Faculty Directory


James Cantrill

James Cantrill

Department Head, Professor - Communication Studies
Director of General Education 
205 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2061
E-mail: jcantril@nmu.edu
  • B.A., Western Washington University
  • M.A., Humboldt State University
  • Ph.D., University of Illinois 
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Dwight Brady

Dwight Brady

Professor - Multimedia Journalism 
212 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2180
​Email: dbrady@nmu.edu

  • B.S., Grand Valley State College
  • M.A., Michigan State University
  • Ph.D., University of Tennessee
  • Vita
Michelle Inman

Michelle Inman

Executive Secretary - Communications & Media Studies and the Department of Theatre & Dance
203 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2045
E-mail: minman@nmu.edu

  • B.A., Philadelphia University (formerly Philadelphia College of Textiles and Science)

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Patrick D. Jerome

Associate Professor - Communication Studies
208 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1654
E-mail: pjeromej@nmu.edu

  • B.A., M.A., University of Central Florida
  • Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin
  • Vita

Sara Potter


Sara Potter

Instructor - Communication Studies
206 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1680
E-mail: sapoggi@nmu.edu

  • B.A., Monmouth College
  • M.S. Illinois State University
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Mark Shevy



Mark Shevy

Professor - Multimedia Production 
209 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2046
E-mail: mshevy@nmu.edu

  • B.A., Michigan State University
  • M.S., Colorado State University
  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin
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Kristi Evans

Adjunct Instructor-Communication & Media Studies 
409 Cohodas
Phone: 906-227-1015
E-mail: kevans@nmu.edu

  • B.A., University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire
  • M.S., Kansas State University



Cynthia Thompson

Adjunct Instructor-Communication & Media Studies 
223 Thomas Fine Arts
E-mail: cythomps@nmu.edu

  • B.A., University of Central Missouri
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