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

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.

Dr. Ytreeide's Bio

Dr. Donna Allen

Oversees the Communication Science major.

Teaches communication theory, interpersonal, organizational, small group, relational communication, rhetorical theory and speech.

Prof. Brooke Adamson

Oversees the Public Relations major

Director of Forensics

Teaches speech and interpersonal communication, forensics, non-verbal communication, persuasion, public relations

Adjunct Faculty

Nathaniel Snyder

Teaches field and studio audio recording, post production, and sound design for film


Letha Quinn

Teaches public speaking
Assistant Forensics Coach