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Leadership

Chair

Tim Anderson

PROFESSOR & INTERIM CHAIR
    Ph.D. Northwestern University

    Biography:

    Tim J. Anderson studies the cultural and material aspects that help make music popular. His has written two monographs and articles for ...View More

Associate Chair

Katherine Hammond

Associate Chair
    M.F.A. University of Georgia

    Biography:

    Katherine Hammond is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Communication & Theatre Arts at ODU and Producing Artistic Director ...View More

Graduate Program Director

Gary Beck

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

    Biography:

    Dr. Beck's research and teaching agenda blends interpersonal, lifespan, family, and professional communication. His particular expertise is ...View More
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  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5168
  • gbeck@odu.edu

Dance Program Director

Megan Thompson

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    M.F.A. University of Maryland

    Biography:

    Megan Thompson received her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland and her B.S. in Dance from University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...View More

Film Program Director

David Mallin

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    M.F.A. American Film Institute

    Biography:

    David Mallin is a cinematographer and documentarian. He has a MFA in Cinematography from AFI in Los Angeles. Prior to ODU he taught at ...View More

Strategic Communication Program Director

Brendan O'Hallarn

SENIOR LECTURER
    Ph.D. Old Dominion University

Online Program Director

Kyle Nicholas

MASTER LECTURER
    Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

Theatre Program Director

Christopher Hanna

Professor and Director of Theatre
    M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
    1001 UNIVERSITY THEATRE
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3391
  • channa@odu.edu

Senior Experience & Internship Director

Alison Lietzenmayer

Master Lecturer
    M.A. Old Dominion University

    Biography:

    Selected publications:Lahman, M. P. & Lietzenmayer, A. M. (2015). Work-life & the popular press: How words create worlds. ETC: A Review ...View More

Chief Departmental Advisors

Chief Departmental Advisor, Communication

Carla Harrell

MASTER LECTURER
    M.A. Old Dominion University

Chief Departmental Advisor, Dance

James Morrow

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Biography:

    A native of Chicago, IL. James Morrow (HE, HIM, HIS) is an internationally recognized award winning queer choreographer/ dancer/ ...View More


Chief Departmental Advisor, Film

Carolina Conte

SENIOR LECTURER
    Ph.D. Ohio University

    Biography:

    My academic journey started in Brazil with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication at PUCRS. Then, at Ohio University, I received a ...View More
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  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3834
  • cconte@odu.edu

Chief Departmental Advisor, Professional Communication

Fran Hassencahl

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. Case Western Reserve University

Chief Departmental Advisor, Theatre

Jim Lyden

SENIOR LECTURER
    M.F.A. Utah State University

Office Staff

Marketing Specialist

Deanna Gummer

PR & MARKETING SPECIALIST III

    Biography:

    A native of Plainfield, Ind., Deanna Gummer brings more than 20 years of experience in the communications and marketing fields to ODU’s ...View More

Senior Secretary

Andrea Battle-Coffer

Senior Secretary
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  • VIRGINIA BEACH, VA 23462
  • 757-683-3828
  • abattle@odu.edu

Full-Time Faculty

Tim Anderson

PROFESSOR & INTERIM CHAIR
    Ph.D. Northwestern University

    Biography:

    Tim J. Anderson studies the cultural and material aspects that help make music popular. His has written two monographs and articles for ...View More

E. James Baesler

PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. The University of Arizona

Gary Beck

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

    Biography:

    Dr. Beck's research and teaching agenda blends interpersonal, lifespan, family, and professional communication. His particular expertise is ...View More
    3020 BATTEN ARTS & LETTERS
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-5168
  • gbeck@odu.edu

Carolina Conte

SENIOR LECTURER
    Ph.D. Ohio University

    Biography:

    My academic journey started in Brazil with a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Communication at PUCRS. Then, at Ohio University, I received a ...View More
    1003 UNIVERSITY THEATRE
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3834
  • cconte@odu.edu

Theodore Gournelos

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR

Katherine Hammond

Associate Chair
    M.F.A. University of Georgia

    Biography:

    Katherine Hammond is an Associate Professor, Associate Chair of Communication & Theatre Arts at ODU and Producing Artistic Director ...View More

Christopher Hanna

Professor and Director of Theatre
    M.F.A. University of California, San Diego
    1001 UNIVERSITY THEATRE
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3391
  • channa@odu.edu

Brittney Harris

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Jim Lyden

SENIOR LECTURER
    M.F.A. Utah State University

David Mallin

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    M.F.A. American Film Institute

    Biography:

    David Mallin is a cinematographer and documentarian. He has a MFA in Cinematography from AFI in Los Angeles. Prior to ODU he taught at ...View More

Meredith Magoun

SENIOR LECTURER

Kate Mattingly

ADJUNCT INSTRUCTIONAL FACULTY
    M.F.A. New York University
    COLLEGE OF ARTS AND LETTERS COMMUNICATION & THEATRE ARTS
  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • kmatting@odu.edu

Myles McNutt

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. University of Wisconsin-Madison
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  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-6971
  • mmcnutt@odu.edu

