Faculty Directory

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Alan
Abrahamson
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
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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Marc
J.
Ambinder
Adjunct Instructor
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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.
Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Sandra
Ball-Rokeach
Professor Emerita of Communication
Sandra Ball-Rokeach is a communications scholar whose work has been published in top communication journals.
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Annelise
Bamberg
Adjunct Instructor
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Susy
Garciasalas
Barkley
Adjunct Instructor
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Matthew
Belloni
Adjunct Instructor
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Clarissa
S.
Beyah
Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Clarissa Beyah is a communications executive, educator and nonprofit founder with more than 25 years of global experience leading communication organizations at some of the world’s largest companies.
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Jeffrey
Blish
Adjunct Instructor
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William (Bill)
Blum
Adjunct Lecturer
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Rick
Bursky
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.
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David
Byler
Adjunct Instructor
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Ben
Carrington
Associate Professor of Sociology and Journalism
Widely regarded as one of the world’s leading authorities on the sociology of race, politics and popular culture, Ben Carrington’s work examines mass media and sport as way to understand key sociological dimensions of everyday life.
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Laura
Castañeda
Professor of Professional Practice of Journalism
Throughout her distinguished career as a journalist, educator and scholar, Laura Castañeda has centered her writing, teaching and research on issues of diversity — particularly the Latino experience — and the pedagogy of journalism.
Manuel Castells
Manuel
Castells
University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society
Manuel Castells is a leading scholar on globalization who has advised governments and consulted global organizations throughout the world.
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Sara
Catania
Adjunct Instructor
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Megan
Chao
Adjunct Instructor
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Melanie
Cherry
Adjunct Instructor
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Dana
Chinn
Lecturer
Dana Chinn has pioneered interdisciplinary analytic approaches throughout her varied career in the media industry and academia, but most enjoys making math and data accessible to numbers-phobic students and journalists.
Peter Clarke
Peter
Clarke
Professor Emeritus of Communication
An experienced academic administrator, Peter Clarke focuses his research and social action on communication that improves health, including creating and evaluating both traditional and digital media.
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
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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Theresa
Corigliano
Adjunct Instructor
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Geoffrey
Cowan
University Professor
Geoffrey Cowan is a lawyer, academic administrator, government official, best-selling author, distinguished professor, nonprofit executive, and Emmy Award-winning producer.
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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.
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Cristina
Daglas
Adjunct Instructor
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Jenn
de la Fuente
Adjunct Instructor
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Stefanie
Z.
Demetriades
Adjunct Lecturer
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Cindy
Dole
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.
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Les
Dunseith
Adjunct Instructor
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Summer
Dunsmore
Adjunct Instructor
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Yomna
Elsayed
Instructor of Communication
Susan Evans
Susan
H.
Evans
Research Scientist
Susan Evans is an award-winning creator of media for improving public health. Her works have focused on better nutrition for low-income people, coping with cancer treatment side-effects, and other conditions.
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Joy
Fehily
Adjunct Instructor
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Jeff
Fellenzer
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Jeff Fellenzer has more than three decades of experience in sports management, news media, higher education, and as an entrepreneur.
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Laurel
Felt
Instructor of Communication
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Garin
Flowers
Adjunct Instructor
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Henry
Fuhrmann
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.
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Hernan
Galperin
Associate Professor of Communication
An internationally recognized expert on Internet policy and digital inequality, Hernan Galperin applies empirical methods to study the links between technology adoption and social stratification.
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Katharine
Gammon
Adjunct Instructor
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Jacqueline
Garcia
Adjunct Lecturer
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Susan
P.
Gavigan
Adjunct Instructor
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Kim
Getty
Adjunct Instructor
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Sarah
(Favot)
Girardot
Adjunct Instructor
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Scott
Glover
Adjunct Instructor
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Carlos
Gustavo
Godoy
Clinical Assistant Professor of Communication
A former consultant for the National Academy of Sciences on health policy issues affecting LGBT populations, Carlos Godoy is an expert on evidence-based argumentation and advocacy strategies designed to improve the lives of underrepresented groups.
Vince
Gonzales
Professor of Professional Practice; Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Director for Journalism Graduate Programs
Vince Gonzales is a journalist who has worked as a TV news reporter in the Denver, Phoenix and Dallas markets.
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Lauren
Lamkin
Grancio
Adjunct Instructor
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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Rebecca
M.
Haggerty
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
An award-winning broadcast journalist, Rebecca Haggerty is an educator who focuses on innovation, excellence and inclusion, and firmly believes that journalism schools should support and critique the institutions of news media.
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Luke
Harold
Adjunct Instructor
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Mary
Harris
Adjunct Instructor
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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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Joy
Horowitz
Adjunct Instructor
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Jenny
Houghton
Adjunct Lecturer
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Jim
Hubbard
Adjunct Lecturer
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Kevin
Hung
Adjunct Instructor
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Fernando
Hurtado
Adjunct Instructor
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Joseph
Itaya
Digital Media Expert in Residence
Joseph Itaya is an award-winning film director, digital content creator, technology innovator, educator, and entrepreneur, specializing in helping organizations find their voices and tell their stories through multimedia content.
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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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Shirley
Jahad
Adjunct Instructor
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Stephen
Jones
Adjunct Instructor
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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Sandra
Kazarian
Adjunct Instructor
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Claudia
L.
