College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Communication

          On July 1, 2015, Dr. Marcia Dixson will assume her new role as
     Assistant Vice Chancellor of Teaching and Learning. Although she'll
     remain a faculty member in the Department of Communication, her new
     home will be in Kettler 176.
          We thank her for her invaluable contributions to the department,
      and will miss having her energy and unwavering focus here in the      
      office on a regular basis.
          We wish her the very best in this new, exciting position!
          And beginning June 1, 2015, Dr. Rachel Hile, Associate Professor
      of English, will be joining the department as Interim Chair for the 
      2015-16 academic year.  We are extremely pleased that she is here,
      and look forward to the opportunity to work with her.
        Dr. Rachel Hile, the Department of Communication welcomes you!

                 Dr. Marcia Dixson 5/30/15    Rachel Hile, Interim Chair


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.

Dept. of Communication August 2014

Front row, left to right: Dan Tamul, Randi Boyd, Marcia Dixson,
Kathy Whitcraft, Wei Luo
Back row, left to right: Adam Dircksen, Kevin Stoller, Melissa Dietrich,
 Assem Nasr, Sarah LeBlanc, Steve Carr, Michelle Kearl, Art Herbig,
Barb Smith, Irwin Mallin, Deborah Godwin-Starks

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.
  • cost-effective degree from Purdue University, an internationally recognized leader in higher education.

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