Communication Studies Faculty
Dr. Andrea M. Davis (Ph.D. Bowling Green State University, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. She teaches interpersonal communication, gender & communication, and small group communication in addition to public speaking and other core courses. Her current research focuses on the intersection of health communication and sexual identity. She is faculty advisor of Pride Upstate.
Dr. W. Benjamin Myers (Ph.D Southern Illinois University, 2008) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. Dr. Myers' areas of interest are critical communication theories, performance studies, ethnography and organizational communication. He has taught courses such as; theories and principles of human communication, senior seminar, surveillance and communication, and ethnography of communication. Dr. Myers also co-hosts “The Critical Lede” with Dr. Rowe.
Dr. Desiree D. Rowe (Ph.D. Arizona State University, 2009) is an Assistant Professor of Communication Studies. She enjoys teaching performance studies and rhetoric classes, along with our core courses. Her research focuses on how gendered and queer identity narratives are discursively constructed within different types of (non)institutionalized publics. Dr. Rowe also co-hosts “The Critical Lede,” a weekly podcast with Dr. Ben Myers. She is also the faculty advisor for Lambda Pi Eta, the communication studies honor society.