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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
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

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.