Faculty Members

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J.D. Ragsdale
"I think teaching is one of the world's greatest professions, and communication is one of the most important things for anyone to learn. That makes teaching communication one of the world's best jobs."
J.D. Ragsdale
Chair
 
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Frances Brandau
"I am one of the lucky few, I have my dream job. It is incredibly rewarding to connect with students and help them reach their goals."
Frances Brandau
Graduate Advisor
 

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Rick Bello
"The university, especially the Department of Communication Studies, is a great place to be. Most of my students are motivated, friendly, and challenging, and I have formed wonderful working and personal relationships with my colleagues."
Rick Bello
 
Capps
Patricia Capps
"Communication is the key to success in all areas of our personal and professional lives."
Patricia Capps
 

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Cheryl Lozano-Whitten

"The liberty of speaking and writing guards our other liberties." ~Thomas Jefferson (Enough said!)
Cheryl Lozano-Whitten
 
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Terry Thibodeaux
"I think teaching is the noblest profession. I feel very fortunate to be able to work in a job where I love what I do and have the opportunity to help students build a better life for themselves."
Terry Thibodeaux
 

Shaun Zhang
Shaun Zhang
"Growing up in northern China and living in Ohio, the weather in Texas was a big change for me. But, I have become used to it and actually enjoy it. Sometimes, I wonder why I didn't move to the South earlier!"
Shaun Zhang
 
Janice Jordan
Janice Jordan
"I really enjoy administrative work, you never know from day to day what it will bring, especially with the variety of people you work with on a campus; students, parents, visitors, staff and faculty. It’s a challenge!"
Janice Jordan
Administrative Asst.
 

 

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Terri Jaggers
"My experiences have taught me that life is 10% what happens, and 90% how I react to it.  As a business woman, professional speaker, and community organizer for 25 years, I have grown to appreciate the benefits of effective communication.  I am excited to be the newest member of the Communication Studies faculty and I am looking forward to creating many BearKat memories."

Terri Jaggers

Bio & Syllabi Vita

Cindy (Yixin) Chen
Cindy (Yixin) Chen
"It takes courage to pursue your dream when many people told you it was unwise and impossible. I believe there is always a chance for success, as long as you try your best."
Cindy (Yixin) Chen
 

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