School of Communication
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(213) 821-0770 (admission inquiries)
FAX: (213) 740-3913
Director: Larry Gross, Ph.D.
Assistant Director: Imre S. Meszaros, Ed.D.
Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication: Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D.
University Professor and Annenberg Family Chair in Communication Leadership: Geoffrey Cowan, LL.B.
Wallis Annenberg Chair in Communication Technology and Society: Manuel Castells, Ph.D.
Norman Lear Chair in Entertainment, Media and Society: Martin H. Kaplan, Ph.D.
Provost’s Professor of Communication, Journalism and Cinematic Arts: Henry Jenkins, Ph.D.
Professors: Jonathan D. Aronson, Ph.D.; Sandra Ball-Rokeach, Ph.D.; Anne Balsamo, Ph.D. (Cinematic Arts); Manuel Castells, Ph.D.; Peter Clarke, Ph.D.; Michael J. Cody, Ph.D.; Geoffrey Cowan, LL.B.*; Nicholas Cull, Ph.D. (Chair, Public Diplomacy Master’s Program); Janet Fulk, Ph.D.; G. Thomas Goodnight, Ph.D. (Chair, Doctoral Program); Larry Gross, Ph.D.; Thomas A. Hollihan, Ph.D.; Andrea Hollingshead, Ph.D.; Henry Jenkins, Ph.D.; Doe Mayer, M.A. (Cinematic Arts); Margaret McLaughlin, Ph.D.; Lynn C. Miller, Ph.D.; Peter R. Monge, Ph.D.*; Ernest J. Wilson III, Ph.D.
Associate Professors: Sarah Banet-Weiser, Ph.D.*; Francois Bar, Ph.D.; Joshua Kun, Ph.D.; Randall Lake, Ph.D.; Sheila T. Murphy, Ph.D.; Stephen O’Leary, Ph.D.; Kwan Min Lee, Ph.D.; Patricia Riley, Ph.D. (Director, Global Communication Master’s Program); Kenneth K. Sereno, Ph.D.*; Stacy Smith, Ph.D.; Douglas Thomas, Ph.D.
Assistant Professors: Taj Frazier, Ph.D.; Dmitri Williams, Ph.D.
Clinical Professors: Colleen M. Keough, Ph.D.; Robert Scheer; Jonathan Taplin; Rebecca Weintraub, Ph.D. (Director, Communication Management Master’s Program)
Clinical Associate Professors: Daniel Durbin, Ph.D.; Susan Resnick-West, Ph.D.; Christopher Smith, Ph.D.; Gordon Stables, Ph.D. (Director, Trojan Debate Squad); Alison Trope, Ph.D.
Clinical Assistant Professors: Daniella Baroffio, Ph.D.; Ben Lee, Ph.D.
Lecturer: Mathew Curtis, Ph.D.
Research Professor: Jeffrey Cole, Ph.D. (Director, Center for the Digital Future)
Research Assistant Professor: Erica Watson-Currie, Ph.D.
Adjunct Faculty: Vincent Brook, Ph.D.; James Loper, Ph.D.; Michael Overing, J.D.; Paula Patnoe-Woodley, M.A.; Jillian Pierson, Ph.D.; Kelton Rhoads, Ph.D.; Sasha Strauss, M.A.; Tracy Westen, J.D.
Emeritus Professor: Walter R. Fisher, Ph.D.
The School of Communication offers programs of study leading to a B.A. in Communication; minors in Sports Media Studies, Communication and the Entertainment Industry, Interactive Media and the Culture of New Technologies, Global Communication, Health Communication, Professional and Managerial Communication, Communication Law and Media Policy, Cultural Studies and Interdisciplinary Law and Society; a progressive degree in Master of Communication Management; an M.A. and Ph.D. in Communication; an M.A. in Global Communication (in conjunction with the London School of Economics); a Master of Communication Management and a Master of Public Diplomacy. The Master of Public Diplomacy combines the resources of the Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism and USC College’s School of International Relations. The Communication Management Program has established dual degree programs with the USC Gould School of Law and Hebrew Union College.