Communication Studies Faculty

Karen Lauffer

Part Time Faculty (2007)

B.A. Lycoming College
M.A. Fairleigh Dickinson University

Karen Lauffer

Karen has been teaching Fundamentals of Speech Communication part-time at Emerson since 2007.  She also teaches part-time at two other schools, teaching curricula including Public Speaking, Organizational Communication, Conflict & Negotiation, Group Communication, and Introduction to Literature

Before relocating to the Boston area in 2005 Karen taught communication at Kean University in New Jersey for eight years.  Her primary research interests are: the impact of self-esteem on academic and professional success; the impact of service-learning experience on subsequent civic engagement; and the impact of communication technology on interpersonal communication skills.  Prior to her teaching career Karen was a professional actress, public speaker, and workshop facilitator.  Some of Karen's favorite leisure activities are going to the theatre, going to museums, exploring craft shows, visiting the Jersey Shore, and spending time with her family. 


Office: Walker 8th Fl.

Phone: 8737


The Department of Communication Studies at Emerson College will be host a variety of special events dedicated to the Dia De Los Muertos Mexican holiday.

Events will feature three Mexican artists, David Silvah, Nuria Bak and Claudia Rodriguez, who will honor student Jocelyn Straus and actor Robin Williams.