Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies seeks to establish an environment in which students and faculty mutually explore the creation, transmission, reception, and understanding of messages in order to appreciate more fully human communication in all its forms. A capacity for the reflective examination of symbol use has long situated communication studies within the liberal arts tradition, and the specific focus of our discipline on message and meaning has established a unique place for Communication Studies in the modem liberal arts curriculum. Consistent with the mission of the College, Department of Communication Studies course offerings are a vital part of the general education program, reflect an emphasis on both practice and theory, and expose students to a variety of research methods.

 
Name Title Phone
Patricia English Associate Professor and Department Co-Chair 507-933-7372 web
Phillip Voight Associate Professor and Department Co-Chair 507-933-7369
Leila Brammer Professor 507-933-6190 web
Martin Lang ’95 Associate Professor
Beatriz Torres Associate Professor 507-933-7346
Pamela Conners Assistant Professor 507-933-6170
Melody Hoffmann Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7367
Sarah Wolter ’02 Visiting Assistant Professor 507-933-7365
Jane Chouanard Administrative Assistant 507-933-7414
John Braun Professor Emeritus
Bill Robertz ’51 Professor Emeritus