headshot of Dr. Paul J. Achter
Associate Professor of Rhetoric
Chair, Department of Rhetoric & Communication Studies

Specialties:
  • Rhetorical Theory and Rhetorical Criticism
  • Rhetoric and Racism
  • Television
  • American Political Culture
  • War Rhetoric
Contact:
(804) 289-8743
headshot of Dr. Timothy  Barney
Associate Professor

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. Greg  Cavenaugh
Visiting Assistant Professor

Specialties:
  • Spirituality in/and/of Performance
  • Rhetoric of Religion
  • Inclusive Leadership
  • Geek Culture
Contact:
(804) 287-6510
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
E. Claiborne Robins Professor of Liberal Arts
Data Science Advisory Board Member
Interdisciplinary Program Coordinator, Interdisciplinary Studies

Specialties:
  • Computational/Digital Humanities
  • Visual Culture
  • Community Media
  • Politics of Representation
Contact:
headshot of Dr. Justin  Wigard
Post-doc Research Associate

Specialties:
  • Digital Humanities
  • Comics, Film, Television, and Game Studies
  • Children’s / Young Adult Literature
  • Critical-Making
  • Pedagogy
Contact:
(804) 289-8263