Faculty and Staff

All members of the Communication faculty hold advanced degrees in the discipline of Communication. They have worked professionally in media, advertising, public relations, and a variety of other fields in communication. Faculty members have published articles in professional and scholarly journals and written books on communication theory, organizational communication, advertising, communication pedagogy, semiotics, and the philosophy of communication. Communication faculty hold senior editing posts at The Atlantic Journal of Communication and are active members of state, regional, national, and international academic communication associations.

Gary P. Radford
Professor of Communication Chairperson

Theory and Philosophy of Communication, European Theories of Communication

Kara Alaimo
Deputy Chair of Communication and Associate Professor of Communication

Social Media, Gender, International Communication, Political Communication

Christopher Caldiero
Professor of Communication 

Public Relations, Crisis Communication

Kate Dunsmore
Professor of Communication 
Director, MA in Communication

International Communication, Political Communication

Christine Foster
Senior Lecturer in Communication 

Organizational Communication, Leadership, Conflict Management

Kathleen Haspel
Associate Professor of Communication 

Interpersonal Communication, Discourse Analysis, and Narrative Communication


Sarah Latson
Senior Lecturer in Journalism

Feature Writing, Medicine/Health Reporting

Tina Alaimo LoPonte
Senior Lecturer of Communication

Advertising, Professional and Intercultural Communication, and Public Speaking

Zhenbin Sun
Professor of Communication

Communication Theory, Media History and Criticism, Philosophy of Language