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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.

Featured Intern

Molly Payne
Molly Payne

This summer I had the opportunity to work with the Philadelphia Union, a Major League Soccer team. This was an incredible experience for me since I am pursuing a career in the professional sports industry. The internship also helped enhance my communication skills that I have gained at Bloomsburg University. During the internship, I assisted with donation requests, soccer clinics, grassroots marketing, and other promotional events. I also networked with professionals and athletes from all over the country and from around the world. Changing my major to Communication Studies during my sophomore year was one of the best decisions that I have ever made. My internship experience allowed me to apply my skills and knowledge from the classroom into a real world environment.

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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

Howard Schreier, Ph.D.

Dr. Schreier joined the faculty in 1981.  He earned the Ph.D. in rhetoric and communication at Temple University, the master’s degree in speech communication from University of Georgia and the bachelor’s degree in speech communication from Brooklyn College of the City University of New York. He also has an associate’s degree in hotel and restaurant management with a specialty in culinary arts.  With an interest in leadership, social influence and public advocacy,  his research centers on  instructional practices, strategies and tactics of persuasion, and communication in the popular culture. 

He has taught undergraduate and graduate courses such as Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Argumentation, Persuasion, Evaluating Communication, Communication and Conflict, and Leadership and Team Building.  Additionally, he has taught in the honors program and served as director or committee member for several honors and graduate student theses.  He attended the PASSHE Summer Academy for the Advancement of College Teaching, which cultivates student-centered teaching and learning strategies. He has several academic publications and has presented a variety of scholarly papers at professional conferences.  He has served as a consultant to regional newspapers and has been interviewed for articles on subjects as diverse as the revival of 1960’s culture and political apology tactics.

He has demonstrated his commitment to the university by serving as department chairperson for twelve years (1996-2008),  coordinating the graduate program, helping to establish the humanities honors program and several career concentrations, serving as Vice President of the Faculty Association, and playing an active role on university-wide tenure, sabbatical, negotiation, and promotion committees.