Faculty Spotlight

#MasonCOMM Journalism Coordinator, Kate Sweeney,

#MasonCOMM Journalism Coordinator, Kate Sweeney,

Kate Sweeney is a Professor and the Journalism Program Coordinator in the Department of Communication. In this role she serves as the primary contact point for journalism instructors to motivate curriculum changes and updates.

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#MasonCOMM's Award Winning Faculty David Miller Is Always Learning!

#MasonCOMM's Award Winning Faculty David Miller Is Always Learning!

Professor Miller waded into academia nearly 27 years ago and has spent the last 12 years at Mason's Department of Communication. He says he is still learning the ropes. "My job requires me to keep up-to-date and in tune with what students find interesting," says Miller. "Our industry is changing every six to nine months, and as far as what students have available to them today, it is a great time to be part of it all.  Plus, students have a lot to offer as well."

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Melissa Broeckelman-Post Honored

Melissa Broeckelman-Post Honored

#MasonCOMM congratulates Dr. Broeckelman-Post on being one of six Mason faculty to be honored with the Presidential Medal for Faculty Excellence by President Washington.

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#MasonCOMM Full Professor, Carl Botan, Retires at the End of the Semester

#MasonCOMM Full Professor, Carl Botan, Retires at the End of the Semester

The Department of Communication would like to formally announce the retirement of Professor Carl Botan. After decades in the field both as an academician and a practitioner, Botan has left a mark in the world of research, public relations, and strategic communication. After fourteen years with the department, Botan claims he is looking forward to completing several projects but will miss working with students and learning from them. He left a lasting impression on not only this department but the field of public relations as a whole and we will miss him dearly.

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Andy Finn, Long Time #MasonCOMM Faculty to Retire

Andy Finn, Long Time #MasonCOMM Faculty to Retire

The Department of Communication would like to announce the retirement of Professor Andy Finn. While we will miss his daily presence in the department and his thoughtful discussions in the office between classes, we look forward to learning more about his upcoming projects and know that he will probably be busier now than he has before.

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Faculty Feature: Mathis Cannot Imagine Doing Anything Else

Faculty Feature: Mathis Cannot Imagine Doing Anything Else

Sara Mathis is an Assistant Professor and the Basic Course Coordinator for the Department of Communication. In these roles she is responsible for not only teaching students but training and supervising instructors for COMM 101: Fundamentals of Communication. Mathis loves her job so much, she claims she cannot imagine doing anything else.

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