William Benedict

Title: Associate Professor Emeritus

Degrees: Ph.D at SUNY Buffalo

Telephone: (607) 436-2474
Email: benediws@oneonta.edu

Course History:

  1. Introduction to Communication (COMM 100)
  2. Effective Voice and Diction
    (COMM 172)
  3. Public Speaking (COMM 220)
  4. Phonetics (COMM 272)
  5. Special Topics in Speech
    (COMM 294)
  6. Teaching Assistantship in Speech Communication (COMM 295)
  7. Independant Study in Speech (COMM299)

Other Information:

None provided


Professional Interests:

  • He continues to provide professional speech-language pathologist service for two agencies; Robinson Terrace Nursing Home and Delaware County Public Health.

Hobbies and Personal Interests:

  • Collecting Antique Clocks
  • Belongs to the James Fenimore Cooper Society - regularly attends Cooper Seminars and Institutes
  • Collects Cooper materials; rare books and memorabilia
  • Maintains membership in Sertoma (a civic service club)
  • Serves on a number of committees in the Unitarian-Universalist Society of Oneonta


Major Program areas

Communication Studies

introduces students to the theories and practices of oral communication and persuasion. Students in this major usually seek careers in business related fields, as well as corporate communication, advertising, sales, public relations, and events management.


Mass Communication

is designed to meet the needs of students who seek careers in the fields of broadcasting, journalism, film, audio production and video production.