Communication Studies (323) 343-4200

Mohammad A. Auwal
Associate Professor of Communication Studies; Ph.D., Ohio University
Contact: (323) 343-4262

  • Communication theory
  • Organizational communication
  • International development
  • Intercultural communication
  • Impact and role of media in Arab countries
  • Government communications and politics
  • U.S. persuasion and propaganda

Fluent in: Bangla.

Kevin Baaske
Professor of Communication Studies, Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-4203

  • Argumentation and rhetorical theory
  • Criticism and pedagogy
  • Debate and forensics
  • Campaign rhetoric
  • Public argument
  • Acts of terror as vehicles of public argument
  • National and international public policy disputes

Beryl Bellman
Professor of Communications Studies; Ph.D., U.C. Irvine
Contact: (323) 343-4262

  • Enterprise Architecture
  • Organizational culture and communications
  • Distance online education
  • Computer networks and Internet security
  • Computer mediated/interaction
  • Enterprise design and development
  • Telecommunications policy
  • Ethnographic research in Africa

Lena Chao
Professor of Communication; Ph.D., USC
Contact: (323) 343-4264

  • Interpersonal and intercultural communication
  • Public relations
  • Conflict resolution
  • Racism, Sexism, and the Media: How the Media Continues to Construct American Identities
  • Media experiences of Asians, Pacific Islanders, and women of color