Dr. Jim Lenze is the internship coordinator for the IUP Communications Media Program. He began his teaching career as a teaching associate in Penn State’s MBA program in 1989. Since then he has taught over 40 different courses and developed associates, bachelors, masters, & doctoral curriculum. He has also consulted with major corporations and small businesses in the field of communications. He graduated from IUP’s BS in Communications Media program in 1988 after completing an internship with PennDot in their training division. He believes the internship is one of the most valuable components of the program and works to help interns and internship sites find each other!

Contact Dr. Lenze at jlenze@iup.edu, call him at (724) 357-2492 or visit him at 127 Stouffer Hall. He will gladly give you coffee and chocolate!

Undergraduate programs in Communications Media

The Department of Communications Media prepares students to work in all fields of media: television and film production, audio recording, radio broadcasting, photography, graphic design, animation, games and simulations, media promotions, media marketing, research, project management, consulting, news writing, and scriptwriting. We are housed in IUP’s College of Education and Communications. The department offers three bachelor’s degrees (Media Studies, Media Marketing, and Media Production), a master’s in Strategic Communication, and a doctorate in Communications Media and Instructional Technology.

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