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Dr. Renu Pariyadath

Assistant Professor | Communication

"We are serving the community. We are helping students become prepared for the community, to serve in this place when they come back and get jobs here."

Dr. Renu Pariyadath is an assistant professor of Communication at USC Upstate. She joined the university in 2016 after earning her Ph.D. and serving as a visiting assistant professor at the University of Iowa. Dr. Pariyadath teaches several courses in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences’ Fine Arts and Communication Studies Division. Those courses are centered on her research, which includes Environmental Communication, Gender and Communication, and Communication for Social Change. Dr. Pariyadath is a coordinating committee member for the International Campaign for Justice in Bhopal. She earned a master’s degree in Communication from Ohio State University. 


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