Faculty and Lab Assistants

Faculty Coordinator

Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, Professor
Strategic Communication and Leadership Studies
Department of Communication
Frostburg State University

Lab Assistants

The Communication Leadership Lab is open to partnerships with any faculty, students or groups on or off campus. As a Lab Assistant, students volunteer or intern with the Communication Leadership Lab collaborating with faculty and partnering with various groups to plan events and other activities.

For more information and to apply for the opportunity, please review this position description.

  • Lab Assistant Job Description & Application information

    Communication Leadership Lab Assistant Internship

    Job Title: Lab Assistant for the Communication Leadership Lab in the Department of Communication at Frostburg State University

    Position Description: Excellent leadership opportunity for a motivated Strategic Communication, Leadership Studies, or Emerging Media students who want to learn and offer support to FSU's Communication Leadership Lab as an apprentice communication practitioner supporting campus and community dialogue and deliberation sessions and other communication leadership activities.


    • Ability to serve as a professional representative for our academic programs and the Communication Leadership Lab;
    • Proficient with Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
    • Experienced with basic administrative tasks like taking notes, typing notes, filing, making copies, preparing mailings, distributing posters and flyers, completing basic reports, making appointments, and coordinating schedules and agendas;
    • Proficiency and reliability in organizational electronic communications (email and listservs);
    • Motivation and ability to draft or edit promotional materials or messages for distribution through various channels on and off campus, including formal journalism outlets and social media;
    • Ability to take the lead on editing and distributing program and website materials;
    • Willingness to assist with organizing program events and to set up platforms, equipment, and materials as needed to help organize program events and activities, including campus and community dialogue and deliberation events, recruiting events, etc.

    Possible Hours: 8-10 hours per week during 9-4:30 business hours and evenings (for events), with 135 hours total required for the 3-credit Capstone; available in Fall and Spring semesters

    Site Supervisor: Elesha L. Ruminski, Ph.D. (elruminski@frostburg.edu; 301-687-4480; 348L CCIT)

    Application Process: We rely on a competitive interview selection process.  Therefore, prior to the semester you are interested in serving as a Lab Assistant, please review our department and program websites and send an e-mail of interest with:

    1. an explanation of how you match the following qualifications;
    2. your schedule of commitments (including other jobs, group involvement, or sports activities); and
    3. an updated resume to Dr. Elesha L. Ruminski, Professor of Strategic Communication, at elruminski@frostburg.edu

    Please contact Dr. Ruminski if you have any questions.


Lab Assistants

Spring 2017 Communication Leadership Lab assistants with Dr. Ruminski wearing their Leaders of a Beautiful Struggle t-shirts from the 2017 Leaders-in-Residence program. Left to right in front: Dana Gordon, Shavonne Hamilton; left to right in back: Shantia Hamler, Trevor Jones, Patrick Broussoul, Dr. Elesha Ruminski.