The fall 2016 semester introduced new faculty members and initiatives to C&IS. Dr. Evans, professor in the Department of Journalism and Creative Media, will now serve as the Associate Dean for Graduate Studies and said he looks forward to continuing to grow and invest in the doctoral program. Dr. Evans brings more than 13 years of experience to the position. His leadership is supported by a team that includes Marylou Cox, program assistant, who transitioned into her new role after serving the Telecommunication and Film department for 12 years.
This new leadership team cites the University’s investment in graduate education as an important resource as C&IS continues creating a program that excels in all areas of graduate study. A strong commitment to expanding research and welcoming new faculty members keep the C&IS doctoral program leading national rankings. C&IS continues to increase the number of graduate students each year, with 334 enrolled this fall, 50 of which are in the PhD program.
The C&IS doctoral program focuses on an interdisciplinary approach to the study of mass communication and information sciences. As students work alongside leaders in sports communication, health communication, emergent media and more they develop leadership, research and teaching skills that will continue to advance the fields of communication and information sciences.