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.


Department Faculty

Adjunct Professors

Pearce, Kevin

Kevin Pearce

Associate 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.