Welcome to the Communication Studies Department
Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Academic Excellence:
Madison Hathaway, Vivian Smith, Emily Witt
Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Communication Studies:
Li Ling Lee
Outstanding Senior in Communication Studies for Dedication and Service:
Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy for Academic Excellence:
Outstanding Achievement for a Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy:
Outstanding Senior in Social Media Theory & Strategy for Dedication and Service:
The Communication Studies faculty recognizes Paige Balshy for the VPA Celebration Excellence Award. Paige joined the department as a transfer student in 2019 from Harrisburg Area Community College.
Read about Paige's Award Now!
Melissa was presented with and happily accepted the challenge of taking on two departments three weeks into the semester when circumstances required staffing changes. She went from six faculty members to 21, 270 majors to 570, and one chair to two.
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Congratulations to the Lambda Pi Eta Class of 2021! Emily Witt, Samantha Labianca, Vivian Smith, Kate Baron, Li Ling Lee, and Alexis Rute are members of Kutztown's Communication Honor Society (Xi Chapter).
Explore their Academic and Creative Accomplishments!
Congratulations to the following COM Studies students and their faculty for presenting their research at the 21st Annual Undergraduate Research and Creativity Conference: Abigail Greco (Dr. Lisa Weckerle); Daniel Hamm (Dr. Jessica Robinson); Emmeline Knowlan (Dr. Angela Cirucci).
Senior Showcase Fall 2019:
Congratulations to all our showcase participants
Experience the Showcase in 360
Senior Showcase | Fall 2019
Students discussing their posters at the senior showcase.
Tensions, Bills, and Thrills
DeSean Longino & Noel Subervi
"The Talk:" Taboo Conversations within Blended Families
Cammi Jefferson, Emily Mott, and Alexis Rodriguez
A Crisis Communication Analysis of Complications and First-Hand Accounts from 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina
David Guffy & Zach Marvil
Tiger in the Dog House: The Social Demise of an Icon
Patrick Walsh and Jarrett Cole
Get Off Your Phone! Understanding How College Student iPhone Use Impacts Communicative Competence
Casey Renaud and Callum Bartlett
It-It-It's Great to Meet You: Reducing Uncertainty in Initial Encounters
Hannah A. Srock and Ronald M. Stinson
How Users Connect with Traditional and Micro-Celebrities Through Instagram Brands
Katarina Ward and Shamin Malik
#Join WITI: Bringing Life to Women in Technology International's Social Media Strategy
"He Lives Each Day in His Own World:" Adaptive and Intensive Approaches to Communication Between Caregivers and People with Dementia
Under His Eye: Recreating Black History in The Handmaid's Tale
Cyruss Quaye and Paige Klemovage
Trump's Tweets and the Creation of a Spiral of Silence
Richard Paul Carroll and David Powers
Social Media Analytics Strategic Hub (SMASH) officially opens at KU:
The SMASH is designed to supplement the new social media theory and strategy (SMS) major. Students will be able to minor in social media theory and strategy in the spring of 2019.
Experience the SMASH in 360
Communication Studies on Video
Social Media Theory and Strategy Degrees
Kutztown University now offers a Bachelor of Science degree in Social Media Theory and Strategy.
Faculty Profile: Dr. Diana Ebersole
Dr. Diana Ebersole speaks about the Interpersonal Communication track, her most recent research projects, and the role of communication for the job market.