School of Communication Studies

This past Christmas season, the School of Communication Studies adopted a family through the Battered Women’s Shelter of Summit and Medina Counties to help brighten the holiday for a family in need.   We were a part of a collective group of church groups, companies, government agencies, schools, civic organizations sports and social groups that...

Each year, the Kent State University School of Communication Studies partners with the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting to offer a fellowship to provide students the opportunity to travel internationally to report on overlooked stories. Students may earn up to $3,000 this year to cover travel and reporting expenses.   Any communication...

School of Communication Studies Associate Professor Jeffrey T. Child, Ph.D., released his second edition of his Introduction to Human Communication textbook, “Experience Communication” (EC). Child wrote the text to help make the latest and greatest scholarship about effective communication in the 21st century accessible to a range of people. ...

Assistant Professor for the School of Communication Studies Yesim Kaptan, Ph.D., published a chapter in the book, From Tahrir Square to Ferguson: Social Networks As Facilitators of Social Networks.   Written by Juliette Dee, Kaptan co-authored the chapter, “Laughing with Tear Gas in Our Eyes: Use of Satirical...

COMM Assistant Professor Cristin A. Compton, Ph.D., co-authored “Organizing Sexuality: Silencing and the Push-Pull Process of Co-Sexuality in the Workplace” in the Journal of Communication Vol. 67, Issue 6, 2017, 874-896.   The article was co-authored by Debbie S. Dougherty from the University of Missouri....

Updates in RED (Feb. 2, 2018)   The School of Communication Studies is now accepting applications for undergraduate and graduate scholarships to be awarded for the 2018-2019 school year. To apply for one of the COMM scholarships, visit https://scholarships.comm.kent.edu. Students must log in using their FlashLine credentials to complete the...

School of Communication Studies Assistant Professor Jennifer M. McCullough, Ph.D., co-authored “Screen Exposure During Daily Routines and a Young Child’s Risk for Having Social-Emotional Delay” in Clinical Pediatrics, Vol. 56, No. 5, 2017, 1244-1253.   “Dr. Raman was a Pediatric Fellow at Akron’s...

Since his graduation in 2013 with a Kent State University degree in communication studies, alumnus Brandon Arroyo has worked in broadcast journalism throughout Northeast Ohio. His busy schedule led to a desire to learn how to cook, which prompted an audition for the Food Network's “Worst Cooks in America." Arroyo secured a spot and joined...

COMM Assistant Professor Jennifer L. McCullough, Ph.D., co-authored “How Do You Like Your Forgiveness? Communication Style Preferences and Effects” in Communication Studies Vol. 68, No. 5, 2017, 568-587.  Her co-writers included: Andy J. Merolla, Ph.D., an assistant professor of interpersonal communication at the University of California -...

Todd Diacon, Ph.D., Kent State University provost and senior vice president, has appointed COMM Associate Professor Suzy D’Enbeau, Ph.D., to the university-level Promotion Advisory Board (PAB) for AY 2017-18.  According to Sue N. Averill, Ph.D., associate provost for Faculty Affairs, the PAB is made up of two panels, each of which deals with...