Communication Studies

Formerly Strategic, Legal and Management Communication (SLMC)

About COMM

Formerly known as Strategic, Legal and Management Communication (SLMC), our Department's award-winning programs prepare students for careers in strategic, legal and management communication. 

Strategic Communication (Advertising and Public Relations)
Do you want to be social media guru, event planner or activation rockstar, crisis manager (Olivia Pope-style), public relations influencer or advertising architect for some of the top global brands? Do you want to gain real-world experience on a student-run strategic communications firm?

Legal Communication
Are you the next luminescent legal mind, a dynamo in the courtroom? A key changemaker on social policies or contributor to issues surfacing in the public sphere?

Management Communication
Do you want to become an expert on improving organizational culture? A leader in the management of a diverse and ever-changing workforce? 

Grow Your Communication Skills
COMM houses the Graduate and Teaching Associates Development Program, under the direction of Dr. Tia Tyree. Instructors within this program teach the foundational Principles of Speech course, a general education requirement for all Howard University students that works to build their communications skills. 

The MET Building

300 Bryant Street NW,

Room 101-C2 

Washington D.C. 20001

Chair: Kehbuma Langmia

email: commdept@howard.edu

phone: 202-806-6063

Find Us on Social Media

Instagram: @HowardUComm 

X/Twitter: @HowardUComm

Facebook: /HowardUComm

COMM Opportunities

CapComm Lab Strategic Communications Agency

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Forensics Program

Graduate and Teaching Associates Development Program

D. Parke Gibson Chapter of PRSSA

Our Faculty Speakers

 

Department of Communication Studies Program

Click here to learn more about the Department of Communication Studies' programs.

A Message From Our Chair

New and transfer students, welcome to the Department of Communication Studies (COMM). Here, you will receive world-class education from award-winning and internationally recognized faculty members who will instill pedagogical, research and professional skills that will make you change agents in the world. You are heartily welcomed.

Our Programs

Minor in COMM

Minors in COMM complement degrees in marketing, accounting, political science, journalism, entrepreneurship and more. 

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Our Faculty & Staff

Jae Eun Chung

Professor

Communication Studies

Nicole Dillard, Esq.

She/Her/Hers
Communication Studies

Sheryl C. Johnson-Ross

Associate Professor

Communication Studies

Solyee Kim, Ph.D.

She/her

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies

Charrose King

she/her

Lecturer

Communication Studies

Jean Claude Kwitonda, PhD

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies

Kehbuma Langmia

Chair

Communication Studies

Brandale Mills Cox, Ph.D.

she/her/hers

Assistant Professor

Communication Studies

Angela D. Minor, JD, MLS

Communication Studies

Uchenna Onuzulike

Adjunct Professor

Communication Studies

Chuka Onwumechili, Ph.D.

Communication Studies

Samantha Rae Powers, JD, PhD

she/her

Associate Professor

Communication Studies

James Rhee

Johnson Chair of Entrepreneurship

Communication Studies

DANIELLE RICKS

She/Her

Adjunct Professor

Communication Studies

Michael Roy, Esq.

He/Him/His

Adjunct Professor

Communication Studies

Tia C. M. Tyree, PHD

She/Her

Professor

Communication Studies