Communication Studies Faculty

Dr. Arnold Ytreeide

NOTE that, with the move of the Film School to the Department of Art, Design, and Film, Dr. Ytreeide is no longer in the Department of Communication Studies. We'll move him as soon as the new website is ready!

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

Phone: 208-467-8256

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

Phone: 208-467-8431

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.