James Janack

James Janack Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication
Ph.D. University of Washington
B.A. Colgate University, M.A. Syracuse University
Brown Hall 149

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James Janack teaches courses in oral communication. His research interests include political communication in the United States and Russia, especially as it promotes and/or inhibits democratic practices. When not teaching or researching, he runs, bikes, watches baseball and The Simpsons.

Michael Mario Albrecht

Michael Mario Albrecht, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D. University of Iowa
B.A. Macalester College, M.A. Bowling Green State University
Brown Hall 147

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Michael Mario Albrecht teaches courses in Media Studies. His research interests include popular culture, television studies, masculinity, and the relationship between cultural practices and politics. His hobbies and scholarship intersect in his love of collecting, supporting, and studying popular music, especially rock n’ roll.

Grace Lager

Grace Lager Ph.D. ’97
Visiting Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D. Georgia State University
B.A. Eckerd College, M.A. Texas Tech University
SHA 102

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Grace Lager teaches courses in public speaking, communication theory, media studies and gender studies. Her research interests include rhetoric and media, especially in relation to gender issues in the United States. When not teaching or researching, she enjoys spending time with her family, playing tennis, practicing and teaching Pilates and cooking.

Kristina Wenzel

Kristina Wenzel Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication
Ph.D. University of Missouri
B.A. University of St. Thomas, M.A. North Dakota State University
Brown Hall 146

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Kristina Wenzel teaches courses in communication theory and interpersonal communication. Her research intersects the areas of family communication, health transitions, and aging issues. When not teaching or researching, you can likely find her on a run with her dog.