» Message From the Dean

Dear Friends of the School of Communication,

My appointment as Acting Dean of the School of Communication commenced on January 1, 2020 and naturally led me to reflect on all we’ve done, and how the world has changed around us, since I arrived at Chapman University in 2005.

Recent years have brought unimaginable change to the landscape of public and private communication, media, and business. Chapman University’s School of Communication has innovated in exciting ways and continues to plan for the future. We offer three undergraduate majors, a Master of Science degree, and our newly-launched Ph.D. program. All of our programs are on the cutting edge of what communication programs nationwide have to offer. Our distinguished faculty are leaders in the communication field. You will find them on “most-published” lists; serving as editors and association presidents; and speaking, writing, and consulting. Several SoC professors have secured major grants for their research.

The Dean’s office is committed to collaborating with faculty, students, and community members to ensure that the School of Communication experience makes a continued positive impact in our students’ lives and career readiness. We do so primarily through our curriculum, student research opportunities, internships, academic advising and student life initiatives, and career advising program.

I am grateful for the opportunity to serve our School. If you have questions about our program, please drop us an email or stop by our offices on the second floor of Doti Hall. Our students, parents, and alumni are the heart and soul of what we do and why we do it. So keep in touch!

Jennifer H. Waldeck, Ph.D.

Acting Dean, School of Communication
Headshot acting dean Jennifer Waldeck

Acting Dean Jennifer H. Waldeck, Ph.D.