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Susan Mello '06

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Susan Mello

Susan Mello ’06 was drawn to BC for its core values “Ever to Excel” and “Men and Women for Others”, realizing that the education she received would be more than just a diploma.  She chose the communication major because of the new and interesting challenges it offered and diverse course load.        

Susan has great advice for current communication majors:  “I’d recommend that students foster a deep appreciation for theory and research in communication, take an interdisciplinary approach to course registration, and make strong connections with fellow students and faculty members.”

Currently Susan is an Assistant Professor of Communication at The Ohio State University, where her research focuses on the intersection of media effects, health and the environment.  Prior to this, she received her Ph.D. from the Annenberg School for Communication at the University of Pennsylvania.  She has also been awarded a Fulbright Fellowship and worked for the Discovery Channel.  She shares that “In each of these phases, a member of the Communication Department has played an active and central role.”