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Dr. ildo kimDr Ildo Kim

Assistant Professor of Communication, Department Chair

Doctorate of Philosophy in Communication from the University of California, Davis
Master of Arts in Socio-cultural Psychology from Korea University

Teaching responsibilities:  Interpersonal/Intercultural Communication, New Media Technology, Mass Communication, Oral Communication, Research Methods
Research areas:  Humor in various settings (e.g., in education, media, and ads), Cultural differences  

Office: Webster 362
Phone: 417-625-9596

Mr. ward h. BryantMr Ward H Bryant

Associate Professor

Master of Science in Radio, Television, and Film from the University of Kansas

Teaching Responsibilities: Communication Law, Broadcast News Reporting, Electronic Field Production, Oral Communication
Research Interests: Aesthetics, Media Law, Media Production
Advising Areas: Mass Communication ,  Public Relations, and transfer students

Office: Webster Hall, Room 136
Phone: 417-625-9710

mr. brian mehrensMr Brian Mehrens

Master Instructor

Master of Science in Education Curriculum and Instruction from Missouri Southern State University

Teaching Responsibilities: Intercultural Communication, Oral Communication, Audio Production, Professional Interviewing, Writing for Media
Research Interests: Interactive media, Multimedia production
Advising Areas: KXMS Radio

Office: Webster 137
Phone: 417-625-3018

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Assistant Professor

Master of Arts, Communication, Missouri State University

Teaching responsibilities:  Public relations, Speech communication with course in: health, interpersonal, organizational and public speaking
Research areas:  Interpersonal dynamics, Conflict resolution, Health communication, Organizational leadership
Advising areas:   Public relations and Strategic communication

Office: Webster 332
Phone: 417-625-9654


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Station Manager for KGCS

Office: Webster Hall 131
Phone: 417-625-9777

alyssa farney-poteetAlyssa Farney Poteet

Administrative Assistant, Department of Communication

Office: Webster Hall 352
Phone: 417-625-9580

maddy westMaddy West

Director of Creative Services for KGCS

Office: Webster Hall 138
Phone: 417-625-3183

Adjunct Faculty

Kim Eckerman

Mike Gullett

Heidi Oakes

Jennifer Shaw

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