heart of a university is its faculty.
At Elon, the School of Communications faculty has a love of teaching,
strong professional experience, the best academic training and
a desire to help students succeed. Combined with our small classes
and experiential learning style, it's no wonder our professors
and students have such respect for one another.
The School of Communications has more than 30 faculty and staff
members. We're a young, diverse faculty rich with experience at
newspapers and broadcast stations and in academic and corporate
settings. Our professors are wonderful teachers, and we keep attracting
the best. Before coming to Elon in 2001, our A.J. Fletcher Professor
had been selected as Virginia Professor of the Year by the Carnegie
Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Another professor
won a Pulitzer Prize for commentary and regularly serves on Pulitzer
The great majority of our faculty members have a Ph.D., law degree
or the highest degree in their discipline. A growing number are
building national reputations as scholars in such fields as cable
television policy, the colonial American press, Internet-use patterns
and the theory of media agenda-setting. They are authors of texts
and have been recognized nationally and internationally for their
Internationally, many Communications professors have worked internationally
as professionals before coming to Elon and a number of faculty
members have taught Study Abroad courses in Europe and Australia;
four have taught in China as part of Elon's summer exchange program.
Use the navigation links at the right to learn more about our
faculty and staff.
view a slide show featuring some Elon faculty members in action,
please click here.
Grady, left, and Jessica Gisclair, right, with a Chinese professor
and an Elon history professor at China's Great Wall.