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.


Baran, Stanley

Stanley Baran

Ph D, University of Massachusetts
MA, Pennsylvania State University
BA, University of Massachusetts

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Baran, Susan

Susan R. Baran

MA, Norwich University
BA, Rhode Island College

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Berkos, Kristen

Kristen M. Berkos

Ph D, Louisiana State University
MA, California State University, Long Beach
BA, California State University, Long Beach

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Dooley, Thomas

Thomas Francis Dooley

MFA, Columbia University, School of the Arts
BA, University of Notre Dame

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Lyons, Mary

Mary Phoebe Lyons

Ph D, University of Rhode Island
MA, University of Rhode Island
BS, Simmons College

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Morse, Chris

Chris R. Morse

Ph D, Pennsylvania State University
MA, Illinois State University
BA, Pennsylvania State University

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Pearce, Kevin

Kevin Pearce

MBA, University of Rhode Island
Ph D, Kent State University
MA, San Diego State University
BA, San Jose State University

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Robins, Mary

Mary Robins

MS, University of Bridgeport
BA, Assumption College

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Samter, Wendy

Wendy Samter

Ph D, Purdue University
MA, Purdue University
BA, LaSalle University

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Volkman, Julie

Julie E. Volkman

Ph D, The Pennsylvania State University
MA, Michigan State University
BA, The Pennsylvania State University

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Zammarelli, Thomas

Thomas Zammarelli

BS, Syracuse University

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Adjunct Faculty

Walter Franco
Mary Ann Gallo
Lisa Hunter-Mason
Michael Montecalvo
Dana Nolfe
Adam Olenn
Leslie Saylor