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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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Caitlin FlynnCaitlin Flynn

I majored in Communication Studies because I was not exactly sure of my career goals. I was interested in public relations and marketing along with television production and broadcasting. Upon applying to BU, I read about Communication Studies and thought it was a good fit for me because of the variety of concentrations it offered. From this experience, I am taking away skills that will transfer into the workplace, such as public speaking, working effectively with group members, and time management skills. After taking classes in the organizational communication area of concentration, I concluded I wanted to pursue a career in sales upon graduating. During my time at Bloomsburg, I was inducted into the Communication Studies Honor Society, Lambda Pi Eta, and was also named Vice President of our chapter. During my time on the executive board, I became involved with the community as well as gained experience with organizing events. After graduation, I will be pursuing a career in Inside Sales for UPS in Greenville, SC. I feel that Bloomsburg University has prepared me for this next chapter and I am very excited for the journey.

Department Faculty

James Tomlinson, Ph.D.

Dr. Tomlinson's Website

TomlinsonJim 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.