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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 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

Tim Rumbough, Ph.D. - Department Chairperson

RumboughDr. Rumbough earned his Ph.D. in Speech Communication from Florida State University and joined the department in 1993. He teaches courses such as: Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Communication Theory, Communication in Relationships, Nonverbal Communication, and Computer Applications for Professional Communicators. His research primarily examines computer-mediated communication. His latest research project is exploring how social media (such as twitter, Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube) is being used in times of disaster to disseminate disaster-related information from both authorities and nonofficial sources. He has published in Communication Research Reports, the Journal of Communication Studies, Educause Quarterly, College and University Media Review,  Communication Teacher, the New Jersey Journal of Communication, and the Journal of Information Ethics. His research has been featured in news sources such as BBC-online, Newsweek.com, and the Chronicle of Higher Education. He was selected for Who's Who in America.  He has presented papers on a variety of communication topics at international, national, and regional conferences. He has served as a program planner for the Communication Association of Pennsylvania and for the Eastern Communication Association. He has designed web sites for the Department and other organizations.  He serves on a wide variety of university-wide committees such as the Technology Planning Committee, Tenure Committee, Sabbatical Committee, Promotion Committee and served as a delegate to APSCUF's legislative assembly. He serves as the faculty advisor for the Bloomsburg Tennis Club. Dr. Rumbough received the Dean’s Salute to Excellence Award in 2013. His website is facstaff.bloomu.edu/trumboug