Temporary Faculty

From time to time, the Department of Communication uses qualified instructors to teach undergraduate students. These individuals contribute to the quality of our undergraduate program.


Affiliate Membership in the Department of Communication

The Department of Communication welcomes the opportunity to have affiliate members from other departments on campus. We believe that these affiliate relationships are mutually beneficial by encouraging or recognizing collaboration between faculty and graduate students with similar interests in other departments on campus.

Caetlin Benson-Allot
Ph.D., English Language and Literature, Cornell University 2008
Position: Director/Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies Program



Maria del Guadalupe Davidson
Ph.D., Rhetoric, Duquesne 2006
Position: Assistant Professor of Business Communication and 
Co-Director-Center for Social Justice

Maria del Guadalupe Davidson

Glenn Hansen
Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2004
Position: Information Technology Analyst

Dr. Hansen's Webpage


Matt Jensen
Ph.D. Management Information Systems
University of Arizona, 2007
Position: Assistant Professor of Management
Information Systems
Matt Jensen's Webpage
Matt Jensen

Colin Rhinesmith
Ph.D. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Position: Assistant Professor of School and Library Information Studies


Emeritus Professors in the Department of Communication

The Department of Communication welcomes the opportunity to have a continuing relationship with Emeritus Professors who served the department prior to retirement.

Dr. William Carmack
Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois
Academic Interests: Social Change,
Diffusion of Innovation, Partnering 


Dr. H. Wayland Cummings
Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., Michigan State
Academic Interests: Organizational Comm,
Communication Theory and Research

Dr. H. Wayland Cummings 

Dr. Phil Lujan
Position: Associate Professor
Education: J.D., University of New Mexico, 1974
Academic Interests: Tribal Government, Native 
American Studies, Intercultural
Author of "The Federal-Tribal Relationship" in 
Indian Child Welfare Resources and References
Dr. Phil Lujan

Dr. Sandra Ragan
Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas, 1981
Academic Interests: Health Communication, 
Language and Social Interaction, Gender.
Author/editor of 3 books, including "Partnership
for health: Building Relationships between women 
and health caregivers", and "The Lynching of 
Language: Gender, politics, and power in the Hill-
Thomas hearings". Her articles have appeared in
many journals, such as Journal of Language and 
Social Psychology.

Dr. Sandra Ragan