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Southern Oregon University

Professor of Communication

Office: Churchill Hall 113
Phone: 541-552-6122

Susan Walsh currently serves as Acting Provost at SOU, where she leads the academic function of the university. She earned her Ph.D. in Communication & Society from the University of Oregon. Her teaching and research interests focus on the intersections between gender, race, politics, and the media. Dr. Walsh served as Department Chair from 2002 through 2006, and as Associate Provost until her promotion to Provost in 2014. She has served on numerous committees including Faculty Personnel Committee, Faculty Senate, several search committees (most recently for Provost), and President of the Associated Professors of Southern Oregon University (APSOU).


Ph.D., Communication and Society, 1998
University of Oregon

M.A., 1985
Southern Oregon State College

B.S., 1984
Southern Oregon State College


Comm 125: Interpersonal Communication  
Comm 300: Communication Research Strategies
Comm 370: Mass Communication Theory
Comm 425: Gender and Human Communication
Comm 441: International Communication
Comm 460: Gender, Politics & Media
Comm 470: Gender, Race & Media