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.

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Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Nonverbal communication, the role of facial expressions when evaluating emotional intent and truthfulness, and how rapport building can be utilized in deceptive contexts, such as police interviews.

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

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Assistant 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

Headshot of Dr. Yotam Ophir.

Assistant Professor
Department of Communication
College of Arts and Sciences

Research Topics: Yotam Ophir’s research focuses on media effects and persuasion, combining novel computational tools for automated content analysis, such as machine learning, topic modeling, and network analysis, with experimental and survey designs, to study media content and its effects on audiences.

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

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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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