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Who We Are

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.  

Alumni/Undergraduate Student Connections

In January, Christopher Byrne led ten Comm students to Silicon Valley to visit alumni in various tech companies. In preparation for the trip, students took part in Christopher's SILICOMM seminar, where they researched the participating alumni and companies. Students visited Stanford University’s VR Lab, ShareThis, Mozilla, Google, Facebook, Apple, and Intel. Personnel from each company offered valuable insights into their workdays, providing students an inside understanding of their companies and industries. Thank you to the alumni who shared their time and those who funded the trip.

 

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Diane Bailey invited distinguished speaker at Psychology conference

Nov 1, 2019

Diane Bailey was invited as a distinguished speaker at the “New Directions in Research on the Psychology of Technology” conference in Washington DC, a small, invitation-only, annual event that brings together leading scholars and influential industry leaders who share an interest in how technology is changing individuals and society.

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Brooke Duffy appointed Associate Professor with indefinite tenure

Oct 21, 2019

Brooke Duffy was appointed Associate Professor with indefinite tenure effective 1 November 2019. Congrats to Brooke!

Dean Boor's comments on the new home of the Department of Communication during the Official Dedication on April 8, 2016.