For more than 40 years, the School of Communication has educated students to master a rapidly changing media and communication environment; one that reflects an increasingly complex global, interactive and diverse society.
Through teaching, writing, scholarship, and partnerships, the School of Communication and its faculty empower our graduates with the knowledge, skills, and insights to become responsible, ethical professionals in all areas of the communication field and to make a difference in our economy, politics, culture and society. With our strategic blend of professional expertise and intellectual exploration, and our deep connection with the world’s communication center of Washington, D.C., we create a community of knowledge, practice and impact that keeps our students, alumni, and faculty at the leading edge of a society increasingly defined by media and communication.
Now, American University seeks a dean for SOC to join its president, provost, and strong leadership team in guiding the institution to a new level of achievement. This is an exceptional opportunity for an experienced, visionary leader who will enhance SOC’s commitment to deliver a strong professional education for undergraduate and graduate students, with a focus on public affairs and public service using the resources of Washington.
All inquiries, nominations/referrals, and resumes with cover letters should be sent electronically and in confidence to:
Vivian Brocard, Vice President
Heather Brome, Senior Associate
263 Summer Street
Boston, MA 02210
- Patricia Aufderheide, Film and Media Arts; Executive Director, Center for Social Media
- Pat Butler, Dean's Advisory Council
- Yi Chen, Graduate Student
- Wendell Cochran, Journalism; Senior Editor, Investigative Reporting Workshop
- Amy Eisman, Director of Writing Programs
- Frank Fitzmaurice, Director of Technology Services
- Maria Ivancin, Public Communication
- Leena Jayaswal, Film and Media Arts
- J. Skyler McKinley, Undergraduate Student
- Matthew Nisbet, Public Communication
- Rick Rockwell, Journalism
- Peter Starr, Dean, College of Arts and Sciences
- John Watson, Journalism
- Russell Williams, Distinguished Artist in Residence, Film and Media Arts Division
*Elizabeth Komoroski, Search Committee Staff Resource Person