Department of Communication Studies
U.S. Ambassador-at-Large, International Religious Freedom, Former Emerson TrusteeStay focused and never lose your dream. Dreams don't have an expiration date.
Elspeth Cypher '80
Associate Justice, Massachusetts Appeals CourtParticipate in extracurricular activities, especially debate and forensics. They're instrumental in training you to think and speak, as well as preparing you academically for graduate school.
Director of Digital Strategy for Moyers & CompanyAt Emerson, there are so many opportunities to produce; there's little excuse for sitting in your dorm room thinking, "Someday I'd like to..." Also, consider forensics - the training is invaluable. And eat breakfast regularly.
Raj Sharma '83
Managing Director of Investments/private wealth advisor, Merrill LynchBe a continuous learning machine. The best thing you can do is add to your knowledge in several dimensions.
Faculty experts can comment on the upcoming 2013 Boston mayoral race as well as a range of political stories, including initial coverage and ongoing developments leading up to the Massachusetts gubernatorial race in November 2014.
Communication studies dept. news
Find out how Communication Studies students, faculty, and alumni are exploring and reshaping the way the world communicates.
Dr. Richard West learned that his co-edited anthology ("Sourcebook of Family Communication"/Sage Publications) was selected as the Outstanding Book for the Family Communication Division. The Division, one of the largest units in the National Communication Association (NCA), selects a book each year that represents "exemplary scholarship" as it relates to the family and all of its various issues, themes, and challenges. The award will be presented at NCA"s annual convention in Washington D.C. in November. The book is co-edited with Lynn Turner (Marquette University), who, like West, is a past President of NCA.