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Faculty and Staff

The Communication Studies department is made up of fifteen full-time (tenured/tenure-track) and eight adjunct faculty members. The faculty provide the department with a wide range of academic and professional expertise across the discipline.

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Featured Alumna

Kelly Weidner
Kelly Weidner
, class of 2013 - BA Communication Studies - Interpersonal Communication Area of Concentration. Kelly served as a social media intern with Warrior Canine Connection, Brookeville, MD. A non-profit organization breeding service dogs for veterans with combat related injuries. Upon graduating Kelly pursued employment opportunities specifically focused on supporting the war-fighter. Now a defense contractor, Kelly is currently tasked as a Scientific Engineering and Technical Assistant (SETA) for the Contracts Management Office (CMO) of the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Some of the work involves drafting modifications, memos, financial reconciliation, invention reporting, and contract closeout. Work is done both with University and Industry; folks like Caltech, MIT, Boston Dynamics, and Lockheed Martin. You may have heard of DARPA for their invention of the internet or Apple’s “Siri.” Kelly aspires to become a warranted Contracting Officer for the Department of Defense.

Department Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Ruth Beerman, Ph.D.

David Bradbury, Ph.D. Dr. Bradbury earned his BA in Speech and Theatre form Heidelberg College, his MA in Drama from West Virginia University and his Ph.D. in Communications from Temple University.  He has been teaching for 30+ years.  His research interest is in ‘audience analysis’.

David Hanley-Tejeda, Ph.D.

Elizabeth Petre, Ph.D.

Ed Rabinowitz is a communications professional with more than 35 years of writing experience under his belt. He has served as Publications Manager and Eastern Public Relations Manager for Volkswagen of America, and Director of Marketing Communications for Continental Insurance, writing brochures, press releases, executive speeches, and material for various corporate publications. As a freelance journalist, Ed has written extensively in the healthcare, and personal finance and investing fields. Most recently, he published his second book, “One More Dance,” which chronicles a family’s courageous battle against brain cancer. He now serves as an Instructor of Communication courses at Lehigh Carbon Community College and Reading Area Community College, teaching interpersonal communication, oral presentation, intercultural communication, and communication theory courses. He earned his B.A. in Communication from Herbert H. Lehman College, and his M.C.I.S. in Communication from Rutgers University.

Philip Rippke, M.A.

Brion White, Ph.D.