Department of Communication

Welcome to The Department of Communication at Villanova University

Both individually and socially, communication shapes who we are. Our department is driven by the implications of this statement.

The study of communication in the liberal arts tradition focuses on the understanding and use of symbols that create meaning in multiple communicative contexts—global and local, personal and professional, in-person and mediated. 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 ethically, and writing clearly.

We are committed to an intellectual and creative atmosphere that enhances awareness of and respect for human dignity and ethical values. In the spirit of building collegiality and community, our faculty integrates dynamic teaching, research and publication, as well as service to the profession, community and university. As a result, students majoring in Communication participate fully in the professional, academic and co-curricular life of the discipline.


Contact Information

Dr. Heidi Rose
Performance Studies

Administrative Assistant    Loretta Chiaverini
Garey Hall, room 28

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.