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
Fall 2016 Classes

COMN 379:
Communication:Integrated Appl

    This course provides students the chance to make a clear connection between the communication concepts they have learned in their classes and their future personal and professional life. In doing so,
    students will look back to review and discuss key concepts, look inward to see how these concepts impact their own lives and look forward to make explicit connections to their anticipated future. Concurrently, students willl engage in a self-reflective process in preparation for a professional career. Students will exhibit this reflective experience primarily through the development of a final professional portfolio. Other communication and life skills will be discussed and refined during the course of the semester. Prerequisites: Junior or senior standing and at least 24 completed credit hours in the major or permission of the instructor. Credits: 3(3-0). Offered every other year
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