Faculty Teaching Areas and Specialities

The faculty members within Radford University's School of Communication provide a superior education to students which has been built from years of experience and research. Because of the breadth of faculty knowledge, the School of Communication offers a wide range of teaching areas and specialities. Professors and instructors are listed below their respective teaching concentration and speciality.


Includes concentrations in Communication Studies and Public Relations
Dr. Sandra French (sfrench5@radford.edu) is the coordinator.

Communication Studies

  • Dr. Zehui Dai, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Scott Dunn, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sandra French, Professor
  • Ms. Kim Herbert, Instructor
  • Ms. Betty Kennan, Instructor
  • Dr. Shuo Yao, Associate Professor & Graduate Coordinator
  • Dr. Matthew J. Smith, Professor and Interim Dean CHBS

Public Relations

  • Dr. John Brummette, Professor
  • Dr. Lisa Baker Webster, Associate Professor & Interim Director
  • Dr. William Kennan, Professor-on sabbatical

Media Studies

Includes concentrations in Advertising, Journalism, and Production Technology
Dr. Kevin Bowers (kbowers2@radford.edu) is the coordinator.


  • Dr. Courtney Bosworth, Associate Professor
  • Ms. Leigh Anne Kelley, Instructor


  • Dr. Bill Kovarik, Professor
  • Mr. Joe Staniunas, Jr., Instructor
  • Ms. Leigh Anne Kelley, Instructor
  • Dr. Twange Kasoma, Associate Professor

Production Technology

  • Dr. West Bowers, Associate Professor
  • Dr. Sam Jennings, Assistant Professor
  • Mr. Michael J. Meindl, Assistant Professor
  • Dr. Matthew Turner, Professor
  • Mr. Joe Staniunas, Jr., Instructor

Strategic Communication, M.S. Program

Dr. Shuo Yao (syao@radford.edu) is the graduate program coordinator.

  • Dr. John Brummette
  • Dr. Lisa Baker Webster
  • Dr. Scott Dunn
  • Dr. Sandra French


Ms. Betty Kennan (blkennan@radford.edu) is the internship coordinator for the School of Communication