Tony Arduini
Associate Professor-Communication
319-398-5899 ext. 5914
330 Benton Hall
A.A., Sauk Valley Community College 
B.S., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
M.A., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
PH. D., Southern Illinois University-Carbondale

Tony teaches Fundamentals of Communication and helps advise Phi Theta Kappa the honor society for community colleges. His academic interests include communication theory, relational communication, communication education, and performance studies.

  Jacki Brucher-Moore
Associate Professor-Communication
319-398-5899 ext. 5313
351 Benton Hall
B.A., Simpson Hall
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
  Jacki teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Public Speaking. Her interest areas are rhetoric feminist theories and gendered communication. Her courses focus on applying communication theories to everyday life.
Cindy Cochran
Iowa City Faculty
343 Iowa City Campus  
  I am a process oriented, hands-on instructor who focuses on group interaction and team building in the classroom. I currently teach Public Speaking, Group Communication, and College 101.  I have also taught Fundamentals of Oral Communication and Introduction to Theater. 
Jane Grabowski
Associate Professor-Communication
319-398-5899 ext. 5985
351 Benton Hall  
B.A., University of Northern Kentucky
M.A., Ball State University
  Jane teaches Public Speaking and Fundamentals
of Oral Communication. She believes in Process Education and she uses it in her classes. She believes in facilitating learning among students instead of lecturing. Groups are very important in her classes and so are stylish shoes.

Emily McWorthy
Adjunct Faculty Member-Communication
210 Linn Hall


  Emily has been teaching speech classes at Kirkwood since 2008.   She earned her B.A. and M.A in communication studies from Northern Illinois University.  Her academic interests include interpersonal relationships, group decision making, computer-mediated communication, and online learning.  In her free time, she spending time with her husband and cat, reading, and cheering on the Minnesota Vikings! 
Eddie Skaggs 
Assistant Professor-Communication
319-398-5899 ext. 5963
331A Benton Hall
B.A., (Communication) Southwest Baptist University
B.A., (Theatre and Psychology) Southwes Baptist
M.A., University of Central Missouri
  Eddie teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking, and Encounters in Humanities. Eddie believes in keeping communication skills sharp by participating in his area of interest. He regularly appears as a speaker and actor at area arts events.
Richard L. Underwood
330A Benton Hall
 B.A., Purdue University
M.A., Purdue University

Rich teaches Fundamentals of Oral Communication, Public Speaking, and College 101.  Rich is also the contact advisor for Alpha Eta Rho which is affiliated with Phi Theta Kappa the honor society for the two year college. 

Andrew Yarne
Assistant Professor-Communication
331A Benton Hall 
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh
B.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
M.S., University of Wisconsin-Stout
M.A., University of Wisconsin-Superior
Ed.S. University of Wisconsin-Stout

Andrew has been teaching at Kirkwood community college since 1996. His focus is Fundamentals of Oral Communication. In addition, he has taught Public Speaking and Group Communication. His teaching philosophy centers on “Desire” Motivational Learning. Student interaction is respected and encouraged. Also, he has spoken professionally in Canada and the U.S.A. His hobbies are photography, oil painting, and sculpture. He believes in supporting the arts for freedom of expression. His committees are ecology and safety for the college.