Craft your story

Susquehanna will power your natural curiosity and storytelling abilities. You will gain foundational skills like writing, editing, interviewing and even multimedia production — plus the critical-thinking and problem-solving skills from your well-rounded liberal arts education — to empower your storytelling. From podcasting to traditional newspaper reporting, you will develop research skills and learn to adapt content for varying news media to succeed in the ever-evolving world of journalism.

Susquehanna provides platforms for journalism and digital content majors, including the student-run newspaper, The Quill, the LensFlare student broadcasting group and other professional student clubs.

Promote ethical journalism

Media professionals need to be curious, flexible and ethical in their pursuit of the news. At Susquehanna, you’ll be challenged to study journalism ethics and theory in the classroom. Discuss journalistic ethics and the benefits of news coverage to understand the importance of media to the public.

As a journalism and digital content major, you'll have the leadership skills and real-world experience to succeed. And we can connect you with accomplished alumni to help you land your first job.

You will be ready to take on top-level jobs at media outlets and corporations with your Susquehanna education. Our journalism 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 journalism 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)
  • The Quill—student newspaper
  • Susquehanna athletics department
  • University Marketing and Communications Student Digital Media Team
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

Check out all your options! View the academic catalog.

The academic catalog is the compilation of all the amazing classes and programs being offered at Susquehanna during a given academic year.  For more information about the courses being offered, programs available, and much more, download the catalog and dig in.

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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