Faculty & Staff



Michael Bruner
Michael S. Bruner, Professor
Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh
Specialties: Applied Communication, Communication and the Environment, Rhetorical Theory and Criticism
Location: Telonicher House, Room 107
Phone: (707) 826-5420
Office Hours: M 11-12; T 2:30-3:30;
W 1-2 & by appointment
E-mail: msb25@humboldt.edu
Aaron Donaldson
Aaron Donaldson, Forensics Director & lecturer
Ph.D. University of Denver
Specialties:  Forensics (intercollegiate speech and debate), Rhetorical theory and Criticism, Neurorhetorics, Ethics, Mass Media, Argumentation and Nonviolence.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 3
Phone: (707) 826-5433
Office Hours: MTW 10-12
& by appointment
E-mail: Aaron.Donaldson@humboldt.edu
Hunter Fine
Hunter Fine, Lecturer
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University Carbondale
Specialties: Critical Communication Studies, Performance, Rhetoric, Intercultural Communication, Critical Pedagogy, and Poststructuralist Theory
Location: Telonicher House, Room 6
Phone: (707) 826-5430
Office Hours: MTWR 2-3
& by appointment
E-mail: Hunter.Fine@humboldt.edu
James Floss
James Floss, Lecturer
M.F.A. Humboldt State University.
2012 Excellence in Teaching Award Recipient
Specialty: Oral Interpretation.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 5
Phone: (707) 826-5422
Office Hours: MWF 11-11:50
& by appointment
E-mail: jmf2@humboldt.edu
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Joshua Frye
Joshua frye, associate professor
Ph.D. Purdue University
Specialty: Persuasion theory, organizational leadership, rhetorical theory & criticism, food systems.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 103
Phone: (707) 826-3462
Office Hours: TR 11-12:30
& by appointment
E-mail: Joshua.Frye@humboldt.edu
Laura Hahn
Laura Hahn, Professor
Ph.D. The Ohio State University.
Specialties: Social Advocacy, Rhetorical Criticism, and Gender and Communication.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 102
Phone: (707) 826-3948
Office Hours: W 1:30-2 & 3:30
& by appointment
E-mail: lkh9@humboldt.edu
Romi Hitchcock-Tinseth
Romi Hitchcock-Tinseth, Lecturer
Specialty: Public Speaking, Communication Apprehension
Location: Telonicher House, Room 108
Office Hours: MWF 1-1:50
& by appointment
E-mail: romi@humboldt.edu
Ross Mackinney
Ross Mackinney, Lecturer
Specialty: Public Speaking.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 108
Phone: (707) 826-3252
Office Hours: M 2-4 & by appointment
E-mail: ram77@humboldt.edu
Scott Paynton
Scott Paynton, Professor
Associate Dean of the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University.
Specialties: Organizational Communication, Communication and Technology, Health Communication
Location: Gist Hall, Room 210B
Phone: (707) 826-4491
Office Hours: by appointment
E-mail: stp3@humboldt.edu
Lisa Raser
Lisa Raser, Lecturer
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University.
MA San Diego State University
Specialties: Communication Pedagogy, Gender and Communication, Nonviolent Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Ethnographic Methods
Location: Telonicher House, Room 104
Phone: (707) 826-5445
Office Hours: TR 10:25-12:25
& by appointment
E-mail: lisaraser@humboldt.edu
Armeda Reitzel
Armeda Reitzel
Professor & Department Chair

Ph.D. Southern Illinois University.
1998-99 HSU Outstanding Professor
2010 Fulbright Scholar
Specialties: Communication Education, Communication Behavior, Intercultural Communication, Teaching English as a Second Language, Linguistics, Public Speaking.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 110
Phone: (707) 826-3779
Office Hours: M 11:30-1:30; T 7:45-10 & 11-12; R 11:30-1:30 & by appointment
E-mail: acr1@humboldt.edu
Maxwell Schnurer
Maxwell Schnurer
Associate Professor

Ph.D. University of Pittsburgh.
Specialties: Rhetoric, Social Movement Sudies, Gender, Theory, and Freedom.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 4
Phone: (707) 826-3282
Office Hours: M 1-2; T 8-10; R 9-10
& by appointment
E-mail: mds65@humboldt.edu
Hoshimi Tominari
Hoshimi Tominari

M.A. San Jose State University
Specialties: Public Speaking
Gender, Women, and Sexuality in Communication, Intercultural Communication and Empowerment
Location: Warren House, Room 3
Phone: (707) 826-4229
Office Hours: MWF 8-10:30
& by appointment
E-mail: ht20@humboldt.edu
Kimberly Vincent-Layton
kimberly vincent-layton

MA Humboldt State University
Specialties: Instructional Technology, Tools for Mobile Learning, Student Engagement
Location: NR 200
Phone: (707) 826-6112
Office Hours: T 3:30-4:30
& by appointment
E-mail: kbv7001@humboldt.edu
Jay Verlinden
Jay VerLinden
Professor Emeritus

Ph.D. University of Nebraska.
Retired in Spring 2013
Greg Young
Gregory Young, Lecturer
A.B.D. University of Washington.
Specialties: Rhetorical Theory and Criticism, Forensics, Argumentation.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 07
Phone: (707) 826-3569
Office Hours: MW 2-3; TR 10:30-12
& by appointment
E-mail: gwy1@humboldt.edu


Joyce Corpuz
Joyce corpuz
administrative support coordinator

Location: Bret Harte House 52
Room 101
Phone: (707) 826-4775
Office Hours: 8-12 & 1-5
E-mail: Joyce.Corpuz@humboldt.edu
Amelia Wright
Amelia Wright
Administrative Support Assistant

Location: Telonicher House, Room 101
Phone: (707) 826-5418
Office Hours: 8-12 & 1-5
E-mail: Amelia.Wright@humboldt.edu