PhD Students and Professors


Getting to Know the Communication Area

The Communication area of the interdisciplinary doctoral program in the School of Communication and Information has faculty with research interests in five interconnected areas:

  • Communication and Technology
  • Health Communication
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Language and Social Interaction
  • Organizational Communication

Our world class faculty have been recognized nationally and internationally with various awards for their scholarship, including top paper awards, article awards, book awards, and career awards.

Doctoral students in Communication conduct problem-oriented research at the intersection of these areas that focuses on a variety of prominent contemporary topics, such as social networks, social media, online privacy and anonymity, children's media use, community health programs, health campaigns, medical provider-patient interaction, interaction on emergency and emotional support telephone lines, family involvement in palliative care, global teams, organizational change, corporate social responsibility, and institutional leadership. 

For more information contact COM area coordinator, Matthew Matsaganis.