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The Department of Communication at the University of Cincinnati promotes knowledge of human communication through research, teaching, and service. We are located in an urban center within a large research university, which provides a dynamic context for connecting theory and practice.

Our award-winning faculty members share a distinctive focus on contemporary social problems. Research centers on understanding issues of voice, identity, public participation, and advocacy/leadership across communication domains including interpersonal, political, organizational, rhetorical, environmental, health, and mediated communication.

Our department promotes excellence in teaching and emphasizes experiential learning and community engagement for students through team-based projects, internships and residencies, service learning and collaboration with community organizations. We offer a nationally-certified public relations program and represent a model community engagement department. Our Master's Degree in Communication provides small cohorts with the focused attention of excellent faculty in preparing for doctoral studies or professional careers.


Please use the resources below for more information on the situation on campus and to locate individuals who can assist you with any departmental concerns. 

Coronavirus Updates: 

  • Director of Communication Undergraduate Studies: Steve Fuller |
  • Director of Public Relations Undergraduate Studies: Amber Gee |
  • Director of Graduate Studies: Omotayo Banjo |
  • Interim Department Head: Suzanne Boys |
  • Business Administrator: Jodi Bridges |
  • Financial Administrator: Vesna Kocani |


The Department of Communication recoginizes that our education system is ever-evolving during this time. In an effort to help students, faculty, and staff we have pulled together resources to help parents who are working from home and who might need educational resources for their children. 

Age of Learning is working to provide free home access to ABCmouse Early Learning Academy, Adventure Academy, and ReadingIQ during the period of the closure. These leading digital education programs include valuable educational content for Pre-K, elementary, and middle school students. 

  • Children in Preschool Through 2nd Grade ABCmouse, Early Learning Academy: 
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  • Children In Preschool through 6th Grade ReadingIQ: 
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  • For Children in 3rd Through 8th Grade Adventure Academy: 
    • Please visit 
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Should you need assistance redeeming this code or have questions about any of the products, please contact the Age of Learning Customer Support team at and they will be happy to help. 

For an extensive list of online resources for everyone (teachers, parents, students) that is continually beginning updated, start here:

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Office Location: 137 McMicken Hall | Phone Number: (513) 556-4440

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UC student body leaders use platform to empower others

October 28, 2021

University of Cincinnati student body leaders have taken on a full slate of undergraduate activities, including classes, studies, Bearcats games and leading student government for UC. Elected as president and vice president earlier this semester, the students set to work delivering on their platform of diversity and inclusion, sustainability, campus spirit, mental health and accessibility.  Initiatives so far include a Mental Health Advocacy Week, a career-ready clothing drive and civil discourse training.

UC communication professor receives distinguished scholarship...

October 15, 2021

A&S Professor of Communication, Ronald L. Jackson II, has been named the 2021 recipient of the Orlando L. Taylor Distinguished Scholarship Award in Africana Communication from the National Communication Association (NCA).    This award, the only one in the entire field of communication designed to honor a scholar who has shown dedication and commitment in the field of African American and African Diaspora communication, is named for the first Black president of the NCA, Orlando L. Taylor.    “Given that I have worked arduously to build a program of research over the last 26 years that has offered well-cited foundational texts for the study of African American communication, this is one of the most meaningful awards in my career,” Jackson said.    

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