Faculty and Staff

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

Mary E. Nagy, Ph.D.

Dr. Mary NagyDr. Mary E. Nagy joined the faculty in 2012. Dr. Nagy earned her Ph.D. from Rutgers University with a focus on Interpersonal Communication and Health Communication. Her dissertation titled The Communicative and Physiological Manifestations of Relational Turbulence during the Empty-Nest Phase of Marital Relationships (2010) was awarded the Top Dissertation Award from the Interpersonal Communication Division of the International Communication Association. Dr. Nagy’s primary research interests include examining close, personal relationships and how communication develops during times of transition in those relationships. Dr. Nagy is the recipient of two co-authored Top Paper Awards and continues to actively present research at regional, national, and international conferences. Her research has been published in the Western Journal of Communication, the Journal of Family Communication, and the Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

Prior to coming to Bloomsburg University, Dr. Nagy taught for five years at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, and two years at Frostburg State University in Maryland. Dr. Nagy teaches primarily in the Interpersonal Communication Track. Her teaching interests are Introduction to Communication Studies, Interpersonal Communication, Relational Communication, Communication Theory, Communication Research Methods, Conflict Communication, and Family Communication.

Dr. Nagy also actively contributes service to the discipline, the university, and the Department of Communication Studies. She serves as a reviewer for journals and conferences in the discipline and is on the Executive Board of the New York State Communication Association. Dr. Nagy is the faculty advisor to the National Communication Association Student Club at Bloomsburg University and the faculty advisor for Theta Tau Omega sorority. Dr. Nagy also serves on a variety of committees within the Department of Communication Studies.