Office Phone: (231) 591-2779
Sandy Alspach has more than 40 years of coaching experience with high school- and college-level competitive debate and speech. Alspach has been teaching and studying intercultural and diversity communication for more than 20 years. She is involved with curriculum development, such as course design and instructional strategies, and student activity development and advising.
Office Phone: (231) 591-3151
Patrick Bishop has an extensive background of public relations experience including his work as communications officer for the Fremont Community Foundation and his role as vice president of marketing and sales for Dickies-FPI.
He accredited in public relations by the Public Relations Society of America, he is a board member for the West Michigan PRSA and is accreditation chair for the WMPRSA.
Office Phone: (231) 591-2448
Clay Dedeaux has more than 30 years of experience in advertising management. He has specialized in brand and retail advertising campaigns for such companies as BMW, Mercedes-Benz and Volkswagen. He was the senior vice president at Arnold Worldwide in Boston from 1998 to 2008.
Dedeaux has been the guest speaker at numerous advertising agency events, and has experience as a consultant to Chicago-based media companies WMAQ TV, WBBM-AM and DDB Advertising.
Office Phone: (231) 591-3756
Beverly DeMarr teaches courses in compensation, human resource management and negotiation.
Office Phone: (231) 591-2465
Ferdowsi, Ph.D., is a professor of Economics in the College of Business. He received
the prestigious Distinguished Teacher Award from his colleagues in 2001. Ferdowsi
joined the faculty in 1984. He has attended and contributed too many teaching-related
conferences both on and off campus, including the “Learning, the Learner, and Teaching
Methodology” workshop sponsored by the Faculty Center for Teaching and Learning. Ferdowsi
is currently an advisor of Delta Sigma Pi. H received an Outstanding RSO Advisor of
the year Award in 2009. In 2002, he received the award of Academic Excellence.
Office Phone: (231) 591-2468
Jones' field of expertise includes direct marketing, e-commerce marketing and advertising copy. She is the author of more than 20 books on direct and interactive marketing, collectibles and time management. She is the winner of multiple lifetime achievement and marketer of the year awards.
Department Chair, Professor
Television and Digital Media Production
Office Phone: (231) 591-2709
Okonoski is a graduate of Ferris State University with a bachelor’s degree in Television Production and a master’s degree in Career and Technical Education. He joined the faculty at Ferris in August 2006. He has worked in the media production department of Grand Rapids Community College and continues to work as a freelance videographer and editor.
Glen has produced over 80 episodes of the award winning “Cooking with Angus Campbell” television series, as well as producing videos for the Grand Rapids Area Chamber of Commerce, YWCA, Meijer Corporation, Van Andel Institute, Grand Rapids Allergy, the River Bank Run, and others. He primarily teaches production-oriented classes related to both field and studio production.