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Public Relations Faculty

Pam Carstens
Roger & Mary Baxter Professor of Business Administration and World Affairs, Chair
B.A., Coe College
M.B.A., Ph.D., The University of Iowa
Email: pcarsten@coe.edu

Dr. Carstens teaches marketing, advertising, and strategic management. She is the Administrative Coordinator of Coe's Public Relations degree. Pam also runs small business consulting projects for the department and frequently supervises student research projects. She is active with the Investment Fund.

Lucille Goodson
Associate Professor of Art
A.A., B.S., Black Hills State College
M.F.A., Indiana University
Email: lgoodson@coe.edu

Professor Goodson specializes in photography, printmaking, drawing, and two-dimensional design.

Susanne Gubanc
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
Communication Studies Administrative Coordinator
B.A., University of Illinois - Springfield
M.A., Miami University (Ohio)
M.A., University of York, England
Email: sgubanc@coe.edu

Ms. Gubanc teaches journalism and public relations courses, and serves as advisor to the Cosmos campus newspaper.

Rob Kuennen
Assistant Professor of Stead Department of Business Administration and Economics
B.A., Notre Dame
M.B.A., University of Iowa
Email: rkuennen@coe.edu

Professor Kuennen teaches both marketing and management courses and has an interest in international business/marketing. He lived and worked abroad for over two years and taught courses in the Czech Republic and Ecuador. He was in private industry for several years before committing himself to academia.

Jane Nesmith
Adjunct Assistant Professor of Rhetoric
B.A., The College of Wooster
M.A., Indiana University
Ph.D., University of Iowa
Email: jnesmith@coe.edu

Dr. Nesmith teaches Rhetorical Theory and Practice, Professional Writing, and Advanced Writing Workshop. She is also the faculty advisor for The Pearl.

Rod Pritchard
Instructor in Public Relations
Director of Marketing and Public Relations
B.A., Wartburg College
M.A., University of Northern Iowa
Email: rpritcha@coe.edu

Mr. Pritchard has more than 30 years of professional experience in the fields of journalism, broadcasting, communications, and marketing and public relations. While working for an international agribusiness company, he traveled extensively in the U.S. and western Europe. In addition to teaching public relations, he has served as the Director of Marketing and Public Relations at Coe College since March 2003.


David Webber
Assistant Professor of Art
B.F.A, Tufts University
M.F.A., Alfred University

Specializes in digital art, filmmaking and animation.