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Thomas Bivins

Professor, John L. Hulteng Chair in Media Ethics & Responsibility
Phone: 541-346-3740
Office: 311B Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Dayna Chatman

Assistant Professor
Affiliated Departments: Black Studies, Clark Honors College, IRES
Phone: 541-346-3594
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 147
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Gender, Race, Media

Christopher Chávez

Carolyn Silva Chambers Distinguished Professor of Advertising
Interim Director, Advertising and Brand Responsibility Program; Director, Center for Latina/o and Latin American Studies
Affiliated Departments: IRES, Latin American Studies, Latinx
Phone: 541-346-9141
Office: 207 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Advertising, TV Commercials, Communication Theory, Persuasive Communication, Cultural Studies, Gender and Race In Media, Media and Diversity, Popular Culture, Media Studies and Globalization

Diego Cortes

Assistant Professor of Media Studies
Affiliated Departments: Latin American Studies
Phone: 541-346-0915
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 139
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Latin American Media, Alternative/community media, American Christianity, Indigenous People from the Andes

Nicole Dahmen

Professor
Snowden Program Co-Coordinator
Phone: 541-346-2588
Office: 311D Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Maxwell Foxman

Assistant Professor
Phone: 541-346-3615
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 131
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Game Studies, Game Journalism, Esports, Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, Immersive Media, Gamification

Justin Francese

Pro Tem Instructor
Phone:
Office: 1715 Franklin Blvd., Rm 140
City: Eugene

Seth Lewis

Professor and Shirley Papé Chair in Emerging Media
Director, Journalism Program
Phone: 541-346-7342
Office: 231 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: digital journalism, journalism studies, emerging media, algorithms, artificial intelligence, media sociology, media work, social media, communication research

Gabriela Martínez

Professor
Affiliated Departments: Climate Studies, CLLAS, Latin American Studies
Phone: 541-346-1997
Office: 315 Hendricks Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Areas of Media Studies and Journalism

Dan Miller

Associate Professor
Affiliated Departments: Cinema Studies Program
Phone: 541-346-3747
Office: 309B Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Bryce Newell

Associate Professor
Coordinator, SOJC Honors Program
Phone: 541-346-3843
Office: 330 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: Surveillance; Privacy; Law, Technology, and Society; Information Behavior; Social Informatics; Information/Data Ethics; Information Politics; Cybercrime; Policing and Criminal Procedure; Immigration and Border Enforcement.

Julianne Newton

Professor
Director, Communication and Media Studies Master's and PhD Programs
Phone: 541-346-2167
Office: 206 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: visual ethics, journalism, visual journalism, visual behavior, cognitive theory

Whitney Phillips

Assistant Professor of Digital Platforms and Ethics
Affiliated Departments: Folklore Program
Phone:
Office: 202 Allen Hall
City: Eugene
Research Interests: US politics and popular culture, media ethics, media history, public debate and controversy, humor studies, religion and politics, rightwing media cultures, moral panics, conspiratorial belief, narrative and identity, true crime media

Bish Sen

Associate Professor
Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies, Cinema Studies Program, Clark Honors College
Phone: 541-346-2880
Office: 311C Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Gretchen Soderlund

Associate Professor of Media History
Director, Media Studies Program
Phone: 541-346-8922
Office: 309A Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Brent Walth

Associate Professor
Co-Director, Catalyst Journalism Project; Co-Director, The Charles Snowden Program for Excellence in Journalism
Phone: 541-346-7642
Office: 234 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Janet Wasko

Professor and Emeritus Knight Chair in Communication Research
Affiliated Faculty, New Media & Culture Program
Affiliated Departments: Folklore Program
Phone: 541-346-4174
Office: 208 Allen Hall
City: Eugene

Kyu Ho Youm

Professor, Jonathan Marshall First Amendment Chair
Affiliated Departments: Asian Studies
Phone: 541-346-2178
Office: 205 Allen Hall
City: Eugene