Keith
Adjunct Instructor
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Christine
“Kris”
Kelley
Adjunct Instructor
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Sean
Kennedy
Lecturer of Communication Studies
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
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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Matthew
Lait
Adjunct Instructor
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Iris
Lee
Adjunct Instructor
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Carmen
Lee
Clinical Associate 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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May
Lee
Adjunct Instructor
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Lauren
Lee White
Adjunct Instructor
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Tammy
Leitner
Adjunct Lecturer
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Jordan
Levin
Adjunct Lecturer
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Edward
Lifson
Adjunct Instructor
Mark
Lloyd
Clinical Professor of Communication
Mark Lloyd’s decorated academic career follows his research on integrating strategies to bring diversity into communications.
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Allan
J.
Lopez
Adjunct Instructor
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Christie
C
Ly
Adjunct Lecturer
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Jane
MacOubrie
Adjunct Lecturer
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Pat
Maio
Adjunct Instructor
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Susanne
Manheimer
Adjunct Instructor
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Eric
Markgraf
Adjunct Professor
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Cynthia
A.
Martinez
Instructor of Communication
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David
Matorin
Adjunct Lecturer
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Julia
M.
Matthews
Instructor of Communication
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David
Measer
Adjunct Instructor
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David
Medzerian
Adjunct Instructor
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Robert
Meeks
Adjunct Instructor
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Andy
Merkin
Adjunct Lecturer
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.
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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.
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Nick
Morr
Adjunct Instructor
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Laila
Muhammad
Adjunct Instructor
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.
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Zahra
A.
Nealy
Adjunct Instructor
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.
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Ashley
Owen
Adjunct Instructor
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Lata
Pandya
Adjunct Instructor
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Rob
Parker
Adjunct Instructor
Michael Parks
Michael
Parks
Professor of Journalism Emeritus
Michael Parks was the international correspondent for more than 25 years and later the editor of the Los Angeles Times.
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Paula
Patnoe Woodley
Part-Time Lecturer of Communication
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Adam
G.
Perez
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.
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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.
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Elisabeth
Raff
Adjunct Instructor
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Ezekiel
R.
Reed
Adjunct Instructor
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Kelton
Rhoads
Instructor of Communication
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Joanne
O'Brien
Rietta
Adjunct Instructor
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Christiana
Robbins
Part-Time Lecturer of Communication
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Graham
Robertson
Adjunct Instructor
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Esmeralda
Fabian
Romero
Adjunct Instructor
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Justine
A.
Rosenthal
Adjunct Instructor
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Lew
Rothbart
Adjunct Instructor
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Tena
Rubio
Adjunct Instructor
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Darryl
Ryan
Adjunct Instructor
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Daniel
Schnur
Adjunct Instructor
Mark
Schoofs
Visiting 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
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Daniella
Segura
Adjunct Instructor
Ken Sereno
Ken
Sereno
Associate Professor Emeritus of Communication
Ken Sereno specializes in communication theory, persuasion and interpersonal communication.
Brad Shipley
Brad
Shipley
Clinical Associate 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.
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Kingsley
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Shelley
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
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Olivia
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Christopher Holmes Smith
Christopher
H.
Smith
Clinical Professor of Communication
Founder of the Media Economics and Entrepreneurship (M{2e}) program at USC Annenberg, Christopher Smith uses the tools of critical theory and cultural studies to describe and analyze the relationship between economic forces and social formations.
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Sarah
A.
Springer
Adjunct Instructor
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Gordon
Stables
Clinical Professor of Communication and Journalism, Director of the School of Journalism
Trained as a rhetorical and argumentation scholar, Gordon Stables is an experienced academic administrator with ongoing research and teaching interests at the intersection of of journalism, political communication, public discourse and debate.
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David
Stamper
Adjunct Instructor
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Jill
Stanley
Adjunct Instructor
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Pamela
Starr
Associate Professor
Starr is a specialist on Mexico and Latin America more broadly, and has done significant work on the politics of trade and finance.
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Kirk
Stewart
Adjunct Instructor
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Matt
Stiles
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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Burghardt
Tenderich
Professor of Practice; Associate Director, Center for Public Relations
At the intersection of practice and academia, Burghardt Tenderich analyzes the disruptions in today’s media environments and the impact these profound changes have on the study and practice of organizational communication.
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Amber
Theoharis
Adjunct Instructor
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G.
Thomas Goodnight
Professor of Communication
While at Northwestern University and at the University of Southern California, Goodnight developed doctoral programs that achieved number one rankings. Presently, he works with a range of post-doctoral students and conducts advanced studies.
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Lisa
Cracchiolo
Tush
Part-Time Professor
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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
Cristina
M.
Visperas
Assistant Professor of Communication
Cristina Visperas examines the intersections of race, state violence, and the life sciences.
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Jay
Wang
Associate Professor of Journalism
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.
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Susan
Resnick
West
Adjunct Lecturer, Retired Clinical Professor
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 over 30 years.
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Michael
Wissot
Adjunct Lecturer
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Erit
Yellen
Adjunct Instructor
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Jose
Zavala
Adjunct Instructor
Willow Bay
Willow Bay
Dean and Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication
G. Thomas Goodnight
Professor of Communication
Colin Maclay
Research Professor of Communication
Doe Mayer
Doe Mayer
Professor; Mary Pickford Chair, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Bryce Nelson
Bryce Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Journalism
Tim Page
Tim Page
Professor of Journalism
Larry Pryor
Larry Pryor
Associate Professor of Journalism Emeritus
Patricia Riley
Patricia Riley
Associate Professor of Communication; Director, Global Communication Master's Degree Program
Robert Scheer
Robert Scheer
Clinical Professor of Communication
Rebecca Weintraub
Clinical Professor Emerita of Communication