Communication Experts

Christine Waxstein

Digital Public Relations Specialist, Center for Transportation Research

Christine Waxstein has expertise in marketing, graphic design, web design, and social media management.

Cindy Welch

Clinical Associate Professor

Cindy Welch is a clinical associate professor within the School of Information Sciences, with expertise in children’s and young adult literature, reading motivation, and working with youth in public and school libraries.

Julie Andsager

Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media

Professor Julie Andsager studies media, health, and public opinion.

Stuart Brotman

Stuart N. Brotman

Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law, Beaman Professor of Communication and Information

Stuart N. Brotman, Howard Distinguished Endowed Professor of Media Management and Law and the Beaman Professor of Communication and Information, has served in four presidential administrations and is an expert in media law, digital economy, the media industry, and the US government.

Mark D. Harmon


Mark Harmon has been a Knox County Commissioner, candidate for Congress, TV news producer, and radio reporter and host.

Courtney N. Wright

Associate Professor of Communication Studies

Courtney N. Wright is an associate professor of communication studies with expertise in interpersonal communication and conflict management in close relationships, instructional settings, and organizations.

Bharat Mehra

Associate Professor

Bharat Mehra is an expert in diversity and intercultural issues, as well as social justice and social equity, as they relate to libraries, library users, and the field of information science.

Peter Gross

Director of the School of Journalism and Electronic Media

Peter Gross is an expert in international communication and international media, especially that of Eastern Europe. His work has taken across Europe and to former Soviet republics, as well as to Taiwan, India, China, and Cuba.

Carol Tenopir

Chancellor's Professor, Director of Research, Director of the Center for Information and Communication Studies

Chancellor’s Professor Carol Tenopir’s teaching and research focus on information access and retrieval, electronic publishing, and the information industry.

Amber Roessner

Assistant Professor of Journalism and Electronic Media

A sportswriter and magazine editor in Georgia before turning to academia, Roessner is an expert in the history of mass communication, particularly sports writing, and political reporting.