Office of the Dean
Dr. Eric Rothenbuhler has an extensive background as an administrator, faculty member, and a scholar. He is a high-energy leader who is passionate about anticipating trends in communications and preparing students to meet needs that may not yet exist. He is a visionary leading changes that will shape communications and media education making the School of Communications nationally recognized for innovation and pedagogy.
Dr. Rothenbuhler is often asked to make presentations or sit on panels for both the National and International Communication Associations. He has spoken at conferences and universities in China, Denmark, Iceland, Norway, Poland, Romania, Slovenia, Sweden, and at many universities in the United States. He has scholarly publications in several international journals, including one written in Polish. Internationalizing the curriculum and adding more international opportunities for students is a priority for the dean.
Eric Rothenbuhler spends his time away from the university with his wife Jane. They enjoy cooking and hosting dinner parties for their friends and family.