Department Chair

Linda Dickmeyer  Profile of Linda Dickmeyer

Professor
4210 Centennial Hall
ldickmeyer@uwlax.edu
608.785.6715

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal Communication, Instructional Communication, Undergraduate Research

Academic Department Associate

Nhouchee Yang  Profile of Nhouchee Yang  Office hours

Academic Department Associate
4206 Centennial Hall
nyang2@uwlax.edu
608.785.8519

Specialty areas:

Office support, Art & Photography

Department people

Ashley Edwards  Profile of Ashley Edwards

Assistant Professor
4310 Centennial Hall
aedwards@uwlax.edu
608.785.6723

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal communication, social support, professional communication, computer-mediated communication, & culture

Ayesha Patnaik  Profile of Ayesha Patnaik

Lecturer
4220 Centennial Hall
apatnaik@uwlax.edu
608.785.6718

Specialty areas:

CST 110 Communicating Effectively
Beth Boser  Profile of Beth Boser  Office hours

Assistant Professor
4225 Centennial Hall
bboser@uwlax.edu
608.785.6702

Specialty areas:

Public Communication and Advocacy, Media Studies, Gender

Dena Huisman  Profile of Dena Huisman  Office hours

Associate Professor
4214 Centennial Hall
dhuisman@uwlax.edu
608.785.8367

Specialty areas:

Communication and Identity, Grief and Social Support Communication, Family Communication, Gender Communication

Daniel Modaff  Profile of Daniel Modaff  Office hours

Associate Professor
4221 Centennial Hall
dmodaff@uwlax.edu
608.785.6716

Specialty areas:

Organizational Communication

Evan Brody  Profile of Evan Brody  Office hours

Assistant Professor
4217 Centennial Hall
ebrody@uwlax.edu
608.785.8716

Specialty areas:

Media Studies; Cultural Studies; Queer Theory and LGBTQ Studies; Television Studies; Sports Studies; Qualitative Methods

Gregory Ormes  Profile of Gregory Ormes

Assistant Professor
4213 Centennial Hall
gormes@uwlax.edu
608.785.8714

Specialty areas:

Organizational and Professional Communication

Communication in Teams

Heike Hunter  Profile of Heike Hunter

Lecturer
4224 Centennial Hall
hhunter@uwlax.edu
608.785.6713

Specialty areas:

Communicating Effectively

Jennifer Butler Modaff  Profile of Jennifer Butler Modaff  Office hours

Associate Professor
4219 Centennial Hall
jbutlermodaff@uwlax.edu
608.785.6717

Specialty areas:

Organizational and Professional Communication

Jessica Peterson  Profile of Jessica Peterson  Office hours

Associate Lecturer
4226 Centennial Hall
jpeterson@uwlax.edu
608.785.6697

Joseph Van Oss  Profile of Joseph Van Oss  Office hours

Senior Lecturer
4218 Centennial Hall
jvanoss@uwlax.edu
608.785.6709

Specialty areas:

Human communication, scientific and technical communication

Katherine Lavelle  Profile of Katherine Lavelle  Office hours

Associate Professor
4209 Centennial Hall
klavelle@uwlax.edu
608.785.6698

Specialty areas:

I teach in the area of Public Communication and Advocacy

I am the Director of the Public Speaking Center

Communication and Sport

Linda Dickmeyer  Profile of Linda Dickmeyer

Professor
4210 Centennial Hall
ldickmeyer@uwlax.edu
608.785.6715

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal Communication, Instructional Communication, Undergraduate Research
Michael Tollefson  Profile of Michael Tollefson

Associate Professor
4211 Centennial Hall
mtollefson2@uwlax.edu
608.785.6710

Specialty areas:

Persuasion, Argumentation, Undergraduate Research

Nicole Ploeger-Lyons  Profile of Nicole Ploeger-Lyons  Office hours

Associate Professor
4227 Centennial Hall
nploeger-lyons@uwlax.edu
608.785.8713

Specialty areas:

Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication

Ronda Leahy  Profile of Ronda Leahy  Office hours

Professor
4212 Centennial Hall
rleahy@uwlax.edu
608.785.6724

Specialty areas:

Professional and Organizational Communication

Rick King Quale  Profile of Rick King Quale

Associate Lecturer
4207 Centennial Hall
rkingquale@uwlax.edu
608.785.6705

Specialty areas:

Public Speaking, Small Group Communication, Organizational Communication

Scott Dickmeyer  Profile of Scott Dickmeyer

Associate Professor
4215 Centennial Hall
sdickmeyer@uwlax.edu
608.785.8519

Specialty areas:

Organizational Communication, Organizational Culture, Training & Development and Consulting
Sara Docan-Morgan  Profile of Sara Docan-Morgan

Associate Professor
4229 Centennial Hall
sdocan-morgan@uwlax.edu
608.785.6711

Specialty areas:

interpersonal communication, family communication, Korean adoptees, race and culture

Terence Smith  Profile of Terence Smith

Senior Lecturer
4226 Centennial Hall
tsmith@uwlax.edu
608.785.8523

Specialty areas:

Public Speaking

Public Speaking Center

Media Literacy

Terry Wirkus  Profile of Terry Wirkus  Office hours

Distance Learning Tech Coordinator
171 Wing Technology Center
twirkus@uwlax.edu
608.785.8049

Specialty areas:

Synchronous Distance Learning and Lecture Capture

CST 110

Uttara Manohar  Profile of Uttara Manohar  Office hours

Assistant Professor
4308 Centennial Hall
umanohar@uwlax.edu
608.785.6703

Specialty areas:

Interpersonal & intercultural communication, discrimination and prejudice, media representation in India 

Weixu Lu  Profile of Weixu Lu  Meet with me  Office hours

Assistant Professor
4208 Centennial Hall
wlu@uwlax.edu

Specialty areas:

Digital Communication Technologies, Social Networks, Social Media, Urban Communication, Mobile Eye-tracking

Wendi Bellar  Profile of Wendi Bellar

Assistant Professor
4223 Centennial Hall
wbellar@uwlax.edu
608.785.8373

Specialty areas:

Media Studies, Mobile Communication, Digital Religion

Emeriti faculty

  • Cheri Niedzwiecki
  • James Putz
  • Patricia Turner
  • Robert Eberle