Office of the Dean

Eric RothenbuhlerDr. 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 communication and preparing students to meet industry needs that may not yet exist. He is a visionary leading changes that will shape communication and media education making the School of Communications nationally recognized for innovation and scholarship.

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.

In 2013, Dr. Rothenbuhler visited Webster's European campuses, attended the Media Trends 2013 Conference: Challenging Crossroads: Children and the Media and presented a paper at a conference in Romania. He also met alumni in Los Angeles.

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.

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