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  • Patricia Chantrill, PhD
    Patricia Chantrill, PhD
    Associate Professor of Communication
    COMM. Bldg. 205
    Phone: 509.359.4236
    Teaching Areas:
    • Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
    • Cultural Studies
    • Political Communication
    • Electoral Campaigns
    • Public Discourse and Public Relations
    Research Areas:

    Political Advocacy, Higher Education Policy and Planning, Board Governance (emphasis on public and not-for-profit organizations), Crisis Communication

  • Igor Klyukanov, PhD
    Igor Klyukanov, PhD
    Professor of Communication
    209 Comm. Bldg.
    Phone: 509.359.2863
    Research Areas:
    • Intercultural Studies
    • Communication Theory
    • Semiotics
    • Linguistics
  • Peter Shields, PhD
    Peter Shields, PhD
    Communication Professor and Director of the MSC Graduate Program
    229C COMM. Bldg.
    Phone: 509.359.4947
    Research Areas:
    • Communication Policy and Regulation
    • Political Economy of Information-Communication Technologies
    • Electronic Surveillance
    • Global Media


  • Galina Sinekopova, PhD
    Galina Sinekopova, PhD
    Professor of Communication
    COMM Bldg. 112
    Phone: 509.359.2865
    Research Areas:
    • Scholarship of Civic Engagement
    • Intercultural/International Communication
    • Political Communication
    • Language and Social Interaction
  • Jeffrey Stafford, PhD
    Jeffrey Stafford, PhD
    Professor of Communication and Chair of the Department of Communication
    109 Comm. Bldg., Cheney, WA 99004
    Phone: 509.359.7929
    Fax: 509.359.6732
    Research Areas:
    • Organizational Communication
    • Leadership Development
    • Project Management
    • Strategic Planning
    • Research Methodologies
  • Susan Stearns, PhD
    Susan Stearns, PhD
    Professor of Communication
    COMM. Bldg. 113
    Phone: 509.359.2864
    Research Areas:
    • Research Methods and Design
    • Instructional Communication
    • Academic Integrity
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