Communication pathway (AA)

Communication pathway (AA)

Communication pathway (AA)

Communication pathway, AA & Certificates



The Communication pathway promotes the effective and ethical practice of human communication, allowing students to explore how people use messages to generate meanings within and across various contexts, cultures, channels and media. This pathway is designed to help students transfer to a university as a Communication major and prepares them for an ever expanding variety of careers.


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Communication Studies Faculty


Michelle Young, M.A.
Division Chair
Social & Behavioral Science
Signal Peak Campus, T109
520-494-5063
michelle.young1@centralaz.edu


Sandra Rath, Ph.D.
San Tan Campus, D117
sandra.rath@centralaz.edu


Ruth Butler, Ph.D.
Maricopa Campus, B118F
ruth.butler@centralaz.edu

English (Literature) pathway (AA)

English (Literature) pathway (AA)

English (Literature) pathway (AA)

English Literature pathway, AA



The English (Literature) pathway allows students to explore the world of literature as they read and analyze classic and modern texts. This pathway is designed to help students transfer to a university as an English major and prepares them for an ever expanding variety of careers.


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Faculty and Staff


Karen Hindhede, M.A.
Literary Arts & Languages
Division Chair
520-494-5074
karen.hindhede@centralaz.edu


Michelle Gomez
Literary Arts & Languages
Academic Division Assistant
520-494-5380
michelle.gomez@centralaz.edu


Shelley Decker, M.A.
Lead Faculty
Signal Peak Campus, L108
520-494-5393
shelley.decker@centralaz.edu


Kolette Draegan, M.A.
Signal Peak Campus, O124
520-494-5316
kolette.draegan@centralaz.edu


Maria Eastin, M.A.
Signal Peak Campus, L105
520-494-5056
maria.eastin@centralaz.edu


Lynn Gelfand, Ph.D.
Maricopa Campus, B118H
520-494-6427
lynn.gelfand@centralaz.edu


Alyson Hanson, M.Ed.
Professor of Reading & Humanities
Superstition Mountain Campus, F124
480-677-7768
alyson.hanson@centralaz.edu


Tim Hohmann, M.F.A
Superstition Mountain Campus, F123
480-677-7725
tim.hohmann@centralaz.edu


Tatiana Keeling, Ph.D.
Signal Peak Campus, O120
520-494-5462
tatiana.keeling@centralaz.edu


Mary Kieser, M.Ed.
Signal Peak Campus, O116
520-494-5337
mary.kieser@centralaz.edu


Kinsey McKinney, M.F.A, M.A.
Aravaipa Campus, A109
520-357-2827
kinsey.mckinney@centralaz.edu


Heather Moulton, M.A.
Signal Peak Campus, O119
520-494-5384
heather.moulton@centralaz.edu


Mark Silvia, M.A.
Lead Faculty
San Tan Campus, D112
480-677-7827
mark.silvia@centralaz.edu


Skyla Teel, M.Ed.
Professor of Reading
Signal Peak Campus, O117
skyla.teel@centralaz.edu


Tenie Zarifian, M.A.
Signal Peak Campus, L109
520-494-5571
tenie.zarifian@centralaz.edu

Adjunct Faculty


Alyson Bell, Ed.D
Adjunct Professor
alyson.bell@centralaz.edu


Christi Britt, M.Ed.
Adjunct Professor
christi.britt@centralaz.edu


Shersta Chabot, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Shersta.chabot@centralaz.edu


Christopher Garza, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
Christopher.garza@centralaz.edu


James Keyworth, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
james.keyworth@centralaz.edu


Annetta Lasley, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
annetta.lasley@centralaz.edu


April McHugh, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
April.mchugh@centralaz.edu


Taylor Murphy, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Taylor.murphy@centralaz.edu


Anthony Potter, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
Anthony.potter@centralaz.edu


Rosanna Walker, Ph.D.
Adjunct Professor
Rosanna.walker@centralaz.edu

English Education pathway (AA)

English Education pathway (AA)

English Education pathway (AA)

English Secondary Education pathway, AA



The English (Secondary Education) pathway prepares students for transfer to a university for secondary education with an English concentration.


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Spanish pathway (AA)

Spanish pathway (AA)

Spanish pathway (AA)

Spanish pathway, AA



The Spanish program at Central Arizona College strives to provide students with the skills necessary to read, write, speak, and listen, as well as understand the cultural norms, values, beliefs and regional variations where Spanish is spoken. This pathway is designed to help students transfer to a university as a Spanish or Spanish Education major or provides them with a degree that is ideal as a double-major for many programs, as knowledge of Spanish assists with nearly all career opportunities.


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Spanish Language Faculty

Michael Owens

Michael Owens, M.A.
Signal Peak Campus, L110
520-494-5381
michael.owens4@centralaz.edu


Natalia Owens, M.A.
Adjunct Professor
Spanish
natalia.owens@centralaz.edu


Kimberly Musser-Quist, B.S.
Adjunct Professor
American Sign Language
Kimberly.musserquist@centralaz.edu