CDS Faculty

Meet the CDS Faculty

Emily Deering Crosby. Assistant Professor. Rhetorical criticism; digital rhetoric; popular culture and critical theory; sports communication; gender studies; rhetorical strategy; visual rhetoric. 1201 William Street Room 15.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: Office hours will be held remotely over zoom. T & Th 10:30 – 1:00pm, make appointments here: 

Adria Goldman. Assistant Professor. Media Representations (influences/effects), Race and Gender Studies, Black Women’s Studies, Organizational Communication, Publicity and Public Relations. 1201 William Street Room 22.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon; Wednesdays, 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. To schedule an appointment: Appointments take place via Zoom or phone. In-person appointments are available upon request and take place on campus, outside of my office. Email for more information.

Nigel Haarstad. Visiting Assistant Professor. Digital Studies and Strategic Communications. Teaching remote.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: MTW, 11am – 1pm or by appointment

Elizabeth Johnson-Young. Assistant Professor. Health communication; health and media; media effects; public relations and campaigns; social science research methods. 1201 William Street Room 19.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: Wednesdays: 9:00am-12:00pm (Zoom); Tuesdays: 12:30-1:30pm (Zoom or at office), and by appointment. Email to make an appointment at 

P. Anand Rao. Department Chair, Professor, and Director of the Speaking Intensive Program. Rhetorical theory and criticism; visual rhetoric; public argument; rhetoric of science. 1201 William Street Room 25.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: M/W- 11am-12pm (in person), W – 12-1pm (in person), T/Th – 11am-12pm (online), and by appointment. Go to to make an appointment.

Sushma Subramanian. Assistant Professor and Faculty Adviser to The Blue and Gray Press..  Journalism. 1201 William Street Room 18.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: Monday, noon-3pm; Tuesday/Thursday, 1:50-3pm.

Zach Whalen. Associate Professor and Director of the Minor Program in Digital Studies. Digital studies; game studies; electronic literature; comics/graphic narrative; creative coding. 1201 William Street Room 16.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: virtual for the start of the semester. Make an appointment with

Affiliated and Part-Time Faculty in CDS

Rosemary Arneson. University Librarian. Adjunct Instructor of digital studies.

Cartland Berge. Interim Director, Digital Knowledge Center. Adjunct Instructor of digital studies.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon

Brenta Blevins. Assistant Professor of English and Digital Studies, Department of English and Linguistics.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon

Adrienne Brovero. Director of Debate. Adjunct Instructor of communication.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon

Danielle Hartman. Adjunct Instructor of communication.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon

Blair Miller. Adjunct Instructor of journalism.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon

John T. Morello. Professor Emeritus of Communication. Public speaking; argumentation and debate; political communication; rhetoric; small group communication.

Timothy M. O’Donnell. Professor of Communication and UMW Interim Provost f.  Public argument; debate; rhetoric of science; rhetorical theory and criticism.

Lance Schmeidler. Adjunct Instructor of communication.

Fall 2021 Office Hours: coming soon