Wayne State University

Faculty

Juanita Anderson
  • Juanita Anderson
  • Lecturer
  • 519 Manoogian Hall
  • jbanderson@wayne.edu
  • Juanita Anderson, Lecturer and Area Head of Media Arts and Studies programs, is a veteran producer, executive producer and documentary filmmaker. She...
Kelly Donnellan
  • Kelly Donnellan
  • Associate Professor, Media Arts and Studies
  • 527 Manoogian Hall
  • eu2266@wayne.edu
  • Kelly Donnellan, MFA, is an award winning documentary editor and director.  Kelly edited the award winning short documentary I Throw Rocks! in 2015. Her...
Stine Eckert
  • Stine Eckert
  • Assistant Professor
  • 571 Manoogian
  • fq0936@wayne.edu
  • Stine Eckert (Ph.D., University of Maryland) joined the Wayne State journalism faculty in 2014. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland and...
Jane Fitzgibbon
  • Jane Fitzgibbon
  • Lecturer
  • 517 Manoogian Hall
  • janefitzgibbon@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Jane Fitzgibbon (Ph.D., Wayne State University) is a lecturer and is director of the business communication course. She is a member of the university's...
Michael Fuhlhage
  • Michael Fuhlhage
  • Assistant Professor
  • 585 Manoogian
  • fr1136@wayne.edu
  • Michael Fuhlhage (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) joined the Wayne State journalism faculty in 2014. Fuhlhage has many years experience...
Brandon Hensley
  • Brandon Hensley
  • Lecturer
  • gf8822@wayne.edu
  • Brandon Hensley serves as Lecturer in the Department of Communication. He received his Master of Arts degree from Eastern Illinois University, specializing...
Rosie Jahng
  • Rosie Jahng
  • Assistant Professor
  • 525 Manoogian Hall
  • jahng@wayne.edu
  • Rosie Jahng joined the Department of Communication of Wayne State University, Fall 16. She holds a PhD in Journalism from the University of Missouri, MA...
Kelly Jakes
  • Kelly Jakes
  • Assistant Professor
  • 540 Manoogian
  • kelly.jakes@wayne.edu
  • Kelly Jakes (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin) joined the Wayne State communication studies faculty, Fall 2014. Her research focuses broadly on issues...
Loraleigh Keashly
  • Loraleigh Keashly
  • Associate Professor; Associate Dean, Curricular & Student Affairs, College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts
  • 577 Manoogian Hall (faculty) and Linsell House (Dean's Office)
  • l.keashly@wayne.edu
  • Loraleigh Keashly is an associate professor in the Department of Communication at Wayne State University, Detroit. Her research, teaching and consulting...
Jack Lessenberry
  • Jack Lessenberry
  • Lecturer
  • 563 Manoogian Hall
  • ad3337@wayne.edu
  • Jack Lessenberry, area head of the journalism faculty at Wayne State University, primarily teaches COM 5080, History and Law of Journalism, and COM 5250,...
Katheryn Maguire
  • Katheryn Maguire
  • Associate Professor
  • 542 Manoogian Hall
  • kmaguire@wayne.edu
  • Katheryn C. Maguire is an Associate Professor and Area Head of Communication Studies in the Department of Communication here at Wayne State University. Her...
Patricia McCormick
  • Patricia McCormick
  • Associate Professor
  • 513 Manoogian Hall
  • dz7089@wayne.edu
  • Patricia K. McCormick , an Associate Professor,  holds a Ph.D. in Mass Media/Telecommunications and an M.A. in Telecommunications from Michigan State...
Karen McDevitt
  • Karen McDevitt
  • Masters Program Director
  • 573 Manoogian / 906 W. Warren / Detroit 48201
  • aa6545@wayne.edu
  • 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
  • Assistant Professor
  • 541 Manoogian Hall
  • rahul.mitra@wayne.edu
  • Rahul Mitra is an assistant professor of organizational communication. Prior to obtaining his doctorate from Purdue University, he worked in the news...
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...
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 (Shelly)  Najor
  • Michele (Shelly) Najor
  • Senior Lecturer, Director of Undergraduate Public Relations Program
  • m.a.najor@wayne.edu
  • Shelly Najor is director of the undergraduate public relations program at Wayne State University in Detroit. As a faculty member in the Department of...
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
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...
Edward Pappas
  • Edward Pappas
  • Professor Emeritus
  • ad1928@wayne.edu
  • Edward J. Pappas is a professor emeritus of communication at Wayne State University. He served for nineteen years as chair of the Department of...
Kimmerly Piper-Aiken
  • Kimmerly Piper-Aiken
  • Senior Lecturer & Manager of the 5057 Midtown TV Studio
  • 565 Manoogian Hall
  • kpiperaiken@wayne.edu
  • Kimmerly Piper-Aiken, Ph.D., teaches broadcast journalism and television production. She created the TV News Reporting and Digital Editing course and...
Matthew Seeger
  • Matthew Seeger
  • Professor and Dean
  • 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 32 years. He is currently...
Pradeep Sopory
  • Pradeep Sopory
  • Associate Professor
  • 523 Manoogian Hall
  • dz3594@wayne.edu
  • Pradeep Sopory (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison) conducts research on message effects related to persuasion and influence, in both interpersonal 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
  • Assistant Professor
  • 563 Manoogian Hall
  • elizabeth.stoycheff@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Elizabeth Stoycheff teaches journalism and new media for undergraduates. She has been named a Promising Professor by the Association for Education in...
Stephanie Tong
  • Stephanie Tong
  • Associate Professor
  • 569 Manoogian Hall
  • stephanie.tong@wayne.edu
  • Stephanie Tong is an associate professor in the communication studies area. Her research interests lie at the intersection of interpersonal communication...
Fred Vultee
  • Fred Vultee
  • Associate professor, director of graduate studies
  • 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,...
Denise Vultee
  • Denise Vultee
  • Lecturer
  • 511 Manoogian Hall
  • dx8298@wayne.edu
  • Denise Vultee (Ph.D., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 2001) is a lecturer in the communication department. She teaches COM 1010 (Oral...
William Warters
  • William Warters
  • Director, Master of Arts in Dispute Resolution; Assistant Professor (Research)
  • 585 Manoogian Hall
  • w.warters@wayne.edu
  • Bill Warters (Ph.D., Syracuse University, Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs) is the Academic Director of the Master of Arts in Dispute...
Lee Wilkins
  • Lee Wilkins
  • Professor and Chair
  • 585 Manoogian Hall
  • eh8899@wayne.edu
  • Lee Wilkins teaches and studies media ethics and media coverage of hazards and disasters. She is co-author of one of the most widely used college media...
Kelly Young
  • Kelly Young
  • Associate Professor and Director of Forensics
  • 536 Manoogian Hall
  • kelly.young@wayne.edu
  • Dr. Kelly Michael Young is an associate professor of communication and the director of forensics (competitive speech & debate teams). He teaches courses...