Central Penn College - Judith Dutill

Central Penn College


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Judith Dutill, MA
Assistant Professor, Communication & Director, Center for Teaching Excellence

Academic Bio

Judith Dutill serves as the Director of the Center for Teaching Excellence (CTE) and as Assistant Professor of Communication at Central Penn College. She earned her master’s degree from Purdue University in professional communication. Her scholarly interests include critical media studies, media and digital literacy, communication and nostalgia, and the use of persuasion in professional communication contexts. She co-created an open access resource for faculty, The Online Lecture Toolkit, developed to support the needs of educators who want to create effective online video content.

Personal Bio

As a communication scholar I enjoy spending massive amounts of time indulging my love for media and calling it research. I also enjoy spending time with my family, being a mom, and listening to live music. I can usually be heard Sundays on 91.7 FM where I co-host a radio program, merging all of my aforementioned interests.

Teaching Philosophy

It is always my desire to construct knowledge through meaningful learning experiences, but I cannot accomplish this alone. Collaboration is essential in the communication classroom. Often, I learn alongside my students as we explore case studies and work in teams to solve problems. Collaborative problem-based and project-based learning are favored pedagogical approaches in my courses, even in the online modality. Though, I believe students are ultimately responsible for their own learning, collaboration always yields results that are greater than what we could accomplish on our own. I want students to leave my classes with a greater appreciation for communication and a clearer understanding of their role in it--practicing communication is essential to achieving this.

Courses & Subjects

  • Human Communication 
  • Public Relations 
  • Survey of Mass Communciations 
  • Media & Society 
  • Propaganda & Policy 
  • Media Events Planning