Department Leadership

Nathan Stormer

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Department Chair and Professor
Graduate Coordinator

430 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1938

Research & Teaching Interests

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

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Department Faculty and Academic & Administrative Staff

photo of paul grosswilerPaul Grosswiler

443 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1287

Research & Teaching Interests

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

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

436 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1937

Professor Herakova serves as the Graduate Teaching Assistants’ Coordinator and advises the local chapter of the national Lambda Pi Eta honors society, recognizing excellence in Communication and Journalism.
Academic Research and Interests
Health communication, with focus on interpersonal communication and education to improve healthcare experiences and increase health equity; Communication pedagogy, with an emphasis on social justice, inclusion, and dialogue; Narrative and performance-oriented approaches to studying the negotiation of identities and relationships through/in communication
Fundamentals of Public Communication; Interpersonal Communication; Storytelling; Communication Theory (CMJ 202); Health Communication; Narrative, Performance, and Social Change; Teaching Communication in College

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Bridie McGreavy, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

438 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207. 581.1943

Academic and Research 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

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Rickard, Laura_082615_AK_DSC_4398Laura N. Rickard, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

428 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1843

Academic and Research 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


Risk Communication; Seminar in Risk Communication; Communication Theory

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Joshua Roiland
CLAS-Honors Preceptor of Journalism

416 Dunn Hall
Phone: 314.550.9156

Academic & Research Interests
Literary journalism (theory and practice); Journalism and American Democracy; Nonfiction of David Foster Wallace; Personal Essays

Visit his website: for full-text versions of his articles and essays and two dozen different course syllabi. He tweets about journalism and culture @JoshRoiland

Judith Rosenbaum
Assistant Professor

414 Dunn Hall
Phone: (207) 581-1934

Research Interests
Rosenbaum’s research examines how people interact with the media and what factors drive this interaction. Moreover, she is interested in how people’s media use can become a tool to engender individual and social change. Current and previous research looks into the role of spoilers in people’s selection and enjoyment of media content, the use of social media for health communication, and media literacy among teenagers. Her research projects rely on a variety of methods, including quantitative, qualitative, and mixed method techniques, such as experiments, surveys, evaluation research, focus groups, and in-depth interviewing. She has published in a variety of journals and edited volumes, including Media PsychologyCommunication ResearchPsychology of Popular Media Culture, Participations, and Communication Yearbook. Her research has also involved community-based research projects, including an NIMHD-funded program aimed at reducing health disparities in Southwest Georgia, and a crime reduction and prevention program funded by the Byrne Criminal Justice Innovation Program.
Teaching: Social media and digital cultures
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Schreiber_photo5Holly E. Schreiber, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor

440 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.2330

Academic and Research Interests
Literary and critical media studies; media representations of poverty; interdisciplinary humor studies
Critical Media Studies, Social Influence of Media; Advertising, Media & Society; Journalism Studies I; Humor and Diversity in the U.S.

M. SocolowMichael J. Socolow 
Associate Professor

434 Dunn Hall
Phone: 207.581.1942

Academic and Research Interests:

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

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Claire Sullivan Claire F. Sullivan
Associate Professor
Associate Dean for Community Engagement 

120 Stevens Hall
Phone: 207.581.1924

For more information and work done by Professor Sullivan check out her Teaching and  Research website