John H Prellwitz, PhD

  • Associate Professor of Communication; Division Chair

John H. Prellwitz, (Ph.D., Duquesne University) is an Assistant Professor of Communication at the University of Pittsburgh at Greensburg.  His doctorate includes emphases in Public Communication/Integrated Marketing and Ethics.  His dissertation, "Nietzsche's Dialogic Ethic After Illusion: Rhetoric and Difference,” was nominated for Gerald R. Miller Outstanding Doctoral Dissertation Award sponsored by the National Communication Association.  At Indiana University of Pennsylvania, he earned a Master of Arts degree in Teaching English and Pennsylvania Secondary English Teaching Certificate.  He earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in English Writing from the University of Pittsburgh.  A faculty member since 2005, he won the Pitt-Greensburg Alumni Association's Outstanding Faculty Award in 2014 and the Pitt-Greensburg Distinguished Service Award in 2015. Courses he teaches include: Advertising: Strategy & Practice, Public Relations: Strategy & Practice, Communication Capstone, Film and Propaganda, Independent Film (with Dr. Stephen Schrum), and Digital Storytelling I and II (with Professor Lori Jakiela), Public Speaking, and Teaching English in the Secondary School in the Education program.  Dr. Prellwitz has also taught courses in English composition at the university level and volunteered as a writing tutor working with traditional and nontraditional college students.  His research in the areas of Communication Ethics and Philosophy of Communication as well as Public Relations has appeared in book chapters and articles in Review of Communication and Pennsylvania Communication Annual.  He is currently working on research projects in the areas of film, genre, and propaganda.  He serves as a faculty advisor to Lambda Pi Eta, faculty sponsor for the Sports Communication Internship Program, and directs Pitt-Greensburg Media.