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.


Accounting, Management, Communication departments add new faculty

There are three new faces among Bryant’s outstanding faculty this fall with the addition of Assistant Professor of Management Kai Kim, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Accounting Elena Precourt, Ph.D.,  and Communication Lecturer Julie Volkman, Ph. D. (below, left to right)

new faculty Kim, who recently earned a doctorate from University of Nebraska at Lincoln, is a member of the American Institute of Certified Public Accountants. Before his doctoral studies, Kim was a finance and operations manager at GE Asia, Allianz Life, and Citibank. His research interests include sustainability in operations and supply chain management, strategic corporate social responsibility, and innovations in supply chain management.

Precourt recently received her doctorate in Business Administration from the University of Rhode Island. While at URI, Precourt served as a research and teaching assistant for four years. Before coming to Bryant, she worked as a CPA at OneBeacon Insurance Company in Canton, MA, and Grant Thornton LLP in Boston.

Volkman has worked as a research health scientist at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Center for Healthcare Organization and Implementation Research at the Bedford Veterans Affairs Medical Center in Bedford, MA. Volkman also taught health communication at Emerson College, creating the college’s health communication minor. She also collaborated in the school’s joint graduate program with Tufts University School of Medicine, where she was an assistant adjunct clinical professor. She received her doctorate from The Pennsylvania State University in 2009.