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Full-Time Faculty

Name Title Speciality Email Office
Bryan, Ferald Associate Professor Rhetoric and Public Communication fbryan@niu.edu  WH 216
Cady, Kathryn Associate Professor Rhetoric and Public Communication kcady@niu.edu  RH 110
Caspersen, Randy Assistant Professor Media Studies rcaspersen@niu.edu  WH 306
Cassidy, Bill Associate Professor Journalism bcassidy@niu.edu  RH 108
Gunkel, David Professor Media Studies dgunkel@niu.edu  RH 112
Guzman, Andrea L. Assistant Professor Journalism alguzman@niu.edu  RH 116
Hamlet, Janice Associate Professor Rhetoric and Public Communication jhamlet@niu.edu  RH 115
Henningsen, David Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication dhennin1@niu.edu  RH 113
Henningsen, Mary Lynn Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication henningsen@niu.edu  WH 303
Holt, Richard Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication richholt@niu.edu  WH 203
La France, Betty Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication blafrance@niu.edu  RH 111
Manning, Jimmie Associate Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication jman@niu.edu  WH 207
Scudder, Joe Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication jscudder@niu.edu  WH 304
Semati, Mehdi Professor Journalism msemati@niu.edu  RH 117
Valde, Kathleen Associate Professor Organizational / Corporate Communication kvalde@niu.edu  RH 117
Vazquez, Laura Professor Media Studies lvazquez@niu.edu  WH 213
Whedbee, Karen Associate Professor Media Studies kwhedbee@niu.edu  WH 307
Woodyard, Kerith Associate Professor Rhetoric and Public Communication kwoodyard@niu.edu  WH 210
Yuan, Shupei Assistant Professor Journalism syuan@niu.edu  RH 117

Instructors

Name Email Office
Akst, Jason jakst@niu.edu  RH 114
Anderson, Madelyn mkanderson1@niu.edu WH 230
Barrows, Aimee abarrows@niu.edu  WH 231
Ebert, Jessica jebert@niu.edu  WH 231
Gatz, Kim kgatz@niu.edu  WH 231
Grubb, Karen kgrubb@niu.edu  CO 10
Hampton, Antwan ahampton@niu.edu  WH 230
Hannan, Shawn shannan4@niu.edu  WH 210
Likeum, Jennifer jlikeum1@niu.edu  DU 259
Page, Marguerite mpage2@niu.edu  WH 210
Simon, Dave dsimon@niu.edu  WH 232
Sivits, Helena hsivits@niu.edu  WH 232
Stefenel, Maria mstefenel1@niu.edu WH 210
Swan, Matt mswan@niu.edu  WH 232
Wilcher, L. Bryan bryanw1@niu.edu  WH 210

Staff

Name Phone Email Office
Beni Enas 815-753-8886 benas@niu.edu  TV 110
Mary Ann Lalowski 815-753-1564 mlalowski@niu.edu  WH 210
Jennifer Meier 815-753-1925 jennifermeier@niu.edu RH 107
Kevin Oakes 815-752-6800 koakes@niu.edu  CV
Ryan Pumroy 815-753-5354 pumroy@niu.edu WH 217
Nathan Rice 815-753-1712 nrice1@niu.edu WH 209

Emeritus

Name Email

Allen, Carol

Bass, Avi

abass@niu.edu 

Bisplinghoff, Gretchen

gbisplin@niu.edu 

Brod, Don

donbrod@att.net 

Chown, Jeffrey

jchown@niu.edu 

Deihl, Roderick

Elder, Russell

raelder@yahoo.com 

Gray, Philip

gray10gv@cox.net 

Johannesen, Richard

rjohannesen@niu.edu 

LaConto, Robert

Larson, Charles

cularson@niu.edu

Larson, Mary Strom

mlarson@niu.edu

Miller, Robert

robertm@niu.edu 

Najjar, Orayb

oanajjar@outlook.com 

Powell, Jon

Scantlen, Anthony

Self, Lois

lself1@niu.edu 

Tucker, Charles

charlestucker@verizon.net 
Wilson, Diane wilsonrprd@aol.com 

 

Contact Us

Department of Communication
Northern Illinois University
Watson Hall 210
DeKalb, IL 60115
Phone: 815-753-1563
Fax: 815-753-7109

Acting Department Chair

Mehdi Semati
Phone: 815-753-7028
Email: msemati@niu.edu