Faculty Directory

UB communication faculty members are a close-knit and collaborative group with expertise in the scientific study of communication processes. Our faculty are highly published, grant-winning knowledge-makers who will take time to help you build your research skills.

Ivan Dylko.

307 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1504

dylko@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Communication technology; Political communication; Media effects

Thomas Feeley.

354 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1160

thfeeley@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Interpersonal and health communication

Mark Frank.

361 Baldy Hall; 101 Fargo Quad

Phone: (716) 645-1170

mfrank83@buffalo.edu

Department Chair
Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Interpersonal communication; Deception; Facial Action Coding System (FACS)

361 Baldy Hall; 101 Fargo Quad

Phone: (716) 645-1170

mfrank83@buffalo.edu

Melanie Green.

338 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1508

mcgreen2@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Media effects (entertainment media); The persuasive power of narratives; Technology and interpersonal interactions

Junhao Hong.

335 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1165

jhong@buffalo.edu

Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: International; Media & Society; Impact of New Communication/Information Technology; Intercultural

Headshot of Dr. David Lee.

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: How social interactions and relationships influence well-being; Antecedents and consequences of social media use; Interpersonal influence on self-regulation

Faculty Name.

334 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1164

bjr5@buffalo.edu

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Introduction to communication

Lance Rintamaki.

313 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1158

rlance@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Health communication

Andrew Sachs.

332 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1162

asachs2@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Rhetoric

Allison Shaw.

327 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1167

ashaw3@buffalo.edu

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Interpersonal communication; Social influence; Behavioral neuroendocrinology; Message processing and production

Michael A. Stefanone.

337 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1159

ms297@buffalo.edu

Director of the Department's Program in Singapore
Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Computer-mediated communication; Social media; Social networks

Kelly Tenzek.

336 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1514

kellyten@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Difficult conversations in interpersonal and health contexts, primarily end-of-life communication

Kelly Tenzek.

325 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1500

cmgray@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Higher education learning outcomes; Educational psychology; Public speaking; Strategies to improve student learning.

Frank Tutzauer.

341 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1506

comfrank@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Interpersonal communication

Arun Vishwanath.

333 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1163

avishy@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Cyber security; Hacking; Cyber breaches; Cyber terrorism; Online deception; Adoption, abuse, and misuse of information technology

McKenzie Vorpahl.

338 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1161

pittman6@buffalo.edu

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: The intersection of health and interpersonal communication, and how communication impacts sensitive conversations, patient-physician interactions, and patient perceptions of the medical experience

Faculty Name.

309 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1501

hwang23@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Entertainment-education for health promotion and social change; Communication technology; Social networks; Intervention design and evaluation

Joseph Woelfel.

339 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1168

jwoelfel@msn.com

Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Communication theory

Janet Yang.

329 Baldy Hall

Phone: (716) 645-1169

zyang5@buffalo.edu

Associate Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Science, Health, Environmental, and Risk Communication

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