About Us

Department Mission Statement:

The faculty of the Department of Communication at the University of Nebraska at Kearney will offer communication courses of the highest quality to undergraduate majors, non-majors and graduate students through formal classroom instruction, distance education, laboratory experiences and internships.


The Communication faculty will strive to instill in students the necessity to:
  • Be independent thinkers who are able to develop ideas and clearly express them in oral and written forms
  • Be analytical creators and critical consumers of oral and mediated messages
  • Have an understanding of the history, theory and current issues in their discipline
  • Have an appreciation for the diversity of people
  • Demonstrate team skills important to leaders and followers
  • Possess basic technological skills


The faculty are uniquely qualified to provide instruction in the areas of advertising and public relations, journalism, multimedia, organizational and relational communication, and speech education.