Faculty and Student Bios

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Ann Bainbridge Frymier, Ed.D.Director, School of Communication Studies

Christina S. Beck, Ph.D.Associate Director for Graduate Studies
Roger Aden, Ph.D., Director of Studies, Communication Studies, Honors Tutorial College
Benjamin R. LaPoe II, Ph.D.Director of Political Communication Certificate
Jerry L. Miller, Ph.D., Associate Director for Undergraduate Studies
Jennifer Talbert, M.A.John A. Cassese Director of Forensics
Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ed.D.Associate Director for Online Graduate Programs (Lancaster Campus)

Athens Campus Faculty

*Denotes Graduate Faculty on Athens campus

Course Coordinators

COMS 1010 – Jerry L. Miller, Ph.D.
COMS 1030 – Angela M. Hosek, Ph.D.
COMS 1100 – Purba Das, Ph.D.
COMS 2020 – Amy E. Chadwick, Ph.D.
COMS 2040 – Christina S. Beck, Ph.D.
COMS 2050 – Laura W. Black, Ph.D.
COMS 2060 – China Billotte Verhoff, Ph.D.
COMS 2150 – Matthew DeTar, Ph.D.
COMS 2500 – Sarah E. Jones, Ph.D.
COMS 3200 – Brittany L. Peterson, Ph.D.

Regional Campus Faculty

*Denotes Graduate Faculty on on Regional campuses

Nicole Blau, Ph.D.,* Lancaster campus
Purba Das, Ph.D.,* Southern campus
Pamela A. Kaylor, Ph.D.Lancaster campus
Sarah E. Mahan-Hays, Ph.D.,* Eastern campus
Rita M. Ng, Ph.D.Zanesville campus
Candice Thomas-Maddox, Ed.D.,* Lancaster campus
Lisa Wallace, Ph.D., Chillicothe campus

Administrative Support Team

The Scripps School Support Team provides administrative support to the five Schools in the Scripps College.

Email ScrippsSchoolSupport@ohio.edu for assistance or questions regarding any of the five schools (Communication Studies, Emerging Communication Technology, Journalism, Media Arts and Studies, and Visual Communication).

Administrative Services Associate
Schoonover Center 223
Brittan Posey
Brittan Posey
Administrative Specialist
Schoonover Center 321
Marlene Shostak
Marlene Shostak
Department Administrator
Schoonover 251

Emeriti Faculty

Doctoral Students