• Greetings from the Department of Communication! Read our latest news here.
  • We are proud to welcome new Assistant Professor Dr. Jeannette Sutton, who comes to us from the University of Colorado. Dr. Sutton’s research focus is on the evolving role of information and community technology, including social media and mobile devices, for disaster preparedness, response, and recovery. Dr. Sutton will also be assuming the role of Director of the Division of Risk Sciences for our college. Please join us in welcoming Dr. Sutton!
  • This Fall, Dr. Alan Desantis will be heading up our college’s new Living Learning Program CI Connect, located at UK’s newly built Champions Court. Read the full story on UKNow.
  • Dr. Shari Veil recently received an “Education Abroad Program Site Visit” grant, which she will use to set up a new education abroad site in Brussels, Belgium! Read more about Study Abroad Opportunities for Communication students…
  • Congratulations to our Chair and Professor, Dr. Elisia Cohen! Dr. Cohen was recently awarded the 2014 Sarah Bennett Holmes Award, sponsored by the UK Women’s Forum. The award is granted annually to “women working at the University who promote the growth and well-being of other women at the University and across the Commonwealth.”
  • Congratulations to Dr. Douglas Boyd! Dr. Boyd has been notified that he will be the recipient of this year’s Distinguished Education Service Award. The Distinguished Education Service Award is awarded by the Broadcast Education Association (BEA) yearly, “to an individual who has made a significant and lasting contribution to the American system of electronic media education by virtue of a singular achievement or continuing service for or in behalf of electronic media education.” This year’s award will be presented this April at a ceremony during the BEA conference in Las Vegas. See story on UKNow…
  • Great turnout for the Spring Information Fair!

  • Dr. J. David Johnson recently published his eighth book, entitled Dosage: A Guiding Principle for Health Communicators. The book outlines the best practices for communication in a health care setting.
  • Congratulations to our wonderful teacher and internship director, Cyndy Miller. Ms. Miller won the the University of Kentucky Alumni Association’s 2014 Great Teacher Award!
  • Dr. Elisia Cohen is the editor of the International Communication Association’s Communication Yearbook, which is released annually.
  • KCHC 2014 is quickly approaching! UK’s Department of Communication has proudly hosted the biennial Kentucky Conference on Health Communication since 1989. The focus for the 2014 conference is “Health Communication Partnerships.”
    Click here for more details on KCHC 2014
  • Department of Communication faculty member Dr. Douglas Boyd and Dr. G.T. Lineberry, Associate Provost for Faculty Advancement, visited Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia this month to host an annual alumni dinner for UK graduates. Dr. Boyd and Dr. Lineberry are pictured here with Communication graduate Kim Chopra (’03, far left), her husband Serb Jodha (a UK Engineering graduate, far right) and two of the newest additions to the UK family, their twin sons.
  • Dr. Alan Desantis was a guest recently on WBUR Boston’s On Point with Tom Ashbrook, where he weighed in on the problem of “Adderall on Campus.” Listen to the February 6 recording here.
  • Faculty and graduate students get to know each other and learn about current research endeavors at the annual “Meet-and-Greet.”
    Click here to learn more about the Graduate Program in Communication.