The faculty of Communication Arts value creativity and independent thinking. Under their direction, students in every major discipline have created award winning work, some even receiving national recognition.


Anna Marie Brendel

Visiting Lecturer
Specialty: Theatre
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 210
Phone: (423) 614-8226

Drew Brown, PhD

Part-time Faculty
Specialty: Non-Profit Public Relations, Issues-Risk-Crisis Communication, & Social Media Strategy
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 116B
Phone: (423) 614-8228
Mary Dukes

Mary Dukes, MA

Senior Lecturer in Communication
Specialty: Broadcast Media, Sport & Communication, Media Production
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 112 E
Phone: (423) 614-8225
Matthew Fisher

Matthew Fisher, MFA

Professor of Communication
Specialty: Film, Writing and Directing, Theory and Criticism
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 210F
Phone: (423) 614-6064
Jordan Holt

Jordan Holt, MFA

Associate Professor of Graphic Design
Specialty: Graphic Design, Art and Culture
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 210E
Phone: (423) 473-1162
Joel Kailing

Joel Kailing, PhD

Professor of Communication
Specialty: Media and Religion, Media Law
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 112F
Phone: (423) 614-8344
Kimberly Lyon

Kimberly Lyon, MA

Associate Lecturer in Journalism
Specialty: Journalism, Student Newspaper
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 112C
Phone: (423) 473-1164
Mary Mathias-Dickerson

Mary Mathias-Dickerson, MFA

Associate Professor of Art
Specialty: Studio Art, Drawing and Painting
Communication Arts | Location: MAY 115
Phone: (423) 614-8692
Brian Mattson

Brian Mattson, PhD

Assistant Professor of Communication
Specialty: Rhetoric, Social/Digital Media and Religion
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 112G
Phone: (423) 614-8494
Megan Moe

Megan Moe, PhD

Professor of Communication
Specialty: Communication, Advertising
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 112D
Phone: (423) 614-8171
Andrea Phillips

Andrea Phillips, PhD

Assistant Professor of Public Relations
Specialty: Public Relations, Campaigns, Strategy
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 116C
Phone: (423) 473-3781
Victoria Phillips

Victoria Phillips, MFA

Visiting Assistant Professor of Art
Specialty: Studio Art, Painting and Drawing, Art Education, Social Media Strategy
Communication Arts | Location: May 114
Rondall Reynoso

Rondall Reynoso, MFA

Assistant Professor of Art
Specialty: Studio Art, Art History, Art and the Christian Faith
Communication Arts | Location: MAY 118
Phone: (423) 473-3759
Christine Williams

Christine Williams, PhD

Chairperson for the Department of Communication Arts / Professor of Theatre
Specialty: Acting & Directing, Theatre, Literature, Criticism & History
Communication Arts | Location: CAB 210D
Phone: (423) 614-8227