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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 (she/her/they/them) 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 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, first-year seminars on politics and media, and women and communication. Her primary teaching responsibilities today include Rhetoric and Civic Life (CAS 137H, 138T) and Human Communication (CAS 101N). She is currently an Associate Teaching Professor in the Department of Communication Arts and Sciences and serves as its Assistant Director of Undergraduate Studies. In her spare time, Lori serves as a member of the State College Area School Board and is a company member of Happy Valley Improv. When not doing any of the above, you can find her kayaking, hiking, or baking.