Graduate 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.


Noah Franken

Dr. Noah Franken
Director of Graduate Studies in Communication
Phone: 806-651-2795

"Graduate school gives you the opportunity to cultivate and test your ideas. Work hard to discover them, be earnest when you defend them, and never be afraid to change them."


Jessica Mallard

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. 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."

Kris Drumheller

Dr. Kristina 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?"

Dr. Emily Kinsky

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."

Mary Liz Brooks

Dr. Mary Liz Brooks
Phone: 806-651-2808

"If you can't get out of it, get into it." - Patricia Ryan Madson

Li Chen

Dr. Li Chen
Phone: 806-651-2416

"The most fascinating parts of Communication are often not communicable - let me help you identify them."


Dr. Nancy Garcia
Phone: 806-651-2414

"With education you not only develop skills, you also develop confidence."