Portrait of Department Chair Anne Marie Todd

Dr. Anne Marie Todd

Department Chair















Chair’s Welcome

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies!

We are proud to serve more than 1,000 undergraduate and graduate students.

Communication is at the heart of the human experience. In our department, we emphasize the power of communication to create and shape our social worlds.

The department’s mission is to educate individuals in competent and ethical communication for meaningful participation in diverse local and global communities.

Our motto is “Listen, Speak, and Engage!

This means that as a Communication Studies student, you will

  • Learn about theories of communication and apply them to everyday life.
  • Conduct original research about human communication through multiple methods.
  • Develop skills to ethically and effectively communicate in a variety of settings.

Communication Studies students graduate prepared to contribute to the community in ethical, responsible, and productive ways.

We are thrilled you are here!

Dr. Anne Marie Todd