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The Department of Communication Studies welcomes new Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication Colter Ray who will be joining us in the fall.

Learn more About Dr. Ray on our News Page!

Welcome to the Department of Communication Studies

The Department of Communication Studies promotes and engages in the study of human communication. Established in 1928, we are one of the oldest communication departments in the nation.

We offer BA, MA, and PhD degrees. Our programs equip students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be sophisticated, effective, and ethical communicators in their communities, workplaces, and everyday lives. Our goal is to prepare students to successfully address the increasingly complex communication challenges in our global and diverse world.

Graduates of our undergraduate and graduate programs have found positions in a variety of communication-related careers including but not limited to non-profit organizations, law and politics, the arts, entertainment, academia, journalism, communication training and consulting, social justice and equity advocacy, speech writing, business, public relations, education, sales and marketing, and human resources.

Job Opportunity: Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication at LSU

The Department of Communication Studies at Louisiana State University invites applications for an Assistant Professor of Interpersonal Communication to begin Fall 2022. We are especially receptive to social scientists working in one or more of the following: relational communication (e.g., relational development, family communication, supportive communication; marginalized groups); computer-mediated communication; interracial/intergroup/intercultural/co-cultural communication in interpersonal contexts; and interpersonal relationships in health contexts (e.g., doctor-patient interactions, family caregiving, formal social groups). The department hosts laboratory space in support of research activities. We welcome scholars conducting social science research using quantitative, qualitative, and/or mixed methods. Questions may be addressed to Renee Edwards, The full description and application portal are available at

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