English & Mass Communications Faculty & Staff

  • Your English classes will be taught by full-time professors with doctorate or terminal degrees, who are published authors, poets and playwrights. Your Mass Communication classes are taught by full-time professors with industry experience. You may also learn from other industry professionals who bring working expertise to the classroom, such as social media or advertising.

  • Kevin Carollo
    PhD, MA, BA
    Associate Professor
    English Department
    carollo@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2939
    Office: WE 222
    Timothy Decker
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    deckerti@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2186
    Office: WE 212
    Lin Enger
    MFA, BS
    Professor
    English Department
    enger@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4689
    Office: WE 202
    Laura Fasick
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    fasick@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4679
    Office: WE 208
    Yahya Frederickson
    PhD, MFA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    yafreder@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2215
    Office: WE 204
    Stephen Hamrick
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    stephen.hamrick@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4687
    Office: WE 230
    Shelly Heng
    OAS Intermediate
    English Department
    hengsh@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2235
    Office: WE 216
    Aimee Hilgers
    MA, BA
    Assistant Professor | TEFL Program Coordinator
    English Department | History, Languages, Critical Race and Women's Studies, Department of
    hilgersa@mnstate.edu | Office: 218.477.4267
    Office: MA 279G
    Susan Imbarrato
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    simbarra@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4674
    Office: WE 224
    Elizabeth Kirchoff
    PhD
    Professor
    English Department
    kirchoff@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4684
    Office: WE 231
    Michael McCord
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    mccordm@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.5860
    Office: WE 227
    Katherine Meiners
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    meiners@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2237
    Office: WE 203
    Elizabeth Rowse
    PhD, MA, BA
    Associate Professor
    English Department
    rowseel@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2203
    Office: WE 104
    Nathan Rundquist
    MFA
    New Rivers Press Managing Editor | Adjunct Faculty
    English Department | New Rivers Press
    rundquisna@mnstate.edu | 218-477-5870
    Office: WE 108
    Sharon Scapple
    PhD, MSEd, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    scapple@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4673
    Office: WE 204
    Kevin Zepper
    MFA, BA, AS
    Professor
    English Department
    zepper@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2456
    Office: WE 101D
    Richard Zinober
    MFA, MA, MS, BA
    Professor
    English Department
    I have an MFA in creative writing from Columbia University,...
    zinoberr@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2690
    Office: WE 110B
  • Jason Anderson
    PhD, MS, BA
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Jason Anderson teaches a variety of communication studies co...
    anderjas@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4634
    Office: BR 260C
    Mark Anthony
    BA
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    anthonym@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: FR 239
    David Arntson
    BS
    Photographer | Adjunct
    School of Communication and Journalism | Marketing & Communications
    arntson@mnstate.edu | 218-477-2338 | 218-477-2983
    Office: GR 1
    Tori Austin
    MA, BS, AA
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    tori.austin@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Grant Christian
    BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Grant is Absolute Marketing Group’s media powerhouse. His ex...
    grant.christian@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    David Christy
    BA
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    David Christy has been teaching Layout & Typography I and II...
    dchristy@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Constance Cleveland
    JD, BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Connie Cleveland has been an adjunct instructor at MSUM sinc...
    clevelco@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260A
    Liz Conmy
    MS, BS
    Assistant Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Liz Anne Conmy teaches public relations writing, research, a...
    conmyli@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Michelle Ebsen
    MBA, BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    michelle.ebsen@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Heidi Everett
    PhD, MA, BA
    Assistant Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    heidi.everett@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Rebecca Gardner
    PhD, MA, BA
    Professor
    College of Arts, Media, and Communication | School of Communication and Journalism
    Rebecca Gardner earned her PhD from the University of North...
    gardnerr@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2224
    Office: FR 255B
    Darren Gibbins
    BS, AAS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    darren.gibbins@mnstate.edu | Office: 218-477-2983
    Office: MA
    Deneen Gilmour
    PhD, MS, BS
    Associate Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Besides raising her children, the best times of Deneen Gilmo...
    gilmourd@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4035
    Office: MA 265C
    Hayden Goethe
    BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    hayden.goethe@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Martin Grindeland
    PhD, MA, BS
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Martin Grindeland (Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1...
    grinde@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2985
    Office: FR 255F
    Colan Hanson
    PhD
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Colan T. Hanson – “CT” - (Ph.D., Wayne State University, Det...
    hansonc@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4036
    Office: MA 260A
    Nancy Hanson
    MA, BA, AS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Nancy Edmonds Hanson, a professional writer who graduated wi...
    nancyh@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Theresa Hest
    PhD, MA
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Dr. Theresa Hest is a full professor in the School of Commun...
    theresa.hest@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4613
    Office: FR 255I
    Kathryn Hinds
    JD, BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    hinds@mnstate.edu | Office: 218-477-2064
    Office: BR 260H
    Merrie Holtan
    MFA, MA, BS
    Assistant Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Merrie Sue Holtan teaches communication studies courses in i...
    holtanme@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.4311
    Office: BR 260E
    Cassondra Johnson
    BFA
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Office: MA 260
    Jody Mattern
    PhD, MS, BS
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Jody Mattern grew up in the central Minnesota town of Vernda...
    matternj@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2511
    Office: MA 265D
    Alex Nelson
    Director/Producer-Dragons Live | Adjunct Faculty
    Athletics | School of Communication and Journalism
    nelsonale@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2622
    Office: NZ 134
    Anthony Ocana
    PhD, BA, ALA
    Assistant Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Anthony Ocaña (Ph.D., North Dakota State University, 2008) i...
    anthony.ocana@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2064
    Office: BR 260
    Wendy Olsgard
    OAS Intermediate
    School of Communication and Journalism
    olsgard@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Aaron Quanbeck
    PhD, MA, BS
    Associate Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Aaron Quanbeck is an Associate Professor specializing in Bro...
    quanbeck@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2741
    Kevin Wallevand
    BS
    Adjunct Faculty
    School of Communication and Journalism
    wallevand@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2983
    Office: MA 260
    Camilla Wilson
    MS, BS
    Professor
    School of Communication and Journalism
    Camilla J. “Cammy” Wilson has written for newspapers and mag...
    cwilson@mnstate.edu | Phone: 218.477.2283
    Office: FR 255C