Colonel Sedgley and Elizabeth Bailey Thornbury Professor of Communication Chair, Communication and Theatre Arts Departments
Office Location: Brumbaugh Academic Center C111A
Phone Number: (814)641- 3462
Personal Website: http://faculty.juniata.edu/weimer/
Professor Weimer joined the faculty at Juniata in 1990 with a BA, MA and Ph.D. from The Pennsylvania State University and several years of experience as a communication consultant and instructor. She is currently chairperson of the Department of English, Communication, and Theater Arts at Juniata and member of the Information Technology Department.
Her specific areas of expertise include rhetorical theory and criticism, film, media violence, cultural studies in mass media, and cultural studies in information technology. Her most recent research involves twenty-first century technologies and their impact on the way we think and organize ourselves into groups.
She created a communication curriculum and a designated program of emphasis in communication in 1990. She is a member of the Information Technology Department and has participated in the development of teaching learning technologies on campus. She received the Lindback Teaching Award in 1993 and Juniata's Woman of the Year Award in 1994.
Dr. Weimer consults on executive training in leadership and presents workshops on Conflict Management, Working with Difficult People, Professional Presentational Skills and Peer Mediation Training. She assumes many administrative responsibilities, serving on a number of committees, and is the faculty advisor to the Alfarata yearbook and Power93, WKVR, the radio station. She is a project manager and guest lecturer for the Pennsylvania Governor's School of Information Technology at Penn State in the summer.
In addition, she participates in the Speech Communication Association Annual Meetings as past president and current chair of the graduate and undergraduate competitive paper competition. She has been a member of the Executive Council of the Pennsylvania Communication Association since 1992. Dr. Weimer is on the Board of Representatives to WPSX/WPSU, public radio and television, for Huntingdon.