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Lori Bedell

Lori Bedell

Associate Professor Communication Arts & Sciences, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies, Co-Director Rhetoric & Civic Life, Honors Advisor

310 Sparks Building
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 865-0974

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  1. B.A., Ohio University, 1990
  2. M.A., Ohio University, 1995
  3. Ph.D. coursework (ABD), Ohio University, 1995

Originally from Cleveland, Ohio, Lori Bedell earned all of her media-related degrees from Ohio University in beautiful Athens, Ohio. Lori and her family moved around a lot, but have happily called State College and Penn State their home since 2003. Beginning her career in Los Angeles in the Film/TV industry, Lori transitioned into academia and has since taught a wide range of courses including video production, communication theory, freshmen seminars on politics and media, and, most recently, Rhetoric and Civic Life, which she also co-directs. She is currently a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and is also the department’s honors adviser and Director of the Penn State Public Speaking Center ( Spare time fun includes all sorts of outdoor activities and her ridiculously awesome daughters and husband.