Mario Biagioli

Distinguished Professor

Scientific communication; publication ethics and misconduct; science and technology studies; copyright law; media history; brands

Greg Bryant

Professor and Vice Chair

Vocal communication; cross-cultural vocal production and perception; pragmatics; music cognition; evolution and human behavior

Phone: 310-825-5984
Office: 2331 Rolfe Hall

Steven Clayman


Conversation analysis; interaction in journalism and politics; interaction and social institutions

Phone: 310-825-2090
Office: 264 Haines Hall

Rick Dale


Dynamical systems of interpersonal communication; computational modeling; analysis of naturalistic behavior; cognitive science

Phone: 310-794-7193
Office: 2316 Rolfe Hall

Tao Gao

Assistant Professor

Human social perception and cognition; development of artificial intelligence; intention recognition; statistical modeling in cognitive science

Phone: 310-825-8497
Office: MS 8917

Tim Groeling


Media bias; presidential communication; party cohesion and the media; political communication

Phone: 310-267-4646
Office: 2322 Rolfe Hall

Martie Haselton


Intimate relationships; psychology of mating; social endocrinology; bias in social inference; sex differences; evolution and human behavior

Phone: 310-206-7445
Office: 2325 Rolfe Hall

Kerri Johnson

Professor and Chair

Nonverbal visual communication; body motion analysis; social categorization; social vision

Phone: 310-825-4199
Office: 2330 Rolfe Hall

Jungseock Joo

Assistant Professor

Artificial intelligence; deep learning; computer vision; human-AI interaction; social and political event analysis; visual persuasion; computational communication

Phone: 310-206-3740
Office: 2318 Rolfe Hall

Georgia Kernell

Assistant Professor

Party strategy; voter behavior; electoral competition; political communication; US and comparative politics; formal theory; quantitative methods

Phone: 310-206-9404
Office: 2323 Rolfe Hall

PJ Lamberson

Associate Professor

Mathematical and computational modeling; social networks; social influence; collective intelligence; computational communication

Phone: 310-794-4179
Office: 2321 Rolfe Hall

Stuart Soroka


Political communication; political behavior; political psychology; media effects; public opinion; public policy

Office: 2327 Rolfe Hall

Francis Steen

Associate Professor

Multimodal communication in mass media; advertising; entertainment; computational communication

Phone: 310-825-3147
Office: 2328 Rolfe Hall

Steve Stroessner


Stereotyping and prejudice; human and machine interaction; social cognition

Lynn Vavreck


Campaigns; elections; public opinion; advertising; messaging; political communication

Phone: 310-825-4331
Office: 4289 Bunche Hall

Anne Warlaumont

Associate Professor

Early vocal development; evolution of human vocal signals; word learning; computational communication

Phone: 310-794-9243
Office: 2319 Rolfe Hall