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Nikki Loy


Contact Information

Department of Communication Studies
Armstrong Hall, Room 108
P.O. Box 6293
Morgantown, WV 26506

Office Phone: (304) 293-3905

Instructional Areas

Group Communication, Public Speaking, Social Media

A faculty member since 2008, Ms. Loy teaches Small Group Communication and Presentational Speaking. Additionally, she is an undergraduate advisor and a member of the Undergraduate Curriculum Committee and Technology Committee. In her role as advisor, she works with students throughout their college careers to help them achieve their goals as West Virginia University students and as Communication Studies majors. A member of NACADA (National Academic Advising Association), she recently presented at both the regional conference in Knoxville, TN and the national conference in Denver, CO (with colleague Dr. Andrea Weber). Their national presentation, which focused on group advising and assessment, was designated as a Sponsored Event by the Liberal Arts Commission of NACADA.


M.S.J., West Virginia University


Seelio: Sharing Student Work

Students enrolled in COMM courses are asked to study the theory and process of human communication so that they can apply this knowledge to understanding real-world issues. As part of this process, COMM students have adopted the Seelio platform – a social media platform that allows students to create an online portfolio of their coursework that is easily accessible to the public. Sharing these portfolios shows the importance of the COMM degree while also giving prospective employees a clear, accurate look at the academic work our students are doing.

Seelio Student Coursework Showcase

Academic Advising

Our advisors are available during the summer, fall and spring semesters during office hours. Check 108 Armstrong Hall, call 304-293-3905, or e-mail an advisor to check office hours for the semester (see below for contact information).

The COMM academic advisors are:

Nikki Loy –
Dr. John Shibley –
Mary Donato –


Request a Mountaineer Intern

Professional Field Experience (PFE) is a key element in the undergraduate COMM curriculum that allows students to gain experience in applying their classroom knowledge to a variety of corporate and organizational environments. Organizations looking for students with an in-depth understanding of communication areas that include (but are not limited to) communication theory, data analysis, health communication, interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and social media/communication technology now have the opportunity to request an intern from the Department of Communication Studies at WVU. Use the form below to read up on our PFE program, and to request a Mountaineer intern today.

Organization Intern Application