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.