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Communication Studies Full-Time Faculty

  1. Patricia Aufderheide, University Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Patricia Aufderheide is University Professor of Communication Studies in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, D.C., and founder of the Center for Media & Social Impact, where she continues as Senior Research Fellow. She i… More

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    (202) 885-2069

  2. W. Joseph Campbell, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    W. Joseph Campbell is a tenured full professor in the School of Communication's Communication Studies program. He joined the AU faculty in 1997, after some 20 years as a professional journalist. Assignments in his award-winning journalism career took… More

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    (202) 885-2071

  3. Laura DeNardis, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Dr. Laura DeNardis is a globally recognized Internet governance scholar and a Professor and Associate Dean in the School of Communication at American University in Washington, DC. Her books include The Global War for Internet Governance (Yale Univers… More

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    (202) 885-2675

  4. Deen Freelon, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Deen Freelon is an associate professor in the Communication Studies division. He has two major areas of expertise: 1) political expression through digital media, and 2) the use of code and computational methods to extract, preprocess, and analyze ver… More

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    (202) 885-6462

  5. Kathryn Montgomery, Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Kathryn Montgomery is Professor and Director of the Communication Studies Division. She is also founding Director of AU’s 3-year PhD program in Communication. Dr. Montgomery has written and published extensively about the role of media in society, a… More

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    (202) 885-2680

  6. Aram Sinnreich, Associate Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Dr. Aram Sinnreich is an Associate Professor at American University’s School of Communication, in the Communication Studies division. Sinnreich’s work focuses on the intersection of culture, law and technology, with an emphasis on subjects such as em… More

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    (202) 885-6518

  7. Benjamin Stokes, Assistant Professor

    SOC - School of Communication

    Benjamin Stokes is a civic media scholar and game designer. He is an Assistant Professor in the School of Communication, and at the AU Game Lab. Previously, he co-founded Games for Change, the movement hub for advancing social change with games. At… More

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