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School of Social Research and Justice Studies

ContactMary Stewart, Ph.D. - Director, School of Social Research and Justice Studies
Phone(775) 682-6481
Fax(775) 784-1358
Location Mack Social Science
Address 1664 N. Virginia Street
MS 300
Reno, NV 89557
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Department of Communication Studies


Communication Studies is a discipline that addresses communication processes at work in virtually all human activities. The University of Nevada, Reno program focuses on these processes as they occur in: a) public advocacy and civic engagement, and b) relational dynamics. A balance of contemporary social science and critical-cultural perspectives on human communication guide our teaching and research efforts. Accordingly, we emphasize a breadth of research methodologies. Our mission embraces the importance of contributing new knowledge while maintaining high standards of teaching and advising. We see research, teaching, and professional service as mutually reinforcing. We view the refinement of communication skills as central to achieving civility and effectiveness in personal and professional activities. The power of communication inspires our commitment to students and the greater Nevada community.

Gwen A. Hullman, Ph.D. - Chair of Department, Associate Professor

Gwen A. Hullman received her Ph.D. from Kent State University. Hullman is the director and an Associate Professor in the Division of Communication Studies. She teaches classes in the areas of interpersonal communication and research methods. Hullman is the recipient of teaching awards from The International Communication Association, and The National Communication Association, and College of Liberal Arts at The University of Nevada. Gwen Hullman research interests include communication competence, communication mediation, and message design in both interpersonal and media contexts. Her work is published in academic journals such as communication Monographs, Health Communication, Communication Reports, Communication Research Reports, and the Newspaper Research.

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