Message from the Chair

Jen KopfmanWelcome to the Department of Communication at the College of Charleston.  We are a dynamic, integrated program with an accomplished faculty whose teaching and research are reflective of the diversity of our discipline. Special areas of strength for the department include corporate communication and public relations, integrated media, health communication, and political communication. We aspire to help students become communication experts who write beautifully, speak eloquently, think critically, and research effectively. 

Students in our department are active in the College of Charleston community through our academic and co-curricular endeavors with the Martin Scholars mentoring programLambda Pi Eta, internships, service-learning and collaborative research research projects with faculty, and with student media. Our nationally prominent Advisory Council visits campus twice a year, engaging with students one-on-one in our mentor-protégé program and as guest speakers in the classroom. Alumni of the Department of Communication have pursued a wide range of careers, including but not limited to print and electronic journalism, public relations, advertising, information technology, sales, television production, management, emerging media, social media, and marketing. Many communication majors go on to law and graduate school.

I invite you to explore our website to learn more about our Department and the opportunities we offer our students. If you are not yet a student at the College of Charleston and are planning to visit the campus, we would be happy to arrange for you to sit in on one of our classes or to meet with some of our students or faculty. 

Please feel free to contact us with any questions about the department.  You can reach me at or visit our offices at the historic 9 College Way.

Jenifer Kopfman, Chair