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Anne M Czerwinski, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Communication

Anne Marie Czerwinski, Associate Professor of Communication (Ph.D., University of Missouri; M.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee) teaches numerous courses in the communication program including: Rhetorical Process, Environmental Rhetoric, Image Restoration in the Media, Television and Society, Intercultural Communication, Senior Capstone, Public Speaking, and Advanced Public Speaking. Dr. Czerwinski has received the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award for 2017-2018 and the Distinguished Faculty Service Award for 2015-2016. She was the Keynote Speaker for Freshman Convocation 2018. Her research interests in contemporary rhetorical criticism include: Apocalyptic rhetoric; environmental rhetoric and climate change; and image repair analysis. She has published in the Journal of Business Communication, Shaman’s Drum, and The SAGE Encyclopedia of Communication Research Methods. She served on the editorial review board for the journal, Communication Studies for three years and as a reviewer for the Environmental Communication Division of the National Communication Association. She has presented over twenty papers at numerous conferences including the National Communication Association Convention, the Eastern Communication Association Convention, the Western Communication Association Convention, the Pennsylvania Communication Association Convention, and the international conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, among others. She is active in Faculty Senate—serving four years as Faculty Senate President and one term as Faculty Senate Secretary. For four years, she has been a member of Faculty Senate Council; Faculty Assembly; the Planning, Budget and Policies Committee; Administrative Assembly; and an Ex Officio member of the Advisory Board. She was recently elected as the Humanities Division Representative to Senate Council for the 2019—2021 term. She was the Director of the Humanities Academic Village for four years, and a Faculty Advisor to Lambda Pi Et (The Undergraduate Communication Honor Society) for over thirteen years. Dr. Czerwinski has had 14 of her students present their undergraduate research at the Eastern Communication Association Convention, and four of her students present papers at the Pennsylvania Communication Association Convention; all projects derived from work in her courses. Five students were placed on Top Paper Panels of the Lambda Pi Eta Division at the ECA Conferences. In addition, one of her Senior Capstone students is published in the National Communication Association’s Lambda Pi Eta Undergraduate Journal and another student recently had her Senior Capstone paper accepted for publication in a special issue on undergraduate research in the Pennsylvania Communication Annual, a Journal of the Pennsylvania Communication Association to be published later in 2019. A strong focus on promoting high quality undergraduate research is a priority in her courses.