Full-Time Faculty

Our faculty members are top academics and practitioners in their fields who are passionate about their students, research and work. They advance intellectual thought by publishing books, authoring journal articles and contributing to government reports. They are sought after voices in the media often appearing on television, radio and in major newspapers and magazines.

Their diverse work extends to producing documentaries, plays, videos and photo essays to tell stories about the world, but all SMPA faculty share one common mission — to mentor students and prepare the next generation of media professionals, entrepreneurs and leaders in the public and private sectors.

 


 

Janet Steele

Director of the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication, Global Communication Program Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs and International Affairs

202-994-2004

Cheryl W. Thompson

Associate Professor of Journalism

(202) 994-7552

Rebekah Tromble

Director of the Institute for Data, Democracy, and Politics, Associate Professor

Silvio R. Waisbord

Director, Professor of Media and Public Affairs

(202) 994-1464

William Youmans

Associate Professor of Media and Public Affairs

(202) 994-6353