Faculty - Film Studies

Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles
Associate Professor, Department Chair, Communication Arts & Sciences
Office Rush 102

Bowling Green State University, Ph,D. in Communication
Spring Arbor University, M.A. in Communication

Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles teaches introduction to communication theory, interpersonal communication, persuasion, public relations campaign management and strategic planning (PR II), intercultural communication, organizational communication, mass media criticism and capstone.

She has a doctorate degree in communication studies, a graduate certificate in women studies from Bowling Green State University and an MA in communication studies/professional writing from Spring Arbor University. Her dissertation “Only God Knows the Opposition We Face: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth Century Free Methodist Women’s Quest for Ordination” won the 2013 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Religious Communication Association and her research on gender representation in mediated culture has been published in The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture as well as The International Review of Qualitative Research. She has co-authored several book chapters on topics ranging from family communication, evangelical media and reality television. She also has been cited in Marie Claire, Salon and Good magazines as an academic commentator for gender representation in Christian patriarchy culture.

Dr. Stephen Shehan
Director of Broadcasting, Professor, Communication Arts & Sciences
Office: Rush 105

Wayne State University, Ph.D.
Louisiana State University, M.S. in Communication

Dr. Stephen Shehan teaches beginning media performance, PR performance and production, podcasting, audio and radio production, live stream video and television production, survey of mass communication, media ethics and media criticism. 

He specializes in training on-air talent, creating studio television productions, and producing radio and Podcast content.Dr. Shehan is also the Director of Broadcasting at Adrian College where he and his student staff run the college radio station, WVAC, 107.9 FM by programming, creating all production elements, and performing live radio programs. He also has varied professional experience. He is an experienced Public Relations consultant for non-profit organizations and political campaigns, a line-producer for EBS Television Network (a South Korean Television Network), with professional hobbies including Podcasting, music production, and creating audio books.

Mike Neal
Instructor, Communication Arts & Sciences
Rush 106

Adrian College , Bachelor's, Communication Arts & Sciences
Tiffin University, Master's, Humanities

Professor Michael Neal teaches the digital media production sequence, fiction filmmaking, documentary filmmaking, film history, survey of mass communication and the capstone course sequence for the BFA degree.

His MA is from Tiffin University in Humanities with a focus on film making. Professor Neal is involved with the Adrian International Film Festival that was created in 2018. There was a total of 38 films at the  festival, ranging from documentaries to animation.  He also has one feature length documentary, available on Amazon Prime, called “Bud Fowler and the Page Fence Giants,” and is currently working on a second feature length documentary.

Professor Neal also has his own company called Corked Media that has produced over 300 videos for area businesses and nonprofits since 2013. He loves  what he does and is happy to share that with students. 

Janet Creque
Adjunct Professor, Communications

Eastern Michigan University, M.S. in Integrated Marketing Communication
University of San Francisco, Certificate in Advanced Social Media
Adrian College, B.A. in Communication

Professor Creque works full time for AAA Club Alliance as a design and campaign specialist. She teaches COMM 205: Introduction to Public Relations, COMM 209: Interpersonal Communication and COMM 110: Survey of Mass Communication.

Tim Ambrose
Adjunct Professor Communications

Freedom Farms Bible Seminary, M.Div
Spring Arbor University, B.A. in Communication

Professor Ambroase brings over ten years of industry experience in radio to the classroom.  He teaches COMM 110: Survey of Mass Communication. 

Anthony Knopps
Adjunct Professor Communication

George Washington University, Master Degree of Professional Studies in Political Management
University of Missouri, B.A. in Communication

Professor Knopps brings 20 years of professional experience in television broadcasting and strategic media consulting to the classroom. He teaches COMM 280: Media Ethics, COMM 110: Survey of Mass Communication and COMM 209:l Interpersonal Communication

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