Faculty Directory

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Alan
Abrahamson
Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
One of the world’s foremost experts on the Olympic movement, Alan Abrahamson is an award-winning sportswriter, best-selling author and in-demand television analyst.
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Jonathan
D.
Aronson
Professor of Communication
Jonathan Aronson, professor of international communication and international relations, focuses on international policy and regulation issues.
TeNita Ballard
TeNita
Ballard
Adjunct Instructor
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Annelise
Bamberg
Adjunct Instructor
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Susy
Garciasalas
Barkley
Adjunct Instructor
Willow Bay
Willow
Bay
Dean, Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication
A broadcast journalist, media pioneer and digital communication leader, Willow Bay is the current and first female dean of USC Annenberg.
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Robert
Borg
Adjunct Instructor
Alexis Brunswick
Alexis
Brunswick
Adjunct Lecturer
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Peggy
Bustamante
Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
A longtime journalist and web developer, Peggy Bustamante teaches creative professionals to code, empowering them to push the boundaries of innovative storytelling in the digital sphere.
Justin Chang
Justin
Chang
Adjunct Instructor
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Melanie
Cherry
Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Melanie Cherry is a senior communications specialist with more than 20 years of agency, non-profit, and corporate experience.
Michael
John
Cody
Professor Emeritus of Communication
Michael Cody teaches and conducts research in the areas of interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion, entertainment-education and public campaigns
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Jeffrey
Cole
Research Professor of Communication
Jeffrey Cole has been at the forefront of media and communication technology issues both in the United States and internationally for the past three decades.
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Nicholas
Anthony
Cuccia
Adjunct Instructor
Mathew Curtis
Mathew
Curtis
Clinical Professor of Communication
Mathew Curtis’ work focuses on interpersonal communication, including role comparison in groups and social settings.
Doug Dawson
Doug
Dawson
Adjunct Lecturer
Adam Day
Adam
Day
Adjunct Instructor
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Jenn
de la Fuente
Adjunct Instructor
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David
Dreyer
Adjunct Instructor
Clayton
Dube
Director, USC U.S.-China Institute
Clayton Dube leads the USC U.S.-China Institute, which focuses on the multidimensional and evolving U.S.-China relationship.
Mahta Emrani
Mahta
Emrani
Adjunct Lecturer
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Joy
Fehily
Adjunct Instructor
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Jeff
Fellenzer
Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Jeff Fellenzer has more than three decades of experience in sports management, news media, higher education, and as an entrepreneur.
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Garin
Flowers
Adjunct Instructor
Janet Fulk
Janet
Fulk
Professor Emerita of Communication, and Professor Emerita of Management and Organization
An award-winning interdisciplinary scholar and fellow of both communication and management, Janet Fulk studies how knowledge and expertise move through networks of people, technologies and organizations.
Vince
Gonzales
Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Vince Gonzales is a journalist who has worked as a TV news reporter in the Denver, Phoenix and Dallas markets.
Jerrold
D.
Green
Research Professor of Communication, Business, and International Relations
Jerrold D. Green is a widely respected expert in international relations, U.S. Middle East policy and the politics of the Arab world and Iran.
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Ron
Grover
Adjunct Instructor
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Denise
Guerra
Adjunct Instructor
Félix
Gutiérrez
Professor of Journalism Emeritus
Félix Gutiérrez is a scholar focusing on racial diversity, media, and the history of Latino news in the U.S.
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Luke
Harold
Adjunct Instructor
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Mary
Harris
Adjunct Instructor
Brian Hirsch
Brian
Hirsch
Adjunct Lecturer
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Andrea
B.
Hollingshead
Professor of Communication
As a leading group communication scholar, Andrea Hollingshead studies the connections between group communication, performance, and wellbeing in work, interpersonal and online settings.
