Welcome Back!

Welcome Back, Huskies! The faculty and staff of the Department of Communication welcome you back to campus! We are all so impressed by your resilience and grateful for your compassion over these many months. The power of ethical, inclusive, and effective Communication has been brought into sharp focus during this time, and we are delighted … Read More

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Kristina Scharp Receives 2021 ICA Early Career Scholar Award

At the 71st Annual International Communication Association (ICA) Conference, Assistant Professor Kristina Scharp won the prestigious Early Career Scholar Award. The award honors a scholar no more than seven years past receipt of the Ph.D. for a body of work that has contributed to knowledge of the field of communication and shows promise for continued … Read More

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Devon Geary Receives UW’s Excellence in Teaching Award

The Department of Communication is delighted to announce that our graduate student and doctoral candidate, Devon Geary, has received the University of Washington’s 2021 Excellence in Teaching Award. The Excellence in Teaching Awards were created to recognize the contributions of graduate student instructors to the scholarship of teaching and learning. Graduate instructors enrich the classroom … Read More

Carmen Gonzalez Receives UW Population Health Initiative Grant

In March 2021, Assistant Professor Carmen Gonzalez received one of eight pilot research grant awards from the University of Washington Population Health Initiative. The total value of these awards is roughly $530,000. Dr. Gonzalez is Co-Principal Investigator for the Bi-directional Research Digital Engagement (BRIDGE) project, with Dr. Nathalia Jimenez, research director of the Latino Center … Read More

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Benjamin Mako Hill Receives NSF CAREER Award

In April 2021, Assistant Professor Benjamin Mako Hill received the prestigious Faculty Early Career Development Program (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF). The CAREER award supports early-career faculty who have the potential to serve as academic role models in research and education, and to lead advances in the mission of their department or … Read More

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Comm Lead Program Welcomes New Leadership

At the start of the new year, the Communication Leadership graduate program welcomed new leaders, Gretchen Ludwig and Dr. Ekin Yasin. As the program’s new Associate Director, Ludwig joins the program just six months after Dr. Yasin took the helm as Director, bringing a fresh perspective to the leadership team. These are exciting changes as … Read More

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UWCOM Shines at NCA 2020

The 106th National Communication Association NCA Annual Convention was held virtually from November 19-22, 2020. In addition to presenting papers and leading panels, Department of Communication faculty and students have earned much-deserved recognition for their academic explorations and scholarship. Read below for more details: Top 4 Student Papers in the Rhetoric of Science, Technology, and … Read More

Evolution of the COM Journalism program

Dear UW Department of COM community, In the midst of these challenging times for the world, including higher education, we have been delivering responsive, dynamic coursework online, but also designing the next evolution of our Journalism Program. You are vital members of our community, and we wanted you to be among the first to know … Read More