John Gardner

Title: Associate Professor

Degrees: -Ph.D. (the Pennsylvania State University)

Telephone: (607) 436-3401

Course History:

  1. Introduction to Communication (COMM 100)
  2. Introduction to Communication Theory (COMM 120)
  3. Survey of Speech in Modern Society (COMM 160)
  4. Interviewing (COMM 215)
  5. Public Speaking (COMM 220)
  6. Group Discussion (COMM 227)
  7. Theories of Interpersonal Communication (COMM 240)

Other Information:

None provided


Professional Interests:

  • Communication Apprehension
  • Reticence
  • Theater

Hobbies and Personal Interests:

  • Golf
  • Baseball / Softball Umpire
  • Theater Production (Acting, Directing)
  • Gardening
  • Fishing




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.