FULL TIME FACULTY & ADVISORS

Phone:
(810) 424-5344
Email:
curriet@umflint.edu

Traci Currie, Ph.D

Collegiate Lecturer in Communication

Education: Ph.D. Media Studies, Ohio University

Emphasis Area: Media Studies

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 426: Senior Seminar in Communication Studies; COM 460/560 Spoken Work as Art and Communication

 

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Phone:
(810) 766-6681
Email:
ddelamar@umflint.edu

Danielle De La Mare, Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Speech and Communication

Education: Ph.D., Education, Culture, & Society, University of Utah

Emphasis Area: Speech Communication and Teacher Certification Program

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 281 Interpersonal Communication; COM 381 Intercultural Communication

 

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Phone:
810.766.6679
Email:
cjkowal@umflint.edu
Department of Communication Studies

Chris Kowal, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication

Education: Ph.D., Communication Sciences, University of Connecticut

Emphasis Area: Communication of emotions and nonverbal influence. Dr. Kowal examines areas of nonverbal communication and the use of emotions as tools to influence and inspire others.

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Intro to Human Communication, COM 308 Research Methods, COM 226 Advertising, and the Master's Level Consulting Course

Phone:
(810) 424-5348
Email:
danlair@umflint.edu

Daniel Lair, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Organizational Communication and Program Director of M.A. in Applied Communication

Education: Ph.D., Organizational Communication, University of Utah

Emphasis Area: Professional Communication

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 261 Foundations of Organizational Communication; COM 338 Communication in Business; COM 362 Communication Behavior in Organizations; Graduate Courses: COM 501 Applied Communication Theory; COM 530/630 Capstone

 

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Phone:
(810) 762-3286
Email:
amcgill@umflint.edu

Anthony McGill, Ph.D

Lecturer IV in Communication

Education: Ph.D., Organizational Communication, Wayne State University

Emphasis Area: Professional Communication and Internship Coordinator

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 361 Public Relations; COM 371 Advanced Public Relations; COM 382 Small Group Communication; COM 398 Internship in Communication Studies; COM 426 Senior Seminar in Communication Studies

 

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Phone:
(810) 766-6811
Email:
paroske@umflint.edu

Marcus Paroske, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Communication and Department Chair

Education: Ph.D., Communication, University of Pittsburgh, 2006

Emphasis Area: Speech Communication

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication;  COM 204 Argumentation and Debate; COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 320 History and Theory of Persuasion; COM 321 Speech Criticism; Graduate Courses COM 511 Leadership as a Communication Phenomenon; COM 621 Case Studies in Persuasion

 

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Phone:
(810) 766-6682
Email:
rosaen@umflint.edu

Sarah Rosaen, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Communication

Education: Ph.D. in Communication, 2006, Michigan State University

Emphasis Area: Media Studies

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 241 History and Effects of Mass Communication; COM 308 Research Methods in Communication; Graduate Courses COM 502 Applied Communication Research Methods

 

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Phone:
(810) 237-6654
Email:
brischr@umflint.edu

Brian Schrader, Ph.D.

Lecturer III in Communication

Education: MA and Ph.D., University of Denver; BA, Regis University

Emphasis Area: Speech Communication and Debate Coach

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 204 Argumentation and Debate; COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 304 Advanced Public Speaking; COM 320 History and Theory of Persuasion

 

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Phone:
(810) 766-6750
Email:
hseipke@umflint.edu

Heather Seipke, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Communication

Education: Ph.D., Wayne State University 2002, Certified Gerontologist, Institute of Gerontology, 2000

Emphasis Area: Speech Communication

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 305 Communication Theory; COM 306 Speaking and Writing Lab; COM 387 Introduction to Health Communication; COM 417 Applied Health Communication

 

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Phone:
810-237-6605
Email:
misilva@umflint.edu

Michelle Silva, Ph.D

Lecturer III in Communication

Education: Ph.D. Communication, University of Pittsburgh 2005

Emphasis Area: Media Studies

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 170 Introduction to Digital Culture; COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 241 History and Effects of Mass Communication; COM 272 Film Genre; COM 332 Theories of Mass Communication

 

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Student Support Staff

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
galeg@umflint.edu

Gale Glover

Administrative Assistant

Phone:
(810) 762-3411
Email:
kimberws@umflint.edu

Kimberly A. Laux, M.A.

Lecturer II in Communication

Education: MA, Communication and Multimedia, Saginaw Valley State University; BA (Honors), Communication, University of Michigan-Flint

Academic Advisor for Communication Majors. 

Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 338 Communication in Business

 

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Part Time and Emeritus Faculty

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
cgapple@umflint.edu

Charles Apple, Ph.D

Associate Professor of Communication Emeritus

Education: Ph.D., Wayne State University 1982, M.A. Wayne State University 1973

Courses routinely taught: COM 241 History and Effects of Mass Communication; COM 272 Film Genre; COM 301 Ethical Issues in Communication

 

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Jenell Barnard
Courses Routinely Taught: COM 200 Introduction to Human Communication; COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 338 Communication in Business

Email: jenell@umflint.edu


Joe Ghattas
Courses Routinely Taught:
COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking

Email: jghattas@umflint.edu


Dan Lake
Courses Routinely Taught:
COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 338 Communication in Business

Email: danlake@umflint.edu


William McMillan
Courses Routinely Taught:
Com 344 Media Management and Programming

 

Phone:
(810) 766-6679
Email:
dullrich@umflint.edu

Donna Ullrich, M.A., J.D.

Instructor

Education: M.A. in mass communication; bachelor's in secondary education with majors in journalism and theatre

​Courses Routinely Taught: COM 210 Introduction to Public Speaking; COM 225 News Writing; COM 241 History and Theory of Mass Communication; COM 363 Conflict Management; COM 382 Small Group Communication

 

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