Department of Communication

We are committed to helping our students find their voices so that they can care for themselves and others. Together, we are shaping a better world as authentic, articulate, and persuasive rhetors, organizational members, and storytellers.


Our faculty publish in top-tier journals, write books, and produce other forms of engaged research that address the communicative dimensions of leadership, organizing, relationships, technology, media, and public culture.

As scholar-teachers, we also share a commitment to cultivate skills in humanistic and social scientific inquiry in our undergraduate and graduate students so that they can productively intervene in the problems and complexities of our social world.

Research & Engagement
Jun. 13, 2024
Womens Tennis’ Isabella Harvison Named 2024 Cissie Leary Award Recipient

This week, Isabella Harvison, Graduate student in Communications, was honored as the 2024 Cissie Leary Award recipient for Sportsmanship in the Texas region.
The ITA Cissie Leary Award for Sportsmanship goes to a Division I women's player from each region who displays inspiring dedication and commitment to her team, which has enhanced her team's performance and exemplified the spirit of college tennis. It dates back to 1997 and is in memory of the late and widely admired Penn women's tennis coach Cissie Leary.

May 14, 2024
McNair Scholar, Ashlynn Main Receives Full Funding for PhD Program in Political Science at Washington State University

McNair scholar, Ashlynn Main, has received full funding to attend a PhD program in Political Science at Washington State University.  Ashlynn is a first-generation college student who just graduated this May with a B.A. in Communication major. 

May 7, 2024
Congratulations to the Master of Arts in Communication Graduates!!!

The Department of Communication wants to congratulate the following graduates for all of their hard work and perseverance to complete their Master of Arts in Communication degree:

  • Kim Caronia
  • Heather Davenport
  • Kylie Drossner
  • Mauricio Funes
  • Ellie Allison
  • Eldad Eyimife
May 2, 2024
Matt Schreiner Successfully Defends His Honors Thesis

On Friday, April 26th, Matt Schreiner--under the direction of Dr. Luke Winslow—successfully defended his Honors thesis: Stare Decisis and Originalism: A Comparative Analysis of Two Legal Appeals.

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