SOC Faculty Members

Michael K. Berryhill
Michael K. Berryhill
I think of myself as a writing coach. I like to help students develop their skills and confidence. The students do the writing, and I act as an editor.
Rockell Brown
Rockell Brown
Professor Brown earned a doctorate in media studies from Wayne State University in Detroit and holds a master’s in mass communication from Howard University.
Louis A. Browne
Louis A. Browne
He has made numerous appearances on local television and radio providing his expertise and currently serves on several advisory boards
Clyde E. Duncan, Jr.
Clyde E. Duncan, Jr.
Duncan has served as an instructor in the School of Communication at TSU since 2001 and as an adjunct instructor at Houston Community College since 2008
Vera Walker Hawkins
Vera Walker Hawkins
Dr. Hawkins published her first book in January 2010, New Media Storytelling as Pedagogy for African American Children with Lambert Publishing Company
Winslow A. Jeffries
Winslow A. Jeffries
His main mission is to share his experiences and craft skills with students to help enhance whatever path(s) they choose during and after college
Napoleon Johnson
Napoleon Johnson
In his eight and a half years at KPRC, Johnson worked as a morning news anchor and covered the education and medical beats.
Carol Jones
Carol Jones
SACS Quality Enhancement Plan (QEP) faculty Associate, responsible for the initial and posts-speech assessments of freshman students.
Masoomeh Khosrovani, Ph.D.
Masoomeh Khosrovani, Ph.D.
She received her doctorate degree from Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, in Communication Studies, and earned a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of Detroit, Michigan. She has been teaching at the School of Communication since 2001, and has published papers in the area of Organizational Communication and Health Communication.
Mathew Knowles
Mathew Knowles
Knowles has built an entertainment conglomerate, with record sales exceeding 300 million worldwide.
E. Bun Lee
E. Bun Lee
Her research interests include new media technology, effects of new and traditional media, and environmental journalism.
Agnes A. Monjok
Agnes A. Monjok
Her interests are on the new social media and intercultural communication, and its benefits in building bridges among immigrant communities.
Zantel Nichols
Zantel Nichols
Donatus Okolo
Donatus Okolo
“The Don,” as known among his peers, is a force to be reckoned with in the world of literary art. His writing style is intense and he is a beast when it comes to prose
Douglas Parker
Douglas Parker
Attended Texas Southern University and Jackson State University; His areas of specialization are Media Management and Marketing
, Communications Law
Reza J. Poudeh
Reza J. Poudeh

Dr. Poudeh studied film and television in Iran and worked as a film and television director for the National Iranian Radio and Television Organization in 1970s.

Ladonia Randle
Ladonia Randle
She has won several technology grants for the School of Communication and numerous online learning grants.
Humphrey Regis
Humphrey Regis
He seeks to use his abilities in teaching, research, service and leadership in entities that prepare students to be informed, measured, engaged members of communities.
Serbino Sandifer-Walker
Serbino Sandifer-Walker
She graduated form Texas Southern University and holds a master’s degree from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism
Peter Byron Thornton
Peter Byron Thornton
He was one of the first graduates in the TSU School of Communication to earn an MA in Telecommunication.
John D. Tucker
John D. Tucker
A director/producer with an exceptional understanding of youth culture and entertainment who teaches his professional vision to students.
Chris C. Ulasi
Chris C. Ulasi
An avid, published poet, currently writing a book about the Nigerian film industry. His book of poetry “Fragments of the Rainy Season” was published 2012.
James W. Ward
James W. Ward
He greets students by their first names, takes an active interest in their lives, and maintains an open door policy for them to voice their concerns.
Robert Willems
Robert Willems
Val Wilson
Val Wilson
Val began her career at KTSU- FM on the campus of Texas Southern University, where she was a telecommunications major.

SOC Staff Members

Cliff Edwards
Cliff EdwardsDirector of Broadcast Engineering
An expert in the field,provides guidance in multi-track recording, audio/video engineering, communications systems, maintenance, and quality assurance.
Veronica W. Gatson
Veronica W. GatsonCollege Business Administrator
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Fridah E. Mariki
Fridah E. MarikiAcademic Affairs Project Coordinator
Using her detailed-oriented character and multi-tasking abilities, Ms. Mariki continuously strives to ensure excellence in academic services
Kimberly Taylor
Kimberly TaylorCoordinator, Student Services
Assists students with academic instruction from their freshmen year through graduation. She also plans and coordinates student events and activities.
Andrea Townson
Andrea TownsonAcademic Counselor
Linda F.  Wynn
Linda F. WynnSenior Administrative Assistant
Ms. Wynn currently serves as the liaison for the dean’s office, working with students, university and community relations.