Faculty and Staff

Terry Thibodeaux

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."

CHSS 410R

936.294.1356

thib@shsu.edu

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Michael Arrington

Michael Arrington, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

CHSS 410P

936.294.4302

mia016@shsu.edu

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Richard Bello, Ph.D.

Richard Bello, Ph.D.

Professor

“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."

CHSS 410M

936.294.1516

bello@shsu.edu

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Frances Brandau, Ph.D.

Frances Brandau, Ph.D.

Professor

"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."

CHSS 410N

936.294.4668

fbb@shsu.edu

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Yixin 'Cindy' Chen, Ph.D.

Yixin "Cindy" Chen, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

"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."

CHSS 410K

936.294.3164

cindychen@shsu.edu

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Lisa van Raalte, Ph.D.

Lisa van Raalte, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor/Director of Communication Studies Research Lab

“Life is tough my darling, but so are you” – Stephanie Bennett-Henry

CHSS 410H

936.294.1970

lxv024@shsu.edu

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Melinda R. Weathers, Ph.D.

Melinda R. Weathers, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

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.

CHSS 410J

936.294.1848

mweathers@shsu.edu

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Shuangyue

Shuangyue "Shaun" Zhang, Ph.D.

Professor

“I love teaching and doing research in communication. My profession has made me a better and more mature person.”

CHSS 410L

936.294.1835

shaunzhang@shsu.edu

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