Molly Wertheimer

Professor of Communication Arts & Sciences and Women's Studies, Arts and Humanities
Office Phone: 570-450-3051
Office Location: Memorial Building, 109
Mailing Address:
Penn State Hazleton
76 University Drive
Hazleton, PA 18202-8025

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Dr. Wertheimer holds three degrees from Penn State University: a bachelor's in psychology and a master's and doctorate in speech communication. She focuses on effective speech communication and criticism, communications and media, communication and conflict resolution, and women's rhetorical activities, from ancient Egypt to contemporary times. Dr. Wertheimer has authored, co-authored, and edited several books, including Elizabeth Hanford Dole: Speaking from the Heart, with co-author Nichola D. Gutgold. Presently, she is working on a book on the autobiographies of American first ladies. She has served as chair for the Penn State Commission for Women and discipline coordinator of Arts and Humanities for University College, the administrative base for fourteen of Penn State's campuses. From 2010-2012, Dr. Wertheimer served as the interim director of academic affairs at Penn State Worthington Scranton. She is a life member of several professional associations, including the American Society for the History of Rhetoric, the Rhetoric Society of America, the National Communication Association and the Eastern Communication Association.