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Jesse Piersol


410 Anderson Hall

Office hours:
Spring 2014: 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). She is also the founder of 16 Lloyd Productions, LLC, a new venture focused on creating independent film with a local focus, and ancillary projects such as "Fun & Film Weekends." She debuted her first short film, Clean Getaway, in April 2013, at a release gala to benefit the Chester County Hero Fund. Her team won the Best Costumes award at the 2013 Philadelphia 48 Hour Film Project, with their thriller/suspense short film, The Devil's Substitute. Other projects include Stud, an original short film about an aging professional sperm donor, and a documentary about the 2013 Single Speed World Championships held in Philadelphia.

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.

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.