Office Hours, Fall 2015

  • M/W 12:00-1:30 pm
  • T/R 10:30 am-12:30 pm
  • Appointments recommended with Secretary in Blake B 122


  • interpersonal communication
  • communication theory
  • communication and motivation

Andrew Herman

Associate Professor & Chair


Blake B 121
1 College Circle
Geneseo, NY 14454


Director of Communication internships. More information can be found here.

Andrew Herman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2002.

Faculty Information


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University (2005)
  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1997)

Research Interests

Current research considers the role of communication in student motivation. Specifically, research focuses on a teacher's interactions with students helps promote a sense of self-determination in the student.

Publications and Professional Activities

  • Zook, J. M., & Herman, A. P. (2011). Course-specific intrinsic motivation: Effects of teacher support and global academic motivation. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 22 (4), 83-103.
  • Montondo, M. D., & Herman, A. P. (2010). Bears, books and beer: One student group’s attempt at a public relations campaign. In L. Black (Ed.), Group communication: Cases for analysis, appreciation, and application (pp. 105-113). Dubuque, IA: Kendall/Hunt.
  • Eisenberg, A. F., & Herman, A. P. (2008). Pedagogical partnerships: Creating links between science and society through a focus on learning. In W. R. Freudenburg (Series Ed.) & H. Hartman (Vol. Ed.), Research on social problems and public policy: Vol. 16. Integrating the sciences and society: Challenges, practices, and potentials (pp. 197-223). Bingsley, UK: Emerald Group.
  • Herman, A. P., & Ettema, J. S. (2007). A community confronts the digital divide: A case study of social capital formation through communication activism. In L. R. Frey & K. C. Carragee (Eds.). Communication activism: Vol. 2. Media and performance activism (pp. 255-281). Cresskill, NJ: Hampton Press.
  • Herman, A. P., & Wyant, C. P. (2006). Beatles versus Beethoven: Using music to introduce cognitive structures. Communication Teacher, 20, 44-48.

    Awards and Honors

    • President's Award for Excellence in Academic Advisement, Fall 2011.
    • Outstanding Edited Scholarly Book in Applied Communication, National Communication Association Award, Fall 2008


  • Eastern Communication Association
  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning
Spring 2016 Classes

COMN 103:
S/Intr to Interpersonal Commun

    This course is designed to provide students with basic knowledge about communication theory and practice. It creates an awareness of the role communication plays in our interpersonal relationships. St
    udents will be introduced to basic models, definitions, and approaches to interpersonal communication. Some areas presented include perception, self-concept, self-disclosure, conflict, verbal and nonverbal communication, and ways for improving communication competence.
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