Dr. Danielle Endres has been appointed as the new director of the department's Communication Institute, which supports research on communication, communication education, and communication and community.
The Communication Institute's primary purpose is to enhance the understanding of communication, specifically in relation to its rhetorical, cultural, organizational, interpersonal, health, environmental, scientific, and mediated forms. In this role as director, Dr. Endres will oversee the budgetary, programmatic, public relational, and intellectual direction of the Institute.
Endres's administrative background is fitting preparation for this new role, as she served for seven years as the point person for the Alta Argumentation Conference. She has overseen a National Science Foundation grant on the Rhetoric of Low-Carbon Energy Scientists for two years. Additionally, she has served in various leadership roles in the Department and University, such as serving on the Executive Committees of the Department, the Environmental Humanities Program, and the Global Change and Sustainability Center. She also served as the Chair of the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division, a very large division of the National Communication Association.
Please join us in welcoming Dr. Endres into this new position and participate in making the Communication Institute an outstanding aspect of the work of the Department of Communication! For more about Professor Endres's research and teaching, see here.