Valpo’s communication faculty offer a broad range of experience in the communication industries and in the classroom.

The breadth of faculty expertise, combined with excellent facilities, enables the department to offer a wide range of courses. Students are assigned a faculty advisor within the department as soon as they enroll, both at the undergraduate and graduate level. The faculty all excel at maintaining close contacts with alumni and other leaders in the communication industries and regularly use both sources of expertise to help shape program offerings.


Marlane Steinwart

Department Chair, Associate Professor

Peter Lutze


Phillip Powell

Associate Professor

Yeohyun Ahn

Assistant Professor

Jason Paupore

Assistant Professor

Nicole Niemi

Adjunct Instructor

Philip Potempa

Adjunct Instructor

Alfred Villarruel

Adjunct Instructor

Jasmine Williams

Adjunct Instructor

Elizabeth Douglas


Paul Oren


Andrew Stem


Ronald Blatz

Temporary VUTV Advisor & Studio Manager

Sheree Ford

Office Coordinator





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