Dr. David Schulz
Professor & Chair of Communications
Director, General Studies
Contact: 425.249.4764, david.schulz@TLC.edu
Dr. Schulz teaches courses in public speaking, rhetorical theory, persuasive messages, and methods of research and inquiry. Students eagerly respond to his high-expectation courses and individual mentoring. He earned a Ph.D. in Speech Communication from The Pennsylvania State University, has authored several publications (including co-authoring a book used in communication courses nation-wide), has frequently presented at national and international academic conferences. Read full biography.
Dr. Winfred Allen
Affiliate Faculty in Communications
Dr. Allen teaches the Public Relations course in the Communications program. He holds a Ph.D. from the University of California, Los Angeles, and has more than 30 years of teaching experience at California Lutheran University, Pepperdine University, and Northwest University (Kirkland, WA).
Dr. Maire Atkinson
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (Broadcasting)
Dr. Karen Buehlmaier
Faculty in Business, Leadership & Management
Dr. Karen Buehlmeier has over 20 years of college teaching and business consulting experience and is known for her scholarly, yet practical, approach to issues in today’s business environment. Dr. Buehlmeier teaches courses in Public Relations and Advertising and Marketing. She holds an M.B.A from University of Redlands and a D.B.A. from United States International University. Read full biography.
Affiliate Faculty in English Composition and Communications
Professor Russell seeks to improve students’ writing skills as an engaging English composition instructor and director of the college’s Writing & Tutoring Center. She also teaches courses in nonfiction and media writing. In addition to teaching, she is a singer/songwriter and recently released her fourth album. She holds a B.A. in Education from Whitworth University and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of Oregon.
Affiliate Faculty in Communications (Video Production)
Doug Tolmie is recognized as one of the premier broadcast storytellers in the Pacific Northwest, serving 25 years as a production executive at Seattle’s KOMO-TV and winning numerous regional and national broadcasting awards, including 10 Emmys®. He has produced hundreds of talk shows, documentaries, and live broadcasts and currently serves as President of Storyteller Communications in Everett. He brings this impressive professional background to courses in multimedia storytelling and video production.