Communication Arts
Holloway Hall

Faculty & Staff

The Department of Communication Arts has a total of 17 full time faculty with backgrounds in a variety of areas and expertise.

Contact Info

  • Department Office: Fulton Hall 261
  • Department Contact: Jackie Wellfonder, (410) 543-6229, jlwellfonder@salisbury.edu
  • Department Telephone: (410) 543-6229
  • School of Liberal Arts fax: (410) 548-3002

BRYAN K. HORIKAMI

Dr. Bryan K. Horikami

Chair, Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 224, 410-677-3206 or ext 73206
bkhorikami@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1996, 2006
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A. University of Hawaii at Manoa
M.A. The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D. The Pennsylvania State University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Fulton School of Liberal Arts Advising Services Coordinator, Salisbury University
Interdisciplinary Studies Major Coordinator, Salisbury University
Lecturer in Communication Arts, Salisbury University
Lecturer in Speech Communication, The Pennsylvania State University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Intercultural and Interethnic Communication
Interpersonal Communication
Communication Theory

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VINIT AGARWAL

Dr. Vinita Agarawal Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 272
410-677-0083 or ext. 70083
vxagarwal@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2010
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.Sc. Delhi University (India)
M.A. Mass Media Communication Research Center (New Delhi, India)
M.A. University of Illinois at Chicago
Ph.D. Purdue University
ACADEMIC SPECIALITIES:
Strategic Communication
Research Methods
Public Health Communications

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JENNIFER BRANNOCK COX

JENNIFER BRANNOCK COXAssistant Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 279
410-677-6512 or ext. 76512
jbcox@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2011
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A. Appalachian State University, Journalism
B.A. Appalachian State University, Public Relations
M.A. University of Alabama, Community Journalism
Ph.D. University of Florida

ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
New Media/Online Journalism
Newsroom Culture
Community Journalism

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DAVID BURNS

Dr. David BurnsAssociate Professor of Communication Arts
Teacher Education Technology Center 310,
410-677-0111 or ext 70111
dpburns@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2009
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
A.S., Genesee Community College
B.S., Ithaca College
M.A., University of Georgia
Ph.D., University of Maryland
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Electronic Journalism
New Media Production
International Reporting

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JAMES BURTON

James BurtonAssistant Professor in Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 266, 410-677-0089 or ext 70089
jaburton@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2009
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A. (Hons), University of Essex, UK
M.A., University of Nottingham, UK
Ph.D., University of Nottingham, UK
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Adjunct Lecturer, Salisbury University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Media Studies
Film Studies
Culture Industries
Cultural Memory

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LORI DeWITT

Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 264, 410-677-0076 or ext 70076
ljdewitt@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2007
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., California State University at San Bernadino
M.A. Loma Linda University, La Sierra Campus
Ph.D., North Dakota State University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Graduate Teaching Assistant, North Dakota State University
Student Teacher Supervisor, Minnesota State University
Learning Handicapped Teacher, Victor Valley High School, Victorville, CA
Speech Communication/English Teacher, Canyon Springs High School, CA
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Organizational Ideology
Speech Anxiety
Public Speaking

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CHRYS EGAN

Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 265, 410-677-5436 or ext 75436
cnegan@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2002
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A. University of North Carolina-Charlotte
M.A. University of North Carolina-Greensboro
Ph.D. Florida State University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Instructor, UNCG and FSU
Assistant Professor, Longwood College
Instructor, Athens Technical College Honors
Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Interpersonal Communication
Freedom of Speech
Popular Culture

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FRANCES KENDALL

Frances KendallProfessor of Communication Arts
Teacher Education Technology Center (TE) 308,
410-543-6205 or ext 36205
flkendall@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1989
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., Southern Connecticut State University
M.P.H., Yale University, School of Epidemiology and Public Health
Ph.D., University of Missouri at Columbia
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri at Columbia
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Mass Communications
Broadcast Production

