Department Spotlight

The Department of Communication takes great pride in having a strong and award-winning faculty with diverse interest areas. The department has 23 full time faculty and a number of outstanding part-time faculty members. Our faculty members have written numerous academic journal articles, books, and book chapters.  They have edited academic journals in the profession and hold leadership positions in several professional associations.

 

#cofccomm Professor and #cofcmcomm Program Director, Dr. Mike Lee's most recent book is a 📢top seller on Amazon in the category of Political History!
We Are Not One People demonstrates how the persistence of separatist movements in American history reveals as much about the nation's politics as it does the would-be separatists. Through the examination of American myths, mottos, movies, and songs, the book shows how separatism is omnipresent in American political culture and that separatist rhetoric has shaped Americans' experience of what it means to be an American.

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Dr. Sundstrom has been collaborating with Elijah Siegler (Professor, Religious Studies) to serve as Campus Educators working with Student Ambassadors to develop community partnerships with faith communities to increase COVID-19 vaccination. They have received a $30,000 grant from IFYC: (@interfaithyouthcore): Building a Campus-Community Network to Help End the Pandemic.

Click here to read an overview of the project.

Additionally, Dr. Sundstrom also recently published an article on reproductive health and justice in Ireland. 

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Dr. Parisi's research on haptics or "virtual touch" focuses on the ways in which advances in haptics "complement and challenge the visuality of computer displays, restoring a missing dimension to our interactions with and through computers." His article, "Can't Touch This," published last week in Real Life Magazine delves into the possibilities of Meta's VR glove and the ways in which human psychology both desires and fears widespread haptic technology.

Click here to read the article.