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The School of Information (iSchool) at Kent State University is pleased to announce the promotion of three faculty to associate professor with tenure: Assistant Professor Marianne Martens (MLIS program), Assistant Professor Rebecca Meehan (M.S. Health Informatics program), and Assistant Professor Catherine L. Smith (MLIS program).  Their new appointments will be effective August 18, 2018.

Emeriti Faculty

  • Shirley Dubetz, Ph.D.
  • Jerry Feezel, Ph.D.
  • William Gorden, Ph.D.
  • Johnny Miller, Ph.D.
  • Nancy Mitchell, Ph.D.
  • Carl Moore, Ph.D.
  • Jeff Nelson, Ph.D.
  • Bruce Riddle, Ph.D.
  • Alan Rubin, Ph.D.
  • Rebecca Rubin, Ph.D.
  • Dave Stillson, Ph.D.
  • David Trebing, Ph.D.
  • Stanley Wearden, Ph.D.

Each year, the Kent State University Teaching Council hosts the Celebrating College Teaching Conference.

At the conference, faculty members who “have made a difference in the life of a student” are recognized and receive a formal certificate from the Office of the Provost.

As part of its commitment to building global scholars and citizens, CCI sent the largest cohort in the college’s history to Chengdu, China, this July to participate in the prestigious Sichuan University Summer Immersion Program (UIP). CCI’s Sichuan Scholars took classes with a cohort of students from select programs around the world, taught by faculty from top universities across the globe. Twenty-three CCI students, four students from the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising and three students from Kent State Trumbull were selected to be CCI’s 2017 Sichuan Scholars.

After a year of renovations, Taylor Hall will reopen for classes on Monday, Aug. 28. The Schools of Communication Studies (COMM) and Visual Communication Design (VCD) share the space in the modernized, four-floor building. The May 4 Visitors Center also calls Taylor Hall home and will reopen with normal hours on Sept. 5.

School of Communication Studies associate professor Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., was recently named editor of the Journal of Family Communication. In this role, Child will manage submissions and publications for issues published from 2018 through 2020. He will begin his work mid-2017.

School of Communication Studies assistant professor, Suzy D’Enbeau and graduate student, Daniel Socha will be recognized with Top Paper awards from the National Communication Association (NCA). The award recipients will be awarded at the NCA Annual Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

The School of Communication Studies at Kent State University welcomes new assistant professor, Yesim Kaptan, Ph.D., to the global communication concentration beginning the Fall 2016 semester. Prior to coming to Kent State, Kaptan was associate professor in the Faculty of Communication at Izmir University of Economics in Izmir, Turkey. She was also a visiting scholar at the Project for Advanced Research in Global Communication (PARGC) at the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.