Professors' Experience

You may be surprised to learn that in addition to teaching Communication at Ferris, our Professors have experience in a variety of other fields. Their backgrounds provide excellent examples of the career flexibility that can be attained with a communication degree.


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Brooke Moore

M.A. Organizational Communication, Central Michigan University

B.S. Organizational Behavior: Management, Miami University at Ohio 

Professor Moore’s background includes several years at Meijer in their Corporate Training division and, most recently, she was the Group Sales Director for St. Ives Resort in Canadian Lakes, Michigan.

  David Schrock

David Schrock

M.A. Speech Communication, Central Michigan University            

B.A. Interpersonal & Public Communication, Central Michigan University

Professor Schrock came to Ferris with several years of experience as a Radio DJ at WCFX-Radio in Mount Pleasant. Prior to that, he also performed Software Installation and Training at MediaSpan, Inc., a software company in Ann Arbor, Michigan.

Dr. Donna A. Smith

Donna Smith

Ph.D. Communication, Wayne State University

M.S. Communication, Michigan State University

B.A. Communication, Muskingum College

Dr. Smith has an extensive background in Commercial Broadcasting as a news producer and anchor. In addition, she has three years of experience in Public Relations for a non-profit organization at Penn State University.

Dr. Robert W. Loesch

Robert Loesch

PhD, Bowling Green State University

BA, MA Central Michigan University

Prior to coming to Ferris, Dr. Loesch worked for the Automobile Club of Michigan and the Auto Club Insurance Group. His positions included Manager of Compensation, Manager of Management and Supervisory Development and Coordinator of Supervisory Training.


  Dr. Stephanie Thomson

Stephanie Thomson

PhD, Communication, University of Southern Mississippi

B.A., MA, Colorado State University

AA, Northwest College

In addition to teaching, Dr. Thomson’s past career includes positions as a Radio DJ, a Conference Facilitator at Colorado State University and an Administrative Assistant for a computer repair business.