Lynne Texter, Ph.D.

Professor Emerita
Communication, Strategic Communication
Communication Center 223

Always wanting to do at least one big, challenging thing each year, Lynne Texter hopped on her bike one summer and completed a 50-day bicycle journey across the U.S. from the Pacific Ocean to the Atlantic Ocean. That’s 3,767 miles, 10 states, two countries, and some really big hills along the way. Another year, Lynne walked 115 miles on a pilgrimage on the Camino de Santiago in Spain.

When not out on her bike, Lynne fulfills an administrative role and teaches Persuasion, Public Relations, Leadership, and Effective Presentations. She’s passionate about helping students understand how most effectively to communicate their ideas and opinions to achieve their personal and professional goals.

A winner of the Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching in addition to several other teaching awards, Lynne is a native of Rochester, N.Y. Over the past several years, she’s held a number of administrative roles at La Salle, including Interim Provost & Vice President of Academic Affairs, Interim Dean of the School of Arts & Sciences, and Chair of the Department of Communication. She consults with a variety of corporations and nonprofit organizations, and she has also taught courses, given lectures, and participated in a number of conferences across the U.S. as well as in France, the Czech Republic, Greece, and Switzerland.

Areas of Expertise
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

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.