Najmeh Moradiyan Rizi

Assistant Professor
    Ph.D. University of Kansas

    Biography:

    Najmeh Moradiyan-Rizi is Assistant Professor of Film Studies at the Old Dominion University. She holds a Ph.D. in Film and Media Studies ...View More

Sara N. Morgan

SENIOR LECTURER
    M.A. Old Dominion University

James Morrow

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

    Biography:

    A native of Chicago, IL. James Morrow (HE, HIM, HIS) is an internationally recognized award winning queer choreographer/ dancer/ ...View More

Annemarie Navar-Gill

Assistant Professor

Brendan O'Hallarn

SENIOR LECTURER
    Ph.D. Old Dominion University

Allison Page

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. University of Minnesota
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  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-3092
  • apage@odu.edu

Thomas "Tom" Socha

PROFESSOR
    Ph.D. University of Iowa

    Biography:

    Nationally award-winning, 29-year ODU communication scholar, professor, and graduate program director, specializing in family communication, ...View More

Megan Thompson

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR
    M.F.A. University of Maryland

    Biography:

    Megan Thompson received her M.F.A. in Dance from the University of Maryland and her B.S. in Dance from University of Wisconsin-Madison. ...View More

Cory Warner

LECTURER
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  • NORFOLK, VA 23529
  • 757-683-4962
  • cwarner@odu.edu

Priya Vashist

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

Online Instructors


Danielle Jackson PhD

SENIOR LECTURER

Alison Lietzenmayer

Master Lecturer
    M.A. Old Dominion University

    Biography:

    Selected publications:Lahman, M. P. & Lietzenmayer, A. M. (2015). Work-life & the popular press: How words create worlds. ETC: A Review ...View More

Kyle Nicholas

MASTER LECTURER
    Ph.D. The University of Texas at Austin

Adjunct Faculty

Adam Pyecha Adjunct Instructor Communication
Alan Campbell Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Alberta Ayee Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Alice Jones Adjunct Instructor Communication
Alma Caldwell Adjunct Instructor Communication
Amanda Wroten Adjunct Instructor Communication
Anthony Fotinos Adjunct Instructor Communication
Bernard Pruden Adjunct Instructor Communication
Brandon Shenk Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication & Theatre
Brian Kurisky Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Brianna Jones Adjunct Instructor Communication
Charmayne Brown Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Chelsea Hunnicutt Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Christine Yoshida Adjunct Instructor Dance
Clarissa Pierceall Adjunct Instructor Communication
Claudette White Adjunct Instructor Communication
Crystal Nolen Adjunct Instructor Communication
Davianna Griffin Adjunct Instructor Dance
Deborah Wallace Adjunct Instructor Communication
Diane Fine Adjunct Instructor Communication
Everett Trey Clarkson Adjunct Instructor Communication
Gary Kirchner Adjunct Instructor Communication
Harvest Bellante Adjunct Instructor Communication & Theatre
Ines Petrovic-Mundzic Adjunct Instructor Communication
Jamila Walker Adjunct Instructor Communication
Jane Rowe Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Janelle Spruill Adjunct Instructor Dance
Joan Grossman Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Jodi Bromley Adjunct Instructor Communication
Joy Francis Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Julia Merrill Adjunct Instructor Communication
Kate Clemons Adjunct Assistant Professor Theatre
Kathrine Iacono Adjunct Instructor Dance
Kevin Crawford Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication & Theatre
Kimberly Payne Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Kristi Watts Adjunct Instructor Communication
Lauren Ciampoli Adjunct Instructor Communication
Lee Smith Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication & Theatre
Leila Earle Adjunct Assistant Professor Theatre
Lois Jones Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Mark Cox Adjunct Instructor Communication
Mark Cox Adjunct Instructor Communication
Matea Beukelman Adjunct Instructor Communication
Michael Cremedas Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Michael DiBari Adjunct Instructor Communication
Michelle Happer Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Michelle Tabbanor Adjunct Instructor Communication
Morgan Gendel Adjunct Instructor Communication
Patrick Mullins Adjunct Assistant Professor Theatre
Penelope Haws Adjunct Instructor Dance
Ricardo Melendez Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication & Theatre
Robert Gaston Adjunct Instructor Communication
Rod Carveth Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Rosalynne Whitaker-Heck Adjunct Professor Communication
Ryan Clemens Adjunct Assistant Professor Theatre
Sandra McGee Adjunct Instructor Communication
Sara Wilson Adjunct Instructor Communication
Sherrie Madia Adjunct Instructor Communication
Stephanie Cooke Adjunct Instructor Communication
Stephanie Haskell Adjunct Instructor Communication
Steve Apter Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Steve Earle Adjunct Assistant Professor Theatre
Steven Dick Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Takedra Smith Adjunct Instructor Communication
Tami White Adjunct Assistant Professor Dance
Tara Biggs Adjunct Instructor Communication
Thomas Robotham Adjunct Instructor Communication
Tom Fallows Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
Tom Koller Adjunct Instructor Communication
Victoria Jennings Adjunct Assistant Professor Communication
William Goodbar Adjunct Instructor Communication