Director of the Office of International and Domestic Study; Associate Professor of English and Communications
BA, University of Wyoming; MA, Northwestern University; PhD, University of Southern California
Thomas J. Schorle, PhD, Director of the Office of International and Domestic Study at Bay Path College, has been teaching in the traditional undergraduate
, One-Day-A-Week Saturday Program
, and graduate program
for the past seven years. An expert in communication theory, rhetorical theory, Web design and graphic design, Dr. Schorle has been teaching in higher education in the areas of speech and communication for more than 20 years, and is a former assistant professor at Robert Morris University in Pittsburgh, PA.
His extensive background includes: teaching a seven-week Management and Communication writing course in the Berkeley School of Business Administration Communication Program at the University of California at Berkeley; direct involvement in reviving the University of San Francisco’s debate team; and co-designing an upper-level business course which merged both written and spoken communication into one School of Business course at San Francisco State University. His areas of instruction at Bay Path include communication and information theory as well as English core courses and literature. His current research interests include comparative study of Canada and the U.S. and the history and culture of Quebec in particular.
He also serves as the coordinator of the Study Abroad Program at Bay Path College and is a member of the National Association of Foreign Student Advisors (NAFSA), his efforts have helped many students pursue their educational endeavors and gain valuable cultural perspectives in numerous countries worldwide.
As a frequent presenter at numerous conferences including the Information Resources Management Association, the Northeast Popular Culture Association, and the Modern Language Association, he has covered such topics as “The Consequential Educational Benefits of Oral Interpretation,” “Literary Heroes East and West,” “The AOL Chatroom as a Virtual Discourse Community,” and “Researching Others, Learning Ourselves.”
Dr. Schorle obtained his PhD from the University of Southern California in Communication Arts and Sciences and his Master of Arts degree in Speech from Northwestern University.