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Department of Communication


Welcome to the Department of Communication. The ability to communicate is one of the most prized skills employers seek. A survey conducted by the National Association of Colleges and Employers found that the knowledge and skills acquired in communication courses are essential in the hiring process, regardless of a student’s major.

Our award-winning faculty are actively engaged in social science research and community outreach, which provides our students with the opportunity to learn about the latest theoretical breakthroughs and practical applications firsthand. From message design and media literacy to conflict negotiation and team building, the versatility of a communication degree can prepare students for a variety of careers – just ask our alumni who give back as guest speakers, mentors and employers of our students.

We welcome you to learn more about the research, education and engagement opportunities we offer in the Department of Communication. If you have any questions, please contact us. We would love to hear from you.

Anthony M. Limperos, Ph.D.
Department Chair

Featured News


The UK Alumni Association announced the selection of 33 students who will serve as Alumni Ambassadors for the 2023-2024 academic year. As official student hosts of the University of Kentucky, Alumni Ambassadors promote the university at numerous events in partnership between the Office of the President, Office of Philanthropy and the UK Alumni Association.  

Allison Gordon honored as 2023-2024 University Research Professor

Allison Gordon, Ph.D., a professor in the College of Communication and Information Department of Communication, is one of 16 University Research Professors for 2023-24. The University Research Professorships honor faculty members who have demonstrated excellence that addresses scientific, social, cultural and economic challenges in our region and around the world. 

Great Teachers 2023: Derek Lane places emphasis on accessibility

Derek Lane, a professor in the Department of Communication at the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information, is one of this year’s Great Teacher Award recipients.

4 Wildcats named Fulbrights

The University of Kentucky Office of Nationally Competitive Awards has announced that four students have been offered Fulbright U.S. Student Program scholarships to travel abroad to teach, study or pursue research for the 2023-24 academic year.

Recipients of Fulbright grants are selected based on academic or professional achievement, as well as demonstrated leadership potential in their fields. The program operates in more than 140 countries.


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