PROVO — Dean Stephen Jones has announced several administrative changes in the College of Fine Arts and Communications at Brigham Young University.

Ed Adams, former chairman of the department of communications, has been named as associate dean, replacing Sherry Baker, who will return to full-time teaching and research in the department of communications.

Replacing Adams as chairman of the department of communications is Bradley Rawlins, and Linda Sullivan has been reappointed as chairwoman of the visual arts department.

Adams received a doctorate in mass communications, a master's degree in communications and a bachelor's degree in business administration. He formerly taught at universities in Texas and Ohio.

He was named the most outstanding journalism professor under the age of 40 by the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in 1998. His work primarily focuses on the business and economic history of the media.

Rawlins received a master's degree and doctorate in advertising and public relations. He also completed an undergraduate double major in communications and foreign language and literature.