By Leah Myers
Tuscaloosa, Ala. —The College of Communication & Information Sciences (C&IS) has promoted and hired several faculty to lead the college. These appointed leaders have taken on new positions ahead of the Fall 2023 semester, settling into their roles before students arrive.
“The team has extensive experience as researchers, educators, administrators, and leaders,” said Dr. Brian Butler, dean of C&IS. “With their energy, expertise, and attention, the college is well positioned to grow and enhance our reputation as national leaders in communication and information sciences.”
With these changes, C&IS aims to solidify its stance as a research-driven leader in communication and information studies.
Dr. Michael Bruce is the chair of the Department of Journalism and Creative Media.
Dr. Darrin Griffin is the chair of the Department of Communication Studies.
Dr. Brooke W. McKeever is the chair of the Department of Advertising & Public Relations.
Dr. Jamie Campbell Naidoo is the director of the School of Library and Information Studies.
Dr. Andrew Billings is the associate dean for Faculty.
Dr. Rebecca Britt is the associate dean for Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity.
Dr. Bill Evans is the associate dean for Graduate Studies.
Dr. J. Suzanne Horsley is the associate dean for Communication & Advancement.
Dr. Steven Yates is the associate dean for Undergraduate Studies.
Dr. Kenon A. Brown is the director of the Institute for Communication and Information Research.
Dr. Jameson Hayes is the Ph.D. Program lead.
C&IS is among the top 10 largest and most comprehensive programs in the United States, ranking among the best schools of its kind in the world. A comprehensive, multidisciplinary division, the college devotes itself to teaching, research and service at the highest level.