headshot of Dr. Timothy  Barney

Associate Professor

Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies


Specialties:
  • Visual Rhetoric
  • Geopolitics
  • Presidential and Electoral Rhetoric
  • Cold War and post-Cold War Public Address
  • Critical Intercultural Communication
Contact:
(804) 287-6383
headshot of Dr. Paul J. Achter

Associate Professor of Rhetoric


Specialties:
  • Rhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism
  • Rhetoric and Racism
  • Television
  • American Political Culture
  • War Rhetoric
Contact:
(804) 289-8743
headshot of  Linda Bartlett Hobgood

Director, Speech Center

Faculty member, Rhetoric and Communication Studies


Specialties:
  • Business & Professional Speech
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Group Communication
  • Political Rhetoric
  • Public Speaking
  • Rhetoric of First Ladies
  • Speech Writing
  • Theory & Pedagogy
Contact:
(804) 289-8814
headshot of Dr. Scott  Johnson

Associate Professor of Communication Studies


Specialties:
  • Communication Education
  • Interpersonal and Group Communication
  • Communication Theory and Research
Contact:
(804) 287-6698
headshot of Dr. Nicole  Maurantonio

Professor of Rhetoric & Communications

Director of Advising, First-Year Seminar, and First- and Second-Year Programming


Specialties:
  • Public memory
  • U.S. media history
  • Race and representation
  • Qualitative research methods
Contact:
(804) 289-8267
headshot of Dr. Mari Lee  Mifsud

Professor of Rhetoric


Specialties:
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Histories and historiographies of rhetoric; Histories and historiographies of ideas
  • Ancient Greek Rhetorical Theory, Texts, and Culture
  • Interdisciplinary Studies: rhetoric and writing, philosophy, political theory, women's studies, classics, culture/al studies, science/technology, humanistic inquiry
Contact:
(804) 287-6513

Administrative Coordinator

Contact:
(804) 289-8263
headshot of Dr. Ravynn K. Stringfield

Visiting Assistant Professor of Media Studies


Specialties:
  • Digital Humanities
  • New Media Studies
  • Black Girlhood Studies
  • Popular Culture
  • Fantasy Multi-Media Narratives
Contact:
(804) 287-6409
headshot of Dr. Lauren Craig Tilton

Associate Professor of Digital Humanities

Data Science Advisory Board Member

Program Coordinator, American Studies


Specialties:
  • Computational/Digital Humanities
  • Visual Culture
  • Community Media
  • Politics of Representation
Contact: