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Department of Communication & Languages Faculty

Contact info and brief biography of our Communication and Languages faculty. 

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Linda Potter Crumley

Department Chair

(509) 527-2520

Linda.Crumley@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD University of Texas; Communication Studies

Experience

  • Southern Adventist University, School of Journalism and Communication

Research/Interests

  • Marriage
  • Communication in conflict situations

Alma Alfaro

Spanish

(509) 527-2262

Alma.Alfaro@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD Hispanic Languages & Literature- UC Santa Barbara, 2004
  • MA Spanish & Latin-American Literature- UC Santa Barbara, 2000
  • BA Spanish & Latin-American Literature- Occidental College, 1998
  • BA English & Comparative Literary Studies- Occidental College, 1998

Experience

  • WWU Languages Faculty, 2004-present
  • University of California Santa Barbara, Instructor of Spanish, 1998-2004

Research/Interests

  • Literature
  • Culture & Gender studies
  • Latinos in the U.S.

David Crawford

Drama

(509) 527-2641

David.Crawford@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • MFA Creative Writing & Writing for Performing Arts - UC Riverside, 2010
  • BA English -Walla Walla College, 2004

Experience

  • WWU Communication Faculty, 2007-present
  • Student Missions Volunteer

Research/Interests

  • Theater performance
  • Directing & Writing

Brigitte Davis

German/Speech

(509) 527-2011

Brigitte.Davis@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • MS Speech-Language Pathology -University of Washington, 1990
  • BS Speech-Language Pathology -Walla Walla College, 1983

Experience

  • WWU Communication and Languages Instructor, 1993-present
  • Communication Disorders Specialist, Walla Walla Public School District, 1990-1993
  • Blue Mountain Community College German Instructor, 1986-1990

Lynelle Ellis

Center for Cinema, Religion, and Worldview

(509) 527-2843

Lynelle.Ellis@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD (abd) Communication -Regent University, 2015
  • MA Communication in Ministry- Spring Arbor University, 2009
  • BA Communication- Walla Walla College, 1990

Experience

  • WWU Communication Faculty, 2015-present
  • Assistant Professor, Journalism and Communication, Southern Adventist University 2009-2015
  • Adjunct Professor, Communication Department, Walla Walla University 2007-2009
  • Station Manager, Blue Mountain Television, College Place, WA 1990-1997, 1999-2005

Jean-Paul Grimaud

French, Global Communication

(509) 527-2261

Jean-Paul.Grimaud@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • Doctoral Studies in French and Critical Theory, University of Washington, 2000
  • Maîtrise en Didactique de Langue Francaise -University of Grenoble, France, 1997
  • Licence en Théologie, University of Strasbourg, France, 1995

Career History

  • WWU Languages Faculty, 2006-present

Jerry Hartman

Film, TV and Media

(509) 527-2300

Jerry.Hartman@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • MFA Digital Cinema -National University, 2008

  • BA Mass Communication -Walla Walla College, 1998

Experience

  • WWU Communication Faculty, 2007-present

  • Peace Corps Volunteer, 2 years

  • WWC Director of Recruiting, 2 years

  • Production Manager

  • Blue Mountain Television

Other

Special Awards/Recognitions

  •  "Indigenous Suriname" a community directed documentary was a collaboration project between Eclectic Reel (a company owned by my wife and I) and the Organization of Indigenous People's in Suriname (OIS) helped OIS win $10,000 from the United Nations Caribbean Population Awards.

Nancy Semotiuk

Strategic Communication

(509) 527-2843

Nancy.Semotiuk@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • MA Journalism -Norwich University, 1992
  • BA Mass Communication -Walla Walla College, 1979

Experience

  • Walla Walla University Communications Faculty, 1997-present
  • Communications Department Chair, 2004-2012
  • Marketing Coordinator, Dept. of Printing Services, Univ. of Alberta, 7 years

Other

Special Awards/Recognitions

  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 1996
  • Numerous publications among regional and national magazines

Deborah Silva

Speech

(509) 527-2485

Deborah.Silva@wallawalla.edu

Education

  • PhD Interdisciplinary: Organizational Communication, Business Management, Social-Psychology -Washington State University, 2002
  • MA Organizational Communication -Washington State University, 1998
  • BA Speech Communication -Walla Walla College, 1996

Experience

  • WWU Communication Faculty, 1999-present
  • Interviewer for Valley Viewpoint, Blue Mountain TV
  • PR Director & Announcer at Positive Life Radio

Other

Special Awards/Recognitions

  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Who's Who Among America's Teachers, 2004-2007
  • Academic Advising Award 2014
  • NACADA Outstanding Faculty Advisor 2016
Last update on November 27, 2018