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99258-0102 | (800) 986.9585
Ast Prof, Comm Studies
502 E. Boone
AD Box 022 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432E
Office Hours Spring 2016: M 10:00am - 11:40am; T 9:45am - 10:30am; W 1:10pm - 2:20pm; R 1:30pm - 2:30pm.
Ph.D., Communication, University of Colorado at
M.A., Applied Linguistics, University of Concepción, Chile
B.A., Communication and Journalism, University of Concepción
Dr. Claudia Bucciferro specializes in
international/intercultural communication, media studies, cultural studies, and
communication theory. She is the author of the book FOR-GET: Identity, Media,
and Democracy in Chile and the editor of The Twilight Saga: Exploring the Global
Phenomenon. Her research focuses on media and popular culture, particularly
dealing with issues of identity, gender, race, inequality, and representation
in our global world. Her writing has appeared in various communication journals
and edited collections. Born and raised in Chile, Dr. Bucciferro has received
several scholarly awards and first traveled to the United
States with a fellowship from the State University of New York at Plattsburgh.
M.S. Communication Studies, Southern Illinois University
B.A. Political Science, Southern Illinois University
Glen Frappier is Director of Gonzaga's Debate Program. Under his tutelage, the Debate Team has won numerous national and international recognitions. He joined Gonzaga in 1998, after competing and coaching at Southern Illinois University. In the Communication Studies Department, he currently teaches coursework in argumentation, debate, persuasion, and nonverbal communication. Before entering an academic career, Glen worked as a Communications Specialist in the United States Army.
Lecturer-AT, Comm Studies
502 E. Boone
AD Box 22 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432K
Office Hours Spring 2016: TR 9:30am - 10:30am.
Ph. D. in Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, 2009
M. A. in Communication Studies, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, 2006
B. A. in Communication Studies, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI, 2004
Dr. Andrea McCracken is interested in health communication and interpersonal communication. Regarding health communication, her research focuses on how memorable messages from significant others are related to health attitudes, cognitions, and health behaviors, especially pertaining to weight management. Recently, she has worked on a series of studies that examine how acceptance and challenge are related to weight management messages from romantic partners. She is further interested in examining features of memorable health messages from diverse and disenfranchised populations in order to help healthcare practitioners adapt their communication to diverse patient needs and improve communication and health outcomes. Regarding interpersonal communication, she investigates communication in “on-again/off-again” relationships and how communication in these relationships, specifically during transitions, differs from other relationships. Results from these research areas have been published in Communication Monographs, Communication Research, Interpersona, and Western Journal of Communication.
502 E. Boone Ave AD Box 022 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432 F
Office Hours Spring 2016: M 1:00pm - 3:00pm; T 11:00am - 12:00pm; W 1:00pm - 2:00pm.
M.S., Journalism, University of Kansas
B.A., English, University of Missouri-Kansas City
B.A., Biology, University of Missouri-Columbia
Kris Morehouse teaches in both the undergraduate program in Communication Studies and Gonzaga's M.A. in Communication and Leadership. During the Summer, she is a regular instructor in the Gonzaga-in-Florence and the Gonzaga-in-Cagli study abroad programs.Her scholarly interests include media and culture, community journalism, speech communication, ethnography, and writing. She brings to Gonzaga a wealth of industry experience, since she spent thirteen years working in newspaper reporting and editing.
Dr. Tony Osborne
502 E. Boone Ave AD Box 023 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-6659
Office Location CG 432-M (College Hall)
Ph.D., Ohio State University
M.A., Ohio State University
M.S., Columbia Graduate School of Journalism
B.A., University of Michigan
Dr. Tony Osborne is the author of the book "Greed is Good" and Other Fables: Office Life in Popular Culture, which focuses on mediated portrayals of corporate culture and how they relate to what he calls "the great American dilemma." His research and teaching interests include documentary film, leadership, corporate culture, rhetoric, and the arts--particularly music and literature. Prior to joining Gonzaga, he lived in Europe for several years and was a professor at American University in Bulgaria.
Lect-AT, Comm Studies
502 E Boone Ave AD Box 22 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432P
Office Hours Spring 2016: TR 12:00pm - 1:00pm, 3:00pm - 4:00pm; W 12:00pm - 3:00pm.
Ph.D., Communication, Georgia
State University, 2012
M.A., English and American Literature, Washington University, St. Louis, 2000
B.A. English, Theatre, and History, St. Louis University, 1998
Dr. Karen Petruska’s research interests include screen cultures, media
industries, television history, regulatory policy, and gender. Prior to moving
to Spokane in August, she served as the Project Lead for the Media Industries
Project’s Connected Viewing Initiative at the University of California, Santa
Barbara. Her work appears in The Velvet Light Trap, Creative Industries,
Spectator, Popular Communication, Media Commons, In Media Res, Antenna, and two
anthologies. She is currently co-editing a special issue of Convergence about
502 E Boone AD Box 22 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-6551
Office Location College Hall 432N
Office Hours Spring 2016: MW 9:00am - 11:00pm.
Ph.D., Communication Studies,
University of Iowa
M.A., Communication and Culture, Indiana University
B.A., Journalism, Indiana University
Dr. Lisa Silvestri's research centers on American politics and popular culture
with a special focus on war and emergent communication technologies. She uses
rhetorical criticism as a mode of cultural production and teaches her students
that some of the most impactful scholarship does not arrive at answers but
illuminates texts to raise new questions and start productive conversations.
Her publications appear in Popular Communication: The International Journal of
Media and Culture, Media War & Conflict, The Review of Communication,
Soundings, and Visual Communication Quarterly. She is the author of the book
Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Professor of English
E 502 Boone AD Box 089 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-3885
Office Location College Hall #416H
Office Hours M-F 8-12, 1-4:30; & by appt.
Ph.D., University of North
Carolina at Chapel Hill
Dr. Patricia Terry is Interim Chair of the Communication Studies Department.
She is also Associate Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences and Professor of
English. Her scholarly interests focus on 20th century American literature,
composition and rhetoric. Before taking a leadership position in the
Communication Studies Department, she worked in various assessment projects and
participated in the organization of the Spokane Intercollegiate Research