Writing clearly, speaking effectively, and making a cogent argument are useful in virtually every field and in all aspects of life. Mastery of communication gives students a competitive edge in gaining employment in fields such as business, law, and media—anywhere writing and critical thinking skills are required. The ability to communicate effectively is a lifelong skill that gives students the power to inform, persuade, inspire, and foster change.
Nazareth College prepares students to become effective communicators in spoken, written, and visual forms. Because communication practices change rapidly in our digital environment, professors review and revise the curriculum every three years. The comprehensiveness of the major results in a versatile skill set and diverse employment opportunities.
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Education: B.A., Bowling Green State University; M.A., University of Louisville; Ph.D., Bowling Green State University
Teaching and Research Interests: Technical writing, rhetoric, drama literature, playwriting, composition.
"Naz’s Communication and Media Dept. is top notch. The faculty is exceptional, the challenges are exciting, and the range of student benefits is mind-boggling. I take classes. I DJ for the campus radio station. I’ve given presentations off campus. I’m an integral part of the Naz community and I love that."
Our students have pursued graduate degrees in communication, library science, law, public relations, and public policy at these institutions:
Students who graduate from Nazareth with a 3.5 GPA or better and are accepted into the graduate School of Communication of American University in Washington, D.C. can receive a 30% reduction in graduate tuition (saving $13,338) and pay no application fee. Learn more »