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The Communication Department engages in a rich variety of research at the cutting edge of the field of Communication and related disciplines; conducting research in many different areas.

We encourage undergraduate and graduate students to explore faculty research areas, and contact individual faculty members if interested in getting involved with research. Students must have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA in order to do research. 

The following videos highlight a few of the research projects that are in progress in the Department of Communication.
Drew Margolin looks at how people react to FactCheck, Snopes on social media

Mike Shapiro examines how stories work

Poppy McLeod studies how new groups work together

Bruce Lewenstein helps digitize early Life magazine photos
Jeff Niederdeppe fights childhood obesity through communication
Katherine McComas on communicating marine disease 
Lee Humphreys explores similarities between past and present media use

Jon Schuldt studies how emotions, seasons affect views on climate change