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Eric M. Eisenberg

Dean, College of Arts and Sciences

Eric M. Eisenberg is Professor of Communication and has served as the Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Florida since 2007. His primary areas of expertise are organizational and health communication, with a focus on the strategic uses of communication to promote positive organizational change. His current research investigates the role of communication in preventing medical error in hospital emergency departments.

Dr. Eisenberg received his doctorate in Organizational Communication from Michigan State University in 1982. He is recipient of the Burlington Foundation award for excellence in teaching and the Ohio University Elizabeth Andersch Award for lifetime contributions to the field of Communication. Dr. Eisenberg has authored over 70 articles, chapters, and books on organizational communication, health communication, and communication theory. His best-selling textbook Organizational communication: Balancing creativity and constraint (currently in its eighth edition) received the Academic Textbook Author’s award for the best textbook of the year.