School of Communication & Journalism Faculty & Staff

Highly engaged faculty are skilled in their disciplines and have earned both regional and national accolades for their professional work and teaching excellence.

Jason Anderson, PhD, MS, BA
Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4634218.477.4634
FR 255F
Jason Anderson teaches a variety of communication studies courses including communication ...

David Arntson, BS (He/Him/His)
Adjunct Faculty | Visual Content Producer
School of Communication & Journalism | Marketing & Communications
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2338218.477.2338

Kay Beckermann, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2509218.477.2509
MA 261B
Kay Beckermann received her Ph.D. from North Dakota State University in 2019 after spendin...

Grant Christian, MS, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
MA 261D
Grant Christian is a self-proclaimed marketing guru with over a decade of industry experie...

Constance Cleveland, JD, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
MA 260A
Connie Cleveland has been an adjunct instructor at MSUM since 1996, lecturing on a variety...

Kerstin Esterby, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
Kerstin Kealy teaches Campus News Writing as part of the Campus News Program. She has gre...

Rebecca Gardner, PhD, MA, BA (She/Her/Hers)
Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2224218.477.2224
FR 255B
Rebecca Gardner earned her PhD from the University of North Dakota. She teaches rhetoric a...

Hayden Goethe, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
Hayden Goethe has more than two decades of experience as a writer, editor, and designer. H...

Denise Gorsline
Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4623218.477.4623
FR 255C

Theresa Hest, PhD, MA
Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.4613218.477.4613
FR 255I
Dr. Theresa Hest is a full professor in the School of Communication and Journalism. She te...

Merrie Holtan, MFA, MA, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 701.261.6144701.261.6144
Merrie Sue Holtan teaches communication studies courses in interviewing, composition, inte...

Mary Jo Hotzler
Adjunct
School of Communication & Journalism

Tracy Jensen
Adjunct
School of Communication & Journalism

Cassondra Johnson, BFA
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
MA 260

Ryan Johnson
Adjunct
School of Communication & Journalism

Joy Lindell (She/Her/Hers)
OAS Intermediate
Computer Science & Information Systems Department | School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | CSIS: 218.477.2299218.477.2299 | SCJ: 218.477.2983218.477.2983

Alex Nelson
Director/Producer-Dragons Live | Adjunct Faculty
Athletics | School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2622218.477.2622
NZ 134

Laurel Nielson
Adjunct
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Office: 218.477.4312218.477.4312
FR 255I

Anthony Ocana, PhD, BA, ALA
Associate Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2064218.477.2064
FR 255H
Anthony Ocaña (Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2008) is an associate professor of Co...

Aaron Quanbeck, PhD, MA, BS
Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2741218.477.2741
MA 260A
Aaron Quanbeck is an Associate Professor specializing in Broadcast Journalism. He is the P...

Joseph Radske
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism

Nathan (Nayt) Rundquist, MFA (They/Them/Theirs)
New Rivers Press Managing Editor | Adjunct Faculty
English Department | New Rivers Press | School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | 218-477-5870218-477-5870
WE 108

Christopher (Chris) Walker, MFA, Southern Illinois University
Assistant Professor
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2985218.477.2985
MA 250
From a gallery bio about me: Chris Walker grew up on a small farm outside rural Croswel...

Kevin Wallevand, BS
Adjunct Faculty
School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2983218.477.2983
MA 260

Jonathan (Webbie) Wepking, B.S./M.S.
Assistant Athletics Director for Marketing & Production | Adjunct Faculty
Athletics | School of Communication & Journalism
Send Email | Phone: 218.477.2113218.477.2113
NZ 134B
Hey, I’m Jon Wepking but most people around here call me Webbie. A nickname that has stuc...

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