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FAU Appoints Director for the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies

BOCA RATON (December 19, 2011) –Noemi Marin, Ph.D., has been appointed the director of the School of Communication and Multimedia Studies within the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters at Florida Atlantic University. 

“In my opinion, Noemi is the ideal person to continue the exciting trajectory that the School is venturing toward,” said Heather Coltman, Ph.D., interim dean of the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters. “Noemi has great passion for the School and its curricula, for its students and its mission, and she brings tremendous enthusiasm, energy and vision to this position.”

Marin came to FAU in 1999 as a visiting assistant professor and is now an associate professor. In 2007, she was named director of the FAU Peace Studies Program with responsibility for overall coordination and management. Marin was the recipient of the FAU 2009 Researcher/Creative Scholar of the Year Award and the FAU 2010 Presidential Leadership Award. She is the author of numerous publications in edited volumes and journals and her most recent book is After the Fall: Rhetoric in the Aftermath of Dissent in Post-Communist Times (Peter Lang, 2007). She also edits the Journal of Literacy and Technology.

Marin earned an M.A. in English and Spanish language and literature from the University of Bucharest in Romania and her second M.A. in communication from California State University, Northridge, specializing in Eastern European political discourse. She received her Ph.D. from the University of Maryland, College Park in 1999 in rhetorical studies, specializing in post-communist rhetoric.

Marin replaces Susan Reilly, Ph.D., who recently retired as director of the School of Communications and chair of the Department of Communications at FAU.


Florida Atlantic University, established in 1961, officially opened its doors in 1964 as the fifth public university in Florida. In commemoration of its origin, FAU is celebrating its 50th anniversary throughout 2011. Today, the University serves more than 29,000 undergraduate and graduate students on seven campuses and sites. FAU’s world-class teaching and research faculty serves students through 10 colleges: the Dorothy F. Schmidt College of Arts and Letters, the College of Business, the College for Design and Social Inquiry, the College of Education, the College of Engineering and Computer Science, the Graduate College, the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College, the Charles E. Schmidt College of Medicine, the Christine E. Lynn College of Nursing and the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science. FAU is ranked as a High Research Activity institution by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. For more information, visit

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