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.
Terry M. Thibodeaux, Ph.D.
Professor/Chair, Department of Communication Studies
"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."
Richard Bello, Ph.D.
“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."
Yixin "Cindy" Chen, Ph.D.
"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."
Melinda R. Weathers, Ph.D.
As a professor, I think it is important to capture students’ passion for learning. By increasing students’ enthusiasm for knowledge, I believe they gain the courage, drive, and understanding needed to succeed as relational beings, professionals, and agents of positive social change.