Faculty

Dr. Aje-Ori Agbese

Dr. Aje-Ori Agbese

Associate Professor
Regent's Outstanding Teaching Fellow
CODESRIA Mentor for African Ph.D. Candidates
Office: ELABS 147
Phone: 956-665-2543
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Areas of Expertise:
• Journalism - news,feature reporting, writing and editing
• Women and mass media
• Intercultural/international communication
• Development communication
• International relations
• African history and politics
Alyssa Cerroni

Alyssa Cerroni

Lecturer III
Office: ELANS 171A
Phone: (956) 665-8770
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Areas of Expertise:
• Health Communication
• Instructional Communication
• Online Learning



Dr. Yanrong Chang

Dr. Yanrong Chang

Professor
Office: ELABS 151
Phone: (956) 665-7205
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Areas of Expertise:
• Intercultural communication
• Chinese culture and communication
• Persuasion



Dr. Wan-Lin Chang

Dr. Wan-Lin Chang

Assistant Professor
Basic Course Director
Office: ELABS 156
Phone: 956-665-2338
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Areas of Expertise:
• Health Communication
• Instructional Communication
• Intercultural Communication



Dr. Louis Falk

Dr. Louis Falk

Professor
Online Instructor of the Year, 2018
Office: BMAIN 1.210C
Phone: (956) 882-8977
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Areas of Expertise:
• Advertising and Public Relations
• Marketing
• Communication Theory
• Online Learning
• Communication Technology
• Information Technology
Dr. Juliet Garcia

Dr. Juliet Garcia

Professor
Office: BMAIN 2.214
Phone: (956) 882-8297
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Areas of Expertise:
• Language
• Leadership
• Latinas
• Advocacy
• Higher Education Leadership

Joel Garza

Joel Garza

Lecturer I
Office: ELABS 171A
Phone: (956) 665-8770
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Areas of Expertise:
• Organizational Communication
• Instructional Communication
• General Communication Studies



Michell Godinez

Michell Godinez

Lecturer II
The Rider, student newspaper advisor
Office: ELABS 171
Phone: (956) 665-7076
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Areas of Expertise:
• Advertising
• Public Relations
• Marketing
• Print Reporting


David Hinojosa

David Hinojosa

Lecturer I
Core coordinator of assessment for COMM 1315
Office: BMAIN 1.210J
Phone: (956) 882-7819
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Areas of Expertise:
• Advertising
• Public Relations
• Public Speaking
• Business Communication
• Group Communication

Dr. Nikkie Saldivar Hodgson

Dr. Nikkie Saldivar Hodgson

Assistant Professor
Office: BMAIN 1.210D
Phone: (956) 882-8857
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Areas of Expertise:
• Speech Act Theory
• Social Media and relationships
• Working groups and relationships
• Mother and daughter relationships


Dr. Jennifer Lemanski

Dr. Jennifer Lemanski

Professor/Department Chair
Office: ELABS 165
Phone: (956) 665-3583
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Areas of Expertise:
• Brands
• Advertising
• Consumers



Dr. Young Joon Lim

Dr. Young Joon Lim

Associate Professor
Office: ELABS 158
Phone: (956) 665-3777
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Areas of Expertise:
• Public Relations





Dr. Jeffrey McQuillen

Dr. Jeffrey McQuillen

Associate Professor
Office: ELABS 153
Phone: (956) 665-2376
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Areas of Expertise:
• Communication and Social Influence
• Communication Research




Marcy McQuillen

Marcy McQuillen

Lecturer III
Office: ELABS 171
Phone: (956) 665-7076
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Areas of Expertise:
• Communication
• Leadership Studies
• Freshman Success



Dr. Dora Saavedra

Dr. Dora Saavedra

Associate Professor
Office: ELABS 157
Phone: (956) 665-5278
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Areas of Expertise:
• Collegiality
• Bullying
• Entitlement
• Conflict Management
• Shared Governance
• STEM Leadership Development
Dr. Gregory Selber

Dr. Gregory Selber

Professor
Office: ELABS 154
Phone: (956) 665-7201
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Areas of Expertise:
• Philosophy and anthropology of Technology
• Race, ethnicity and historical civil rights
• Journalism
• Sport and society


Dr. Kimberly A. Selber

Dr. Kimberly A. Selber

Associate Professor
Graduate Program Coordinator
Regents Outstanding Teaching Fellow
Office: ELABS 146
Phone: (956) 665-3583
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Areas of Expertise:
• Advertising and Advertising History
• Art Direction and Copywriting
• Design
• Brand Strategy
• Social Media
• Higher Ed Marketing
Dr. William Strong

Dr. William Strong

Professor
Associate Chair
Office: BMAIN 1.210B
Phone: (956) 882-8874
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Areas of Expertise:
• Persuasion and Influence
• Intercultural Communication
• Communication Law
• Storytelling


Dina Vera

Dina Vera

Lecturer I
Office: ELIBR 2.220
Phone: (956) 665-7470
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Areas of Expertise:
• Broadcast newswriting
• Filming and TV production
• Video editing



Dr. Ben Wasike

Dr. Ben Wasike

Professor
Office: BMAIN 1.210F
Phone: (956) 882-3878
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Areas of Expertise:
• Social media
• Political communication
• Rhetorical complexity
• Law and policy


Luis Alaniz

Luis Alaniz

Lecturer
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Priscilla Flores

Priscilla Flores

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Digital Media and Social Networks
• Political Communication
• Health Communication



Eric Garza

Eric Garza

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Communication Studies
• Social Media
• Communication Education
• Health Communication
• Creative Writing

Valentin Guerra

Valentin Guerra

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Communication Studies
• Public Speaking
• Early Childhood Education



Christina Harris Vela

Christina Harris Vela

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Communication Studies
• Public Speaking
• Mass Media
• Public Relations


Joe Martinez

Joe Martinez

Lecturer
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Telisa Munoz

Telisa Munoz

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Public Speaking
• Interpersonal Communication




Dagoberto Perez

Dagoberto Perez

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Branding
• Creative Advertising
• Visual Communication
• Typography


Dariela Rodriguez

Dariela Rodriguez

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Interpersonal Communication
• Sport Communication
• Health and Risk Communication



Lisa Seiser

Lisa Seiser

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Print Journalism
• Mass Media - Newspapers
• News and Feature Reporting and Writing
• Copy Editing
• Magazine Writing

Ivan Silva

Ivan Silva

Lecturer
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Kelly Bryan Smith

Kelly Bryan Smith

Lecturer
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Areas of Expertise:
• Public Speaking
• Strategic Communication Writing