Gonzaga University | 502 East Boone Avenue | Spokane, WA
99258-0102 | (800) 986.9585
Ast Prof, Comm Studies
502 E. Boone
AD Box 022 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432E
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.
502 E. Boone Ave AD Box 022 Spokane, WA 99258
Office Location College Hall 432 F
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.
502 E Boone AD Box 22 Spokane, WA 99258
Phone: (509) 313-6551
Office Location College Hall 432N
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. Some of her publications appear in Popular Communication: The International Journal of Media and Culture, Media War & Conflict, The Review of Communication, Soundings, Visual Communication Quarterly, and in her book, Friended at the Front: Social Media in the American War Zone.
Associate Dean, College of Arts & Sciences Professor of English
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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 Conference.