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College of Communication and Information


131 Moulton Hall
330-672-2950
Web: www.kent.edu/cci

Academic Advising Offices:

School of Communication Studies
135 Taylor Hall
330-672-2659
www.kent.edu/comm

School of Journalism and Mass
Communication
334 Franklin Hall
330-672-8293
http://www.kent.edu/jmc

School of Library and Information Science
314 University Library
330-672-2782
www.kent.edu/slis

School of Visual Communication Design
231 Art Building
330-672-7856
www.kent.edu/vcd

The disciplines represented within the College of Communication and Information emphasize different aspects of communication and information theory, research, use and practice. Yet, they all focus on the elements and means of creating, managing, using and evaluating messages, and on information components and processes that are central to communication interaction.

The evolution of digital and electronic media has blurred the distinctions and narrowed the traditional differences between and among communication and information disciplines. The College of Communication and Information provides a coherent and unified structure for the cohesive, collaborative and convergent study of human interaction and information design, production, processing, management, exchange and evaluation, while retaining the unique perspectives and content foci of programs within each of the constituent schools.

The college includes four schools: Communication Studies, Journalism and Mass Communication, Library and Information Science and Visual Communication Design.

The college links programs with a pedagogical and research interest in new technology for information and communication uses, distribution and content. In addition, the School of Communication Studies houses the Communication Instructional Resource Lab and the Communication Research Center. The School of Journalism and Mass Communication houses two centers: the Center for Scholastic Journalism and the Media Law Center for Ethics and Access. The School of Library and Information Science houses the Center for the Study of Librarianship and the Center for the Study of Information and Religion. In partnership with regional, national and international businesses and organizations, the School of Visual Communication Design engages in multidisciplinary research focused on socially responsible design concepts.
 

School of Communication Studies
  • BACUE, AARON E. (2015) Assistant Professor, M.A., University of Delaware, 1999
  • BEAM, MICHAEL A. (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2012
  • BENTLEY, LAURIE S. (1994) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.A., Kent State University, 1996
  • BIHN-COSS, GINGER F. (2014) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 2003
  • CAI, BEI (2002) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses
  • CHILD, JEFFREY T. (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2007
  • CRUZ, JOELLE (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D. Texas A&M University, 2012
  • D'ENBEAU, SUZY M. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 2009
  • DUNCAN, ROZELL R. (1989) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • EGBERT-SCHEIBELHOFFER, NICHOLE L. (2000) Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000
  • GOODALL, CATHERINE E. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009
  • HARIDAKIS, PAUL M. (1996) Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
  • HOLLENBAUGH, ERIN E (2003) Associate Professor
  • KIM, JIHYUN (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Milwaukee), 2012
  • LIN, MEI-CHEN (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003
  • MCCULLOUGH, JENNIFER L. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
  • MEYER, JANET R. (1998) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1989
  • NELSON, JEFFREY A. (1971) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., University of Michigan, 1972
  • PONDER, JAMES D. (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2012
  • SHARMA, REKHA (2000) Assistant Professor
  • SOMMER, PAUL (2015) Lecturer, M.A., Ball State University, 2011
  • TREBING, JAMES D. (1990) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1990
  • WAITE, LISA A. (1991) Senior Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.A., University of Akron, 1985
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • ARMOUR, LUKE L. (2012) Assistant Professor, M.A., University of Akron, 2006
  • BAILEY, EVAN B. (2003) Assistant Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2009
  • BOWEN, CANDACE P. (1995) Associate Professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1984
  • BUTLER, MARY E. (2004) Assistant Professor, Regional College, M.A., University of Texas (Austin), 2004
  • COOMBS, DANIELLE (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2007
  • DWORZNIK, GRETCHEN J. (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
  • EWING, MICHELE E. (2002) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1989
  • FOSTER, DAVID A. (2014) Assistant Professor, M.A. Kent State University, 2014
  • FRUIT, JEFFREY W. (1998) Professor, M.A., Ohio State University, 1977
  • GOODMAN, S. MARK (2008) Professor, J.D., Duke University, 1985
  • HANSON, GARY L. (1998) Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1999
  • HANSON, LUETT J. (1987) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1994
  • IDSVOOG, KARL A. (2004) Associate Professor
  • LABELLE, DAVID M. (2010) Lecturer
  • LEACH, JANET C. (2003) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2006
  • MARINO, JACQUELINE A. (1990) Associate Professor, M.A., Johns Hopkins University, 2002
  • MCKENNEY, MITCHELL J. (2001) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, M.B.A., Kent State University, 2008
  • MOORE, STEFANIE A. (2001) Associate Professor, M.S., Kent State University, 2007
  • MURRAY, GORDON J. (1982) Associate Professor
  • NAPIERALSKI, JULIE A. (2013) Assistant Professor, M.S. Syracuse University, 2007
  • ROBERTS, TIMOTHY A. (2003) Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 2010
  • SHELTON, EUGENE JR. (2001) Professor
  • SINNING, NANCY (2015) Assistant Professor, M.A., Ohio University, 2012
  • SLEDZIK, WILLIAM E. (1992) Associate Professor, M.S., University of New York at Buffalo, 1992
  • SMELTZER, DAVID F. (2005) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Ohio University, 2007
  • SMITH, STEPHANIE DANES (2012) Assistant Professor, M.P.A., Harvard, 1994
  • WARDELL, WENDY A. (2012) Lecturer, B.S., University of Akron, 1991
  • WASBOTTEN, THOR L. (2012) Professor, M.S., University of Oregon, 1995
  • WILLIAMS, TRACI E. (1995) Senior Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 2005
  • YORK, CHANCE A. (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2014
  • ZAKE, SUSAN K. (2007) Assistant Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2011
School of Library and Information Science

