Andrew Herman

Associate Professor & Chair Of Communication
Blake B 121

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

Picture of Andrew Herman

Office Hours Spring 2023

Please contact Noreen Mazurowski to schedule a meeting with Dr. Herman.

Curriculum Vitae


  • Ph.D., Northwestern University (2005)

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


  • 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.

  • Herman, A. P. (2001). Social capital, spirituality and the value of communication. In A. Rodriguez (Ed.), Essays on communication & spirituality. New York, NY: University Press of America.


  • Eastern Communication Association

  • International Society for Exploring Teaching and Learning

Honors and Awards

  • SUNY Geneseo 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

Research Interests

Teaching and research centers around interpersonal communication, communication theory, and communication issues related to the job search process. Current research focuses on the communication aspects of using a portfolio in a job interview. Another area of interest is the role of communication in the classroom and its effect on student motivation.


  • COMN 379: Communication in Career Prep

    This course encourages students to make connections 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 will engage in a self-reflective process in preparation for a professional career.

  • COMN 496: Teaching Practicum in Comm