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Communication Contact

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Dr. Cynthia Allan

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Kristi Geier

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Phone: 620-235-4716
Fax: 620-235-4686

Address:
Grubbs Hall Room 215
Pittsburg State University
1701 S. Broadway
Pittsburg, KS 66762

Department of Communication Faculty and Staff

Dr. Cynthia Allan, Professor and Chair
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Directing, Theatre History, Critical and Intercultural Theory
B.A., Speech/Theatre, Florida Southern College, 1975;  M.A., Theatre Arts, Florida State University, 1976;  PhD., Theatre and Drama, University of Georgia, 1992.
Office: 215A Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4724, callan@pittstate.edu

Kristi Geier, Administrative Specialist
Office: 215 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4063, kgeier@pittstate.edu


Faculty

Dr. Mark R. Arbuckle, Associate Professor / Director of Graduate Studies
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Journalism, Media Law
B.S., Journalism, Central Missouri State University, 1993;  M.A., Mass Communication, CMSU, 1997;  PhD., Journalism, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, 2001.
Office: 415 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4808, marbuckl@pittstate.edu

Tawnya Bach, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Broadcasting-Audio & Video Production
B.A., Theatre & Film, University of Kansas, B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas,2003, M.A, Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2012
Office: tbach@pittstate.edu

Doug Bennett, Assistant Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Technical Theatre, Scenic, Lighting, Sound Design and Implementation, Speech Communication
B.S., Theatre, Western Michigan University, 1983, Acting & Directing; M.Ed. Theatre, University of North Carolina, 1993, Directing; M.A., East Tennessee State University, 2003, Storytelling; M.F.A., Minnesota State University, 2009, Technical Theatre
Office: 106 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4719, dougbennett6@yahoo.com

Dr. Troy O. Comeau, Associate Professor / Director of Broadcasting
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Mass Media Effects, Sports Media and Society, Persuasion

B.A., Communication, Missouri Southern State University, 1994;  M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 1997;  PhD., Communication, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2007.
Office: 121 Whitesitt Hall, 620-235-4721, tcomeau@pittstate.edu

Penny Cook, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication
B.S., Journalism, University of Kansas, 1987, M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 1991
Office: 107 Horace Mann (Administration), 620-235-4293, pcook@pittstate.edu

Gil Cooper, Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication, Acting and Communication Education

B.A., Speech/Dramatic Arts, University of Missouri, 1986;  M.Ed., Curriculum and Instruction, University of Missouri, 1988.
Office: 212B Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4714, gcooper@pittstate.edu

Cindy Divine, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication

B.A., Communication, , Pittsburg State University, 1999: M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2000.
Office: Frontenac, cindydivine@wtcusa.net

Dr. Shirley K. Drew, University Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication, Qualitative Research, Ethnography
B.A, Interpersonal and Public Communication, Bowling Green State University, 1979; M.A., Interpersonal and Public Communication, BGSU, 1982; PhD., Interpersonal and Public Communication, BGSU, 1985.
Office: 214 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4726, sdrew@pittstate.edu

Mike Gullett, Associate Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Photography, Print Design, Web Design, Visual Communication
B.S., Communication, University of Kansas, 1976;  M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2001.
Office: 212C Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4706, mgullett@pittstate.edu

Leonard D. Hudson, Associate Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Broadcast Communication and Film, Screenwriting
B.A., English, University of Georgia, 1997; M.F.A., Broadcasting and Cinema, University of North Carolina at Greensboro, 2005. 
Office: 123D Whitesitt Hall, 620-235-6507, lhudson@pittstate.edu

Trent Kling, Assistant Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Broadcast Communication, audio and video
B. S. Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2007; M.A. Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2010.
Office: 123 Whitesitt Hall, 620-235-4718, tkling@pittstate.edu

Julie Laflen, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication

Office: Pittsburg, jslaflen@pittstate.edu

Josh Letner, Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Advertising, Public Relations, Mass Media Research

B.S., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2009; M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2010.
Office: 415 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4715, jbletner@pittstate.edu

Linden Little, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication

M.A, Communication/Theatre Emphasis, Pittsburg State University, 2011
Office: 413 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4707, lmlittle@pittstate.edu

Dr. Alicia Mason, Assistant Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Advertising, Public Relations, Health Communication

B.S., Communication/Journalism Emphasis, Pittsburg State University, 2005; M.A. Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2006; PhD., Communication, University of Oklahoma, 2010.
Office: 213 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4720, amason@pittstate.edu

Dr. Joey Pogue, Associate Professor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Media and Gender Studies, Interpersonal Communication
B.S., English Education, Southwest Missouri State University, 1977;  M.A., Speech and Theatre, SMSU, 1982;  PhD., Communication, University of Missouri, 2005.
Office: 212A Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4723, jpogue@pittstate.edu

Lisa G. Quinteros, Theatre Staff
Specialty: Costumer Design and Construction
B.A., History, Pittsburg State University, 1998; additional work in Costume Reproduction Studies and Skills, 2004.
Office: 110 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-6775, nefertaure@yahoo.com

Tonya Tomory, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Speech Communication
B.S., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2008, M.A., Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2011
Office: 413 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4707, ttomory@pittstate.edu

Megan C. Westhoff, Adjunct Instructor
Specialties/Teaching Emphasis: Basic Speech, Performance Studies, Theatre History

B.A., Communication/Theatre Emphasis, Pittsburg State University, 2002; M.A. Communication, Pittsburg State University, 2004.
Office: 413 Grubbs Hall, 620-235-4707, mcwesthoff@pittstate.edu