James Lenze


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

Jim Lenze and studentBackground

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 also served as the dean's associate for the School of Graduate Studies and Research at IUP. He is currently 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.

Learn more about the Communications Media internship program.

Professor Lenze's Spring Schedule

COMM 150

  • Section 001:9:30 a.m.-10:45 a.m. - Zoom Meeting ID: See Syllabus

COMM 303

  • Section W01:TR 12:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m. - Zoom meeting ID: See Syllabus

COMM 475 - January 20, 2021 to March 10, 2021

  • Section 001:MWF 9:05 a.m.-9:55 a.m. - Zoom meeting ID: See Syllabus
  • Section 002:MWF 10:10 a.m.-11:00 a.m. - Zoom meeting ID: See Syllabus
  • Section 003:MWF 11:15 a.m.-12:05 p.m. - Zoom meeting ID: See Syllabus

Office Hours

  • Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays: 1:00-2:30 p.m. - Zoom meeting ID:96529638721
  • Tuesdays and Thursdays: 11:00 a.m.-Noon - Zoom meeting ID:97856104634

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 spring semester. Zoom, email, and phone are the only ways to meet with him.