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

Dr. Heidi Rose
Performance Studies

Administrative Assistant   Loretta Chiaverini
Maria DiStefano
Garey Hall, room 28  610.519.4750

Center For Speaking Speech tutoring

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

Sunday & Monday  7:00pm - 11:00pm

Tuesday & Thursday 1:00pm - 6:00pm

Location: Falvey 214

For questions contact:

Veronica Manley and others

With passion and purpose Veronica Manley ’17 CLAS, and five other students, created a media toolkit for the Pennsylvania Alliance Against the Trafficking of Humans.

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.