Faculty Spotlight

Dr. Wright Completes Mason’s Leadership Legacy Program

Dr. Wright Completes Mason’s Leadership Legacy Program

In the ever-evolving landscape of higher education, effective leadership is crucial for fostering innovation, creating change, and nurturing the next generation of students. Fourteen years ago, Mason began a faculty development program designed to cultivate leadership skills among employees. On Friday, April 19, 2024, Dr. Catherine Wright completed the 9-month-long program with her cohort of 29 others from across the University.

Dr. Iccha Basnyat featured in Frontiers article for International Women's Day

Dr. Iccha Basnyat featured in Frontiers article for International Women's Day

In celebration of International Women's Day, Iccha Basnyat, associate professor of global health communication in the Department of Global Affairs with a joint appointment in the Department of Communication, discusses what sparked her passion for women's representation in health communication and what it is like to be a researcher in the field.

#MasonCOMM Professor Rodger Smith featured in ARLnow article

#MasonCOMM Professor Rodger Smith featured in ARLnow article

Streaming, along with better technology and the dominance of social media, can also weaken the value of AIM’s core offerings — professional-grade equipment, studios and training for content creators — says Rodger Smith, a senior instructor in the George Mason University Department of Communication. “Why go to AIM when I can be in my house and I can create a podcast that still sounds broadcast quality or I can produce video,” says Smith, who is also the faculty advisor for WGMU, the campus online radio station. “They have to offer a service that [people] can’t find anyplace else.”

Dr. Cathy Wright presents at NACADA Conference

Dr. Cathy Wright presents at NACADA Conference

Dr. Wright and Kristin Tyburczy (from CRIM) presented at NACADA on Friday, October 6. Their presentation was titled, “Work Smarter, Not Harder: Developing your Communication Plan”.

Thank you Dr. Anne Nicotera!

Thank you Dr. Anne Nicotera!

The Department of Communication wanted to share a huge THANK YOU to Mason COMM faculty member Dr. Anne Nicotera for all of her hard work and dedication to Mason COMM as the department Chair.  Dr. Nicotera’s tenure as Chair of the Department of Communication has come to an end and she will be on a much deserved break this year, but she will return to the Mason COMM faculty next year to teach!

Catherine Wright Awarded 2023 Teacher of Distinction

Catherine Wright Awarded 2023 Teacher of Distinction

The Stearns Center Teachers of Distinction are faculty members who are finalists for the Teaching Excellence Award, and who are recognized across campus for their exceptional teaching and their commitment to teaching-related activities.

Storytelling

Storytelling

This Zoom workshop event features Professor Beth Jannery and Mason Alum/former Forensics team member, David Huff. The workshop contains three elements: tools, framework, and example of effective storytelling.