Lecturers & Adjunct Faculty

Nushin Arbabzadah

Continuing Lecturer

I am a media and cultural analyst with special interests in global and new media, intercultural representation and conflict.

Contact Information

Email: narbabzadah@ucla.edu
Office: 2320 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-267-4579

Contact Information

Email: cbates@comm.ucla.edu
Office: 2327 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-206-8868

Dee Bridgewater

Continuing Lecturer

I am a psychologist intrigued by the transformative power of personal narratives in public discourse and in the lives of individuals.

Contact Information

Email: dbridge@speech.ucla.edu
Office: 2332 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-206-8429

I am an advertising, marketing and communications executive with 25 years of professional experience.

Contact Information

Email: celiabferamisco@g.ucla.edu
Office: 2314 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-267-5975

Abigail Goldman

Assistant Adjunct Professor

I am a journalist with more than 20 years experience, including 16 years as a staff writer at the Los Angeles Times.

Contact Information

Email: ahgoldman@ucla.edu
Office: 2334 Rolfe Hall / 118 Kerckhoff Hall
Phone: 310-267-5973

Mark Huppin

Continuing Lecturer

I am a constitutional law scholar and social scientist interested in First Amendment issues and effects of sexual and violent media.

Contact Information

Email: huppin@ucla.edu
Office: 2334 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-267-5973

Jim Jusko

Lecturer

I am a producer in the television industry with over 15 years of experience in the non-scripted and documentary TV genres.

Contact Information

Email: jjusko@ucla.edu
Office: 2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-5736

I have been a lecturer with the Department of Communication Studies since 2009. I received my B.A. in Communication Studies and Political Science from UCLA in 2005 and my J.D. from UCLA School of Law in 2008.

Contact Information

Email: raffi.kassab@gmail.com
Office: 2303 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-3303

Contact Information

Email: suzanne.kianpour@comm.ucla.edu
Office: 2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-5736

Karyl Kicenski

Continuing Lecturer

I am a Communication Studies scholar who uses the tools of rhetoric and critical theory to study questions that relate to ideology, propaganda and institutional power.

Contact Information

Email: kkicenski@commstds.ucla.edu
Office: 2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-5736

John Kochian

Continuing Lecturer

My academic focus has always been in speech education, and I feel strongly that speech education should be a part of every college curriculum.

Contact Information

Email: kochian@ucla.edu
Office: 2333 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-3336

I am an attorney specializing in labor and employment and a scholar whose main academic focus is on the ideological nature of propaganda, the corporate structure of the American media, and how propaganda is disseminated to control the media environment.

Contact Information

Email: nkoulloukian@gmail.com
Office: 2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-5736

Karen Mack

Lecturer

I teach oral communication and rhetoric with an emphasis on the language of leadership, applying my experience as a speechwriter and executive communications specialist.

Contact Information

Email: kmack@commstds.ucla.edu
Office: 2332 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-206-8429

Thomas Miller

Sr. Continuing Lecturer

I am an argumentation scholar who directs UCLA’s forensics program, studies the science and rhetoric of climate change, and teaches the power of effective storytelling.

Contact Information

Email: profmiller@speech.ucla.edu
Office: 1336 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-267-5344

Jim Newton

Continuing Lecturer

I'm a journalist and author -- 30 years in the newspaper business as a reporter, editor, columnist and bureau chief -- now launching a new magazine for UCLA and teaching courses in ethics, writing and California public policy.

Contact Information

Email: jnewton100@ucla.edu
Office: 6292 Luskin School of Public Affairs
Phone: 310-206-7979

Steven Peterson

Sr. Continuing Lecturer

I am a full-time teaching faculty member with expertise in research methodology, social networking, and learning through tv, film, and new media.

Contact Information

Email: steve@ucla.edu
Office: 2329 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-7254

Barry Sanders

Assistant Adjunct Professor

I am an international lawyer and am active in civic and cultural affairs, with an interest and expertise in how people communicate in order to achieve personal and community goals.

Contact Information

Email: barry@sandersla.com
Office: 2317 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-825-5736

Michael Suman

Sr. Continuing Lecturer

I study mass media effects, media and culture, and new communications technologies.

Contact Information

Email: msuman@ucla.edu
Office: 2314 Rolfe Hall
Phone: 310-267-5975