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202 Cotton Memorial
915.747.5129

The Department of Communication affords students the opportunity to pursue a Bachelor of Arts degree in Communication. Five majors are available: Communication Studies, Digital Media Production, Media Advertising, Organizational and Corporate Communication, and Multimedia Journalism. In addition to taking core courses, each student completes requirements for his or her sequence, and electives as required by each major. 

Programs

Bachelor of Arts

Minor

CHAIR: Dr. Stacey Sowards

Professor

Tarla Peterson
Contact Information: trpeterson@utep.edu; 915-747-5913
Education: Ph D, Washington State University, 2018

Arvind Singhal
Contact Information: asinghal@utep.edu; 915-747-5129
Education: MA, University of Southern California; Ph D, University of Southern California, 2018

Stacey Sowards
Contact Information: ssowards@utep.edu; 915-747-8854
Education: MA, The University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of Kansas, 2018

Chung-Chuan Yang
Contact Information: cyang@utep.edu; 915-747-6517
Education: Ph D, Ohio State University, 2018
Research Interests: Advertising, International Advertising, New Media and Advertising, Telecommunications Policy in the Asia Pacific Region

Associate Professor

Roberto Avant-Mier
Contact Information: ravantmier@utep.edu; 915-747-6588
Education: Ph D, University of Utah, 2018
Research Interests: Communication/Media studies, Critical/Cultural studies, Latino(a)/Chicana(o) studies, Popular Music, and Intercultural Communication

Eduardo Barrera
Contact Information: eduardo@utep.edu; 915-747-6516
Education: Ph D, University of Texas at Austin, 2018

Frank Perez
Contact Information: fperez1@utep.edu; 915-747-6287
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, University of Texas at El Paso; Ph D, University of New Mexico, 2018
Research Interests: Chicana/o studies (i.e., identity issues), intercultural communication, Latina/o studies, popular culture, mass media, public art

Richard Pineda
Contact Information: rdpineda@utep.edu; 915-747-6678
Education: Ph D, Wayne State University, 2018

Thomas Ruggiero
Contact Information: truggier@utep.edu; 915-747-5762
Education: BA, University of Oregon School of Journalism; MS, Shippensburg University; Ph D, Bowling Green State University, 2018

Mary Trejo
Contact Information: mtrejo@utep.edu; 915-747-5431
Education: Ph D, The University of Tulsa, 2018

Assistant Professor

Yannick Atouba
Contact Information: yatouba@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, University of Illinois, 2018
Research Interests: interorganizational organizing, organizational behavior, organizational communication

Maria de los Angeles Flores
Contact Information: mdelosangelesflores@utep.edu; 915-747-8798
Education: Ph D, University of Texas at Austin, 2018

Sabiha Khan
Contact Information: skhan2@utep.edu; 915-747-7690
Education: Ph D, University of Michigan, 2018

Yoon Hi Sung
Contact Information: yhsung@utep.edu; 915-747-6292
Education: MA, Yonsei University; Ph D, The University of Texas at Austin, 2018

Carlos Tarin
Contact Information: catarin@utep.edu; 915-747-6202
Education: BA, University of Texas at El Paso; MA, University of Colorado -- Boulder; Ph D, University of Utah, 2018
Research Interests: organizational communication, environmental communication, rhetorical theory, forensics pedagogy, international communication, non-profit organizing

Sarah Upton
Contact Information: smupton@utep.edu;
Education: Ph D, University of New Mexico, 2018

Assistant Professor of Practice

Rhonda Dore
Contact Information: rrdore@utep.edu;
Education: BA, The University of Texas at El Paso, 2018

Kate Gannon
Contact Information: kagannon@utep.edu;
Education: MFA, University of Texas at El Paso, 2018