toniesha taylor ph.d. Toniesha Taylor Ph.D.
Department Chair and Professor
Department of Communication Studies
Director, Center for Africana Futures 

Phone: 713-313-7544
Curriculum Vitae



The goal of the Department of Communication Studies is to develop and evaluate programs that foster students’ ethical, social, professional, and intellectual development in communication fields. In addition, the department seeks to nurture students’ capacities to think critically, creatively, and skillfully. The department seeks to develop students’ commitment to social and personal responsibilities and to hold respect for every person. Another goal of the department is to prepare students for the workforce, enabling them to gain employment in their respective disciplines. It also seeks to prepare students for further education. Development and enhancement of students’ communication skills are the focus of each concentration in the Department of Communication Studies. Students must possess high communication skills because communication is considered one of the most important factors at work and societal success.