BOONE—Following a national search, Dr. Jean DeHart has been named chair of the Department of Communication at Appalachian State University. DeHart served as interim chair following Dr. Janice Pope, who returned to the faculty.
“I am pleased that Dr. DeHart has been selected as chair,” said Dr. Glenda Treadaway, dean of the College of Fine and Applied Arts. “During her service as interim chair, she proved to be capable and effective in the position and I look forward to her continued leadership of the department.”
DeHart joined the Department of Communication faculty in 1995. Her primary teaching is in the communication studies area, including courses in political communication, political humor, speechwriting and interpersonal communication.
DeHart completed a B.A. degree with majors in communication and political science at James Madison University, a M.A. degree in speech and theatre at the University of Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in speech communication at The University of Georgia.
She is a Certified Empowerment Coach and currently serves as vice president of the Southern States Communication Association.
“I am honored to serve as chair of the Department of Communication. I look forward to continuing to work with the faculty, staff, students and alumni of the department, as well as my colleagues across campus,” DeHart said.
For more information about the Department of Communication, visit http://asucom.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier, public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 19,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.
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