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Jesse Piersol


317 Main Hall

Office hours:
Spring 2015: T 2-4:15 p.m. W 3-4:25 p.m. R 3-4:25 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) and Public Speaking (SPK208). In the past she has also taught Persuasion.

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 DECA Club on campus.

Before coming to WCU, she 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).

She founded 16 Lloyd Productions LLC, a new 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, and debuted in West Chester on October 9 at Walnut St. Labs.

She likes to be involved in all things West Chester: She has been a contributing editor for The WC Press magazine since March 2013. She is also the special events coordinator for Walnut St. Labs, a startup incubator and innovation hub, where she focuses on reaching out to the local non-tech community with events like Indie Film Nite.

You can follow her on Twitter: @TheRhetPurp.