Learn, train and thrive

Learn the essentials of digital and new media and gain real-life experience as a broadcaster — in front of or behind the camera — at Susquehanna. You’ll gain a holistic view of visual storytelling with our interdisciplinary minors, like film studies, to gain a better understanding of important topics in today’s world.

Learn principles of writing, ethics of communications, theories of traditional and digital media, and what it means to be a communications professional. Then, team up with others to learn tenets of broadcast media and professional communication. At Susquehanna, you will use the latest video and audio production equipment to practice videography, digital editing, writing for new media, commercial production and on-air procedures.

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Evolve from a budding video storyteller to a well-rounded broadcast professional. You’ll amass experience in the field — broadcasting sports, creating commercials or shooting interviews — while you craft your own artistic vision. There are lots of opportunities for you to be involved, especially LensFlare, a group of students who create promotional and instructional videos for other students or faculty and staff.

Many broadcasting students take advantage of internships and study-abroad opportunities to gain a unique worldview of broadcast media. Before you leave Susquehanna, you will build a professional portfolio that will put you a level above the competition in your career field.

You will be ready to take on top-level jobs at media outlets and corporations with your Susquehanna education. Our communication graduates have landed jobs with:

  • ABC 27 WHTM
  • Citigroup
  • Comcast
  • Fox 29 WTXF-TV
  • Hollywood Media Corporation
  • MediaPower
  • National Geographic Society
  • QVC
  • Rockstar San Diego
  • Sapient Nitro
  • Six Flags America
  • Swarovski
  • Tiffany & Co.

Susquehanna offers a plethora of opportunities for you to practice your broadcasting skills and connect with communications students from all disciplines.

  • WQSQ-FM—campus radio station
  • LensFlare—creating instructional videos for students and staff on campus
  • Alpha Epsilon Rho—national broadcasting honor society
  • Lambda Pi Eta—official honor society of the National Communication Association (NCA)
  • Flagship—publication for creartive work and photography
  • The Lanthorn—Susquehanna’s yearbook
  • The Quill—student newspaper
  • TRAX—student-run entertainment venue
Craig A. Stark, Ph.D.

Department: Communications
Associate Professor of Communications

Email Address stark@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4358

Kate Hastings, Ph.D.

Department: Communications
Associate Professor of Communications

hastings@susqu.edu
570-372-4359

David C. Kaszuba, Ph.D.

Department: Communications
Associate Professor of Communications

Email Address kaszuba@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4724

Michele Welliver

Department: Communications
Assistant Professor of Communications

welliver@susqu.edu
570-372-4306

Debrah D. Baxter

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

Email Address baxterdebrah@susqu.edu

Dawn Benfer

Department: Communications
WQSU General Manager

slonaker-benfer@susqu.edu
570-372-4030

Karen DeFrancesco

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

Email Address defrancescok@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4742

Gary Heller

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

heller@susqu.edu
570-372-4418

Chad Hershberger

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

Email Address hershberger@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4423

Michael Rash

Department: English & Creative Writing
Adjunct Faculty in English and Creative Writing

rash@susqu.edu
570-372-4657

Samuel Sauls

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

Email Address saulss@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4079

William Swanger

Department: Communications
Adjunct Faculty in Communications

swangerw@susqu.edu
570-372-4353

Linda Burkley

Department: Communications
Lecturer Communications

Email Address burkley@susqu.edu
Phone Number 570-372-4094

John Foltz

Department: Communications
Lecturer Communications

foltz@susqu.edu
570-372-4638

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See the 2020-2021 Academic Catalog
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Department of Communications

514 University Ave.
Selinsgrove, Pa. 17870

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Location

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Phone & Email

Craig Stark, department head
570-372-4358
stark@susqu.edu

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