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

Department people

Ayesha Patnaik Profile of Ayesha Patnaik
Lecturer
4228 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:

Media, Rhetoric, Advocacy, Gender

Charissa Niedzwiecki Profile of Charissa Niedzwiecki
Associate Professor
4215 Centennial Hall
cniedzwiecki@uwlax.edu
608.785.6712
Specialty areas:

Aging, Family, Health, Interpersonal

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

Daniel Modaff Profile of Daniel Modaff
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
4206 Centennial Hall
jpeterson@uwlax.edu
608.785.6697
Joseph Van Oss Profile of Joseph Van Oss Office hours
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 Advocacy and Communication Criticism (now known as Public Communication and Advocacy)

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
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
4224 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
4207 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

Uttara Manohar Profile of Uttara Manohar Office hours
Assistant Professor
4208 Centennial Hall
umanohar@uwlax.edu
608.785.6703
Specialty areas:

Interpersonal communication, intercultural communication, discrimination and prejudice (based on race, ethnicity, nationality and gender)  

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

  • James Putz
  • Robert Eberle