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Faculty and Staff

The Communication Studies department is made up of fourteen full-time (tenured/tenure-track) and ten 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 Student

While we are proud of each of our graduates, we would like to recognize Abigail Morrison, who walked across the stage during the ceremony.  This is especially significant since Abby was told by Doctors in 2006 that she would never walk again. Watch this video youtu.be/y0I_iHGfb6o to learn more about Abby's story.  Congratulations Abby!

Department Faculty

Adjunct Faculty

Ruth Beerman, M.A.

Dr. BloomingdaleDaniel Bloomingdale, Ph.D. has an MA from the University of Nebraska and a Ph.D. from Wayne State University. Dan has taught at various schools, including Penn State University, the University of Georgia, and Lewis and Clark College. His interests include public discourse, language and culture, and communication theory.

David Bradbury, Ph.D.

David Hanley-Tejeda, Ph.D.

Kathryn HobsonKathryn Hobson, Ph.D., completed her doctoral degree in Communication Studies at the University of Denver in spring of 2013 with an emphasis in Culture and Communication. Her dissertation, “Performing Queer-Femininities: Passing, Playing, and Camp,” lies at the crux of critical intercultural communication, performance studies, and vernacular discourse analysis. In her dissertation she examines racial, ethnic, class, and gender tensions within the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Queer Community. Dr. Hobson has published work in scholarly and creative journals, as well as anthologies. She has also received top paper awards for some of her work at regional and national conferences, and is the 2015 program planner for the LGBT Division of NCA.  

Dr. Hobson teaches Intercultural Communication and Interpersonal Communication, including the Frederick Douglass Living and Learning Community course. In her classes, students examine their cultural identities in order to better understand the cultural identities of others. Cultivating the skills of self-reflexivity, empathy, and critical thinking, while developing an ethic of social justice are essential components of all of her courses. 

Beth Michalec, M.S.

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, 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.