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Faculty and Staff

The Communication Studies department is made up of fifteen full-time (tenured/tenure-track) and nine adjunct faculty members. The faculty provide the department with a wide range of academic and professional expertise across the discipline.


Featured
Graduating Senior

Ashley GildnerAshley Gildner

I am a graduating senior with a Concentration in Organizational Communication. I have recently received a job offer as an Executive Team Leader at Target!! In this position, I will be acting as a leader on duty for the store; assisting in the recruiting and hiring process; and training new employees. My position as the Area Coordinator in the BU Kehr Union, as well as my Human Resource internship at PeopleShare, has prepared me the most for my new career. Courses such as Interviewing, Organizational Communication Theory and Communication Training in Organizations have also helped me with my career path. If it wasn’t for my courses in the major, involvement on campus, and my professors’ help, I would not be where I am today. A special thanks to Dr. Turnage and Dr. Bodenman for guiding me in all the right directions. Without your guidance I would not have achieved so much. For future Communication Majors, never stop setting goals and reaching your fullest potential! You can do anything you set your mind to, just BU!


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Featured Student

Karli Miiler

Karli Miller

One thing I’ve learned this semester in the Comm. Department is to not underestimate my abilities! What began as a paper in Dr. La Valley’s Family Communication course has developed into my Honors Program Thesis and has only grown since. Recently, I presented my research “Queering Marital Typologies: A Modern Recreation of Fitzpatrick’s Typological Approach Using Queer Couples” at the Eastern Communication Association annual conference in Baltimore, where I received recognition for having a Top 5 Paper in the Undergraduate Scholar’s Conference. I also will be presenting my research in Lambda Pi Eta's (the Communication Studies Honor Society) Top Scholarship competition (for the second year in a row!).

Department Faculty

Eric C. Miller, Ph.D.

Eric C. Miller, Ph.D.Eric C. Miller joined the department in fall 2013 after completing a Ph.D. at the Pennsylvania State University. His research focuses on religious participation in the public square, with special attention to conservative Christian political activism. A regular presenter at regional and national conferences, his writing has appeared in Rhetoric and Public Affairs, the Journal of Communication and Religion, Advances in the History of Rhetoric, and Voices of Democracy.

Dr. Miller teaches CS 321: Argument and Analysis, CS 106: Small Group Communication, and CS 103: Public Speaking, as well as a special topics course, CS 495: Studies in Propaganda. He comes to each of these with a "civic engagement" focus, encouraging students not just to become better speakers, but to think seriously about what they want to say. Students who enroll in any these courses will be encouraged to realize their potential both as thinkers and as citizens.

Additionally, Dr. Miller serves on several departmental committees, represents the department at the University Forum, edits the department newsletter, and serves as co-adviser to BU NORML, the campus chapter of the National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws.