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Temporary Faculty

From time to time, the Department of Communication uses qualified instructors to teach undergraduate students. These individuals contribute to the quality of our undergraduate program.

Affiliate Members of the Department

The Department of Communication welcomes the opportunity to have affiliate members from other departments on campus. We believe that these affiliate relationships are mutually beneficial by encouraging or recognizing collaboration between faculty and graduate students with similar interests in other departments on campus.


Ph.D., University of Missouri, 2004
Position: Information Technology Analyst
Dr. Hansen's Webpage


Ph.D. Management Information Systems
University of Arizona, 2007
Position: Associate Professor of Management Information Systems
Matt Jensen's Webpage


Ph.D. Library and Information Science, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2014
Position: Assistant Professor of School and Library Information Studies

Glenn Leshner

Ph.D. Stanford University

Position: Edward L. and Thelma Gaylord Chair in Journalism

Dr. Leshner's webpage


Gaylord Family Chair of Public Relations/Strategic Communication and Professor at the Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma.

Emeritus Professors of Communication


Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of Illinois
bcarmack@ou.edu
Academic Interests: Social Change, Diffusion of Innovation, Partnering
Retired: 9/01/91


Position: Associate Professor
Education: J.D., University of New Mexico, 1974
plujan@ou.edu
Academic Interests: Tribal Government, Native American Studies, Intercultural Author of "The Federal-Tribal Relationship" in Indian Child Welfare Resources and References
Retired: 7/01/03


Position: Professor Emeritus
Education: Ph.D., University of Texas, 1981
sragan@ou.edu
Academic Interests: Health Communication, Language and Social Interaction, Gender.
Author/editor of 3 books, including "Partnership for health: Building Relationships between women and health caregivers", and "The Lynching of Language: Gender, politics, and power in the Hill-Thomas hearings". Her articles have appeared in many journals, such as Journal of Language and Social Psychology.
Retired: 6/01/06