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Your Graduate Program Director, Linda Gallant, will serve as your primary faculty advisor, guiding you on course selection to ensure that you will both achieve your learning objectives and satisfy the program requirements. You will also receive program and department news from your program director along with any on- and off-campus opportunities that might be of interest to you.

Graduate Program Director

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    Linda Gallant
    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director

    With a professional background in user experience design, Dr. Gallant understands how the design of databases, algorithms, user interfaces, apps, and social media platforms engage and impact individuals, audiences, communities, governments, and organizations in multiple contexts—healthcare, politics, marketplaces, government, and workplaces.

    Dr. Gallant has placed as a semifinalist in the Los Angeles International Screenplay Awards and a quarterfinalist in the ScreenCraft Drama Competition and is published in Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, American Behavioral Scientist, e-Service Journal, Management Communication Quarterly, Communication Reports, tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, Personal and Ubiquitous Computing, Qualitative Research Reports in Communication, First Monday, and The International Encyclopedia of Media Literacy.