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The Department of Communication is a national leader in the study of communication as a social science, ranked among the top five in a recent poll by the National Research Council. Our faculty and students are dedicated to understanding the role and enhancing the effectiveness of communication processes, systems, and infrastructure in society. We explore communication in its many forms and contexts as a fundamentally social phenomenon. Our faculty members are recognized for developing and applying novel theoretical perspectives to the most pressing social and policy issues of the day.  

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Jon Schuldt Awarded ACSF Fellowship

Jon Schuldt
Apr 2, 2015
The Atkinson Center for a Sustainable Future Selects Humanities, Social Sciences, and Arts Fellows: Jon Schuldt among the Inaugural Fellows. Jon will a Faculty-in-Residence during the fall 2015 term. Read more

Poppy McLeod's mentoring profiled in PeriodiCALS

Apr 2, 2015
To encourage mentoring, Poppy McLeod populates her Group Communication Lab with graduate and undergraduate students and encourages them work closely together. This results in the undergraduates developing a deeper interest in research and the grad students honing their own mentorship skills. At the same time, McLeod learns from both, finding inspiration in their ideas, experiences and perspectives on research and life. Read more