Department of Communication

Welcome to The Department of Communication at Villanova University

The study of communication in the liberal arts tradition focuses on the understanding and use of symbols that create meaning in multiple communicative contexts. The discipline is grounded in ancient rhetorical traditions and is influenced by contemporary intellectual, artistic and technological developments. Our mission is to produce well-rounded communicators capable of speaking and listening well, thinking critically and writing clearly.

We strive to embody this mission in several ways. Specifically, the department is committed to an intellectual atmosphere that enhances awareness of and respect for human dignity and ethical values. These values prepare students for a changing and multicultural world. In the spirit of building collegiality and community, our faculty integrates effective teaching, research and publication, as well as service to the profession, community and university. As a result, students majoring in Communication are offered the opportunity to participate fully in the professional, academic and extracurricular life of the discipline.

Contact Information

Chair
Dr. Heidi Rose
Professor
Performance Studies
610-519-6434

Administrative Assistant    Loretta Chiaverini
Garey Hall, room 28
610.519.4750
loretta.chiaverini@villanova.edu

Speech tutoring

Big speech planned this semester? The Center for Speaking and Presentation tutors specialize in speech anxiety, preperation, and delivery to assist the student in doing their best work. Appointment dates are as follows:

Sunday, Tuesday, Wednesday  7:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday, Thursday 1:00pm - 5:00pm

Location: Falvey 214

For questions contact:

tutoring-coordinator@villanova.edu

Vince Thomas

Imagine the opportunity to get a sneak peek of a major Hollywood movie—that’s what Vince Thomas ’17 CLAS did.

Isabella Carrillo ’15

Starting her first job at a global business advisory firm was no sweat for Isabella Carrillo ’15 CLAS.

Bill Cowen

William Cowen, EdD, was inducted into the Philadelphia Public Relations Association Hall of Fame.