2016 Commencement

2016 Graduate Students

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Faces of Communication installation


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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New faculty!

Jun 13, 2016
We are pleased to welcome two new assistant professors, Brooke Duffy and Andrea Stevenson Won, who will be joining our department in July 2016. Brooke will be teaching courses on Gender and the Media and Media and Society. Andrea will be teaching courses on Embodiment in Virtual Reality and Visual Communication. We'll post their webpages soon!

Poppy McLeod promoted to full professor

Jun 6, 2016
We are pleased to announce that the Provost has approved Poppy McLeod's promotion to full professor, effective July 1, 2016.   

Dawn Schrader at 3 conferences in D.C.

Jun 1, 2016
Dawn Schrader is attending 3 conferences in Washington D.C. sponsored by Facebook, Microsoft, and the Privacy Law Scholars. She is an invited commenter at the PLSC on the paper "The Credentialing Effect: Psychological Implications of Ubiquitous Capture and Constant Assessment." Read more
Dean Boor's comments on the new home of the Department of Communication during the Official Dedication on April 8, 2016.