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Jesse Piersol


410 Anderson Hall

Office hours:
MWF 10-11:30 a.m. M 2-2:30 p.m. Other times available by appointment.

Jesse Piersol is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication Studies, where she teaches Business and Professional Speech Communication (SPK230). In addition to all things rhetorically relevant, her primary interest is independent filmmaking, from concept to completion. She debuted her first short film, Clean Getaway, in West Chester last April, at a release gala to benefit the Chester County Hero Fund. Her team, 16 Lloyd Productions, recently won the Best Costumes award at the 2013 Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project, with their thriller/suspense short film, The Devil's Substitute. Other pending projects include Stud, a short film targeted for premier at the 2014 West Chester Film Festival, and a documentary about the 2013 Single Speed World Championships being held in Philadelphia in December.

She holds both a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies, both from West Chester University, and is a former graduate assistant for the Frederick Douglass Institute. Currently, she has the privilege of being a Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar. She is a faculty advisor for the new DECA Club on campus, as well as the Bollywood Dance Club. She occasionally co-hosts the Justin Sochovka Show on WCUR on Mondays from 8-10 a.m.

At WCU, she has also taught Public Speaking (SPK208). Before WCU, she enjoyed a 6-year tenure at the University of Phoenix, where she taught Business Literature, Conflict Resolution, and Teambuilding courses. Prior to coming to WCU, she worked as a senior technical writer and project lead at SunGard Higher Education (now Ellucian).

She is a contributing editor for The WC Press magazine. You can follow her on Twitter: @16LloydProd.