Frank P. Irizarry, PhD
Department of Communication & Journalism
Office: Somerset Building, Rm. 414D
- PhD, University of Florida
- MA, Northern Illinois University
- BA, Marist College
- Public relations
- Health communication
- Communication apprehension
- Critical studies of popular culture and scientific communication
Frank Irizarry is an instructor in the Department of Communication and Journalism. He received his M.A. in Speech Communication from Northern Illinois University and his B.A. from Marist College. He is currently finishing his Ph.D. in the College of Mass Communications and Journalism at The University of Florida. His emphasis is in Health Communication and Public Relations. His scholarly interests include public relations, health communication, persuasion, communication apprehension, critical studies of popular culture and scientific communication. Frank will be teaching public relations courses at Suffolk University.
Prior to joining Suffolk, Frank served as the Director of Policy Debate and as Director of the Basic Speech Course at The University of Florida. Frank was a Lecturer, teaching courses in Public Relations, Argumentation and Legal Communication. He served at The University of Florida for eight years. While at The University of Florida, he developed courses for an on-line program in Gerontology Studies, taught graduate courses in Professional Communication for the University of Florida Business School.
- Suffolk University
- Stetson University
- University of Florida
- Pace University
- Syracuse University
"Communication in the Classroom: A Test for a Correlation between Communication Apprehension and Trait Argumentativeness," The Florida Communication Journal, Spring, 2002
Honors and Awards
Southeast Debate Coach of the Year, 2006
Worked as a guest columnist for the Orlando Sentinel.
Served as a consultant for the National Forensic Science Technology Center, a program developed from a grant administered through the Department of Justice to develop and implement communication-training protocol D.E.A. scientists, forensic toxicologists, ballistics experts, A.T.F. agents, and Crime Science Investigators.
Served as Director of Public Relations for Daytona Beach Thunderbirds Arena Football (af2) team.
CJN 277 Public Relations
CJN 477 Public Relations II