School of Communication
School of Journalism
Undergraduate research assistant Ariel Rubin works with project administrator Marc Choueiti at the Annenberg Inclusion Initiative (AII), a campus think-tank studying diversity and inclusion in entertainment through original research. Led by Associate Professor of Communication Stacy L. Smith, AII trains roughly 100 undergraduates a year in their lab as part of multiple research investigations. Photo by John Davis.
The USC Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism is a national leader in education and scholarship in the fields of communication, journalism, public diplomacy and public relations. The school offers a comprehensive curriculum emphasizing the core skills of leadership, innovation, service and entrepreneurship and drawing upon the resources of a networked university located in the media capital of the world. USC Annenberg’s commitment to the converged practice of communication and journalism, interdisciplinary studies, and collaboration makes it unique among peer institutions. Students learn from theory and practice, and the school’s programs put it at the crossroads of media, entertainment technology and globalization.
USC Annenberg’s nationally accredited School of Journalism provides experience for students in all media platforms, with a digital newsroom, state-of-the-art editing equipment for radio and television news production and the opportunity to work at on-campus media outlets. The school’s public relations program prepares students to thrive in advocacy communication, learning to write and communicate targeted messages across media platforms. The School of Communication’s multidisciplinary curriculum explores how human interaction and technology affect communities, businesses, nations and the world, preparing students for careers in communication, persuasion and leadership. USC Annenberg’s active internship program and study abroad opportunities give students the broad, global perspective required to be successful professionals.
USC Annenberg alumni fill top posts in the communication and media industries, and remain an invaluable resource to students and faculty. USC Annenberg’s more than 100 faculty members have been recognized in diverse fields, and their expertise challenges students to become communication leaders.
Willow Bay, MBA, Dean, Walter H. Annenberg Chair in Communication, Professor of Journalism
Debra Lawler, MA, Senior Associate Dean, Administration
Francois Bar, PhD, Associate Dean for Faculty Affairs, Professor of Communication
Peggy Bustamante, MS, Associate Dean for Diversity, Inclusion and Access, Associate Professor of Professional Practice
Emily Cavalcanti, MA, Associate Dean for Communication and Marketing
Vince Gonzales, MA, Associate Dean, Student Services, Professor of Professional Practice
Allyson Hill, MA, Associate Dean, Admissions
Tracy Mendoza, MBA, Associate Dean, External Relations
Lynn Carol Miller, PhD, Associate Dean, Research, Professor of Communication
Dave Racewicz, BA, Associate Dean, Finance
James Vasquez, MBA, Associate Dean, Operations
Hernan Galperin, PhD, Assistant Dean, Excellence in Teaching, Associate Professor of Communication
Josh Kun, PhD, Director, School of Communication, Professor of Communication
Gordon Stables, PhD, Director, School of Journalism, Clinical Professor of Communication