Alumni Spotlight

Read an interview with 2008 alumna Shannon Muth where she reflects on her time as a Comm major at Shepherd.

Shannon Muth








Jason McKahan

Jason McKahan, PH.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Chair, Department of Communication
L10H Knutti Hall, 304-876-5209

See a list of Dr. McKahan's courses.

Monica Larson

Matthew Kushin, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
L10K Knutti Hall, 304-876-5361

Visit Dr.Kushin's web site for all your Matt Kushin needs. See a list of his courses.

Monica Larson

Monica Larson, MFA

Associate Professor of Communication
L10J Knutti Hall, 304-876-5642

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Kevin WilliamsKevin Williams, Ph.D.

Professor of Communication
L10I Knutti Hall, 304-876-5723

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Cecilia Mason

Cecilia Mason

Faculty Adjunct

Professor Mason teaches COMM 348 News Practicum.


Dr. Williams teaches the following classes:

  • COMM 329 Sound Design
  • COMM 333 Music Video
  • COMM 345 Animation and Communication
  • COMM 360 Studio Production
  • COMM 392 Cooperative Education in Communication
  • COMM 403 Media Studies

In addition to his Department Chair duties, Dr. McKahan teaches the following classes:

  • COMM 302 Narrative Scriptwriting
  • COMM 304 History of Film
  • COMM 305 History of Television
  • COMM 350 Single Camera Production
  • COMM 354 Experimental Video
  • COMM 402 Gender and Media
  • COMM 420 Advanced Production

Professor Larson teaches the following classes:

  • COMM 343 Graphic Novel
  • COMM 344 Game Design
  • COMM 346 Motion Graphics
  • COMM 402 Special Effects in Film
  • COMM 406 Advertising & Imagery
  • COMM 447 Advanced Internet Media
  • COMM 461 Senior Capstone

Dr. Kushin teaches the following classes:

  • COMM 203 Communication and New Media
  • COMM 321 Principles of Public Relations
  • COMM 322 Social Media
  • COMM 335 Writing Across Platforms
  • COMM 435 Communication Research
  • COMM 470 Strategic Campaigns