Andrew Gay teaches storytelling, film analysis, and Digital Cinema production courses. He has written, directed, and produced for both fiction and documentary media and has published scholarship in the area of screenwriting studies. His most recent research and creative work has focused on 360° spherical video production for virtual reality.
Dr. Hocevar teaches health communication, risk and crisis communication, and health and new technology, as well as other Communication Studies courses. Her research currently focuses on the health-related information and communities facilitated by the Internet, and quantitative methods and measures related to health.
Erica Knotts teaches a wide variety of communication courses including Conflict Resolution, Nonverbal Communication, Small Group Communication, and Negotiation. She is particularly curious about observing the art of face-to-face communication in real world environments as she deploys practical learning experiences in the classroom
Christopher Lucas teaches courses in video production and film and media studies. He has produced and directed in broadcast news and documentary film, and studies professionalization of craft-level workers in the media industries.
Erik Palmer teaches social media and visual communication, and design the Communication program’s curriculum in Social Media & Public Engagement. His latest research explores the impact of social photography on the practice of professional media photography. For more about Dr. Palmer, please visit his website.
Alena Amato Ruggerio teaches persuasion, argumentation and critical thinking, advanced public speaking, and other courses in rhetoric. She speaks, writes and teaches at the crossroads of rhetorical criticism, feminist theory, and religious studies.