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Dr. Sharon Stringer

603 Robinson Learning Center
(570) 484-2092

Courses Most Commonly Taught

  • Writing for the Mass Media
  • News Reporting
  • Radio Journalism
  • Radio Workshop
  • Opinion Writing
  • Propaganda and Public Opinion
  • Advertising Campaign Development

Areas of Expertise

  • News writing
  • News reporting
  • Editorial writing
  • Radio journalism
  • Public relations strategies for non-profits


  • Ph.D. in Extension Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Master’s of Science in Agriculture and Extension Education, The Pennsylvania State University
  • Bachelor’s of Arts in Journalism, The Pennsylvania State University

Courses Developed

  • Environmental Journalism and Communication Capstone Seminar

Research Areas

  • Newspaper readership
  • Media portrayal of minorities
  • Issues for underrepresented populations in higher education

Book Chapters Published

Stringer, S.(2011). Teaching in Central Pennsylvania.  A chapter in Yenika-Agbaw, V., and Hidalgo-DeJesus, A. Race, Women of Color, and the State University System,Lanham, MD:  University Press of America.

Stringer, S. B.(2010).  “A Service Learning Opportunity in the Humanities and Social Sciences. “ A chapter in Quick Hits for Service-Learning:  Successful Strategies from Award Winning Educators.  IN:  Bloomington, Indiana University Press.

Thomson, J.S. & Stringer, S.B. (2003). Evaluating for Distance Learning:  Feedback from Students and faculty. In W.Y. Lee (2ned.), ASHE Reader Series:  Assessment and Program Evaluation. Pearson Learning Solutions.  ME:  Boston.

Articles Published

Stringer, S. B. (2009) “New Media Options for On-line Delivery:  Attracting the under-35 reader by examining preferences.” Published on Huck Boyd Center for Community Media at Kansas State University,

Stringer, S. B. (2005, Spring).. Perceptions of a Small Town Newspaper’s War Coverage. Grassroots Editor, a quarterly journal published by the International Society of Weekly Newspapers.

Thomson, J.S. & Stringer, S.B. (2000, Sept.). First-Year Seminar:  Using Technology to Explore Professional Issues and Opportunities Across Locations, Journal of General Education, 49 (1), 66-73.

Stringer, S.B., & Thomson, J.S. (1998, spring). Demographic Data and Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Purchasing Preferences of Minority Consumers in Southeastern Pennsylvania. Journal of Family and Consumer Sciences . 90(1)18-22.

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