Ellen Murray Brennan, M.A.

ellen brennan
Associate Teaching Professor
Program Coordinator, Communication Arts & Sciences and COMM
Sutherland, 313
Penn State Abington
1600 Woodland Road
Abington, PA 19001

Teaching Interests and courses taught:

Especially interested in working with special populations such as adult learners, student parents and English learners.  Regularly teach courses in Organizational Communication, Interpersonal Communication, Civic and
Community Engagement and Public Speaking.

Leading group to Ireland/Northern Ireland Spring 2018 as part of Civic and Community Engagement minor/Embedded Travel Abroad Program

Accompanied two groups to England as part of the Embedded Study Abroad Program

Research/Creative Interests and Innovations

Undergraduate research, workshop development and facilitation (Coaching the Coaches; Communication, Privilege and Voice; Untangling Complicated Conversations; Student Leadership)

Other Interests:

Faculty Athletic Representative Faculty Sponsor, Student Parent Support Group (Voted Club of the year/Club
Adviser of the Year 2 years running)

ACURA faculty supervisor; directed winning poster, Arts and Humanities Division (2014)

Penn State Commission for Women

Abington College Faculty Senate (various positions; currently Senator)

Arts and Humanities Division Councilor, Communication Arts and Sciences/Communications


“The future belongs to those who give the next generation reason to hope.”
--Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

MA, Communication, Purdue University

AB, English, Miami University