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 2022 Office Hours: MW 2-4pm and by appointment; make appointments here: Drop-In Office Hours: MW 12:00pm-12:30pm, 1201 Williams St. Office #15

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 2022 Office Hours: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. to Noon; Wednesdays, 3:00 p.m. to 4:00 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.

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 2022 Office Hours: Mondays: 10:00AM-11:30AM (in person or zoom); Tuesdays: 2:00-2:30PM (in the UC near Panera, this will be less private) Wednesdays: 9:00AM-11:30AM (in person or zoom) And by appointment (in person or virtually)

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 2022 Office Hours: MWF, 11-noon; Tuesdays, 1-2pm (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 2022 Office Hours: Monday noon – 3 p.m. at 1201 William Street Room 18; Wednesday and Friday noon p.m. – 3 p.m. by appointment

J.D. Swerzenski. Assistant Professor of Digital Studies: Video, Audio, and Multimedia Production 1201 William Street Room 24.

Fall 2022 Office Hours: T/Th 3:00-5:00pm. Make an appointment for office hours

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 2022 Office Hours: Make an appointment with

Affiliated and Part-Time Faculty in CDS

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

Fall 2022 Office Hours: Available from 8am-5pm Monday-Friday. You can schedule a time to meet with me anytime within those hours by using this link.

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

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

Nigel Haarstad. Adjunct Instructor of Digital Studies and Strategic Communications. Teaching remote.

Fall 2022 Office Hours: MTW, 11am – 1pm or by appointment

Alexa Harris. Adjunct Instructor of Communication.

Fall 2022 Office Hours: Thursdays 12pm-5pm and by appt.

Danielle Hartman. Adjunct Instructor of communication.

Fall 2022 Office Hours: Mondays 2-3pm or by appt on zoom.

Blair Miller. Adjunct Instructor of journalism.

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 Provost.  Public argument; debate; rhetoric of science; rhetorical theory and criticism.

Lance Schmeidler. Adjunct Instructor of communication.

Shavonne Shorter. Associate Professor of Communication and Associate Provost for Equity and Inclusion and Chief Diversity Officer. Organizational communication.