Department Leadership

photo of paul grosswilerPaul Grosswiler
Professor and Department Chair

443 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1287

Research & Teaching Interests

Media Ecology, International Mass Communication, Media Ethics, and Mass Communication History.


Department Faculty and Academic & Administrative Staff

Photo of Lily HerakovaLiliana L. Herakova, Ph.D.

436 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1937

Research & Teaching Interests
Health communication, communication pedagogy, narrative and performance-oriented approaches to studying the negotiation of identities and relationships through/in communication.

Bridie McGreavy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

438 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207. 581.1943

Research & Teaching Interests:

Environmental communication, with an emphasis on engaged approaches for sustainability and justice; communication and resilience within social-ecological systems; interdisciplinary collaboration and science communication in sustainability science and natural resource management in coastal marine and inland freshwater systems.

Rickard, Laura_082615_AK_DSC_4398Laura N. Rickard, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator

428 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1843

Research & Teaching Interests:

Risk communication in the context of health and environmental issues; attribution of responsibility and perception of risk; climate change communication; human dimensions of natural resource issues.

Judith Rosenbaum
Assistant Professor

414 Dunn Hall
Phone: (207) 581-1283

Research & Teaching Interests
Media use and social change, social media, media literacy, health communication, digital cultures.

Schreiber_photo5Holly E. Schreiber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor and Undergraduate Coordinator
440 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.2330
Research & Teaching Interests
Literary and critical media studies, media representations of poverty, interdisciplinary humor studies, journalism studies.

M. SocolowMichael J. Socolow 
Associate Professor

434 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1942

Research & Teaching Interests

Mass Communication History, Journalism, Broadcast History (Radio & Television), Sports Broadcasting, Media Ethics.


Nathan Stormer

Nathan StormerClose media panel
On sabbatical for academic year 2018-2019

430 Dunn Hall

Research & Teaching Interests

Rhetorical Theory, including Medical Rhetoric, Rhetorical Criticism, Argument and Persuasion, and Historiography of Rhetoric.

Claire Sullivan Claire F. Sullivan
Coordinator of Community Engagement and Associate Professor

120 Stevens Hall
Phone: 207.581.1924

Research & Teaching Interests

Health Communication, Service-Learning, Digital Badging, Leadership and 21st Century Skill Development, College and Career Readiness, Innovation in Higher Education.