Faculty

Northwestern’s top-ranked School of Communication faculty is comprised of world-class instructors who possess extensive hands-on experience as leading academics and industry experts in their discipline and as consultants to business, government, and foundations. This means you will have the unique ability to learn from leading scholars and practitioners of new media, public culture, social networking, technology and social behavior, and more.

Every class our faculty teaches is above their tenure load. That means our professors choose to spend time, both on Saturdays for the Custom Leadership Program and online for the Hybrid Leadership Program, here with our students because they believe in the importance of the program and also know that you’re adding value to their network, just as they are to yours.

MSC Faculty

Paul Arntson teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Paul Arntson

Program Co-Founder, CLP & HLP: Leadership and Decision-Making
David Bernal teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

David Bernal

CLP: Managing Global Teams
Jeremy Birnholtz teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Jeremy Birnholtz

HLP: Collaboration and Technology
Randall Bush teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Randall Bush

CLP: Challenges in Workplace Communication
Susan D Carver teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Susan D Carver

HLP: In Residence Seminar: Cultural Intelligence and Managing Inclusion
Noshir Contractor teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Noshir Contractor

CLP & HLP: Understanding and Leveraging Networks
Kate Cooper teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Kate Cooper

CLP: Experiential Learning Practicum
Leslie DeChurch teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Leslie DeChurch

CLP: Leading Collaboratively
Jason DeSanto teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Jason DeSanto

CLP: Public Persuasion
Dilip Gaonkar teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Dilip Gaonkar

CLP: Strategy in the Global Economy
Robert Hariman teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Robert Hariman

CLP: Communication, Management, and Ethics
Amy J Hauenstein teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Amy J. Hauenstein

CLP: Workplace Learning and Communities of Practice
Randall Iden teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Randall Iden

CLP & HLP: Capstone Supervisor, HLP: Communication Skills Practicum, CLP: Foundations of Strategic Communication Management
Alexis Lauicella teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Alexis Lauricella

HLP: Using Data to Make Informed Decisions
Rick G Morris teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Rick G. Morris

CLP & HLP: Current Issues in Law, Technology, and Strategy
Eric Patrick teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Eric Patrick

CLP: Visual Communication
Irving Rein teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Irving J. Rein

Program Co-Founder and HLP: Crisis Communication Management

Michael Roloff teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Michael Roloff

CLP: Change Management
Michelle Shumate teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

Michelle Shumate

Faculty Director, HLP: Foundations of Strategic Communication Management, CLP: Nonprofit Leadership
James Webster teaches in the Master of Science in Communication program

James G. Webster

CLP: Understanding Media Markets: Users, Makers, and Metrics




Learn More: Blog Posts

  • Faculty Spotlight: A Conversation with MSC Professor Alexis Lauricella
    Faculty Spotlight: A Conversation with MSC Professor Alexis LauricellaAlexis Lauricella’s research examines the impact of media technology on children and adolescents with a focus on the educational potential of media experiences. She has conducted survey research that studies parents’ and teachers’ attitudes towards young children’s media use and she is currently studying the effects of food marketing on children under the age of ... Read more
  • Faculty Spotlight: A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Professor Michael Roloff
    Faculty Spotlight: A Conversation with Northwestern MSC Professor Michael RoloffMichael Roloff received his Ph.D. in Communication from Michigan State University. He joined the faculty at Northwestern in 1978.Michael Roloff’s research and teaching interests center around interpersonal influence. He has published articles and offers courses focused on persuasion, interpersonal compliance-gaining, conflict management, organizational change, and bargaining and negotiation. His current research is focused on conflict ... Read more