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Faculty and Staff

The Communication Studies department is made up of fifteen 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.


Featured
Graduating Senior

Ashley GildnerAshley Gildner

I am a graduating senior with a Concentration in Organizational Communication. I have recently received a job offer as an Executive Team Leader at Target!! In this position, I will be acting as a leader on duty for the store; assisting in the recruiting and hiring process; and training new employees. My position as the Area Coordinator in the BU Kehr Union, as well as my Human Resource internship at PeopleShare, has prepared me the most for my new career. Courses such as Interviewing, Organizational Communication Theory and Communication Training in Organizations have also helped me with my career path. If it wasn’t for my courses in the major, involvement on campus, and my professors’ help, I would not be where I am today. A special thanks to Dr. Turnage and Dr. Bodenman for guiding me in all the right directions. Without your guidance I would not have achieved so much. For future Communication Majors, never stop setting goals and reaching your fullest potential! You can do anything you set your mind to, just BU!


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Featured Student

Karli Miiler

Karli Miller

One thing I’ve learned this semester in the Comm. Department is to not underestimate my abilities! What began as a paper in Dr. La Valley’s Family Communication course has developed into my Honors Program Thesis and has only grown since. Recently, I presented my research “Queering Marital Typologies: A Modern Recreation of Fitzpatrick’s Typological Approach Using Queer Couples” at the Eastern Communication Association annual conference in Baltimore, where I received recognition for having a Top 5 Paper in the Undergraduate Scholar’s Conference. I also will be presenting my research in Lambda Pi Eta's (the Communication Studies Honor Society) Top Scholarship competition (for the second year in a row!).

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