Juanita Anderson
  • Juanita Anderson
  • Associate Professor (Teaching) and Area Head, Media Arts and Studies
  • 519 Manoogian Hall
  • jbanderson@wayne.edu
  •   Juanita Anderson is a veteran producer, documentary filmmaker and still photographer who was born and raised in Detroit. Her multi-faceted career...
Shannon Cassilo
  • Shannon Cassilo
  • Assistant Professor of Teaching
  • 565 Manoogian Hall

  • scassilo@wayne.edu
  • Shannon Cassilo is an award-winning television anchor and multimedia journalist. She has over a decade of experience both in the classroom and in the field...
Paul Echeverria
  • Paul Echeverria
  • Assistant Professor of Digital and Emerging Media
  • 521 Manoogian Hall

  • paulecheverria@wayne.edu
  • Paul Echeverria is a filmmaker and digital artist. His research and creative practice examine the formative dynamics between childhood, parenthood and the...
Stine Eckert
  • Stine Eckert
  • Associate Professor
  • 571 Manoogian
  • fq0936@wayne.edu
  • Stine Eckert, Ph.D. is Associate Professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University in Detroit. After studying journalism studies and...
Colleen Ezzeddine
  • Colleen Ezzeddine
  • Lecturer
  • Colleen Ezzeddine is joining us full time as a full-time lecturer in Communication, specifically teaching Com 1010, Intro to Oral Communication. She is an...
Perry Farrell
  • Perry Farrell
  • Internship Coordinator
  • gl2760@wayne.edu
  • Perry is a 38-year veteran of the newspaper industry. He grew up in Saginaw and attended Buena Vista, where he was class president his junior and senior...
Jane Fitzgibbon
  • Jane Fitzgibbon
  • Senior Lecturer
  • 517 Manoogian Hall
  • janefitzgibbon@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Jane Fitzgibbon (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is a Senior Lecturer and is director of the Business Communication (COM 3300) course. She is a member of...
Darryl Frazier
  • Darryl Frazier
  •  MANO 509

  • darryl.frazier@wayne.edu
  • Darryl Frazier is a full-time lecturer in Communication, primarily teaching Com 1010 - Intro to Oral communication. Prior to his current position, Darryl...
Michael Fuhlhage
  • Michael Fuhlhage
  • Associate Professor
  • 575 Manoogian

  • fr1136@wayne.edu
  • Michael Fuhlhage (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill; M.A. University of Missouri School of Journalism) joined the Wayne State journalism...
Rosie Jahng
  • Rosie Jahng
  • Associate Professor
  • 525 Manoogian Hall
  • jahng@wayne.edu
  • Rosie Jahng (PhD, University of Missouri) studies digital media, crisis management in public relations, media effects, and science communication. She...
Loraleigh Keashly
  • Loraleigh Keashly
  • Professor, Communication; Wayne State University Distinguished Service Professor
  • 577 Manoogian Hall 

  • l.keashly@wayne.edu
  • Loraleigh Keashly (Ph.D. U of Saskatchewan, Canada) is Professor in the Department of Communication and Wayne State University Distinguished Service...
Anna Lindner
  • Anna Lindner
  • Assistant Professor (Teaching)
  • 555 Manoogian Hall

  • gk7101@wayne.edu
  • Anna (Ph.D., Communication) is a critical/cultural communication historian. Her dissertation, titled Crying Conspiracy: White Discourses on Black Rebellion...
Katheryn Maguire
  • Katheryn Maguire
  • Professor
  • 585 Manoogian Hall

  • kmaguire@wayne.edu
  • Katheryn C. Maguire is Professor in the Department of Communication here at Wayne State University. She served as Department Chair from 2018-2023. Her...
Patricia McCormick
  • Patricia McCormick
  • Associate Professor
  • 513 Manoogian Hall
  • dz7089@wayne.edu
  •   Patricia K. McCormick (Ph.D., Michigan State University) views the telecommunication and space sectors as integrated within a broader economic and...
Karen McDevitt
  • Karen McDevitt
  • Senior Lecturer
  • 573 Manoogian / 906 W. Warren / Detroit 48201
  • aa6545@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Karen McDevitt teaches New Media Practices (COM 5280) and New Media Theory (COM 6270), which are the two core courses for the Graduate Certificate in...
Rahul Mitra
  • Rahul Mitra
  • Associate Professor, Interim Head - Communication Studies Area, & Interim Director of Business & Professional Communication Program
  • 541 Manoogian Hall

