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Educational Background

  • Ph.D., Rhetoric and Professional Communication, Iowa State University, 2003

Professional Background

  • Andrea Frantz is an Associate Professor of Communication and has taught undergraduate classes in writing, journalism, law and ethics, and research full-time at the university level since 1989.

Area of Expertise/Research

  • Community Journalism; First Amendment Law & Ethics; Reporting; Freelancing; Research Methods; Convergence; Rhetoric; Business and Technical Communication; Composition Theory and Pedagogy


  • 2011 - Since 1996 Frantz has offered over 40 presentations at national/international conferences that include: Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication; College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press; College Commposition and Communication; National Communication Association;Intl. Conference on Narrative; International Conference on Learning Regional: Eastern Communication Association; Pennsylvania Communication


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