What Will You Become?
Iowa Western Community College

Communication Studies Faculty

 
 

Dr. Jamie  Halverson

Professor

Educational Background:

 Bachelor of Arts Degree in Speech Communication.

 Master of Arts in Communication Studies.

 Working towards a Doctorate of Education in Higher Education Leadership.

Hobbies/interest:

 Baking, travel, photography, yoga, and reading.

Favorite part about teaching at IWCC:

The people at IWCC are great! Faculty, staff and students, they’re all great! Just take a stroll down the hallway and you’re guaranteed to get a smile and a ‘hello’.

Jan  Castle Renander

Instructor

Educational background:

Bachelor’s degree in English/Journalism from Radford University, Radford, VA
Master’s degree in Language Arts Instruction from University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ

Hobbies/interests:

Spending time with family
Photography
Gardening - canning/preserving
Handcrafts – sewing, crocheting, remaking old items into new

Your favorite part about teaching at IWCC:

The opportunity to interact with a variety of students, from high school students to people my age who are coming back to school. I feel strongly about the need for good communication skills in today’s world and I love the chance to share that passion.

Shelli  Inness

Instructor 

Educational background:

Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha
Master’s degree in Public Communication and Rhetoric from the University of Nebraska at Omaha

Hobbies/interests:

Music/Guitar
Social Media

Your favorite part about teaching at IWCC:

My favorite thing about teaching at IWCC is the students! I love making connections in the classroom and teaching students how strong communication skills can be a driver of success. 

Nicole  Juranek

Professor 

Educational background:

Bachelor’s degree in English Education from the U. of Northern Iowa
Master’s degree in Communication Education from the U. of Northern Iowa

Hobbies/interests:

Exercise
Reading
Being outside
Spending time with my two sons

Your favorite part about teaching at IWCC:

My favorite day of the semester is the IWCC campus wide speech contest. When IWCC students present valuable information in front of a large crowd, I always feel so proud!