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Communications Department

The Communications Department offers courses in several areas, including communications studies, English, and journalism, English as a second language, and reading. Our faculty also coordinate and manage the Writing and Reading Center and the MVC Library.



Course offerings in the disciplines below can vary. Please check the Schedule of Classes or WebAdvisor for current and planned offerings. For more information about Communication Department disciplines and degree programs, visit the discipline homepages below.


Full-Time Faculty Contact Information

All phone numbers are area code 951 and prefix 571.

Faculty Names
Jeff Rhyne, Ph.D. (Department Chair) English 6254 LIB 113
Jennifer Floerke (Assistant Chair)
President, Academic Senate
Communications 6319 SAS 336
Sonya Nyrop (Assistant Chair) Reading 6345 SAS 229
Dan Clark, Ph.D. English 6183 LIB 115
Jennifer Escobar English 6412 SAS 223
Melanie James
Coordinator, Writing and Reading Center
English 6453 HM 312
Joyce Kim ESL 6375 SAS 219
Sara Nafzgar Communications 6394 SAS 337
Carrie Patteron Communications 6386 SAS 333
Emma Pacheco
Visiting Professor
Co-Coordinator, Puente Program
English 6933 HM 202-F
Debbi Renfrow Library 6344 LIB 202
Edward Rice Journalism 6960 PSC 14-1
Michael Schwartz English 6213 SAS 227
Kathryn Stevenson, Ph.D. English 6393 SAS 221
Joel Webb
Technical Services and Digital Assets Librarian
Library 6109 LIB 201
Edd Williams English 6155 HM 303-I
Valarie Zapata, Ph.D.
English Discipline Facilitator
Co-Coordinator, Puente Program
English 6153 SAS 225


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