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Jesse Piersol


104 Main Hall

Office hours:
Fall 2015: MW 2:50-4:25 p.m. F 12-2 p.m.

Jesse Piersol is an adjunct instructor in the Department of Communication Studies, where she teaches Business and Professional Speech Communication (SPK230) and Public Speaking (SPK208). Other courses include Advanced Video Production and Persuasion.

She holds a B.A. and M.A. in Communication Studies from West Chester University. A former graduate assistant for the Frederick Douglass Institute on campus, she currently has the privilege of being a Frederick Douglass Institute Scholar. In the past, she's served as faculty advisor for Collegiate DECA and the Bollywood Dance Club.

Jesse is a filmmaker, and serves as Director of Development for Something's Awry Productions, a small independent film company in Landenberg, PA. She also has her own company, 16 Lloyd Productions, a venture focused on creating independent film with a local focus. 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. Her latest film, Stud, was selected for the 2014 Iris Film Festival.

Jesse is all about West Chester: She's been a contributing editor for The WC Press magazine since March 2013. She served as special events coordinator for Walnut St. Labs, where she founded Indie Film Nite, an event which showcases a local filmmaker. She's helped out local organizations such as the West Chester Food Co-op and Uptown! Entertainment Alliance with video and photography work and social media services.

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

You're welcome to join her on Twitter (@TheRhetPurp) and Instagram (@jessepiersol).