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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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Graduate

Damarah BrownDamarah Brown

In my first semester at Bloomsburg University, I enrolled in Interpersonal Communication and Introduction to Communication and quickly fell in love with the major. The communication studies professors taught me how to analyze how and why people communicate verbally, nonverbally, and in various settings such as organizations. My writing and presentation skills have grown tremendously since taking Communication Studies courses.
Since my freshman year I excelled academically in my courses, and I was also active outside of the classroom. I presented a poster at the 2015 Eastern Communication Association conference entitled “Disclosing Sexual History to Romantic Partners: Do Numbers Really Matter?” I also became an active member of the NCASC (Communication Club) as the public relations chairperson and the president of Lambda Pi Eta (Communication Studies Honor Society). As a recent graduate I am starting my career as a Community and Digital Engagement Specialist for dining services at the University of Delaware. Eventually I plan on enrolling in graduate school in an Integrated Marketing Communication program.


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Fatima Feldman

Fatima Feldman

I enrolled as a Communication Studies major because I liked the extensive course options. I have accomplished many things that I am proud of. For instance, making Dean’s List every semester, becoming a member of Lambda Pi Eta, and volunteering my time to help others. However what I will take away from my time at Bloomsburg is the impact my professors had in my personal and academic life. Dr. Bodenman, Dr. Turnage, and Dr. Miller are inspiring individuals who truly care. I do not think I would be the person that I am today without their altruism, encouragement, support, and guidance. I will miss them immensely, but I will forever be grateful for all their academic and life teachings. I will be completing my internship with the Bloomsburg University Foundation Inc. over the summer. This September I will be starting my career at Deloitte LLC, in their Human Capital branch as a Solutions Developer. I want to thank all the incredibly talented and kind professors that have made my college experience so far the best years of my life. I cannot wait to start the next chapter of my life!

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.