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James F. Klumpp

Department of Communication

University of Maryland

I have constructed this home page primarily for the assistance of my students in acquiring information on their courses and information about their instructor. I recommend that students check back on a regular basis to find information added as the semester proceeds. They are invited to suggest additional information that I might add.

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Information about courses that I teach.


A description of my research interests and hyperlinks to some of my writing. A full list of my publications and presentations is available in my Curriculum Vita.

xService Activities

A description of various service activities that I provide to my department, my college, my university, and my discipline.

Other information about our department

Skinner Building

The Department of Communication at UM is located in the Skinner Building up the hill from the Chapel on the College Park campus. We have a faculty of 23, approximately 650 majors, and around sixty graduate students. We are a nationally oriented program and have four specialties ranked in the top-ten of Communication doctoral programs (public relations is ranked #1; intercultural #5; rhetorical studies #7; and political communication #8) in the United States.  We offer the BA, MA, and PhD degrees and also offer an interdisciplinary minor in rhetoric in cooperation with the Department of English. We are one of 22 units in the College of Arts and Humanities.

Information on our undergraduate major and our graduate program are available on our departmental website.

Additional Places to find out about the discipline of Communication

xThe American Communication Association Website

xComserve from RPI

xNational Communication Association Website

xThe American Forensic Association Website

xThe Purdue Kenneth Burke Website

xThe Kenneth Burke Society Website

Contacting Me

You may contact me several ways:

by mail by phone by FAX by E-mail
Dept of Communication
2130 Skinner Bldg
University of Maryland
College Park MD 20742-7635
301-405-6520 301-314-9471 jklumpp@umd.edu

You may also wish to check the latest information on my office hours.

This page is maintained by James F. Klumpp.

Material accessed via this page is updated when necessary. Last update: September 9, 2011