School of Communication & Multimedia Studies

With an internationally known and award-winning faculty, the School provides innovative and dynamic opportunities for study for those interested in a wide array of human communicative activities, ranging from face-to-face human interactions to mediated communication to computer animation.

As one of Florida Atlantic University's largest and most dynamic program areas, The School of Communication and Multimedia Studies (SCMS) offers two distinct, yet aligned, baccalaureate degree programs with over 1,200 majors, a Masters of Arts in Communication Studies, and a Masters of Fine Arts in Media, Technology, and Entertainment. MORE. . . 


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The School of Communication and Multimedia Studies Welcomes its New Director

Introducing Dr. Carol Bishop Mills, incoming Director of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies.

After a lengthy national search and the hard work of many students, faculty, staff and administrators that reviewed and interviewed a large pool of very qualified candidates, we are excited to announce that, beginning July 1st, Dr. Carol Bishop Mills will be joining the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies as a Professor and as Director of the School.

Dr. Mills comes to us from the University of Alabama where she served as an Associate Professor of Communication Studies in their College of Communication and Information Sciences. Dr. Mills is an interpersonal communication and health communication scholar with a quantitative focus, whose work on bullying has garnered her a national reputation and a position as the co-chair of the National Communication Association’s Anti-Bullying Initiative. While at the University of Alabama Dr. Mills served as the Associate Dean for Undergraduate Studies in the College of Communication and Information Sciences as well as that college’s Graduate Program Coordinator.

We look forward to Dr. Mills’ leadership and to the continued excellence of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies.

New Faculty Joining SCMS

Please welcome Dr. S. Marek Muller, who will be joining us as an Assistant Professor in rhetorical studies/communication studies beginning in the Fall 2019 term.

Dr. Muller received her Ph.D. in Communication Studies from the University of Utah with a Certificate in Women's Studies. Dr. Muller will teach broadly across the Communication Studies BA but her area of research is in animal rights and environmental discourse. She recently secured a book contract from Michigan State University Press for the forthcoming Legal (Im)Personhoods: An Ecofeminist Engagement with the Rhetorics of Animal Rights Law.

And also welcome Dr. Aaron Veenstra, currently of Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, who will be joining us in the Fall as an Associate Professor in Multimedia Journalism.

Dr. Veenstra received his Ph.D. in Mass Communication from the University of Wisconsin. He has an accomplished record of excellent teaching, student mentorship, and research. Most recently he served as Acting Associate Dean for SIU Carbondale's College of Mass Communication and Media Arts. Dr. Veenstra’s research primarily engages in quantitative measurements of the way that social and political identity influence the outcome and effect of media and political campaigns. From studies on fracking to the anti-vaxx movement to electoral politics his work tracks the social identity differences that make a difference in the success or failure of various initiatives.


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