Meet OUR New SCMS Faculty!

Fall 2019:

Please welcome Dr. S. Marek Muller, who will be joining us as an Assistant Professor in rhetorical studies/communication studies beginning in the Fall 2019 term.

Dr. Muller received her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Utah with a Certificate in Women's Studies. Dr. Muller will teach broadly across the Communication Studies BA but her area of research is in animal rights and environmental discourse. She recently secured a book contract from Michigan State University Press for the forthcoming Legal (Im)Personhoods: An Ecofeminist Engagement with the Rhetorics of Animal Rights Law.

And also welcome Dr. Aaron Veenstra, currently of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, who will be joining us in the Fall as an Associate Professor in Multimedia Journalism.

Dr. Veenstra received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin. He has an accomplished record of excellent teaching, student mentorship, and research. Most recently he served as Acting Associate Dean for SIU Carbondale's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Dr. Veenstra’s research primarily engages in quantitative measurements of the way that social and political identity influence the outcome and effect of media and political campaigns. From studies on fracking to the anti-vaxx movement to electoral politics his work tracks the social identity differences that make a difference in the success or failure of various initiatives.


Fall 2018:

We are delighted to welcome a talented, accomplished, and interesting group of people to campus this fall. They are joining us with impressive resumes and diverse professional experiences. The School is excited for our students to see their forthcoming contributions to our classrooms, and thrilled to welcome them to our intellectual community.