Welcome from the Chair
Dr. Kristin Barton
Dr. Kristin Barton , Chair of the Department of Communication

Welcome to the Department of Communication’s website at Dalton State College.

As you’ll see as you tour through the department’s pages, we offer a wide variety of subjects that are sure to interest you and get you excited about your education at Dalton State. Beyond just a host of communication classes, we also offer foreign language, digital design, theater, music, and art classes, which form the foundation of a good college education. We have an excellent faculty who are experts in their fields and who have been recognized for their achievements in every aspect of higher education, including award-winning authors, playwrights, renowned speakers, multicultural scholars, and recipients of every major faculty award that Dalton State has to offer. As the department continues to grow, I’m excited about the opportunities our students have to explore and better understand the numerous and varied aspects of communication that impact all of our lives. From the 4.5 hours of television the average American watches per day to the fact that most employers report that “strong communication skills” are the primary quality they look for in new employees, the study of communication can have far-reaching benefits for everyone, and I’m excited that you’ve taken the first steps in beginning that journey with us.

Kristin M. Barton






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