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Welcome to the COMMunity Network

The Department of Communication Studies maintains a very active online presence through it’s Facebook presence, live Twitter feeds, SlideShare presentation and document servers, alumni LinkedIN networking service, and our Department YouTube channel.


Communication Studies maintains two active Facebook accounts. The first is our official Facebook Page, where we post news and events relevant to our undergraduate and graduate students.

WVU Communication Studies

The second is a Facebook group aimed at helping our recent and future alumni to network with one another.

WVU Communication Studies Alumni Network


The @WVUCommStudies Twitter stream is our primary source of late-breaking information and conversation with past, present and future students and colleagues. Follow the conversation below, and click the button to subscribe to our feed!

Follow @WVUCommStudies


Communication Studies manages an active YouTube channel, with faculty and student profiles, course descriptions, and other facts and notables about our major.

Subscribe to WVUCommStudies on YouTube


As part of our scholarly outreach program, WVU faculty and graduate students travel to retional, national, and international conferences to present their work on various aspects of the human communication process. Our faculty are also regularly invited to share their comments as guest lecturers in other University courses, both at WVU and elsewhere. Many of these presentations (including the sample below) are available for viewing and download at our SlideShare channel.

Through the Looking Glass (Self): The impact of wearable technology on perceptions of face-to-face from West Virginia University – Department of Communication Studies


Communication Studies alumni are encouraged to participate in our Department’’s LinkedIN professional networking channel. Many current and recent alumni share job leads, experiences and opportunities through this growing channel.

WVU Communication Studies LinkedIn Alumni Network


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