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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://jmc.kent.edu
 
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
http://vcd.kent.edu

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, and the School of Visual Communication Design offers workshops created for graduate students tackling multidisciplinary design research and for industry professionals engaged in interactive design methods and technology.
 

School of Communication Studies
  • BARBATO, CAROLE A. (1974) Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2002
  • BENTLEY, LAURIE S. (1994) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., Kent State University, 1996
  • CAI, BEI (2002) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1996
  • CHENEY, GEORGE (2011) Professor, Ph.D., Purdue University, 1985
  • CHILD, JEFFREY (2007) Associate Professor, Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2007
  • CHUNG, JAE EUN (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles), 2010
  • CLINE, REBECCA J. (2009) Professor, Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 1975
  • CRUME, ALICE L. (2005) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., Bowling Green State University, 1995
  • DUNCAN, ROZELL R. (1989) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1996
  • EGBERT-SCHEIBELHOFFER, NICHOLE L. (2000) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Georgia, 2000
  • GOODALL, CATHERINE E. (2009) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2009
  • HARIDAKIS, PAUL M. (2000) Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2000
  • HOLLENBAUGH, ERIN E (2003) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2008
  • LIN, MEI-CHEN (2003) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Kansas, 2003
  • MCCULLOUGH, JENNIFER (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., The Ohio State University, 2007
  • MEYER, JANET R. (1998) Associate Professor, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1989
  • NELSON, JEFFREY A. (1971) Associate Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., The University of Michigan, 1972
  • PLANALP, SALLY (2011) Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1983
  • PONDER, JAMES D. (2007) Lecturer
  • TREBING, JAMES D. (1990) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1990
  • WAITE, LISA A. (1991) Associate Lecturer, Regional Campuses, M.A., The University of Akron, 1985
  • WEARDEN, STANLEY T. (1984) Professor and Dean, Ph.D., The University of North Carolina, 1987
  • WEBBER, CAROLYN R (2012) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, Ph.D., University of Utah, 2008
School of Journalism and Mass Communication
  • BAILEY, EVAN B. (2003) Assistant Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2009
  • BATCHELOR, ROBERT P. (2010) Assistant Professor
  • BLASE, GREGORY M. (1985) Assistant Professor, M.A., Xavier University, 1985
  • BOWEN, CANDACE P. (1995) Associate Professor, M.A., Northern Illinois University, 1984
  • BUTLER, MARY E. (2004) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.A., University of Texas (Austin), 2004
  • COLLINS, FRANCES L. (1992) Associate Professor, M.A., The Ohio State University, 1980
  • COOMBS, DANIELLE (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Louisiana State University, 2007
  • EWING, MICHELE E. (2002) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1989
  • FRUIT, JEFFREY W. (1998) Professor, M.A., The Ohio State University, 1977
  • GOODMAN, S. MARK (2008) Professor and Knight Chair, 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
  • HIPSMAN-SPRINGER, BARBARA (1987) Associate Professor, M.A., Sangamon State University, 1980
  • IDSVOOG, KARL A. (2004) Associate Professor, M.A., University of Wisconsin, 1975
  • KUSHNER, CHERYL L. (2009) Assistant Professor, B.S. Kent State University, 1993
  • LABELLE, DAVID M. (2010) Lecturer
  • LEACH, JANET C. (2003) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 2006
  • LEE, HYANGSOOK (2007) Assistant Professor, M.Ed., Ohio University, 1998
  • MARINO, JACQUELINE A. (1990) Associate Professor, B.A., Kent State University, 1994
  • MCKENNEY, MITCHELL J. (2001) Assistant Professor, Regional Campuses, M.B.A., Kent State University, 2008
  • MOORE, STEFANIE A. (2001) Assistant Professor, M.S., Kent State University, 2007
  • MURRAY, GORDON J. (1982) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1998
