Welcome to the FSU College of Communication & Information

Interim Dean Stephen McDowell
Interim Dean Stephen McDowell

While we are FSU’s newest College, our roots run deep and each of our three Schools – Communication, Communication Science & Disorders, and Information — has a proud history of academic achievement, research and service by faculty, students and alumni.

Our strong sense of community and our commitment to supporting each other in the pursuit of excellence help make the College a great place to work and to study. Evidence of this community can found in the activities presented in the student and alumni newsletters, and student organizations (both on-campus and online).

The College’s education, research and service facilities include forward-looking research centers and institutes, state-of-the-art information technology to support a distributed academic community, Seminole Productions, the Schendel Speech and Hearing Clinic, WVFS – the FSU College Radio Station, and partnerships with many community businesses and non-profit organizations that provide real-world work and service learning experiences through our Internship and Outreach Office.

FSU’s College of Communication & Information has become one of the international leaders in the iSchool movement by exploring the critical relationships between people, information, communication and technology. Our programs emphasize professions and activities that enable our graduates to gain knowledge and skills they need to succeed in the 21st Century. Through a combination of education, research and service-learning, we harness the finest traditions of three people-focused, service-oriented disciplines into one organization dedicated to helping every person use information and communication to participate fully in today’s society.

If you are considering becoming a part of our community as a faculty member, a student or a friend, we hope this website will introduce you to the College of Communication & Information and help you understand and appreciate what we do. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me directly.

Thanks and welcome,
Stephen D. McDowell