We want to help you develop the skills to think critically and creatively, while mastering communications in all of its forms, so that you will be prepared for understanding, responding, and actively participating in a world that’s quickly changing, thanks to phenomena like the growing reach of technology and the expanding power of the Internet. In a field that looks at the world at large, you will find that what you study lies at the intersection of multiple fields, which will allow you to start answering questions like, how does mass media affect society? Do depictions of gender follow a pattern, and can those patterns be shifted? What are the implications of human-computer interactions? How do film and the written word explore different cultures, and what is the meaning of the messages that they express? Our interdisciplinary approach also inspired us to create the Comparative Political Communications minor, ideal if you’re interested in a more in-depth treatment of this significant overlap. Power, political institutions, policy, and the press: it’s a great time to explore.


  • Fatima Aziz

  • Michael Behnke

  • James Bittermann

    Associate Professor

  • Madeleine Czigler

    Associate Professor

  • Waddick Doyle

    Associate Professor

  • Mark Ennis


  • Matthew Fraser

    Associate Professor

  • Jayson Harsin

    Associate Professor

  • Yudhishthir Raj Isar


  • Youna Kim


  • Justin Mcguinness

    Associate Professor

  • Christine Moliner

  • Robert Payne

    Program Director, MA in Global Communications

  • Cecile Poignant

  • Marco Rigon

  • Claudia Roda

    Dean of Assessment, Learning, and Institutional Research, Professor

  • Christy Shields

    Assistant Professor

  • Georgi Stojanov


  • Charles Talcott

    Department Chair, Associate Professor

  • Hannah Westley

    Assistant Professor