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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Bernard J. Brommel  

Pen Name: None

Genre: Non-Fiction

Audience: Adult;


-- Bernard J. Brommel on WorldCat --

Illinois Connection

The author is professor emeritus of communications at Northeastern Illinois University and lives in the Chicago area.

Biographical and Professional Information

Bernard J. Brommel, professor emeritus in the communication, media and theatre department, taught at Northeastern Illinois University for more than 30 years. A teacher and scholar, he has written numerous books and scholarly articles. He retired in 2000, at which time the title professor emeritus was bestowed upon him. An alumnus of NEIU, Brommel graduated from the College of Education with a Master of Arts degree in family communication and guidance and counseling in 1982. During his tenure at NEIU, he co-founded with President Emerita Salme Steinberg the Founders Society, the University’s first philanthropic society, for which he has served as chairman since its inception in 2001. He has underwritten 17 scholarships or award endowments at NEIU including the prestigious Brommel Distinguished Research Professor Award. Owing to his generosity, numerous students already have and will continue to receive scholarships to help defray their education costs.

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Titles At Your Library

Family Communication: Cohesion and Change (8th Edition)
ISBN: 0205718930

Pearson. 2011

Updated in a new 8th edition, this book examines how the communication processes within families affect and are affected by larger social systems. It views the family as a communication system with identifiable patterns

Using a framework of family functions, first-person narratives, and current research, this book emphasizes the diversity of today's families in terms of structure, ethnic patterns, and developmental experiences.

Eugene V. Debs: Spokesman For Labor And Socialism
ISBN: 0882860062

Charles H Kerr. 1978

The classic biography covering all of Debs public career of 52 years - as City Clerk and State Representative, American Railway Union organizer, and his conversion to socialism, five campaigns for the presidency and his leadership of anti-war dissenters and other causes. Based on research in family papers, this is still the finest sympathetic story of "the nation's foremost radical hero, the most popular leader of a Marxist movement..."

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