Faculty Directory

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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.
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Annelise
Bamberg
Adjunct Instructor
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
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.
David
Byler
Adjunct Instructor
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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.
Sara
Catania
Adjunct Instructor
Megan
Chao
Adjunct Instructor
Melanie
Cherry
Adjunct Instructor
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Dana
Chinn
Lecturer of Journalism
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 of Communication
Michael Cody teaches and conducts research in the areas of interpersonal communication, nonverbal communication, persuasion, entertainment-education and public campaigns
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.
Nicholas
Anthony
Cuccia
Adjunct Instructor
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Cristina
Daglas
Adjunct Instructor
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Jenn
de la Fuente
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Les
Dunseith
Adjunct Instructor
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Summer
Dunsmore
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Joy
Fehily
Adjunct Instructor
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Laurel
Felt
Instructor of Communication
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Garin
Flowers
Adjunct Instructor
Henry
Fuhrmann
Adjunct Instructor
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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.
Susan
P.
Gavigan
Adjunct Instructor
Kim
Getty
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Lauren
Lamkin
Grancio
Adjunct Instructor
Ron
Grover
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Joy
Horowitz
Adjunct Instructor
Jim
Hubbard
Adjunct Lecturer
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Kevin
Hung
Adjunct Instructor
Laura
Min
Jackson
Adjunct Instructor
Henry
“C.J.”
Jackson
Adjunct Instructor
Kate
Flynn
Jacobs
Adjunct Instructor
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Shirley
Jahad
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Sandra
Kazarian
Adjunct Instructor
Claudia
L.
Keith
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Matthew
Lait
Adjunct Instructor
May
Lee
Adjunct Instructor
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Iris
Lee
Adjunct Instructor
Lauren
Lee White
Adjunct Instructor
Jordan
Levin
Adjunct Lecturer
Edward
Lifson
Adjunct Instructor
Allan
J.
Lopez
Adjunct Instructor
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Christie
C
Ly
Adjunct Lecturer
Jane
MacOubrie
Adjunct Lecturer
Pat
Maio
Adjunct Instructor
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Susanne
Manheimer
Adjunct Instructor
Cynthia
A.
Martinez
Instructor of Communication
Julia
M.
Matthews
Instructor of Communication
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David
Measer
Adjunct Instructor
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David
Medzerian
Adjunct Instructor
Robert
Meeks
Adjunct Instructor
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
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.
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
Lata
Pandya
Adjunct Instructor
Rob
Parker
Adjunct Instructor
Tina
Patel Mahoney
Adjunct Instructor
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
Barbara
Pierce
Adjunct Instructor
Lecturer Jillian Pierson
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.
Ben
Poston
Adjunct Instructor
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Adam
Clayton
Powell III
Senior Fellow
Adam Clayton Powell III has more than 50 years of experience in journalism and technology, including news manager at CBS News; VP of news at NPR; director of the IMSC NSF Engineering Research Center; executive producer for Quincy Jones; and vice provost of global at USC.
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Elisabeth
Raff
Adjunct Instructor
Ezekiel
R.
Reed
Adjunct Instructor
Kelton
Rhoads
Instructor of Communication
Joanne
O'Brien
Rietta
Adjunct Instructor
Graham
Robertson
Adjunct Instructor
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Esmeralda
Fabian
Romero
Adjunct Instructor
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
Daniella
Segura
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
Olivia
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
Kingsley
Smith
Adjunct Instructor
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Sarah
A.
Springer
Adjunct Instructor
Gordon
Stables
Clinical Professor of Communication and 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.
David
Stamper
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Kirk
Stewart
Adjunct Instructor
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Nan
Sumski
Adjunct Instructor
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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.
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
Adjunct Instructor
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.
Simon
Uwins
Adjunct Lecturer
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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.
Susan
Resnick
West
Adjunct Lecturer, Retired Clinical Professor
Michael
Wissot
Adjunct Lecturer
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Jose
Zavala
Adjunct Instructor
Alan Abrahamson
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
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Mike Ananny
Associate Professor of Communication and Journalism
Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Sandra Ball-Rokeach
Professor Emerita of Communication
Robert  Banks
Robert Banks
Clinical Associate Professor of Communication
Willow Bay
Willow Bay
Dean and Walter Annenberg Chair in Communication
Manuel Castells
Manuel Castells
University Professor and the Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society
Bill Celis
Bill Celis
Associate Professor
Mathew Curtis
Mathew Curtis
Clinical Professor of Communication
Christina Dunbar-Hester
Associate Professor of Communication
Jeff Fellenzer
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Vince Gonzales
Professor of Professional Practice; Associate Dean of Student Affairs; Associate Director for Journalism Graduate Programs
G. Thomas Goodnight
Professor of Communication
Jerrold D. Green
Research Professor of Communication, Business, and International Relations
Félix Gutiérrez
Félix Gutiérrez
Professor of Journalism Emeritus
Rebecca Haggerty
Rebecca Haggerty
Associate Professor of Professional Practice, Director of Undergraduate Journalism Studies
Colleen Keough
Colleen Keough
Clinical Professor of Communication
Jonathan Kotler
Jonathan Kotler
Associate Professor of Journalism
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Carmen Lee
Clinical Associate Professor of Communication
Mark Lloyd
Clinical Professor of Communication
Colin Maclay
Research Professor of Communication
Doe Mayer
Doe Mayer
Professor; Mary Pickford Chair, USC School of Cinematic Arts
Alan Mittelstaedt
Alan Mittelstaedt
Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Judy Muller
Judy Muller
Professor Emerita of Journalism
Bryce Nelson
Bryce Nelson
Professor Emeritus of Journalism
Tim Page
Tim Page
Professor of Journalism
Michael Parks
Michael Parks
Professor Emeritus 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
Mark Schoofs
Visiting Professor of Journalism
Philip Seib
Philip Seib
Professor Emeritus of Journalism
Ken Sereno
Ken Sereno
Associate Professor of Communication
Brad Shipley
Brad Shipley
Clinical Associate Professor of Communication
Roberto Suro
Professor of Journalism and Public Policy
Jerry Swerling
Jerry Swerling
Professor of Professional Practice Emeritus
Cristina Mejia Visperas
Assistant Professor of Communication
Rebecca Weintraub
Clinical Professor Emerita of Communication
Ernest James Wilson III
Ernest J. Wilson III
Professor of Communication and Political Science; Former USC Annenberg Dean; Founder, Center for Third Space Thinking