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Lyn J. Freymiller

Lyn J. Freymiller

Senior Lecturer in Communication Arts and Sciences

202 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-1684

Curriculum Vitae

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Education:

  1. B.A., University of Wisconsin - Oshkosh, 1992
  2. M.A., University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, 1996
  3. Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University, 2006

Biography:

Lyn J. Freymiller is particularly interested in studying media portrayals of underrepresented or socially stigmatized populations, both in terms of the portrayals themselves and the cultural impacts of such representation. His research involves rhetorical analysis of texts (most notably television programs) and qualitative research methods such as interviewing. He created and has taught the department’s World Campus Qualitative Research Methods course (CAS 390). He has taught the ever-evolving honors course Rhetoric and Civic Life since its inception (CAS137H and CAS138T). He also has extensive experience teaching the department’s required basic public speaking course (CAS100A). Dr. Freymiller has presented his research at professional conventions across the country and is also represented in publications. He has received formal recognition on several occasions for teaching excellence as well as his contributions to the education of undergraduates at Penn State.