Thiel College


Laurie Moroco

Laurie J. Moroco, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication
📞 724-589-2041
 Pedas Communication Center


  • B.A., 1992, Slippery Rock University
  • M.A., 1995, Duquesne University
  • Ph.D., 2005, Duquesne University

Courses Taught

  • Public Speaking
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Small Group Communication
  • Persuasion
  • Rhetorical Theory
  • Senior Seminar
  • Internships

I hold a Ph.D. in Rhetoric from Duquesne University with an emphasis in interpersonal communication and ethics. The title of my dissertation is "Phenomenological Distance in Interpersonal Relationships." I also received a master's degree in Corporate Communication from Duquesne and and bachelor's degree in Communication from Slippery Rock University,

I have served the Thiel Communication Department in the past as a full-time lecturer and an adjunct. Before coming to Thiel, I was a member of Slippery Rock University's communication faculty. In addition, I have taught at Clarion University and Duquesne University, as well as serving as an adjunct professor at Westminster College and Pennsylvania State University-Shenango.

Currently, I am the chair of the Communication Department and the advisor of Lamda Pi Eta, the communication honorary.