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Donate to the PFW Communication Department so that we can continue holding special events and projects like our annual Communication Student Showcase.


Do you hold a Master's degree or higher in Communication or a relevant field? Are you interested in teaching college-level classes? If so, fill out this brief survey letting us know which classes you'd like to teach, when you're available to teach, and in what format you'd like to teach. If there's a match with what we need, we'll ask you for more information.

Department of Communication

Spring 2021 Priority Registration Begins October 26th

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COVID-19 Coronavirus Temporary Resources

Purdue Fort Wayne has extended Spring Break for students through 22 March, and has indefinitely moved all classes to online instruction until further notice.

If you are a student and have any questions or concerns specific to your class, you should contact your instructor first.

If you are a faculty member, feel free to consult the COM Department's Coronavirus COVID-19 Teaching Resources page. This password-protected collaborative document will allow instructors to see what others are doing and to share resources and other helpful suggestions for dealing with temporary teaching disruptions.

Everyone also may want to consult the resources below:

Purdue University Fort Wayne Coronavirus COVID-19 Resource Page

While these are less than ideal circumstances, I am committed to helping connect you to the right people or resources. While I may not have any immediate solutions or answers, I will do my best to facilitate communication and accurate information related to the department and our classes. Please contact me at or 260-481-6545 if I can help. I also will hold online office hours beginning Monday, 23 Mar on most Mondays and Wednesdays from 1:30 - 2:45 PM at until further notice. No need to schedule an appointment; meetings are first come, first served.

Steven Alan Carr, PhD
Professor and Acting Chair of Communication

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The PFW Department of Communication strives to prepare undergraduate and graduate students to be critically engaged citizens. Our program of study develops students' theoretical, technological, and rhetorical skills needed to achieve their professional and personal goals. Moreover, the interdisciplinary nature of our department reflects the complexity of a world facing challenges best addressed by skilled communicators.
To accomplish our mission, faculty in the Department of Communication work to:

  • Develop and deliver high quality instruction;
  • Maintain and present exceptional programs of research and creative endeavor; 
  • Serve and inspire our profession, university, and community by sharing our expertise and scholarship

Check out the multimedia interviews and videos of Dr. Michelle Kelsey and Dr. Art Herbig -
highlighted in the COAS Faculty in Focus series.      

The PFW Department of Communication offers bachelor's and master's degrees to prepare you for success in the communication field. In our classes, you’ll receive:

  • hands-on experience in the classroom, including the use of our state-of-the-art Mac Lab
  • opportunities to receive money to attend conferences so you can learn from professionals in the communication field
  • work experience through our internship programs, small class sizes and personal attention from your professors
  • a cost-effective degree from Purdue University, an internationally recognized leader in higher education. 

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