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Jenny
Houghton
Adjunct Lecturer
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Fernando
Hurtado
Adjunct Instructor
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Joseph
Itaya
Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Communication
Joseph Itaya is an award-winning multimedia director, educator, and entrepreneur, specializing in helping individuals and organizations discover and activate their purpose.
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Anika
Jackson
Adjunct Instructor
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Laura
Min
Jackson
Adjunct Instructor
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Henry
“C.J.”
Jackson
Adjunct Instructor
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Kate
Flynn
Jacobs
Adjunct Instructor
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Perry
B.
Johnson
Part Time Lecturer of Communications
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Stephen
Jones
Adjunct Instructor
Gabriel Kahn
Gabriel
Kahn
Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Gabriel Kahn studies the disruption and evolution of the news industry and works on data-driven projects that promote innovation in the profession of journalism.
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Christine
“Kris”
Kelley
Adjunct Instructor
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Sean
Kennedy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication
Sean directs the Trojan Debate Squad and researches rhetorics of economics and technological innovation.
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Vance
Kim
Adjunct Instructor
Jonathan
Kotler
Associate Professor of Journalism
A former dean of the USC Graduate School and past president of the Western Association of Graduate Schools, attorney, and USC School of Journalism graduate, Jonathan Kotler has taught media law at the School of Journalism for more than four decades.
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Monica
Koyama
Associate Professor of Professional Practice of Communication
Monica Koyama has 25+ years of experience creating award-winning entertainment marketing campaigns with FX Networks, Netflix Nat Geo, Warner Bros and the World Surf League.
Scott Kronick
Scott
Kronick
Adjunct Instructor
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Carmen
Lee
Clinical Professor of Communication
Carmen M. Lee’s research and teaching focuses on interethnic and intercultural relationships, interpersonal and family violence, and diversity and inclusion in the media industry.
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Iris
Lee
Adjunct Instructor
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Lauren
Lee White
Adjunct Instructor
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Dale
Legaspi
Adjunct Instructor
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Edward
Lifson
Adjunct Instructor
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Allan
J.
Lopez
Adjunct Instructor
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Eric
Markgraf
Adjunct Lecturer of Communication
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Cynthia
A.
Martinez
Adjunct Lecturer of Communication
Melissa McCoy
Melissa
McCoy
Adjunct Instructor
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Robert
Meeks
Adjunct Instructor
Lynn Carol Miller
Lynn
Carol
Miller
Professor of Communication
Awarded over $20M (NIH, CDC, DOD/DARPA), Lynn Miller pioneered scalable effective game risk-reduction interventions (fMRI-compatible), using intelligent agents and systematic representative design, for generalizable virtual environments.
Jeff Moeller
Jeff
Moeller
Adjunct Instructor
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Peter
Monge
Professor Emeritus of Communication; Professor Emeritus of Management and Organization
Peter Monge’s scholarship and teaching focus on organizational communication, social networks and quantitative research methods, especially as these social and global phenomena are enlightened by ecological and evolutionary theories.
Judy Muller
Judie
Marie
Muller
Professor Emerita of Journalism
Former network correspondent for CBS and ABC News and commentator for NPR, Judy Muller focuses on narrative skills for broadcast reporting, radio and audio reporting, vocal delivery for broadcast, news literacy and ethics in journalism.
Sheila
Teresa
Murphy
Professor of Communication
Sheila Murphy is an expert on the use of stories or narratives to change individual and health-related normative beliefs and behavior on topics ranging from human trafficking, condom use, stereotyping, and cancer screening, both in the U.S. and globally.
Nithya Mutuswamy
Nithya
Muthuswamy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication
Muthuswamy is a clinical assistant professor, teaching research methods, persuasion, and marketing class in the online communication management program.
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A. Michael
Noll
Professor Emeritus of Communication
A. Michael Noll served as dean of USC Annenberg from 1992 to 1994 and was a very early pioneer in digital computer art, 3D animation and tactile communication.
Nazli S. Offringa
Nazli
S.
