Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication

  • Faculty and students speak with New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins prior to her talk at the University last March where she spoke about American women’s history.
  • A Radio, Television & Film student works in the Bozorth Hall control room (please note, this photo was taken prior to COVID-19).
  • Art students sketch Westby Hall (please note, this photo was taken prior to COVID-19).
  • Journalism student Alexandria Brooks asks New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins a question last March.
  • Rowan Radio's Katie Francis leading The Rowan Report in the station's conference center (photographed by Nicole Cier)
  • New York Times columnist and author Gail Collins speaks about American women’s history at the University last March.
  • A Journalism student snaps photos at the campus bookstore (please note, this photo was taken prior to COVID-19).
  • Radio, Television, & Film student, Rylee Meyer, interviews Dean Tweedie for The Rowan Report
  • Communication Studies student Janna MacPherson has a copy of Gail Collins' No Stopping Us Now: The Adventures of Older Women in American History signed by the author following her talk at the University last March. 
  • A Radio, Television & Film student participates in the Rowan Television Network's annual telethon (please note, this photo was taken prior to COVID-19).
  • Producers of Rowan Radio's The Rowan Report, Rylee Meyer and Katie Francis, recognized at CBI's National Student Production Awards this November, celebrating at Rowan Radio's Station Alumni Mixer in October 2019
  • Radio, Television & Film senior and Student Body President Arielle Gedeon poses in Savitz Hall.
  • Director Dr. Julie Haynes speaks about gender and sport for a panel on National Girls and Women in Sports Day (please note, this photo was taken prior to COVID-19).

Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication

Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Rowan University

Welcome to the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Rowan University!

As an affiliate of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Florida International University, we work collaboratively across our campuses and throughout the country to foster advancements for women working in all fields of communication, both in academia and in industry. We are committed to empowering women as leaders in communication and upholding diversity and inclusion initiatives in communication practice and research. We provide access to renowned guest speakers, mentoring, networking events, and virtual workshops for the benefit of undergraduates, graduate students, early professionals, and seasoned communication experts alike.

We encourage you to explore our website and that of our sister organization, the LLK Center at FIU.

Together, we are listening to, and lifting up, women’s voices.   

Dr. Julie Haynes
Director

Meet the Team

Dr. Julie Haynes, Professor of Communication Studies and Women’s and Gender Studies, has been named Director of the Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at Rowan University. Dr. Haynes’ research explores how categories of identity, such as gender, race, and class, influence public discourse, particularly in mediated and pop culture settings. She is especially interested in how regional identity complicates or enriches our understanding of self and place, and frequently writes on gender and region in the areas of reality television, horror, sport, and country music. Her work has been presented at numerous national and international conferences, including at Oxford University, and published in edited volumes and journals, such as Feminist Media Studies. Her dissertation on gender in country music videos is housed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Library and Archives and was consulted in the making of Ken Burns’ documentary, Country Music. She teaches a variety of courses including, Rhetorical Criticism, Images of Gender in Popular Culture, Rhetoric of Sport, Women and Gender in Perspective, Hitchcock and Gender, Rhetoric of Reality Television, Gender and Horror, and Rhetoric of Social Protest and Resistance. She is a Bildner Fellow and previously served as the Associate Dean of the College of Communication and Creative Arts.

 

Mission

As an affiliate of the Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication, we share the organization's primary mission and goals. These are: 

Goals

  • Serve as a thought-leadership center for research and professional development for the next generation of women leaders in communication.
  • Mentor the next generation of young scholars and professionals as they build careers in mass communication.
  • Initiate programs for young, diverse women commencing careers in the communications industries in order to prepare them to enter and succeed in the workplace.
  • Recognize the achievements of female leaders in the communication industries and the academy.
  • Provide training programs centered around ensuring diversity and inclusion in the communications  professions through embracing change, innovation, and entrepreneurialism in a variety of programs throughout the year.

Faculty & Staff Advisory Board

Meet the women from across Edelman CCCA who make up the Rowan Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication Faculty & Staff Advisory!

Florida International University

The Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver Center for the Advancement of Women in Communication at FIU was established in 2012 by Dean Emeritus and Professor Dr. Lillian Lodge Kopenhaver as a pioneering site for the advancement of women in the field of communication. For more than three decades, Dr. Kopenhaver has been a tireless advocate for women in communication and envisions this Center to lead the way for future generations of communicators, professionals and scholars.

Student Club

Coming soon: Rowan Center for Advancement of Women in Communication Student Club

Events

Join us at our inaugural event, 100 Years of Speaking through the Ballot: Women and Political Communication, on Wednesday, October 14!