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Lynne A. Texter
Department Chair, Associate Professor

Contact Information
Office: Com Center 223
Phone: 215-951-1207

Lynne provides communication training and consulting services to nonprofit organizations. Upon graduating from Ithaca College with a B.S. in Communications, Lynne went on to study at Syracuse University where she received her M.S. in Public Relations. She earned her Doctorate in Interpersonal Communication and Persuasion from State University of New York at Buffalo. Lynne taught at SUNY-Buffalo before coming to La Salle and served as the department’s assistant chair for 10 years before stepping into her current role as chair in 2004. Lynne's vast knowledge of Communication shows in her variety of publications. In addition to numerous book chapters and articles, Lynne co-wrote a textbook entitled Advanced Interpersonal Communication. She has also participated in a number of conferences and lectures across the U.S. as well as in France, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Switzerland. Lynne has also earned a number of teaching honors. She’s listed in Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers and received both the Milton Plesur Award for Distinguished Teaching and La Salle’s highest teaching honor, the Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching.

Areas of Expertise

  • Persuasion
  • Presentation Skills
  • Public Relations Campaigns


  • Ph.D., Interpersonal Communication & Persuasion, State University of New York
  • M.S., Public Relations, Syracuse University
  • B.S., Communications, Ithaca College


  • Persuasion
  • Public Relations
  • Presentation Skills



Texter, L.A. (2007). Teaching abroad: Lessons learned along the way, Journal of Business Communication, vol. 70, #3, pp. 352-356.

Texter, L.A. (2002). Roll out the rug: Walking and witnessing a path of heartache, hope, and healing. In L. Simpson’s The magic of labyrinths, New York: HarperCollins.

Texter, L.A., & Smith, M.F. (1999). Public relations and public service: Integrating service learning into the public relations seminar. In D. Droge & B.O. Murphy’s AAHE’s Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines. Washington, DC: AAHE.


Dainton, M., & Texter, L. A. (under contract). Conducting research for problem-solving. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Hartman, R.L. & Texter, L.A. (1995). Advanced interpersonal communication. Dubuque, IA: Kendall-Hunt.


Texter, L.A. (2008). Contemporary Public Relations and the Demands of a Dynamic International Domain. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting, San Diego.

Texter, L.A., & Mariscotti, J.M. (2004). Do You Have Research to Support That? Presented at the Labyrinth Society Conference, Maple, Lake, MN.

Texter, L.A., & Mariscotti, J.M. (2003). Reaching Out by Encouraging Individuals to Reach In: Examining the Benefits of the Labyrinth for Health Care Professionals and their Patients/Clients. Presented at the National Communication Association Annual Meeting, Miami, FL, November 2003.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.

Pamela Lannutti, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Director

Professional and Business Communication
Department of Communication
1900 West Olney Avenue - South Campus
Philadelphia, PA 19141 USA
Phone: 215.951.1935
Fax: 215.951.5043

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