Faculty Directory

James Cantrill fishing

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 - Communication and Performance Studies
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

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
223 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

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: 906-227-1680
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: 906-227-1657
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

Associate Professor - Media 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

Assistant Professor - Communication Studies
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


Shuang Xie

Assistant Professor - Electronic Media and Global Communication
211 Thomas Fine Arts
Phone: 906-227-1644
E-mail: sxie@nmu.edu

  • M.A., Sichuan University
  • M.S., Texas Christian University
  • Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
  • Vita
Photos of: Jessica Thompson courtesy of Colorado State University