Faculty & Staff



Photo: Michael S. 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: MW 12-1; TR 1-2:30
& by appointment
E-mail: msb25@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
Photo: 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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Photo: 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
On Sabbatical Spring 2015
E-mail: lkh9@humboldt.edu
Romi Hitchcock-Tinseth, Lecturer
Specialty:Public Speaking, Communication Apprehension
Location: Telonicher House, room 108
Office Hours: MW 1-2; TR 12-12:55
& by appointment
E-mail: romi@humboldt.edu
Photo: Ross Mackinney
Ross Mackinney, Lecturer
Specialty: Public Speaking.
Location: Telonicher House, room 108
Phone: (707) 826-3252
Office Hours: MW 2-3 & 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) 826-5433
Office Hours: by appointment
E-mail: stp3@humboldt.edu
Whitney Phillips
whitney phillips, Lecturer
Specialties: Computer Mediated Communication, Online Antagonism, Digital Ethnography, Participatory Media, American Pop Culture, Humor
Location: Warren House, room 103
Phone:(707) 826-4229
Office Hours: MW 12-2
& by appointment
E-mail: Whitney.Phillips@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 2:30-4:30
& by appointment
E-mail: lisaraser@humboldt.edu
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Armeda Reitzel, Professor
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 11:15-1:15; T 12:45-2; W 11:15-1:15; R 7:45-8:45 a.m. & 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: T 9-10:30; W 10-12; R 2:30-3:30 & by appointment
E-mail: mds65@humboldt.edu
Diane Smith-Young
Diane Smith-Young, Lecturer
M.A. San Diego State University.
Specialties: Public Speaking.
Location: Telonicher House, Room 3
Phone: (707) 826-5433
Office Hours: MWF 9-11 &
by appointment
E-mail: dcs3@humboldt.edu
Photo: Tasha Souza
Tasha Souza, Professor
Ph.D. University of Washington.
Specialties: Instructional Communication, Gender and Communication, Organizational Communication
Location: Telonicher House, room 103
Phone: (707) 826-3462
Office Hours: MW 11-12
& by appointment
E-mail: tjs16@humboldt.edu
Photo: Jay VerLinden
Jay VerLinden, Professor Emeritus
Ph.D. University of Nebraska.
Retired in Spring 2013
Photo: Gregory 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: TR 12:30-2 &
by appointment
E-mail: gwy1@humboldt.edu


Joyce Corpuz

Administrative Support Coordinator

Location: Bret Harte House 52, Room 105
Phone: (707) 826-4775
Fax: (707) 826-5419
E-mail: Joyce.Corpuz@humboldt.edu
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00

Amelia Wright

Administrative Support Assistant

Location: Telonicher House, Room 101
Phone: (707) 826-5418
Fax: (707) 826-5419
E-mail: AC48@humboldt.edu
Office Hours:
Monday through Friday 8:00 to 12:00 and 1:00 to 5:00