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Anne Marie Adams

Alumni, Faculty, and Staff

Adams is the Director of Administration and Academic Affairs and teaches Perspectives on Human Communication and is the Capstone Instructor.
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Paul Arntson

Faculty

Arntson is one of the MSC program co-founders and teaches Leadership and Decision-Making.
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Gretchen Baker

Alumni
CLP

Gretchen Baker is an Executive Development Advisor for Executive Education for the  Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University.
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Jason DeSanto

Faculty
CLP and OLP

DeSanto teaches Public Persuasion and in the in residence seminar on Crisis Communication Management.
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Jacob Goldstein

Alumni
CLP

Jacob currently works as the Leadership and Organizational Development Consultant for  Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital of Chicago.
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Amy Hauenstein

Amy J. Hauenstein

Faculty
CLP

Hauenstein is the Director of Curriculum and Non-Degree Programs and teaches Workplace Learning and Communities of Practice, the Communication Skills Practicum, and is the OLP Capstone Instructor.
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Randall Iden

Faculty
CLP and OLP

Iden teaches Communication, Management, and Ethics; and the in-residence seminar Collaboration and Negotiation.
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Holly Jones

Alumni
CLP

Holly Jones is the Director of Alumni & Parent Relations at Iowa Wesleyan University, where she is responsible for engagement, development, and communication.
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Erik C. Nisbet

Faculty and Staff

Dr. Nisbet is the Director fo the MSC Program. He is an Endowed Professor of Policy Analysis & Communication and director of the Center for Communication & Public Policy in the School of Communication.
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Brandon Oelling

Alumni
CLP

Brandon is the founder and CEO of Woobot.io. He previously spent 6 years at Appirio.com in the sales and technology industry.
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Ashley Polk

Alumni
CLP

Ashley Polk currently works for Northwestern Memorial Hospital as a purchasing agent in charge of cardiology and radiology.
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Irving Rein

Faculty

Rein is a program co-founder and teaches in the in residence seminar on Crisis Communication Management.
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Michael Roloff

Faculty
CLP and OLP

Roloff teaches Change Management and in the in residence seminar on Negotiation and Collaboration.
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Jeanne Sparrow

Alumni
CLP

Jeanne was most recently a host of a television morning news talk show in Chicago for nearly 8 years and has had a 30-year career in radio and television.
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Jeanne Sparrow

Faculty

Sparrow teaches media training in the in residence seminars on Crisis Communication Management, and Refining Your Executive Presence: Defining a Professional Identity.
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Sonny Sultani

Alumni
CLP

Sonny is the CEO of design communications agency SONNY+ASH in Chicago, which he co-founded in 2011 in the middle of his time in the MSC program.
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Zhenya Tsanev

Staff

Zhenya Tsanev is the Program Coordinator for MSC Enrollment Management at the School of Communication
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Jeffrey Walker

Alumni
CLP

Jeff is the CEO of CIMC Capital, the finance partner for China International Marine Containers, the largest container and trailer manufacturer in the world. Jeff was recently invited to the join the Wall Street Journal CEO Council as its 143rd member.
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