Faculty are committed to teaching excellence. As the 2005 accrediting team summarized, “Students were highly enthusiastic about the School, describing it as a very close-knit community of faculty, students and staff. Many reported having chosen Drake specifically because of the School. Students praised the faculty members for their teaching ability, caring advising, and general interest in student well-being. The journalism students consider themselves the envy of the rest of campus and are proud of that status.”
All faculty in the SJMC combine academic credentials with practical experience in the fields in which they teach. The average time in the teaching profession for SJMC faculty is 12 years. In addition, faculty holds leadership positions in a number of education and professional organizations.
Public Relations and Strategic Political Communication
Kelly Bruhn, Ph.D., APR, associate dean and associate professor
Jennifer Glover Konfrst, APR, assistant professor
Matthew Thornton, Ph.D., assistant professor
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