  • ROBERTS, TIMOTHY A. (2003) Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 2010
  • SASSO, EUGENE F. (2010) Lecturer
  • SCHIERHORN, ANN B. (1985) Professor, M.S.J., Northwestern University, 1973
  • SHELTON, EUGENE JR. (2001) Associate Professor, B.A., Kent State University, 1972
  • SLEDZIK, WILLIAM E. (1992) Associate Professor, M.S., State University of New York (Buffalo), 1992
  • SMELTZER, DAVID F. (2005) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Ohio University, 2007
  • WARDELL, WENDY A. (2012) Lecturer, B.S., University of Akron, 1991
  • WHALEY, A. BENNETT (1980) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Indiana University, 1980
  • WILLIAMS, TRACI E. (1995) Associate Lecturer, M.A., Kent State University, 2005
  • ZAKE, SUSAN K. (2007) Lecturer
School of Library and Information Science
  • BEDFORD, DENISE A.D. (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Berkley), 1993
  • BICE, MICHAEL (2010) Professor, M.H.A. University of Michigan, 1970
  • BOON, BELINDA (2006)Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Texas (Austin), 2006
  • BRODIE, CAROLYN S. (1989) Professor, Ph.D., Texas Woman's University, 1988
  • BYERLY, GREG W. (1975) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 1979
  • FAST, KARL V. (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Western Onterio, 2010
  • FROEHLICH, THOMAS J. (1988) Professor, Ph.D., Duquesne University, 1975
  • GRACY, KAREN (2007) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of California (Los Angeles), 2001
  • HARPER, SARAH M. (2001) Associate Professor, Ph.D., Kent State University, 2003
  • LAMBERT, FRANK (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 2008
  • LATHAM, KIERSTEN F. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Emporia State University, 2009
  • LENSENMAYER, NANCY (2010) Lecturer, AMLS, University of Michigan, 1972
  • MARTENS, MARIANNE (2012) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2012
  • MATTESON, MIRIAM (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., University of Maryland, 2009
  • NICHOLS, MARY A. (1996) Associate Lecturer, M.L.S., Kent State University, 1993
  • ROBINS, DAVID B. (2004) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of North Texas, 1998
  • ROLAND, DANIEL (2008) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Emporia State University, 2008
  • RUBIN, RICHARD E. (1988) Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois, 1987
  • SALABA, ATHENA (1993) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Wisconsin (Madison), 1996
  • SMITH, CATHERINE L. (2010) Assistant Professor, Ph.D., Rutgers University, 2010
  • WICKS, DONALD A. (1999) Associate Professor, Ph.D., University of Western Ontario, 1997
  • ZENG, MARCIA L. (1992) Professor, Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh, 1992
  • ZHANG, YIN (1999) Professor, Ph.D., University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign), 1999
School of Visual Communication Design
  • BARNESS, JESSICA S (2012) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Minnesota (Twin Cities), 2012
  • COOREY, JILLIAN S. (2010) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., University of Illinois (Chicago), 2010
  • GOLDSMITH, DOUGLAS (1988) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Carnegie Mellon, 1988
  • INDERHEES, JOAN E. (1982) Assistant Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1986
  • KALBACK, JERRY A. (1983) Professor, M.S., State University of New York (Buffalo), 1981
  • KATILA, SANDA S. (1990) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1993
  • KENNEDY, JAIME (2007) Assistant Professor, M.F.A. The Ohio State University, 2006
  • LEBLANC, ANNMARIE (2007) Professor, M.F.A., Bowling Green State University, 1991
  • MIDDLETON, DAVID A. (1998) Associate Professor, M.A., Kent State University, 1985
  • MOINETTE, ANNETTE (2007) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1995
  • MORRILL, BRUCE C. (1985) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 1989
  • OGRADY, KENNETH J. (1997) Associate Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2000
  • RANSOM, CHRISTOPHER T. (1996) Associate Professor, M.F.A., University of Delaware, 1993
  • RENICKER, VALORA (1994) Assistant Professor, M.F.A., Kent State University, 2001
  • RINNERT, GRETCHEN (2008) Assistant Professor, MFA, North Carolina State University at Raleigh, 2008