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Communication

Department

More Than Words

With a 95 percent career placement rate, the Communication Department excels at creating connections between students and businesses across the country. Our Communication programs cover exactly what employers are looking for: leadership, interpersonal and team-based communication, writing, graphic design, branding, image rhetoric, and many other topics.

Our students become proficient at clear communication and target audience messaging. They gain the skills necessary to enter any setting—online, in print, or in person; professional or otherwise—and effectively engage with others.

Building Communication Professionals

Our students aren’t just sitting in classrooms learning; they are professionals working hands-on to develop and sharpen their skills. Our students perform communication audits, evaluate website effectiveness, send book proposals and query letters, execute communication campaigns, and write for The Echo, Taylor’s award-winning student newspaper.

Faculty also bring students to regional and national conferences, like the International Association of Business Communicators (IABC), regional IABC conventions in Cincinnati and Cleveland, and Public Relations Society of America’s (PRSA) Indianapolis chapter meeting.

Speaking of Your Future

Graduate Programs

Our Communication students have gone on to study at many graduate programs, including:

  • American University
  • Ball State University
  • Baylor University
  • Bethel University
  • Carnegie-Mellon University
  • DePaul University
  • Fuller Theological Seminary
  • Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI)
  • Indiana University School of Law
  • Michigan Technological University
  • Northwestern University
  • Northwestern University, Medill School of Journalism
  • Olivet Nazarene University
  • Radford University
  • St. Thomas University School of Law
  • Taylor University Graduate School
  • University of Kentucky
  • University of Michigan
  • University of Missouri, Missouri School of Journalism
  • Westminster Theological Seminary
  • Wheaton College Graduate School

Career Opportunities

The practical experience you receive with any of our Communication degrees will prepare you for a career in many vocations, from journalism to event planning to novel writing. The Communication faculty and the Calling and Career Office work hard to put students in contact with Taylor alumni and partnering organizations for internship and employment opportunities.

Learn more about Taylor University’s Communication, Language, & Writing philosophy.

Department News

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Event Planning Class hosts Career Fair for The King’s Academy

Nov 11, 2021

Taylor University’s Event & Venue Planning class is hosting a Career Fair for 6-12th graders at The King’s Academy, a small Christian school in Jonesboro,...

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PR Students Achieve MarCom Platinum Award

Nov 05, 2021

Taylor University students studying in its Communication, Language, and Writing disciplines have achieved a Platinum Award from MarCom, one of the communication...

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D.C. Experience Opens Global Doors

Oct 18, 2021

For sophomore Kyla Russell, she found that even in her first year, Taylor equipped her well for her internship experience in Washington D.C. press, and...

Faculty & Staff

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Department Chair

Jeff Groeling

Department Chair and Professor of Communication

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Tammy Armstrong

Communication Program Assistant

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Timothy Berkey

Instructor of Communication

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Alan Blanchard

Associate Professor of Journalism

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Julie Borkin

Assistant Professor of Communication

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Mylie Brennan

Adjunct Professor of Communication

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Donna Downs

Associate Professor of Communication

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Rob Oller

Adjunct Professor of Communication

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Doug Roorbach

Adjunct Professor of Communication

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Linda Taylor

Assistant Professor of Professional Writing