Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, 2018-19 mentor for AAN Leadership Fellows

Prabu David, Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences, 2019-20 mentor for AAN Leadership Fellows

Prabu David is Dean of the College of Communication Arts and Sciences. From 2010 to 2015, he was Professor and Associate Dean at the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University, where he was instrumental in revising undergraduate and graduate programs, recruiting faculty, and developing the administrative framework in the college. Over the years, he has won awards for research, teaching and design.

He graduated with a B.S. in physics from Loyola College, Chennai, India, earned a master’s degree in journalism from Ohio University, and completed his doctoral degree in mass communication from the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill.

Dean David oversees five academic departments and WKAR Radio and TV. His thoughts and ideas about the college and the future of communication can be found in his blog.

You can follow him on (@prabudavid) for the latest news about the college. He enjoys working with students and publishes journal articles from time to time.

The focus of his research is media and cognition with active projects in multitasking, mobile media and children, and catalyst thinking, which is a form of leadership style that he promotes. He has served as an investigator or co-investigator on projects funded by the National Cancer Institute, the Centers for Disease Control, U.S. Department of State and the Breast Cancer Research Foundation.

Graduate and undergraduate students interested in joining his research team are welcome to email him. Enterprising undergraduate students with design and social media skills are encouraged to email him about opportunities to explore common interests.