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MICHAEL MOEDER

Dr. Michael MoederAssistant Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 250, 410-677-5382 or ext 75382
mdmoeder@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2001
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.S., Southeast Missouri State University
M.A., Southeast Missouri State University
P.H.D., University of Missouri-Columbia
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Mass Communication
Media Criticism and Analysis
Writing for Broadcasting

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JODY D. MORRISON

Dr. Jody MorrisonAssociate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 221, 410-543-6382 or ext 36382
jdmorrison@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1997
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., Towson State University
M.A., University of Maryland
Ph.D., Temple University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Adjunct Professor, LaSalle University
Adjunct Instructor, Temple University
Adjunct Lecturer, Goucher College
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Interpersonal Communication
Discourse Analysis

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DARRELL MULLINS

Dr. Darrell MullinsAssociate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 248, 410-543-6238 or ext 36238
dgmullins@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1996
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A. University of Maryland, College Park
M.A. Marshall University
Ph.D. Bowling Green State University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Instructor of Communication and Theatre Arts, Heidelberg College
Associate Professor of Communication, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
Associate Professor of Communication, Kansas Newman College
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Interpersonal Communication
Rhetoric in the Popular Culture
Organizational Communication

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DARRELL M. NEWTON

Dr. Darrell NewtonAssociate Dean of the Fulton School of Liberal Arts,
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 248, 410-677-5060 or ext 75060
dmnewton@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2003
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A., English, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Parkside
Instructor, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Lecturer, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Media and Cinema Studies
Mass Communication
British Television Studies

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PAUL E. SCOVELL

Paul ScovellAssistant Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 223, 410-543-6240 or ext 36240
pescovell@salisbury.edu
LinkedIn: http://www.linkedin.com/in/paulscovell
Delicious: http://delicious.com/pscovell
Skype: paulscovell

web site

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1980
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., Mansfield University
M.S., Murray State University
Howard University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Communication Technology
Parliamentary Procedure
Event Planning and Meeting Management
Public Relations

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ANDREW SHARMA

Dr. Andrew SharmaProfessor of Communication Arts
Teacher Education Technology Center TE 306,
410-677-5037 or ext 75037
axsharma@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1999
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., University of Bombay
M.S., Southern University
Ph.D., Syracuse University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Assistant Professor of Communication/Media, State University of N.Y., New Paltz
Assistant Professor of Telecommunications, Ball State University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Television/Radio Production
International Media

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HAVEN SIMMONS

Dr. Haven SimmonsAssociate Professor of Communication Arts
Fulton Hall 216, 410-548-5779 or ext 85779
hxsimmons@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1997
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., Cornell College
M.A., University of Iowa
Ph.D., University of Iowa
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Instructor, University of Iowa
Adjunct Professor, Manatee Community College
Adjunct Professor, University of South Florida
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Journalism
Broadcasting
Public Relations
Mass Communication
Media and Government

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MELANY TRENARY

Dr. Melany TrenaryLecturer in Communication Arts
FH 217A 410-548-9181 or ext 89181
mctrenary@salisbury.edu
website

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 1998
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.S., James Madison University
M.A. East Carolina University
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Instructor, Wor-Wic Community College
Part-Time Instructor, Salisbury State University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Instructional Communication
Interpersonal Communication

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AMANDA WELCH-HAMILL

Dr. Amanada Welch-HamillLecturer in Communication Arts
FH 277 410-677-0054 or ext 70054
aswelch@salisbury.edu

APPOINTMENT YEAR: 2007
INSTITUTIONS ATTENDED:
B.A., Salisbury University
M.F.A., Catholic University of America
PRIOR POSITIONS:
Adjunct Lecturer, Salisbury University
Adjunct Lecturer, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Adjunct Lecturer, Catholic University of America
Theatre Teaching Assistant, Catholic University
ACADEMIC SPECIALTIES:
Public Speaking
Human Communication Studies
Arts Administration

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