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Holly Davis
The end is quickly approaching but as I reflect on my time here, I could not be more thankful for the experiences and memories I have accumulated over the past four years. Majoring in Communication Studies, with an Organizational Communication track and having a minor in Human Resources, has opened many doors for me and has prepared me for the professional world. I also have to give special thanks to the National Communication Association Student Club for giving me great advice and even greater friends. I am sad to leave Bloomsburg, but I am eager to start my next chapter at a biopharmaceutical company called Trevena in King of Prussia and show off all the skills I have acquired at Bloomsburg. I will be interning in their HR Department where I will train the new employees on their compensation and benefits packages.

Featured Graduate

Boe Kline

I have always wanted to speak publically as a career, especially on topics of inspiration and purpose. Being part of the Communication Studies program has helped me to “know my audience,” their needs, as well as equipped me with strategies to best address these needs. I have used these strategies often, as I have been asked to speak on nearly 20 occasions, with audiences ranging from at-risk students like myself, to clubs, students and faculty at a national conference, as well as women’s issues. I plan to continue speaking, studying purpose, and creating ways to help others find it.

Department Faculty

Shuzhen Huang, Ph.D.

Dr. Shuzhen HuangDr. Shuzhen Huang explores the complexity of subjectivities and theorizes alternative cultural practices that open up opportunities to extend and rethink dominant frameworks of knowledge. Oriented around culture and diversity, her work is situated at the intersection of intercultural communication, gender and sexuality studies, and critical-cultural communication studies. Having trained in multiple disciplines (Journalism, Gender Studies, and Communication Studies) and lived in multiple cultures, she is committed to interdisciplinary, transnational, and intersectional methods in her research and teaching. Her recent research focus is on the communicative practices of marginalized groups and their global, cultural and material articulations through gender, sexuality, race and class.

Dr. Huang is devoted to critical pedagogy and she sees teaching as intricately intertwined with scholarship. In her teaching, she is committed to cultivate a classroom environment that respects different voices and nurtures diversity. Having taught at different universities in both China and the U.S. for seven years enables Dr. Huang to work with students of diverse backgrounds by consistently reflecting on and improving her pedagogical capacities.

Dr. Huang has been actively engaged in current scholarly conversations and has earned top paper honors from international, national, and regional conferences in the Communication discipline. Outside of the U.S., she has been an editor and translator of English articles on LGBT movements and theories for a community-based LBT women support group in mainland China. She has also been invited twice as a guest speaker on the topics of “Transnational Queer Theory” and “Public Sphere and Counterpublic” at Nanjing University, a leading university in mainland China.