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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.


  • Michael Behnke

    Assistant Professor

  • Madeleine Czigler

    Associate Professor

  • Anne Ditmeyer

    Junior Lecturer

  • Waddick Doyle

    Professor, Associate Dean for Academic Program Innovation

  • Tanya Elder

    Assistant Professor

  • Mark Ennis


  • Jessica Feldman

    Assistant Professor

  • Marc Feustel


  • Matthew Fraser

    Associate Professor

  • Tatiana Grigorenko

    Assistant Professor

  • Jayson Harsin

    Associate Professor, Department Chair - Global Communications

  • Jurgen Hecker

    Instructor, Program Coordinator for Journalism

  • Yudhishthir Raj Isar

    Senior Lecturer

  • Youna Kim


  • Justin Mcguinness

    Associate Professor

  • Noemie Oxley

    Assistant Professor

  • Robert Payne

    Associate Professor

  • Claudia Roda


  • Christy Shields

    Associate Professor

  • Renate Stauss

    Assistant Professor

  • Georgi Stojanov


  • Charles Talcott

    Associate Professor

  • Hannah Westley

    Assistant Professor, Program Director MA Global Communications

Faculty Emeriti

Peter Barnet
Associate Professor Emeritus of Communications
BA, Yale University

James Bittermann
Associate Professor Emeritus of Global Communications
BSc, Southern Illinois University

Julie Thomas
Associate Professor Emerita of Global Communications
BA, Columbia University
MA, Harvard University
Mlitt., Trinity College, Dublin
PhD, Queen Mary and Westfield College, University of London 

Yudhishthir Raj Isar
Professor Emeritus of Cultural Policy Studies
BA (Hons) in Economics, St. Stephen’s College, Delhi University
Licence ès Lettres, University de Paris, Sorbonne
Maîtrise ès Lettres (Sociologie), University de Paris, Sorbonne