Communications Faculty

Professor Larry D. Augustine, department head, holds an M.A. from West Virginia University. He is executive director of the Pennsylvania High School Speech League, which is headquartered at Susquehanna. He teaches broadcasting, parliamentary procedure and media law. He also is the coordinator of the internship program and is general manager of WQSU-FM.

Professor Beverly Romberger holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. Her research focuses on oral history and includes topics such as women's lives, workforce diversity, and men's and women's beliefs about relationships. She teaches public speaking, interpersonal communication, and group and organizational communication. She also serves as practica coordinator and supervises the department's honors program.

Professor James D. Sodt is the university's Charles B. Degenstein Distinguished Professor of Communications. He holds a Ph.D. from Syracuse University and spent a decade in strategy, marketing and product development with AT&T. He teaches corporate communications, public relations management, crisis communications, and interdisciplinary seminars in technology and other subjects. He serves as advisor to Sterling Communications, Susquehanna's student-run public relations firm.

Associate Professor Catherine Hastings holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. She has experience editing a daily newspaper, and her research interests include rhetorical criticism and journalism history. She teaches a variety of journalism, film, mass communications and public speaking courses and is advisor to the student newspaper, The Crusader. She is also the head of the film studies minor and advises the Society for Collegiate Journalists, a mass communications honor society.

Associate Professor Randall Hines holds a Ph.D. from Texas A&M University, an M.Div. from Bethel Theological Seminary and the APR (Accredited in Public Relations) designation. He teaches a variety of courses in public relations and advertising and is advisor to the Paul Dannelley Chapter of the Public Relations Student Society of America.

Associate Professor David Kaszuba holds a Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches a variety of public relations, journalism and communications courses. He also is the advisor to The Lanthorn, the university yearbook, and the communications honorary, Lambda Pi Eta. His research interests include media history.

Assistant Professor Craig Stark holds an M.A. from Stephen F. Austin State University and is a doctoral candidate at The Pennsylvania State University. He teaches courses in radio and television and supervises the university television facilities. He also provides support to WQSU-FM.