Kara Shultz, Ph.D.


Dr. Kara Schultz, Interim Dean of Undergraduate Studies
Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education, Professor

Speech Communication and Rhetoric Ph.D. University of Denver

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Dr. Kara Shultz is a faculty member and former chairperson of Communication Studies at Bloomsburg University of Pennsylvania, who is serving as Interim Dean of Undergraduate Education. She also serves as a member of the First Year Experience team, and is a Student Success Campus Coordinator training faculty advisors on the HuskySuccess software that supports the university's retention initiatives.

Dr. Shultz's teaching and research explores rhetoric, culture and civic engagement, and she regularly teaches courses in the Leadership and Public Advocacy Area such as Communication and Civic Life and Community Leadership. She has published essays on the rhetoric of persons with disabilities appearing in the Quarterly Journal of Speech, The Howard Journal of Communications and in the edited volumes Conflict and Diversity and Handbook of Communication and People with Disabilities. She has co-edited an undergraduate textbook on Introduction to Communication: Translating Scholarship into Meaningful Practice (2012). Dr. Shultz also studies environmental and food rhetoric. She has published an essay in The Rhetoric of Food, taught a seminar on Communication and Food, each spring her Event Planning class organizes the campus-wide Bloomsburg University Earth Day celebration. Dr. Shultz and her colleague were selected to participate in the Kettering Institute Exchange program in order to build a Center for Public Deliberation at Bloomsburg University.