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Dr. Roy Schwartzman is Full Professor and Department Head in the Communication Studies Department of the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. His 30+ years of award-winning research, teaching, advising, and consulting experience spans community college, honors, undergraduate, graduate, corporate, and community instruction.



Communication Studies Department

115 Ferguson Building, PO Box 26170

University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Greensboro, NC 27402-6170

phone 336.334.5297 [department]

email Dr. Roy


Roy Schwartzman (Ph.D., University of Iowa) joined the UNCG faculty in 2006 as a full professor with tenure. He is the Principal Investigator of Cultivate Resilient Communities, which establishes UNCG as the inaugural host of the National Communication Association Center for Communication, Community Collaboration, and Change. He previously served as a faculty member at Northwest Missouri State University, the University of South Carolina, Newberry College, and Ohio University. 

Research/Creative Interests

Research Areas

(representative, not exhaustive):

  • Holocaust and genocide studies

  • Propaganda

  • Rhetoric of science, technology, and medicine

  • Digital communication

  • Public argumentation

  • Figurative language

  • Critical cultural studies

  • Political communication

  • Philosophy of communication

  • Scholarship of teaching and learning

Creative Interests:


In addition to being a prolific scholar, Roy has won scores of literary awards for poetry.


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