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 both the Distinguished Faculty Teaching Award and the Distinguished Faculty Service Award. Her research interests in contemporary rhetorical criticism include: Apocalyptic rhetoric; environmental rhetoric, climate change discourse; 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 has also served on the editorial review board for the journal, Communication Studies for three years. She has presented over thirty 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, the international conference of the Society for Utopian Studies, and the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, among numerous others. She is active in Faculty Senate—serving four years as Faculty Senate President. She has also served as the Faculty Senate Secretary and is currently beginning her second two-year term as the Humanities Division Representative on Faculty Senate Council. She has been a member of Faculty Assembly; the Planning, Budget, and Policies Committee; Administrative Assembly; Senate Council, and an Ex Officio member of the Advisory Board, among numerous other committees. She was the Director of the Humanities Academic Village for four years, and she has been a Faculty Advisor to Lambda Pi Eta (The Undergraduate Communication Honor Society) for numerous years. Dr. Czerwinski encourages her students to become actively involved in the discipline of communication by presenting their undergraduate research at professional communication conferences such as the Eastern Communication Association Convention, the Pennsylvania Communication Association Convention and the Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association Convention. Sixteen of her students have presented at these various conferences with five students being placed on Top Paper Panels. In addition, she also encourages her students to publish their undergraduate research, earning them competitively selected publications in the Lambda Pi Eta Undergraduate Journal and the Pennsylvania Communication Annual. A strong focus on promoting high quality undergraduate research is a priority in her courses.