Offringa
Adjunct Lecturer
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Ashley
Owen
Adjunct Instructor
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Rob
Parker
Adjunct Instructor
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Jennifer
A.
Petersen
Associate Professor of Communication
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Barbara
Pierce
Adjunct Instructor
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Jillian K.
Pierson
Clinical Professor of Communication
Jillian Pierson’s primary focus is teaching undergraduate courses in the social science side of communication, with special attention to cultural issues.
Roz Plater
Roz
Plater
Adjunct Professor
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Ben
Poston
Adjunct Instructor
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Adam
Clayton
Powell III
Senior Fellow
With more than 50 years of experience in media and journalism, Adam Clayton Powell III now leads a bipartisan USC initiative providing election cybersecurity training in all 50 states.
Patricia Riley
Patricia
Riley
Associate Professor of Communication
An expert in organizational communication, Patricia Riley has trained undergraduates, graduates and industry leaders in organizational influence and politics.
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Graham
Robertson
Adjunct Instructor
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Esmeralda
Fabian
Romero
Adjunct Instructor
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Tena
Rubio
Adjunct Instructor
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Darryl
Ryan
Adjunct Instructor
Robert Scheer
Robert
Scheer
Clinical Professor of Communication
Robert Scheer has over 30 years writing as a journalist and author in the political field.
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Daniel
Schnur
Adjunct Instructor
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Mark
Schoofs
Associate Professor of Journalism
An award-winning investigative journalist and pioneer of BuzzFeed News’ investigative journalism department, Mark Schoofs has reported on global issues including gay rights, the AIDS crisis, and exploitative labor practices for over 30 years.
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J.D.
Schramm
Lecturer of Communication
Ken Sereno
Ken
Sereno
Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication
Ken Sereno specializes in communication theory, persuasion and interpersonal communication.
Drew Shackleton
Drew
Shackleton
Adjunct Lecturer
Brad Shipley
Brad
Shipley
Clinical Professor of Communication
Brad Shipley provides learning experiences that result in the practical application of communication theory and research by exposing students to a variety of pedagogical approaches.
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David
Siders
Adjunct instructor
Paolo
Sigismondi
Clinical Professor of Communication
Combining theoretical frameworks in communication, economics and management with an international media industry background as an executive, Paolo Sigismondi explores diverse facets of the field of global media communication and entertainment.
Shelley
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
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David
Stamper
Adjunct Instructor
Jonathon Stearns
Jonathon
Stearns
Adjunct Lecturer
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Nan
Sumski
Adjunct Instructor
Jerry Swerling
Jerry
Swerling
Professor of Professional Practice Emeritus
At USC Annenberg and in the private sector, Jerry Swerling has led public relations scholarship and practice throughout a variety of industries and businesses.
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Marlon
Twyman II
Assistant Professor of Communication
An expert on social networks, teams and digital collaboration, Twyman merges diverse perspectives gained from training in the social sciences and STEM to understand how people communicate and engage with technology.
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Simon
Uwins
Adjunct Lecturer
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Tina
Vennegaard
Adjunct instructor
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Jay
Wang
Associate Professor
A scholar and consultant in the fields of strategic communication and public diplomacy, Jian (Jay) Wang is director of the Center on Public Diplomacy and an associate professor at USC Annenberg.
Rebecca
Weintraub
Clinical Professor Emerita of Communication
Former director of the Communication Management (MCG) program, Rebecca Weintraub has decades of experience in corporate communication.
Ernest Wilson III
Ernest
J.
Wilson III
Professor of Communication and Political Science
Center for Third Space Thinking Founder and Director Ernest J. Wilson III has worked at the intersection of communication and public policy for more than 30 years.
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Michael
Wissot
Adjunct Lecturer
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India
Wright
Adjunct Instructor
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Erit
Yellen
Adjunct Instructor
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Sam
Youngman
Adjunct Instructor
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Jose
Zavala
Adjunct Instructor