 

  • BOON, BELINDA (2006) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin), 2006
  • FRUIT, JEFFREY W. (1998) Professor, M.A., The Ohio State University, 1977
  • GIBBONS, LEISA (2015) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Monash University, 2010
  • GRACY, KAREN (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles), 2001
  • HUDAK, CHRISTINE A. (2012) Professor, Ph.D., Cleveland State University, 1998
  • HARPER, SARAH M. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2003
  • HAJIBAYOVA, LALA (2014) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University (Bloomington), 2014
  • KHAZRAEE AFZALI, SEYED EMAD ADIN (2015) Assistant Professor
  • LATHAM, KIERSTEN F. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Emporia State University, 2009
  • LENSENMAYER, NANCY (1983) Lecturer, AMLS, University of Michigan, 1972
  • MARTENS, MARIANNE (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2012
  • MATTESON, MIRIAM (2008) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009
  • MEEHAN, REBECCA A. (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University, 1997
  • NICHOLS, MARY A. (1996) Senior Lecturer
  • ROBINS, DAVID B. (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1998
  • SALABA, ATHENA (2004) Associate Professor, University of Wisconsin (Madison), 2005
  • SHERMAN, PAUL J. (2013) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas at Austin, 1997
  • SMITH, CATHERINE L. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2010
  • ZENG, MARCIA L. (1992) Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • ZHANG, YIN (1999) Professor
School of Visual Communication Design
  • BARNESS, JESSICA S (2012) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), 2012
  • BELL, TIMOTHY (2015) Assistant Professor, M. ARCH, Columbia University, 2012
  • COOREY, JILLIAN S. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois (Chicago), 2010
  • DARLING, CHRISTOPHER C. (2014) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., School of Visual Arts, 2010
  • FIROS, DAPHNE (2014) Assistant Professor
  • GOLDSMITH, DOUGLAS (1988) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon, 1988
  • INDERHEES, JOAN E. (1982) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 1986
  • KATILA, SANDA S. (1990) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1993
  • KENNEDY, JAIME D. (2007) Associate Professor, M.F.A., The Ohio State University, 2006
  • KING, LARRIE L. (2012) Assistant Professor
  • MIDDLETON, DAVID A. (1998) Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1985
  • MOONEY, AOIFE (2013) Assistant Professor, M.A., University of Reading, 2010
  • OGRADY, KENNETH J. (1997) Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2000
  • RANSOM, CHRISTOPHER T. (1996) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Delaware, 1993
  • RENICKER, VALORA (1994) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2001
  • RINNERT, GRETCHEN (2008) Associate Professor, M.F.A, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 2008
  • ROLL, DAVID (2015) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2007