair of the Department of Communication
    109 Comm. Bldg., Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.7929
    Fax: 509.359.6732
    Research Areas:
    • Organizational Communication
    • Leadership Development
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Research Methodologies
  • Rosie Rodriguez
    Rosie Rodriguez
    Secretary Senior
    108 Comm. Bldg.
    Phone: 509.359.2313
    Fax: 509.359.2496
  • Jessica Boyer, MS
    Jessica Boyer, MS
    Lecturer
    117 Comm. Bldg.
    Phone: 509.359.4702
    Fax: 509.359.2496
  • Patricia Chantrill, PhD
    Patricia Chantrill, PhD
    Associate Professor
    205 Comm. Bldg.
    Phone: 509.359.4236
    Fax: 509.359.2496
    Teaching Areas:
    • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
    • Cultural Studies
    • Political Communication
    • Electoral Campaigns
    • Public Discourse and Public Relations
    Research Areas:

    Political Advocacy, Higher Education Policy and Planning, Board Governance (emphasis on public and not-for-profit organizations), Crisis Communication

  • Elizabeth Kissling, PhD
    Elizabeth Kissling, PhD
    Professor of Communication Studies, and Women's and Gender Studies
    207 Comm. Bldg., 207 Monroe Hall
    Phone: 509.359.2875 (Comm.), 509.359.2844 (Monroe)
    Fax: 509.359.2496
    Research Areas:
    • Feminist Cultural Studies including Media Representation of Women's Health and Sexuality
    • Instructional Technology
    • Free Speech Issues
    • Web Design
    • Igor Klyukanov, PhD
      Igor Klyukanov, PhD
      Professor
      209 Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.2863
      Fax: 509.359.2496
      Research Areas:
      • Intercultural Studies
      • Communication Theory
      • Semiotics
      • Linguistics
    • Gary Krug, PhD
      Gary Krug, PhD
      Professor
      206 Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.2870
      Fax: 509.359.2496
      Research Areas:
      • International Communication
      • Media Consequences and Effects
      • Popular Culture
      • Political Communication
    • Galina Sinekopova, PhD
      Galina Sinekopova, PhD
      Professor
      112 Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.2865
      Fax: 509.359.2496
      Research Areas:
      • Scholarship of Civic Engagement
      • Intercultural/International Communication
      • Political Communication
      • Language and Social Interaction
    • Peter Shields, PhD
      Peter Shields, PhD
      Professor of Communication and Director of the MSC Graduate Program
      229C Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.4947
      Fax: 509.359.2496
      Research Areas:
      • Communication Policy and Regulation
      • Political Economy of Information-Communication Technologies
      • Electronic Surveillance
      • Global Media
    • Susan Stearns, PhD
      Susan Stearns, PhD
      Professor
      113 Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.2864
      Fax: 509.359.2496
      Research Areas:
      • Research Methods and Design
      • Instructional Communication
      • Academic Integrity
    • Heather Robinson, MS
      Heather Robinson, MS
      Senior Lecturer
      111 Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.2883
      Fax: 509.359.2496
    • Steve Stewart, MS
      Steve Stewart, MS
      Senior Lecturer
      229D Comm. Bldg.
      Phone: 509.359.6377
      Fax: 509.359.2496
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