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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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Jon Schuldt wins Cornell Engaged Curriculum Grant

Jul 17, 2019

Jon Schuldt received a Cornell Engaged Curriculum Grant to support his course, Taking America’s Pulse (Govt/Comm 3189). The course pairs students with community partner organizations to create and conduct a national-level survey to help partners meet their strategic goals. He is PI on the grant, which includes Peter Enns (Government), Stephanie Slate (Cornell University Survey Research Institute), and the Environmental Defense Fund.

Brooke Duffy quoted or featured in 5 articles in one month

Jun 24, 2019

Between May and June 2019, Brooke Duffy was featured or quoted in 5 articles!

Vox interview:
Chronicle of Higher Education:
New York Times:

Neil Lewis, Jr. does live broadcast on NRP's "All Sides with Ann Fisher"

Jun 24, 2019

Neil Lewis, Jr. did a live broadcast on NPR's "All Sides with Ann Fisher" where he and The Atlantic's Adam Harris discussed his recent research on what we can do to help students from disadvantaged backgrounds succeed in college.

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