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Communications Department

The Communications Department offers courses in several areas.


Chair Contact Information

All phone numbers are area code 951 and prefix 571
Full-Time Faculty
Ree Amezquita
Interim Dean of Instruction
English x6242 Humanities 307
Cordell Briggs, Ph.D.
UMOJA Community
English x6151 Humanities 318-C
Dan Clark, Ph.D.
Faculty Development Coordinator
English x6183 Library 134
Jennifer Escobar
Project Director, Basic Skills Transformation Grant
English x6412 SAS 223
Jennifer Floerke (Assistant Chair)
Coordinator, Honors Program
Communication Studies x6319 SAS 223
Melanie James
Coordinator, Professional Development,
Basic Skills Transformation Grant
English x6453 Humanities 307
Joyce Kim
Basic Skills Transformation Grant
ESL x6375 SAS 219
Sara Nafzgar Communication Studies x6394 SAS 337
Sonya Nyrop (Assistant Chair)
Basic Skills Transformation Grant
Reading x6345 PSC 1-I
Debbi Renfrow Library x6109 Library 232
Jeff Rhyne, Ph.D. (Department Chair) English x6254 Library 135
Michael Schwartz
Coordinator, Reading & Writing Center
English x6213 SAS 227
Dana Shedd Reading -- PSC-3
Kathryn Stevenson, Ph.D.
Coordinator, Basic Skills Initiative
Project Director, Basic Skills Transformation Grant
English x6393 SAS 221
Edd Williams English x6155 Humanities 320
Valarie Zapata, Ph.D.
English Discipline Facilitator
Coordinator, Puente Program
English x6153 SAS 225


Course offerings in the disciplines below can vary. Please check the Schedule of Classes or WebAdvisor for current and planned offerings.

  • Communication Studies
  • English
  • English as a Second Language
  • Journalism
  • Library
  • Reading


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