James Lenze

  • Education

    BS, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, Communications Media
    MS, Pennsylvania State University, Curriculum and Instruction
    PhD, Pennsylvania State University, Instructional Systems.

    BackgroundJim Lenze and student

    Professor Jim Lenze came to IUP in 2000. He co-developed the proposal for the PhD in Media and Communications Studies (originally named Communications Media and Instructional Technology) with Mark Piwinsky and served with him as one of the initial co-coordinators of the program. He has served as the dean’s associate for the School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP and internship coordinator for the Communications Media program.

    Over his career, he has assisted in the creation of associate’s, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees, several with extensive online components. He is interested in media production and screenplay writing as well as media aesthetics. His professional philosophy is that all effective communication is rooted in story telling.

    He currently serves as the Communications Media Department’s internship coordinator. Learn more about the Communications Media internship program

    Professor Lenze’s Fall Schedule:

    Mondays

    • Office Hours: 10:00 a.m.–Noon – Zoom Meeting ID: 999 8736 2777
    • COMM 395 801: 1:25–2:15 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus
    • COMM 281: 2:30–4:00 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus

    Tuesdays

    • Office Hours: 10:00–11:00 a.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: 940 2680 7902

    Wednesdays

    • Office Hours: 10:00 a.m.–Noon – Zoom Meeting ID: 961 3249 4908
    • COMM 395 802: 1:25–2:15 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus
    • COMM 281: 2:30–4:00 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus

    Fridays

    • COMM 846: 4:00–9:30 p.m. – Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus

    Contact Information

    • Phone: 724-840-8295 Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. only! Please do not call during class times or Zoom office hours.
    • Email: jlenze@iup.edu

    Note: Professor Lenze will not be on campus at any time during the fall semester. Zoom, email, and phone are the only ways to meet with him.