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Dr.  Lawrence  T.  Kuhar



  • Ph.D., University of Maryland (Contemporary American Literature, Rhetoric)
  • M.A., Duquesne University
  • B.A., Duquesne University, Journalism (Public Relations and Marketing)

Teaching Experience

  • Postmodern Literature
  • Contemporary American Literature
  • Poetry Workshop
  • Technical Writing

Dr. Larry Kuhar is a Professor of English at Wilkes University. Dr. Kuhar’s teaching and research areas include workplace writing and communications, insurance communications, healthcare communications, literary postmodernism, and original poetry. In addition to consulting in a wide range of businesses and industries, Dr. Kuhar has presented his work at industry and academic national conferences.  Recent presentations include a presentation at Berkshire Hathaway Guard’s 2018 national “Summit,” entitled “Effective Communications in Underwriting,” a presentation at the Institute of Internal Auditors (IIA) 2017 national “All-Star Conference” in Las Vegas on communications excellence in Internal Audit, and a national presentation at the American Literature Association’s (ALA) November 2018 Symposium in Santa Fe entitled, “Historical and Personal Place in Don DeLillo’s Falling Man and Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49.” Dr. Kuhar serves as a communications consultant in industries that include the insurance industry, healthcare industry, banking, IT and others.  Dr. Kuhar’s work in industry has focused on Sales, Marketing, Internal Audit Communications, Healthcare (e.g., Medicaid, the ACA, and managed care), Leadership Communications, Culture Change Initiatives, Team Building, and Organizational Policies, Procedures and Style Guides. In addition to having an original play produced, Dr. Kuhar is an active poet who has published his worked nationally, most recently with the publication of three healthcare-focused poems in the peer-reviewed journal Ars Medica and a presentation of four poems entitled, “’How to Live in This World’:  Four Poems on Work and Imagination.” Dr. Kuhar received his bachelor’s degree in journalism and master’s degree in English from Duquesne University and his doctorate in contemporary American literature and rhetoric from the University of Maryland.