Dr. Sylvia Foil : CAL U

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Dr. Sylvia Foil


  • B.S.S.: Northwestern University
  • M.A.: Northwestern University
  • Ph.D.: Northwestern University


Dr. Foil has taught two years at Northwestern University. She also taught at Loyola University of both Chicago and New Orleans before joining the California University of Pennsylvania faculty.

Dr. Foil was born and raised in New Orleans. Her areas of interest are screenwriting and the mystery genre in radio, television and literature. She loves antique and junk shops. She has a Magic 8 Ball collection in her office here on campus, so if you are looking for an answer, stop in and try one!


  • Radio/TV Commercials
  • Art of Film
  • Media Criticism
  • Broadcast Reporting
  • Radio/TV Announcing
  • Video Aesthetics AND Applications
  • Radio/TV News
  • Radio/TV Writing Drama

Academic Department(s)

  • Department of Communications, Design and Culture

Academic Program(s)

  • B.A. Communication Studies

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"I see the college years as just one stop along a continuum of learning that starts when we are born and ends when we breathe our last. What is unique about college is that it occurs for most of us just as we are trying on our adult selves and attempting to figure out our place in the world. It is a time of great transition when young people are learning to be adults. For non-traditional students, it may be a time for reshaping their lives or embarking on new directions. I prefer to think of my role as a learning facilitator whose job it is to promote knowledge and skills, and to nudge students from the passive learning of youth to the active learning of the adult world."

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