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

Lyons, Mary

Mary Phoebe Lyons

Professor, Communication
Faculty Suite C, Room 214

B.S. in English Education from Simmons College, M.A. and PH.D. from University of Rhode Island. Completed all but 6 credits for the MBA in Management at Bryant. College teaching experience prior to Bryant include Instructor of English positions at Miami University (3 years) and Rhode Island College (1 year). Co-Authorwith Raymond Lesikar, Report Writing for Business.

Writing in a variety of contexts - creative, business, digital media, writing workshops for freshmen, Also new media (including video), nonfiction literary studies, image of business in literature and film.

Writing, Business Communications, Videomediated Communication, social media, social media ethics

  • Association for Business Communication
  • Association of Departments of English
  • International Association of Business Communicators
  • Modern Language Association
  • National Council of Teachers of English
  • New England Association of Teachers of English
  • Rhode Island Association of Interactive Communications
  • Rhode Island Council of Teachers of English
  • Textbook Authors Association