Faculty Directory



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James Cantrill

Department Head
Professor - Communication Studies

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
  • Vita


Dwight Brady


Dwight Brady

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

Began teaching at NMU in 1997

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


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Bill Digneit

Assistant Professor and Director of the Forest Roberts Theatre
206 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2044

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., Florida State University
  • Vita





Victor G. Holliday

Associate Professor - Theatre
217 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2744
E-mail: vhollida@nmu.edu

  • B.A., St. John's University
  • M.F.A., University of Hawaii-Manoa
  • Vita


Thomas E. Isaacson

Assistant Professor - Communication Studies and Public Relations
219 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1655
E-mail: tisaacso@nmu.edu

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.A., Ph.D., Michigan State University
  • Vita


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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





David M. Pierce

Assistant Professor and Technical Director of the Forest Roberts Theatre
218 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone:  906-227-2084
Email:  davpierc@nmu.edu

  • A.A.S., Ferris State University
  • B.S., Ferris State University
  • M.F.A., University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Biography
  • Vita






Sara Potter

Instructor - Communication Studies
220 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2045
E-mail: sapoggi@nmu.edu

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




Shelley Russell


Shelley Russell

Professor - Theatre
215 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2350
E-mail: srussell@nmu.edu

  • B.A., Otterbein College
  • M.A., Miami University
  • Ph.D., Florida State University
  • Vita


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Mark Shevy

Professor - Multimedia Production & Mass Communication
212 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
  • Vita



Jessica L. Thompson

Associate Professor - Communication Studies and Public Relations
221 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1057
E-mail: jessitho@nmu.edu

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.S., Ph.D., University of Utah
  • Vita


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Paul Truckey

Professor - Theatre
211 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-2705
E-mail: ptruckey@nmu.edu

  • B.S., Northern Michigan University
  • M.F.A., University of Nevada, Las Vegas
  • Biography
  • Vita
Photos of: Jessica Thompson courtesy of Colorado State University