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Communications Department

The Communications Department offers courses in several areas, including communications studies, English, and journalism, English as a second language, and reading. Our faculty also coordinate and manage the Writing and Reading Center and the MVC Library.

 

Disciplines

Course offerings in the disciplines below can vary. Please check the Schedule of Classes or WebAdvisor for current and planned offerings. For more information about Communication Department disciplines and degree programs, visit the discipline homepages below.

 

Full-Time Faculty Contact Information

All phone numbers are area code 951 and prefix 571.

Faculty Names
Discipline
Extension
Office
Jeff Rhyne, Ph.D. (Department Chair) English 6254 LIB 113
Jennifer Floerke (Assistant Chair)
Coordinator, Honors Program
President, Academic Senate
Communications 6319 SAS 336
Sonya Nyrop (Assistant Chair)
Faculty Lead, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
Reading 6345 SAS 229
AnnaMarie Amezquita
Dean of Instruction
English 6242 SAS 319
Cordell Briggs, Ph.D.
UMOJA Community
English 6151 HM 303-F
Dan Clark, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Faculty Development
English 6183 LIB 115
Jennifer Escobar
Project Director, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
English 6412 SAS 223
Melanie James
Corequisite Coordinator, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
English 6453 HM 312
Joyce Kim
Faculty Lead, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
ESL 6375 SAS 219
Sara Nafzgar Communications 6394 SAS 337
Carrie Patteron Communications 6386 SAS 333
Emma Pacheco
Visiting Professor
English 6933 HM 202-F
Debbi Renfrow Library 6344 LIB 202
Michael Schwartz
Coordinator, Writing and Reading Center
English 6213 SAS 227
Dana Shedd Reading 6927 PSC-2
Kathryn Stevenson, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Basic Skills Initiative
Project Director, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
English 6393 SAS 221
Joel Webb
Technical Services and Digital Assets Librarian
Library 6109 LIB 201
Edd Williams English 6155 HM 303-I
Valarie Zapata, Ph.D.
English Discipline Facilitator
Coordinator, Puente Program
Faculty Lead, Basic Skills Student Outcomes and Transformation
English 6153 SAS 225

 

Student Resources

 

Faculty and Staff Resources