Faculty and Staff

As a student, you will have the opportunity to mentor with a number of outstanding faculty members. Each of these nationally recognized and award winning professors have years of educational and research experience and are dedicated and committed educators.

The faculty actively participates in a number of organizations to stay at the forefront of the changing world of communication studies.


Faculty


Frances Brandau, Ph.D.

Frances Brandau, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair, Department of Communication Studies

CHSS 410R
936.294.1356
fbb@shsu.edu

Lisa Dahlgren (van Raalte), Ph.D.

Lisa Dahlgren (van Raalte), Ph.D.
Assistant Professor/Director of Communication Studies Research Lab

CHSS 410H
936.294.1970
lxv024@shsu.edu

Anna Lu, Ph.D.

Anna Lu, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

CHSS 410M
936.294.3603
ahl015@shsu.edu

Shuangyue 'Shaun' Zhang, Ph.D.

Shuangyue "Shaun" Zhang, Ph.D.
Professor, Graduate Director

CHSS 410N
936.294.1835
shaunzhang@shsu.edu


Instructors


Tamara Arrington

Tamara Arrington, M.A.
Instructor


When you walk with purpose, you collide with destiny. - Dr. Bertice Berry

CHSS 410U
936.294.4318
txa041@shsu.edu

Dena Horne

Dena Horne, M.A.
Instructor


The brick walls are there for a reason. The brick walls are not there to keep us out; the brick walls are there to give us a chance to show how badly we want something. The brick walls are there to stop the people who don't want it badly enough. - Dr. Randy Pausch

CHSS 410T
936.294.1336
drh022@shsu.edu

Michesha Sherrelle Kelly

Michesha Sherrelle Kelly, M.A.
Instructor


"We are stronger when we listen and smarter when we share." -Rania Al Abdullah

CHSS 410V
936.294.3743
msk017@shsu.edu

Anne-Bennett Smithson

Anne-Bennett Smithson, Ph.D., J.D.
Instructor


"We know what we are now, but not what we may become." -Shakespeare

CHSS 410Z
936.294.3640
abs055@shsu.edu


Adjunct Faculty


Carlton Abernathy

Carlton Abernathy, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


Keep plugging away at whatever it is you wish to do in life! And, as my father always told me, “if you get to the end of your rope, tie a knot and hang on---then, climb right back up!”

stdcga11@shsu.edu

Shelby Alverson

Shelby Alverson, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


"Educating the mind without educating the heart is no education at all." -Aristotle

sna013@shsu.edu

Richard Bello, Ph.D.

Richard Bello, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


"I fear the day that technology will surpass our human interaction. The world will have a generation of idiots." -Albert Einstein

CHSS 410D
936.294.1516
bello@shsu.edu

Payal Cascio

Payal Cascio, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor


In an effective classroom, students should not only know what they are doing, they should also know why and how. - Harry Wong

pdc020@shsu.edu

Susan Honeywell

Susan Honeywell, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


“Love the Life You Live, Live the Life You Love” – Bob Marley

slh101@shsu.edu

Kristi Johnson, M.A.

Kristi Johnson, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


"If you want something you've never had, you must be willing to do something you've never done."

kdj029@shsu.edu

Marceleen Mosher

Marceleen Mosher, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


Is education possibly a process of trading awareness for things of lesser worth? - Aldo Leopold

mmm126@shsu.edu

Nilam Patel, M.A.

Nilam Patel, M.A.
Adjunct Professor


“In a very real sense, we are all aliens on a strange planet. We spend most of our lives reaching out and trying to communicate. If during our whole lifetime, we could reach out and really communicate with just two people, we are indeed very fortunate.” – Gene Roddenberry

nxp019@shsu.edu

Terry M. Thibodeaux, Ph.D.

Terry M. Thibodeaux, Ph.D.
Professor Emeritus


“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."

CHSS 410E
thib@shsu.edu
936.294.3654


Staff


Michelle Plitt

Michelle Plitt
Assistant to the Chair

CHSS 410A
936.294.3676
mep033@shsu.edu


Department of Communication Studies

Mailing Address

Department of Communication Studies
Sam Houston State University
Box 2299
Huntsville, Texas 77341
Phone: 936.294.1497

Physical Address

Department of Communication Studies
1901 Avenue I
Suite 410
Huntsville, Texas 77340
Phone: 936.294.1497