Communication Science & Disorders Welcomes New Faculty

Fall semester brings new faculty and staff to the School of Communication Science & Disorders at FSU’s College of Communication & Information. Michelle Therrien, PhD, Visiting Assistant Professor Dr. Therrien completed her Master’s in Computational Linguistics from University of Washington and her doctorate from Penn State University. Dr. Therrien’s research focuses on increasing and improving social[…] »

20 Questions with Jennifer Boss Kekelis

What was your first job? My first job was working in my parents’ restaurant which was a sub sandwich shop on Panama City Beach. If you were to write a personal memoir, what would you name it?  “Bossiness”. See what I did there? Not necessarily because I’m bossy, but because it would be all about[…] »

Stephanie Kopplin Finds Inspiration in Speech Pathology Career

With an extensive extracurricular history in vocal performance and musical theater, and an early affinity toward the medical field, it seems only fitting that Stephanie Kopplin (M.A. ’13) ended up pursuing a career in Speech-Language Pathology. “I was very intrigued by the science of Speech-Language Pathologists (SLP’s) helping singers and professionals retain their vocal health,”[…] »

Farewell to a Friend: Kris Barton

Three-time College of Communication & Information graduate Kris Barton (B.A. ’00, M.A. ’02, Ph.D. ’07) passed away unexpectedly on May 4, 2016 at age 39. The alum and Chair of the Department of Communication at Dalton State College was known for his book, A State of Arrested Development. He also published books on reality television, trivia and fandom culture. Barton was[…] »

CCI Inducts 22 Grads Into Garnet & Gold Scholar Society

Each year, the Garnet & Gold Scholar Society recognizes superb students who have excelled beyond the classroom in the areas of leadership, internship, service, international and research. This semester, the following 22 undergraduate students from the College of Communication & Information were inducted into the honorable society: School of Communication Media/Communication Studies Donae Adjei-Grundy Marliese DeMauro[…] »

Dr. Selena Snowden, SCSD Students Embark on Second Annual Help Guatemala Hear Mission Trip

On February 27, a plane with Dr. Selena Snowden, her husband Ryan Snowden, audiologist Dr. Halle Van Oss and 12 School of Communication Science & Disorders students landed in Solola’, Guatemala. For the next four days, the group would provide the impoverished community with hearing clinics and construction work. With help from non-profit organization Porch de Salomon[…] »