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Important Information

On May 28, Chancellor Gary S. May wrote:

“The events of this week also cause me to believe even more strongly, if that’s possible, in building an inclusive environment that recognizes and respects people of all backgrounds and experiences. I remain committed to that and hope you will do what you can to eliminate racism, sexism, and other negative influences on our progression as a nation.”

We join Chancellor May in these efforts toward building diverse, inclusive, and equitable environment in the Department of Communication and at the University of California Davis. To learn more, including a list of resources are available for students in crisis, need of support, or who have experienced racism or bias, click?here.

Important Covid-19 Information:

In light of the Covid-19 situation, ?all UC Davis Fall 2020 courses will move to virtual instruction. ?As a result, the department’s administrative functions have moved to remote work conditions until further notice. ?At this time, the preferred method of contact for departmental staff members is e-mail; please visit our?administrative staff contact page?for further information.

Career Placements

All members of our 2015 class of graduating doctoral students have found employment.

Katherine Grasso has joined DeSales University in Center Valley, Pennsylvania, as an assistant professor of communication in the Department of Humanities. Dr. Grasso will lead an initiative to establish a new health communication track for undergraduate students at DeSales.

Siyue "April" Li has become an assistant professor in the School of Communication at Ohio State University in Columbus. She has developed expertise in the impact of new communication technologies on health communication, especially online social support.

Jeanette Barajas Ruiz has accepted a one-year appointment as a lecturer in the UC Davis Department of Communication. She specializes in strategic communication with a specific interest in emerging practices and concepts in digital and social media. Dr. Ruiz teaches courses in Interpersonal Communication Competence, Introduction to Mass Communication, Introduction to Communication, Strategic Communication in?Public Relations, Thinking Like a Social Media Strategist, and Empirical Methods in Communication.