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Joan Gorham, Ed.D.

Associate Dean, Academic Affairs, Professor of Communication Studies

Gorham came to WVU from Northern Illinois University in 1984, and has been in the Office of the Dean since 1995. As associate dean, her primary focus is on courses, curricula and programs that serve Eberly College and West Virginia University undergraduate education objectives and needs. This includes working with department chairs and others on course and program availability and evolution, program assessment and initiatives for improving student learning and academic success. Her communication studies research and teaching has been primarily in the areas of instructional communication, nonverbal communication and media literacy.