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Communication Graduate Faculty

Masters in Communication Faculty


At WT, you'll have many opportunities to work one-on-one with your professors and community leaders. Our faculty build strong working relationships with all of our students, providing support and resources to enable student success. By acting as mentors and including students as research partners, the communication faculty actively investigates current communication trends and stays up-to-date on course knowledge. All faculty members encourage graduate students to participate in a wide range of activities from research conferences to storytelling festivals.


Master in Communication Faculty


Dr. Jessica Mallard

"I value the relationships I form with my students. Being able to help them become leaders in their field is a great part of what I do."


Dr. Trudy Hanson

"Students are always encouraged to think 'outside the box' in the seminars that I teach and to understand that there are often no 'right' or 'wrong' answers, but rather answers that are supported with sound arguments."


Dr. Butler Cain
Phone: 806-651-2414

"I'm invincible!"
"You're a looney." -
Entire Communication Department


Dr. Kris Drumheller
Phone: 806-651-2816

"Collaborating with students and colleagues is one of the best parts of my job! Where else can you sit around and share a passion for ideas with students of all ages as part of your job?"

Sarah Vartabedian

Dr. Sarah Vartabedian
Phone: 806-651-2795

"I love that the field of communication values both practical and theoretical knowledge. I am always delighted to hear from former students that some theory or tool they learned in class continues to thelp them in the workplace."



Dr. Emily Kinsky
Phone: 806-651-2412

"Whether it be for project ideas or for the right career path, I enjoy helping students brainstorm. I care about all my students - I want you to do well and will do whatever I can to help you."


Dr. Enyonam Osei-Hwere
Phone: 806-651-2411

"I love introducing students to new ideas and perspectives. I approach each class as an adventure in learning."