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Delivery: A mix of daytime, evening, Saturday, and online courses.
Start: Fall or Spring Semester, Summer Session, Full- or Part-Time.

    Program Faculty

  • Charlie Castro
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Jermaine Davis
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Amy Fisher
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Jason Isaacson
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Experience: Robert Jersak has been teaching Communication coursework in the Minnesota State college and university system for over 15 years. His professional areas of interest and study include cross-cultural empathy, deliberative dialogue and audio documentary interviewing. He is currently pursuing a certificate in documentary studies at the Center for Documentary Studies at Duke University in Durham, NC. Robert has also taught storytelling, creative writing and podcasting workshops across the Twin Cities metro area.
    Teaching Approach: “I believe that Communication Studies is a field of praxis - with roots in the Humanities and the Social Sciences - and that all students benefit from an understanding of theory as well as how these theories actually function in our personal and professional lives. That means that I’m always learning as I teach, and that my students are often teaching me (and others) as they learn. I believe in support, guidance, mentoring and potentially-transformative active learning experiences.”
    Education: MA, Communication Studies, Minnesota State University - Mankato
    Hobbies: Filmmaking, Podcasting and Writing
    Robert Jersak
    Faculty
    Bio
    Communication Studies
  • Mackenzie Krzmarzick
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Delissa Madden
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Joseph Nicola
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Experience: Dr. Olson has worked as an educator since she was a teenager - first discovering her love for teaching as a ski instructor at Hyland Hills in Bloomington, MN. As a self-described “optimistic extrovert,” she has blended her love of communication with her talents in the classroom to help students build strong skills in relationships, find confidence in front of an audience, and advocate for their needs and interests in a variety of settings.
    Teaching Approach: “I know that students learn best when they are able to engage with course concepts in ways that match their learning style, and are presented with reasonable challenges and the tools, skills, and support to succeed. I teach with compassion, flexibility, and a positive attitude to help all students build strong communication skills and move forward with their educational goals.”
    Education: B.A. in Communication from University of Minnesota, Duluth; M.A. in Rhetoric from Kansas State University; Ph.D. in Communication Theory from Ohio University
    Notable: 2017 MNState Board of Trustees Outstanding Educator2018 Century College LGBTQIA Center PRIDE Award
    Hobbies: Running, Knitting, Camping, Spending time with family
    Amanda Olson
    Faculty
    Bio
    Communication Studies
  • Amy Rawson
    Faculty
    Communication Studies
  • Mark Smeltzer
    Faculty
    Communication Studies