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Kristen Eichhorn

Kristen Eichhorn

Dean of Graduate Studies

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Dr. Kristen Campbell Eichhorn is the Dean of Graduate Studies at SUNY Oswego where she oversees graduate student enrollment while also improving the student experience by removing barriers and driving our collective graduate impact into our communities.  Eichhorn completed a Faculty Fellowship in the President’s office at SUNY Oswego and a yearlong American Council on Education (ACE) fellowship at Cornell University in the Office of the Provost.  She has successful and extensive experience in enrollment management, curriculum development, assessment, strategic planning, fiscal management, leadership and training. She has served as the Interim Dean of the Division of Extended Learning at SUNY Oswego and two consecutive terms as the department chair of the Communication Studies Department.   

She is a relational scholar and has been published in the Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, Human Communication, College Student Journal, Communication Research Reports, International Journal of Leadership Studies and Public Relations Review. She is the coauthor of two editions of the well regarded book, Interpersonal Communication: Building Rewarding Relationships (with Candice Thomas-Maddox and Melissa Bekelja Wanzer).  Most recently she edited the newest edition of the well-established book, An Integrated Approach to Communication Theory and Research (with Don W. Stacks). She currently is on the executive boards for ACE's Council of Fellows, New York Sea Grant, and Northeastern Association of Graduate Schools. She earned a bachelor's degree in Communication from Canisius College, a master’s degree in Communication Research from West Virginia University and a Ph.D. from the University of Miami.