The Communication Studies faculty is committed to giving you the critical concepts you need to explore the elements of the communication process, the options in assessing them, the significance of selections among those alternatives, and the ample opportunities for misunderstanding and disagreement as well as rapport and accord.

Department Contacts

  • Chair

  • Amanda Martinez
    Chair of Communication Studies

  • Departmental Coordinator

  • Alexis Yates
    Departmental Coordinator for Communication Studies

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Issac Bailey

  • James K. Batten Professor of Public Policy

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Race and journalism
  • Criminal justice and media
  • Child welfare coverage
Isaac "Ike" Bailey

Sara Baugh

  • Assistant Professor of Communication Studies

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Rhetorical Studies
  • Chicana/o/x & Latina/o/x Feminist Rhetorical Studies
  • Decoloniality


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Pronouns: she/her/hers

Amanda Martinez

  • Chair & Associate Professor of Communication Studies | Associate Professor of Sociology | Speaking Center Director

Primary Areas of Expertise

  • Media Effects
  • Race & Stereotypes
  • Culture & Health Communication
Amanda Martinez

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Alexis Yates

  • Departmental Coordinator
Alexis Yates Headshot

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