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Dr. Sharkey Publishes Research on Breaking Bad News

What do you think about before breaking bad news to someone? New research from Communicology Professor, Dr. Bill Sharkey, and Associate Professor Jayson Dibble of Hope College explores the answer to this question. Their research article, “Before Breaking Bad News: Relationships Among Topic, Reasons for Sharing, Messenger Concerns, and the Reluctance to Share the News,” was recently published in Communication Quarterly. In this study, Drs. Dibble and Sharkey examined the decision …

Communicology alumnus selected as a Luce Scholar

Sakaria “Sai” Auelua-Toomey, who received his BA in Communicology and Psychology in 2016, was recently selected as a Luce Scholar. This is a highly prestigious and selective national fellowship sends promising young scholars to work in Asia for a year.

Read more at the University of Hawai’i News.

Dr. Hye-ryeon Lee Receives NCI Grant

Along with her colleagues at the Cancer Center, Dr. Lee has recently obtained a grant funding from the National Cancer Institute to study health communication behaviors of Native Hawaiians, Marshallese and Chuukese in Hawaii, and Chamorro in Guam. This new study builds upon and adds to the knowledge gained from earlier study led by Dr. Lee that documented health information seeking among Pacific islander populations in Hawaii and Guam. This …

The Department of Communicology is Hiring

We are currently inviting applications for a full-time, 9-month, tenure track, assistant professor position to begin August 1, 2017, pending position clearance and availability of funds.  For more information, please see the job posting on Work at UH.  Review of applications will begin on October 27, 2016 and will continue until the position is filled.

For questions/inquiries, please contact Dr. Jessica Gasiorek, Search Committee Chair, at