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.

Center For Speaking Speech tutoring

Center for Speaking and Presentation - Tutoring Services

Big speech or presentation planned this semester? The Center for Speaking and Presentation can help. CSP tutors specialize in audience analysis, speech organization and delivery, managing speaking anxiety, and much more. Book an appointment or stop in today!

Location: Old Falvey 301

Spring 2019 Hours

Sunday... 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Monday... 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Tuesday... 11:30 a.m. - 2:00 & 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday... 4:00 - 9:00 p.m.
Thursday... 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.

Book An Appointment:
1. Visit
2. Select Center for Speaking & Presentation

Questions? Contact:

Milan  Dr. Cowen

Senior Communication major Milan Genovese receives the Anne Sceia Klein Award for Professional Promise in Public Relations!

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.

Contact Information

Dr. Heidi Rose
Performance Studies

Administrative Assistant 
Loretta Chiaverini
Maria DiStefano
Garey Hall, room 28