Communication Studies Faculty
Spencer Kimball, Esq, JD, MS, MA
B.A. University of Hartford, M.A. University of Hartford, M.S. Suffolk University, J.D. Massachusetts School of Law
Spencer Kimball teaches the Political Communication and Communication Studies Capstone courses for graduating seniors and is the advisor for the Emerson Pre-Law Society and the Emerson College Polling Society. He is a Member of the American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR), American Association of Political Consultants, (AAPC) and is certitfied in Human Subject research by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI).
He is a national pundit quoted in a variety of publications including the Wall Street Journal, Boston Globe, Huffington Post, Washington Post, Fox News, the National Journal, and National Public Radio (NPR).
Kimball also teaches Public Communication at the graduate level and the course Policy, Advocacy and Public Opinion at the undergraduate level. He has been published in the American Behavioral Scientist (ABS) and the International Association of Business Discplines (IABD).
For the last 12 years, he has specialized in Strategic Communication crafting campaign messages for candidates and issues throughout the country. His use of automated polling has revolutionized political campaign communication message strategies.
Kimball is also a small business owner, serving as the founder and CEO of Kimball Political Consulting, LLC. KPC provides survey research, message strategy and organization to political campaigns around the country. Their client list includes Presidential candidates, U.S. Senators, U.S. Congressmen, Governors and State Senators/ Representatives from over 40 states since 2002.
Politics, Advocacy, and Public Opinion (CC303), Capstone in Leadership, Politics, and Social Advocacy (CC475), Capstone in Communication Studies (CC476)
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.