Faculty

Elmhurst’s distinguished communication arts and sciences faculty are first and foremost dedicated teachers, but their valuable real-world experience enriches classroom discussions as well.

Full-Time Faculty

Courtney Miller, Ph.D.

Interim Dean, School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences; Professor, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Kristyn Jo Benedyk

Associate Professor, Digital Media; Program Director, Digital Media
Department of Communication and Media

Craig Engstrom, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

John Klein, Elmhurst University

John Klein

Assistant Professor, Digital Media
Department of Communication and Media

Rachel Reznik, Ph.D.

Professor, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Thomas Salek, Elmhurst University

Thomas Salek, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Sarah Strom Kays, Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Chair, Department of Communication and Media
Department of Communication and Media

Deirdre Zerilli, Elmhurst University

Deirdre Zerilli, Ph.D.

Lecturer, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Adjunct Faculty

Lizzie Baumgartner

Adjunct Faculty, Communication; Faculty Advisor to WRSE
Department of Communication and Media

Kaitlin Creadon

Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media
Department of Communication and Media

Ward Crockett

Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media
Department of Communication and Media

Scott Grenke

Adjunct Faculty, Digital Media and Computer Science and Information Systems
Department of Communication and Media

Sueen Kelsey, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Yvette Mayo

Yvette Mayo

Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Andrea McCracken, Ph.D.

Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

Katerina Sfikas

Adjunct Faculty, Communication
Department of Communication and Media

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