DEPARTMENT OF COMMUNICATION

Communication Professor Dron Mandhana in class

Students study the complexities and intricacies of communication within our increasingly intercultural and mediatized world, emphasizing communication’s role in creating a just and equitable society.

Our undergraduate and graduate programs embrace the centrality of communication in all aspects of personal, professional, and public life as well as the centrality of culture to communication. The curriculum approaches Communication as a practice of and means toward achieving social justice, primarily via multifaceted forms of storytelling and dialogue. We offer courses that reflect the entirety of the discipline, rather than two or three areas; we consciously commit to providing Villanova students with a comprehensive education that spans the range of the discipline from a critical perspective, including rhetorical studies, media production and media studies, journalism, interpersonal and intercultural communication, organizational communication, performance studies, public relations and advertising.

Acting Chair Spring 2022

Thomas Ksiazek, PhD

Associate Professor

610-519-8944

Chair

Heidi Rose, PhD

Professor

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Undergraduate Program Coordinator

Jarryd Kainz

Garey Hall, Room 28

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Administrative Assistant 

Loretta Chiaverini

Garey Hall, Room 28

610-519-4750

WATERHOUSE FAMILY INSTITUTE

The Waterhouse Family Institute (WFI), highlights the centrality of Communication in the creation of social change. Our goal is to serve as the center of an international network of Communication scholars, practitioners, and activists working to create a more just social world.

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