Faculty and Staff

Thomas Johnson

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Department Head

Education: Ph.D., Communication Studies, University of Minnesota

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Kim Powell


Education: Ph.D., Communication, The University of Georgia

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Derek Sweet

Professor of Communication Studies

Education: Ph.D., Human Communication Studies, University of Denver

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Mark Johns


Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, 2017– . B.A., Midland Lutheran College; M.Div., Northwestern Lutheran Theological Seminary; M.A., University of Northern Iowa; Ph.D., Mass Communication, University of Iowa.

Alan Lerstrom


Professor Emeritus of Communication Studies, 2011– . B.S., M.S., Illinois State University; Ph.D., University of Kansas.