(Jean-Claude) Bruno Teboul, Ph.D.Interim Dean and Professor, College of Communication


Bruno Teboul is the interim dean of the College of Communication. During his 22-year career at DePaul, he has chaired every core committee in Communication, including curriculum, assessment, research, search, graduate studies, and personnel, and worked with colleagues and administrators on countless others. In addition, he has held virtually all other administrative posts in the college, including undergraduate track coordinator, graduate studies director, and associate dean.

As associate dean, Teboul played a leading role in the creation of the college’s eight majors. He also spearheaded the college’s undergraduate enrollment growth strategy between 2007 and 2013, selectively scheduling, placing and staffing all college courses. During this period, which saw the number of communication majors double, to over 2000, Teboul also created the college’s standards for the recruitment, screening, interviewing, hiring, training and evaluation of all contingent faculty. Here, he revitalized the depth and range of expertise in the college’s adjunct faculty pool, effectively tripling the credit hours generated by contingent faculty to close to 30,000. Further, as associate dean, Teboul oversaw other programmatic and operational areas for the college including the standardization of multiple section courses, the launch of two credit hour workshop classes, course catalog and bulletin revisions, the transition to online teaching evaluations, transfers and articulations, undergraduate research assistantships, summer research grants, and teaching awards, among others.

As interim dean, a great part of Teboul’s work has centered positioning the college to keep pace with changing disciplinary, educational and communication industry standards. To this effect, over the past year, he has led the college in the development of new strategic initiatives, aligned with Vision 2018, and designed to enhance academic quality, educational innovation, and the development of stronger college ties to the city of Chicago. Currently, the college has faculty, staff and leadership mobilized and engaging initiatives in numerous key strategic areas.

Teboul is an expert in organizational communication. His principal research and teaching interests include socialization to work, relationship development in organizations and communication in the multicultural workplace. He has published in Management Communication Quarterly, Personal Relationships, The Howard Journal of Communications, Communication Research Reports, The International and Intercultural Communication Annual, Western Journal of Communication and Communication Theory. His most recent publications include an article on foreign language myths in organizations and a piece explaining relationship development processes at work.

A native of France, Teboul received his BA in international relations from the Universidade do Minho, Portugal, in 1985. In 1986, he moved to the U.S. to pursue graduate work in communication. He received his MA and PhD degrees in communication in 1988 and 1992, respectively, from The Ohio State University.

Established in 2007, the College of Communication is the fourth-largest provider of bachelor's degrees in communication in Illinois and second in the Chicago area. It is the second-largest provider of master's degrees in communication in the state. The college offers eight undergraduate majors and seven master's degree programs. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​
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