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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.


Featured
Graduate

Damarah BrownDamarah Brown

In my first semester at Bloomsburg University, I enrolled in Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Communication and quickly fell in love with the major. The communication studies professors taught me how to analyze how and why people communicate verbally, nonverbally, and in various settings such as organizations. My writing and presentation skills have grown tremendously since taking Communication Studies courses.
Since my freshman year I excelled academically in my courses, and I was also active outside of the classroom. I presented a poster at the 2015 Eastern Communication Association conference entitled “Disclosing Sexual History to Romantic Partners: Do Numbers Really Matter?” I also became an active member of the NCASC (Communication Club) as the public relations chairperson and the president of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies Honor Society). As a recent graduate I am starting my career as a Community and Digital Engagement Specialist for dining services at the University of Delaware. Eventually I plan on enrolling in graduate school in an Integrated Marketing Communication program.


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Featured Graduate

Fatima Feldman

Fatima Feldman

I enrolled as a Communication Studies major because I liked the extensive course options. I have accomplished many things that I am proud of. For instance, making Dean’s List every semester, becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta, and volunteering my time to help others. However what I will take away from my time at Bloomsburg is the impact my professors had in my personal and academic life. Dr. Bodenman, Dr. Turnage, and Dr. Miller are inspiring individuals who truly care. I do not think I would be the person that I am today without their altruism, encouragement, support, and guidance. I will miss them immensely, but I will forever be grateful for all their academic and life teachings. I will be completing my internship with the Bloomsburg University Foundation Inc. over the summer. This September I will be starting my career at Deloitte LLC, in their Human Capital branch as a Solutions Developer. I want to thank all the incredibly talented and kind professors that have made my college experience so far the best years of my life. I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my life!

Department Faculty

Adjunct Faculty


Aarti Arora, M.A.


Ruth Beerman, Ph.D.


Jon Burr, 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’.


Dr. Hanley-TejedaDavid Hanley-Tejeda, Ph.D. (Southern Illinois University, 2014), is currently a Frederick Douglass Teaching Scholar Fellow. Dr. Hanley-Tejeda teaches intercultural communication, public speaking, and interpersonal communication courses. In the classroom, Dr. Hanley-Tejeda uses poetry as a pedagogical method that enables students to analyze intercultural communication phenomena. Dr. Hanley-Tejeda is currently serving as the Interim Director of the Ethnic Studies Minor. His research uses creative qualitative methods like poetry and performative writing to examine racial identity. This past April, Hanley-Tejeda performed his solo show – “MeSo Mestizo”— based on his dissertation as the keynote performer for the Fifth Annual Gender Matters Conference at Governors State University. He led spoken word poetry workshops where conference attendees were taught the fundamentals of writing their own identity poems.


Elizabeth Petre, Ph.D.


Philip Rippke, M.A.


Brion White, Ph.D.