James Tomlinson, Ph.D.
Jim Tomlinson joined the Communication Studies faculty in 1980. With an interest in applied communication, his research has focused on politics and the impact of emerging digital technologies on society. Dr.Tomlinson teaches:
Argumentation, Community Leadership, Interpersonal Communication, Organizational Communication, Political Communication, Public Speaking, and an honor’s course on Political Communication. His experience includes work as a political campaign manager and pollster. Dr. Tomlinson is a published author, with his most recent works including book chapters on the uses of digital technologies in political campaigns. In addition, he was selected by an agency of the Pennsylvania Legislature to conduct research into the "Digital Divide" in the Commonwealth, and authored a published report for the State of Pennsylvania detailing citizen use and access to the Internet. Professor Tomlinson has served as Director of the M.A. Program and Department Chairperson. He advises Phi Sigma Pi, the university’s honor society, College Republicans, and has been parliamentary advisor to the student senate. He conducts an annual course on “Scientific and Historical Research on the Shroud of Turin.” His community service includes: Secretary of the Administrative Board for Wesley United Methodist Church, Regional Chairperson for the WWII Memorial Campaign, member of the Executive Board of Citizens for John McCain (2000 primary election campaign) and a member of the Vietnam Veterans National Coalition. He was named in 1995 by the GCA as an “Outstanding Faculty Member,” selected for “Who’s Who in America’s Teachers” each year beginning with 1998 . Additional information (including course syllabi) is on his website: http://facstaff.bloomu.edu/jtomlins.