The Department of Communication's undergraduate and graduate academic programs embrace a common mission: to fortify the intellectual and social skills necessary for effective human communication. The focus is on oral, written, and mediated communication skills that are essential in both professional and personal lives.
- Stanley Baran - Professor
- Susan R. Baran - Lecturer
- Kristen M. Berkos - Associate Professor
- Thomas Francis Dooley - Lecturer
- Mary Phoebe Lyons - Professor
- Chris R. Morse - Associate Professor
- Consolata Mutua - Lecturer
- Kevin Pearce - Associate Professor
- Wendy Samter - Professor
- Julie E. Volkman - Assistant Professor
- Thomas Zammarelli - Lecturer
Kevin PearceAssociate Professor, Communication
Faculty Suite F, Room 2407
I have been at Bryant University for 19 years and have loved every minute of it! I received my undergraduate degree in Radio/Television/Film from San Jose State University. I have a MA in Telecommunications and Film from San Diego State University and an MBA from URI. My Ph.D. is from Kent State University where I focused on Media Studies. I am acting Chair for the Fall semester, 2016.
I have taught a number of classes here at Bryant University. My research interests include Research Methods, Intercultural Communication, Global Communication, and Mass Communication. However, I do teach a variety of other courses.
New Communication Technology, Mediated Interpersonal Communication, Mass Communication, Family Communication
- Eastern Communication Association
- International Communication Association
- National Communication Association
- Excellence in Teaching Award
- Outstanding Service Award
- Teaching Award
- 2004, NATPE Educational Grant
Pearce, K., Does the rise of social media make the press unnecessary?, ABC-CLIO.
Pearce, K., Baran, S., Foregrounding Morality: Encouraging Parental Media Literacy Intervention Using the TARES Test for Ethical Persuasion, Journal of Media Literacy Education.