What's New:

The Bloomsburg University Xi Omega chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Honor Society, has been named the 2019 Chapter of the Year by the National Communication Association.


Congrats to Communication Studies student Kyle Bower for serving as APSCUF’s summer government-relations and communications intern.




Congrats to The National Communication Association Student Club (NCASC)! NCASC was selected as the 2018 Bloomsburg University Student Organization of the Year for their outstanding work in the areas of leadership, programming, and service.

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Featured Student

Kynslee Shepherd
Just a little under four years ago, I received my acceptance letter from Bloomsburg University. Within the past month I received a second acceptance letter from Belmont University congratulating and welcoming me to their Master of Sport Administration program. This acceptance could have not been made possible without the foundation that Bloomsburg University has given me, and in part I owe a huge thank you to the Communication Studies Department. When I was a freshman, I had not a clue in the world what I wanted to pursue professionally, and I bounced between a few different majors until finally declaring Communication Studies. The foundation and guidance that classes and faculty have given me are abundantly appreciated. I see the skills and knowledge that I have developed being a crucial part leading into this next step of my education. After I complete graduate school, I hope to find my place in the professional sports world, hopefully in an Operations position or Fan Development. My goal is to become to become an Athletic Director for a powerhouse Division I University.

Department Faculty

Kara Shultz, Ph.D.

Dr. Shultz
Dr. Kara Shultz (Ph.D. University of Denver, 1991) is a faculty member and former chairperson of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania. Her teaching and research explores rhetoric, culture and civic engagement. Dr. Shultz regularly teaches courses in the Leadership and Public Advocacy Area such as Communication and Civic Life and Community Leadership. Dr. Shultz and her colleague were recently selected to participate in the Kettering Institute Exchange program in order to build a Center for Public Deliberation at Bloomsburg University. Dr. Shultz serves as the Student Success Campus Coordinator training faculty advisors on the Student Success Software as part of a university retention initiative. Dr. Shultz has published essays on the rhetoric of persons with disabilities appearing in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, The Howard Journal of Communications and in the edited volumes Conflict and Diversity and Handbook of Communication and People with Disabilities. She has co-edited an undergraduate textbook on Introduction to Communication: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice (2012). Dr. Shultz also studies environmental and food rhetoric. She has published an essay in The Rhetoric of Food, taught a seminar on Communication and Food, each spring her Event Planning class organizes the campus-wide Bloomsburg University Earth Day celebration.