Department of Communication Arts
Modern Languages building, room 233
Tel 519 888-4567, ext. 35808
(519) 888-4567 x 47029
Location: ML 119B
Andy Houston earned his BA in Drama and Sociology from the University of Guelph (1989), where he was awarded a College of Arts Medal.
(519) 888-4567 x 48494
Location: ML 254B
Tim Paci has taught in Communication Arts at the University of Waterloo since his days as a graduate student in the 1990s.
(519) 888-4567 x 48691
Location: ML ML 257A
Gerald Voorhees earned a Ph.D. from The University of Iowa (2008) and holds a B.S. in Speech Communication from the University of Texas at Austin, where he was a Senior Fellow in the Honors Program of the College of Communication.
(519) 888-4567 x 47955
Location: ML 309
Anders is a film and media scholar, with a background in literature, composition, and critical theory.
Location: ML 235
Performs all department administrative duties related to human resources, financial matters, as well as other department processes.
(519) 888-4567 x 46820
Location: ML 240
Kevin is an interdisciplinary teacher-scholar (English/Rhetoric PhD, Russian Literature MA, Philosophy BA) whose work focuses on higher education and its discontents.
(519) 888-4567 x 47911
Location: ML 129
Paul Cegys’ work merges multiple practices of performance creation and design, from theatre and opera to site-specific installation and intermedial VR/MR scenographies.
(519) 888-4567 x 46809
Location: ML 243
My scholarship bridges communication studies, performance history, and the public humanities.
(519) 888-4567 x 48603
Location: ML 236B
Robert Danisch has a PhD in Communication from the University of Pittsburgh (2004) and a BA from the University of Virginia in History and Philosophy.
Dr. Diana Denton has a B.A. in English (Simon Fraser University, 1976), an MA in Adult Education specializing in Human Resources Development (University of Toronto, 1989), and a PhD in Curriculum, Teaching and Learning specializing in Holistic and Aesthetic Education (University of Toronto, 1996).
David Goodwin holds a Ph.D. in English from University of Toronto (1986). His academic achievements include his tenure as a Izaak Walton Killam Postdoctoral Fellow, Fellow of Trinity College (U of T), and President of the Canadian Society for the Study of Rhetoric.
Jill Tomasson Goodwin
Jill Tomasson Goodwin holds an MA and Ph.D. (1987) in English from the University of Toronto, and a BA (Hons) in English from the University of British Columbia. Her areas of research include communication design, experiential education, Arts-based entrepreneurship, and competency assessment.
Director of Technical Theatre
(519) 888-4567 x 47085
Location: ML 121
Christopher Greenhalgh holds a B.F.A Honors in Technical Theatre Production from Ryerson University.
(519) 888-4567 x 48997
Location: ML 257B
Shannon Hartling has a PhD in English (2003) and an MA and BA in English from the University of Waterloo.
(519) 888-4567 x 43383
Location: ML 308
David Janzen’s teaching and research takes an interdisciplinary approach to environmental and science communication, cultural and decolonial studies, and crisis theory.
Location: ML 257C
Adan (they/them) is a mad/crip/queer scholar and white settler living on treaty territory belonging to Six Nations of the Grand River and the traditional home of the Neutral, Anishinaabe, and Haudenosaunee peoples. Adan works at the intersection of disability studies and digital media, with attention to social media, video game studies, critical design, accessible virtual pedagogies, automedia, popular culture, and digital storytelling.
Dr. Aynur Kadir earned her Ph.D. in 2018 from Making Culture Lab, School of Interactive Arts and Technology at Simon Fraser University.
(519) 888-4567 x 48477
Location: ML 254A
Sarah’s research centers on how methods travel across time and space.
Jennifer Lee holds a Bachelors of Fine Arts in Dance from York University. During her undergrad Jennifer discovered an interest in stage management and has been stage managing and assistant stage managing for dance, theatre, musical theatre and clown productions since 2011. In that time, Jennifer has also w
Location: ML 304
Smita Misra is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Waterloo. She is an interdisciplinary scholar who holds a Ph.D. in Communication from UNC-Chapel Hill (2022), an M.A. in Performance Studies from the University of Kent (2015), and BSc. in Life Sciences (2011) and B.A. (2012) from Queen’s University.
(519) 888-4567 x 41985
Location: ML 238
Sorouja Moll has a PhD in Humanities and Interdisciplinary Studies (Concordia) specializing in the fields of Communication, English, and Art History.
Location: ML 254C
Mina Momeni holds a PhD in Communication and Culture from the joint program at Toronto Metropolitan University and York University, and she received her MFA in Documentary Media from Toronto Metropolitan University.
(519) 888-4567 x 47822
Location: ML 239
Professor Nacke teaches User Experience, Human-Computer Interaction, and Game Design at the University of Waterloo.
(519) 888-4567 x 44767
Location: ML 122
Janelle Rainville holds both a B.A. in Drama Studies and History and a B.Ed (Intermediate/Senior) from York University, Glendon Campus.
Lionnell (Badu) Smith
Dr. Jennifer Roberts-Smith (PhD, Toronto) is an award-winning artist-researcher, whose transdisciplinary, design-based work explores performance, digital media, history, education, and social justice.
(519) 888-4567 x 47836
Location: ECH 2102
Professor Glenn Stillar is an Associate Professor in the Digital Arts Communication program in the Faculty of Arts, University of Waterloo.
Henry Adam Svec
(519) 888-4567 x 47621
Location: ML 241
Imre Szeman holds a PhD in Literature (Duke University), an MA in Theory and Criticism (University of Western Ontario) and a BA in Philosophy (Queen’s University).
(519) 888-4567 x 41596
Location: ML 232A
Dr. Vay is a scholar and teacher of African American communication, law, literacy, literature and performance.
(519) 888-4567 x46570
Box Office: (519) 888-4908
Location: HH 161
Melissa is the Front of House Manager and Box Office manager for the Theatre of the Arts, Studio 180, and the Humanities Theatre.
Jay Havens is a multi-media 2Spirit artist, educator, and collaborator of Kanien’keha:ka(Haudenosaunee)and Scottish Canadian ancestry. Havens was born on lands known as the Haldimand Tract and raised on Unceded Sto:lo and Musqueam lands close to Vancouver, Canada.