College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Communication


Communicating is a part of your life, whether you're smiling, talking, writing, or using the latest form of technology to stay in touch.  
Communication underlies professional as well as personal success.  

            Check out the multimedia interviews and videos of
            Dr. Michelle Kearl and Dr. Art Herbig - highlighted in
            the COAS Faculty in Focus series.  

2015 Dept. of Communication full time faculty and staff

Front row, left to right: Nadia Martinez-Carrillo, Kathy Whitcraft, Rachel Hile
Randi Boyd, Assem Nasr, Deborah Godwin-Starks
Middle row, left to right: Michelle, Kearl, Marcia Dixson, Irwin Mallin
Sarah LeBlanc, Barbara Smith
Back row, left to right: Melissa Dietrich Steve Carr, Kevin Stoller
Art Herbig, Dan Tamul

The IPFW Department of Communication offers bachelor's and master's degrees to prepare you for success in the communication field. At IPFW, you’ll receive:
-hands-on experience in the classroom, including the use of our
state-of-the-art Mac Lab
-opportunities to receive money to attend conferences so you can learn from professionals in the communication field
-work experience through our internship program
-small class sizes and personal attention from your professors
-a cost-effective degree from Purdue University, an internationally recognized leader in higher education. 

Our Mission Statement
The IPFW Department of Communication strives to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to be critically engaged citizens. Our program of study develops students' theoretical, technological, and rhetorical skills needed to achieve their professional and personal goals. Moreover, the interdisciplinary nature of our department reflects the complexity of a world facing challenges best addressed by skilled communicators.
To accomplish our mission, the role of the faculty in the Department of Communication is to:
- Develop and deliver high quality instruction;
-Maintain and present exceptional programs of research and creative endeavor; 
-Serve and inspire our profession, university, and community by sharing our expertise and scholarship