Andrew Herman

Associate Professor & Chair Of Communication
Blake B 121

Director of Communication internships. More information can be found on Andrew Herman has been a member of the Geneseo faculty since 2002.

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Office Hours, Spring 2017

Please schedule an appointment by calling the Department Secretary, Noreen Mazurowski at: (585) 245-5228, or in Blake B 122.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University (2005)

  • M.Div., Trinity Evangelical Divinity School (1997)


  • Eastern Communication Association

  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning


  • 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

More About Me


  • interpersonal communication
  • communication theory
  • communication and motivation

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.


  • 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. Students 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.

  • COMN 395: Social Media Intern

    Students are selected on the basis of special qualifications and are assigned as interns with organizations in mass media, business, government, and other pertinent settings. Enrollment is subject to the availability of openings. Open to juniors and seniors in Communication with an overall average of 2.75 and 3.0 in other selected courses appropriate to a particular internship. May be repeated for credit, but students may apply no more than 15 semester hours of internship credit toward the baccalaureate degree. Prerequisites: Permission of the instructor. Up to 3 hours of internship credit may be applied to the required 12 hours of coursework at the 300-level in the major. Offered by individual arrangement