Brian Lamb School of Communication


Patrice Buzzanell   Buzzanell

Patrice M. Buzzanell, professor in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and the School of Engineering Education (courtesy), who has been named a Distinguished Professor by the Board of Trustees.  Dr. Buzzanell is currently the Chair and Director of the Susan Bulkeley Butler Center for Leadership Excellence.  She is a Fellow in the International Communication Association (ICA) and has served as its president.  Her extensive publication record includes three books and more than 160 articles and chapters.  Her research, focusing on the intersections of career, leadership, gender, and resilience, is known throughout the world.  Her research productivity, in combination with her excellent teaching and mentoring, make this award a fitting tribute to her unique and important contributions to our College and to the University.

Jeong-Nam Kim   Kim,J

Jeong-Nam Kim is an Associate Professor in the Brain Lamb School of Communication and a 2015-2016 Awardee of the PRF Research Grant for his project The Tangled Web Our Brains Weave:  Using the Situational Theory of Problem Solving to De-Mystify Lacuna Public’s Attributes, Issue Illiteracy, and Information Behaviors.

Melanie Morgan   MMorgan

Melanie Morgan, Associate Professor and Director of Graduate Studies in the Brian Lamb School of Communication and Bart Collins, Clinical Associate Professor, Director of Healthcare Communications for the Regenstrief Center for Healthcare Engineering in Discovery Park, and the director of the Online Master of Science Program in Strategic Communication for the Brian Lamb School of Communication developed some of the resources for Communicating Strategically in two classes for Purdue NExT. 

Communicating Strategically, a Purdue course featured on the edX platform offering free online courses from the world’s best universities was selected as one of 90 classes for the edX summer learning program out of over 530 in the platform.  The course is cited as one of the most popular on the edX site alongside classes from MIT, the University of California, Berkley, and Microsoft.

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