Faculty

Branislav Kovacic

Branislav KovacicBefore coming to the United States, Branislav Kovacic, now an Associate Professor, was an investigative reporter for weekly magazines in Yugoslavia. He received a B.A. degree in Political Science and Journalism at Belgrade University and a Ph.D. in Sociology and Communication from the State University of New York at Albany.

Dr. Kovacic, called Branko by colleagues and students, teaches courses in communication theory, organizational communication, organizational crises, and fundamentals of journalism. Beyond teaching, advising and directing M.A. theses, he is the faculty advisor to Lambda Pi Eta/Communication Honor Society.

As editor or co-editor, Dr. Kovacic has published three books with SUNY Press: Watershed Research Traditions in Human Communication (co-edited with Donald P. Cushman), New Approaches to Organizational Communication, and Emerging Theories of Human Communication. His current research focuses on the fate of investigative reporting in Serbia and Croatia, two post-war societies that emerged after the breakup of Yugoslavia.

In his free time, he likes to swim, play soccer, dance, and spend time with his two adult children, a son and a daughter. A voracious reader of books on organizations and management, he enjoys stopping by his colleagues’ offices to talk about the latest trends in business.

Email: kovacic@hartford.edu
Phone: (860) 768-4631
Office: Harry Jack Gray Center E211A

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