» About the School of Communication

Chapman University is poised to become a leader in the rapidly growing field of communication arts and sciences with the establishment of its new School of Communication. The school is headed by Lisa Sparks, Ph.D.

The School of Communication is home to three academic programs – the Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies (COM), the Bachelor of Arts in Strategic and Corporate Communication (SCC), and the Master of Science in Health and Strategic Communication – that were previously housed within Chapman’s Wilkinson College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences. Further innovative programs may be added in the future.

The School of Communication faculty are among the most productive scholars on the Chapman campus and in the communication discipline, publishing consistently in top academic journals, with more than 60 peer-reviewed research articles published since 2011. Communication studies faculty have also landed book contracts with highly regarded publishers such as Peter Lang, Wiley-Blackwell and Polity; serve as editors and on review boards for several academic journals; and have received numerous awards and accolades.

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Dean Lisa Sparks, Ph.D.