  • rahul.mitra@wayne.edu
  • Rahul Mitra (PhD, Purdue University) is an Associate Professor of organizational communication. His scholarship focuses on environmental organizing,...
Anita Mixon
  • Anita Mixon
  • Assistant Professor and Basic Course Director COM 1010
  • 539 Manoogian Hall
  • anita.mixon@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Anita Mixon received her doctoral degree in Communication from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign where she specialized in Rhetoric and...
Jessica Moorman
  • Jessica Moorman
  • Assistant Professor of Communication
  • jdmoorman@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Jessica D. Moorman is a fourth generation Detroiter who researches how media shape health and development over the life course. In her primary area of...
Alicia Nails
  • Alicia Nails
  • Lecturer
  • 559 Manoogian
  • ANails@wayne.edu
  • Alicia Nails directs the Journalism Institute for Media Diversity. She is an Emmy Award-winning journalist and freelance writer, including appearing in the...
Michele Najor
  • Michele Najor
  • Associate Professor of Teaching, Director of Undergraduate Public Relations Program
  • m.a.najor@wayne.edu
  •   Shelly Najor is an associate professor of teaching at Wayne State University in Detroit. She directs the undergraduate public relations program and...
Julie Novak
  • Julie Novak
  • Associate Professor
  • 529 Manoogian Hall
  • jmnovak@wayne.edu
  • My approach to learning and research takes theory and infuses it with praxis or praxis and infuses it with theory to mediate a better world. I agree with...
Hayg Oshagan
  • Hayg Oshagan
  • Associate Professor
  • 509 Manoogian Hall
  • h.oshagan@wayne.edu
  • Hayg Oshagan (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison ) is an Associate Professor of Communication.   Oshagan is Associate Professor and former...
Donyale Padgett
  • Donyale Padgett
  • Associate Professor -- Diversity, Culture & Communication
  • 515 Manoogian Hall
  • drpadge@wayne.edu
  • Professor Padgett has been a faculty member in the Department of Communication at Wayne since the fall of 2002 and on the tenure-track since 2006. Her...
Sydney Pasquinelli
  • Sydney Pasquinelli
  • Assistant Professor of Teaching
  •  537 Manoogian Hall

  • aw0957@wayne.edu
  •  Dr. Sydney Pasquinelli has been teaching in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University since 2019. She teaches classes in two...
Matthew Seeger
  • Matthew Seeger
  • Distinguished Professor
  • 5104 Gullen Mall - The Linsell House
  • matthew.seeger@wayne.edu
  • Matthew W. Seeger, (Ph.D., 1982, Indiana University) has been a faculty member and administrator at Wayne State University for more than 30 years. Prior to...
Pradeep Sopory
  • Pradeep Sopory
  • Professor and Interim Chair
  • 523/ 585 Manoogian Hall

  • dz3594@wayne.edu
  • Pradeep Sopory (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) conducts research on health, risk, and science communication. He investigates message design and...
Ronald Stevenson
  • Ronald Stevenson
  • Senior Lecturer and Director of Debate
  • 537 Manoogian Hall
  • stevenson.ron@gmail.com
  • Dr. Stevenson grew up in Michigan and was recruited by his mentor, Distinguished Professor George Ziegelmueller, to attend Wayne State University and...
Elizabeth Stoycheff
  • Elizabeth Stoycheff
  • Associate Professor
  • 563 Manoogian Hall
  • elizabeth.stoycheff@wayne.edu
  •   Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff teaches journalism, new media, international communication, and quantitative methods. She was named a Promising Professor by the...
Stephanie Tong
  • Stephanie Tong
  • Associate Professor; Director of Graduate Studies (Interim)
  • 569 Manoogian Hall
  • stephanie.tong@wayne.edu
  • Stephanie Tong is an Associate Professor in the communication studies area and the Director of Graduate Studies (Interim). She currently serving as a...
Fred Vultee
  • Fred Vultee
  • Associate professor
  • 567 Manoogian

  • vulteef@wayne.edu
  • Fred Vultee (PhD, University of Missouri) is an associate professor in the journalism area of the Department of Communication. He teaches news editing,...
Julia Yezbick
  • Julia Yezbick
  • Assistant Professor
  • jyezbick@wayne.edu
  • Julia Yezbick (she/her) is a filmmaker, artist, and anthropologist. She received her PhD in Media Anthropology and Critical Media Practice from Harvard...
Kelly Young
  • Kelly Young
  • Associate Dean, College of Fine Performing and Communication Arts, Associate Professor of Communication
  • Linsell House, 5104 Gullen Mall


  • kelly.young@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Kelly Michael Young is an Associate Professor of Communication and the Associate Dean of the College of Fine, Performing, and Communication Arts. He...