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Department of Communication and Media


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Department of Communication and Media

We hope you have found on our website the information you seek on courses, faculty, admissions, program requirements, and more. Should you have other questions or concerns, please feel free to drop by our department office:

Wayne Hall 202

125 West Rosedale Avenue, West Chester, PA, 19382


Phone: 610-436-2500


Denise Polk, Ph.D.

Denise Polk

Professor and Chair

E-mail: Denise Polk

Office: Wayne Hall 202

Phone: 610-436-2500

Office hours: TU: 12:30-3:15; WED: 11:30-1; TH: 1:15-3:15 

Michael P. Boyle, Ph.D.

Michael Boyle


E-mail: Michael P.Boyle, Ph.D.

Office: Wayne Hall 238 

Office Hours: T/Th 2:00-3:00pm and W 9:00am-12:00pm

Courses Taught Fall 2019:
  • COM224: COM Research Methods
  • MDC255: MDC Research Methods

Camilo Diaz Pino

 Camilo Diaz Pino

Assistant Professor

E-mail: Camilo Diaz Pino

Office: TBA

Phone: TBA

Office Hours: TBA

Anita Foeman, Ph.D.

Anita Foeman


E-mail: Anita Foeman

Office: Wayne Hall 218

Phone: (610) 436-2283

Office hours: M/W/F 11:00am-1:00pm

Roger Davis Gatchet, Ph.D.

Roger Gatchet

Assistant Professor

E-mail: Roger Davis Gatchet

Office: Wayne Hall 232

Phone: (610) 436-2500

Office Hours (Fall 2019): Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8-9:45 a.m., or by appointment

Maxine Gesualdi, Ph.D.

Maxine Gesualdi

Assistant Professor

E-mail: Maxine Gesualdi

Office: Wayne Hall 233

Phone: 610-436-2450

Office hours: M/W/F 9:45am-10:45am; 1:00pm-1:45pm, and by appt

Elaine B. Jenks, Ph.D.

Elaine B, Jenks


E-mail: Elaine B. Jenks

Office: Wayne Hall 236

Office hours: T/R 7am-7:45am and 2pm-3:45pm; W 1pm-2pm

Ola Kopacz, Ph.D.

Ola Kopacz

Associate Professor

E-mail: Ola Kopacz

Office: Wayne Hall 226

Phone: (484) 604-0758

Office Hours: M/W/F 8am-8:50am, 11am-11:50am

Click here to schedule a meeting.

Bessie Lawton, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

E-mail: Bessie Lawton

Office: Wayne Hall 217

Office Hours: M 9-10, 12-1; W 12-2; F 12-1

David Levasseur, Ph.D.

David Levasseur



David Levasseur


Office: Wayne Hall 231

Office hours: Tuesday/Thursday 11:00am-12:00pm and 2:00pm-3:00pm; Wednesday 9:30am – 10:30am

Edward Lordan, Ph.D.

Edward Lordan


E-mail: Edward Lordan

Office: Wayne Hall 237

Phone: 610-436-2114

Office hours: Tuesday 1:00 to 4:00, Wednesday 9:30 to noon, 1:00 to 3:00, Thursday 1:00 to 4:00

L.Meghan Mahoney, Ph.D.

Meghan Peirce

Associate Professor

E-mail: Meghan Mahoney

Office: Wayne Hall 229

Phone: (302) 299-8475

Office hours: Monday 11 am & 2 pm
Tuesday 9 am
Wednesday 11 am & 2 pm

Matthew R. Meier, Ph.D.

Matthew Meier

Assistant Professor & Graduate Coordinator

E-mail: Matthew R. Meier

Office: Wayne Hall 234

Office hours (Fall 19): MW 11AM-Noon, MWF 1-2PM

Lisa Millhous, Ph.D.

Lisa Millhous

Associate Professor

E-mail: Lisa Millhous

Office: Wayne Hall 215 

Fall 2019:  Tu 12:30-1:45, W 10-12:30, Th 12:30-1:45

Elizabeth Munz, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Munz

Associate Professor

E-mail: Elizabeth Munz

Office: Wayne Hall 235

Office hours:

MWF 9:00am-9:50am, 12:00-12:50pm

Michael Pearson, Ph.D.

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Associate Professor

E-mail: Michael Pearson

Office: Wayne Hall 223

Office hours: M 9:30am-3:00pm; T/Th 8:30am-9:30am, 12:30pm-1:45pm 

Martin S. Remland, Ph.D.

Martin Remland


E-mail: Martin Remland

Office: Wayne Hall 216

On sabbatical Spring 2018

J. Kanan Sawyer, Ph.D.

Kanan Sawyer

Associate Professor

E-mail: J. Kanan Sawyer

Office: Wayne Hall 230

Office hours: M/W/F 11:00am-12:45pm in Wayne 230

Philip A. Thompsen, Ph.D.

Philip Thompsen


E-mail: Philip A. Thompsen

Office: Wayne Hall 219

Office Hours: MON, 1 to 3:30 p.m.; TUE, 4:30 to 5:00 p.m.; WED, 2 to 4 p.m.

Schedule an appointment online with Dr. Thompsen

Eryn Travis

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E-mail: Eryn Travis

Office: Wayne Hall 227

Phone: 610-620-3848

Office hours: M/W 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. and T 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Julia Waddell, Ph.D.

Julia Waddell

Assistant Professor

E-mail: Julia Waddell

Office: Wayne Hall 213

Office hours: MWF 4-5, MW 1-2

Kelly Baker, DPA

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Kelly Baker

Office: Wayne 207

Hours: 10:00am-2:00pm T/TH

Jan Crump

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Jan Crump

Office: Wayne Hall 221

Phone: 803-467-3460 (cell)

Office hours: Thursday 2:30-4:15

Colleen DeBerardinis

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Adjunct Professor


Colleen DeBerardinis

Laura Brown, Ph.D.

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Laura Brown

Office: Wayne Hall 209

Phone: 484-725-1416

Office hours: Monday 2-3:30pm, Tuesday 9-11am, Wednesday 2-3:30pm

Amy Kaminsky

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Adjunct Professor

Office: Wayne 206
Phone: 610-436-2500
Office hours: MWF 11:15-11:45

John McGraw

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Adjunct Professor

John McGraw

Julia Pfaff

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Julia Pfaff

Office: Wayne Hall 213

Office Hours: Monday - 12:15-2:45, Wednesday - 12:15-2:45, Friday 8:45-9:15 (remotely via

Skype or FaceTime, or by appointment)

Jesse Piersol

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Jesse Piersol

Office: Wayne Hall 207

Office hours: MW 9-9:30am, MWF 11am-12:30pm

Melissa Selverian

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Adjunct Professor

Melissa Selverian

Ric Winston

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Ric Winston

Office: Wayne Hall 212

 Jennifer Hennessey-Booth

Jennifer Hennessey

Adjunct Professor


Jennifer Hennessey-Booth

Office: Wayne Hall 207

Office hours: M/W/F 11:00am-12:30pm or by appt.

Anne Walsh, M.A.

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Adjunct Professor

E-mail: Anne Walsh

Office: Wayne Hall 223

Office hours: Tuesday: 3-4 PM Wednesday: 3-4 pm Thursday: 1-4 pm

Michael Gill


Adjunct professor


Michael Gill

Office: Wayne Hall 221

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