Chair's Message

Greetings from the Department of Communication Studies. I was first drawn to study communication when I heard the phrase, “Communication is the Beginning of Understanding.” Our undergraduate program focuses on how we Advocate, Negotiate, and Relate via communication. We have award winning professors, career events for majors, a COMM Club, and Lambda Pi Eta honor society. We are also home to the outstanding University of Nebraska-Lincoln Speech & Debate Team. The department has an excellent graduate program with emphases in Interpersonal, Family & Health Communication and Rhetoric & Public culture with research focused around communication and Civic Engagement, Health and Well-being, and Identity and Difference. We are a close-knit, hard working community; a Big Ten degree on a smaller campus in a great college town. -Dawn O. Braithwaite, Willa Cather Professor and Department Chair