Communication Studies Faculty
Communication through storytelling and relationships is the passion of each faculty member in the Department of Communication Studies. Whether it's through the film and television classes of the Mass Communication ("Film School") major, the public speaking, relational, and public relations classes of the Public Relations major, or the research and analyses of the Communication Science major, every instructor brings a wealth of education, experience, and skill to the classroom.
Dr. Arnold Ytreeide, Chair
Administers the majors and minors of the department.
Directly oversees the Mass Communication major ("Film School").
Teaches screenwriting, media literacy, media law, film theory, film and television history, post production, and film and television production classes.
Why Are You Here?: "I' love working with students! And I'm passionate about helping them tell the stories they want to tell through moving pictures."
Dr. Ytreeide's Bio
Dr. Donna Allen
Oversees the Communication Science major.
Teaches communication theory, interpersonal, organizational, small group, and intercultural communication, rhetorical theory, research, and speech.
Why Are You Here?: I have learned that effective communication is at the heart of every area of life - relational, spiritual, occupational, even recreational. I teach in this field because of the joy I experience as students discover ways to be passionate and effective in every area of life by communicating more effectively and understanding the processes that make them outstanding scholars and communicators.
Dr. Allen's Bio
Prof. Brooke Adamson
Oversees the Public Relations major
Director of Forensics
Teaches speech and interpersonal communication, forensics, non-verbal communication, persuasion, public relations.
Why Are You Here?: What better place could I be than where I get to teach what I love, pray with my students, and walk with them on this journey.
Teaches field and studio audio recording, post production, and sound design for film
Teaches public speaking
Assistant Forensics Coach
Dr. Stephanie Tomlinson
Teaches public speaking and public relations classes
Teaches public speaking (Professor Matlock is also full-time faculty teaching Criminal Justice courses in that department)