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Department of Communication Studies

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Congratulations to Dr. Yiyi Yang!

Congratulations to Dr. Yiyi Yang on her recent appointment to Associate Professor! Dr. Yang is a prolific researcher with specialties in health communication and sport communication. She is currently engaged in grant-funded research that focuses on community resilience in coastal communities. The goal is to create communication practices that help save lives during hurricanes and other crises that can impact coastal communities.

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Congratulations COM Students and Faculty!

Congratulations to our COM students who earned awards and recognitions in national competitions. Fiona Johnston and Caleb Olsen earned national recognition for their podcast. Thaddaeus Freidline and Will Matthews earn two awards for their Digital Drip episode and their short form documentary promoting a community event: Cincinnati Alchemy Fest 2022. Anthony Woodruff, Alex Katsouridis, and Morgan Conley earned a Telly Award for their video, Building a Brand: KB Swim. Shout out to COM Faculty Mr. Pernell and Dr. Bolduc for their direction on these projects!

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Your financial support of Communication Studies can help us connect our students and faculty with the technology, resources, and opportunities to get the most out of our department.

Seahawks, Check Out myUNCW

Are you a current Seahawk? Visit Communication Studies in myUNCW to find more information, quick links and resources for students, faculty and staff.

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Our Guiding Principles

In the spirit of collective work and responsibility, UNCW actively fosters, encourages and promotes inclusiveness, mutual respect, acceptance and open-mindedness among students, faculty, staff and the broader community.

Department of Communication Studies

Richard K. Olsen, Department Chair

Phone: (910) 962-3448
Fax: (910) 962-7061

226 Leutze Hall
601 S. College Rd.
Wilmington, NC 28403-5933

Alternative Phone: 910.962.7744