Dr. Jennifer Kellie Corti Joins Crown College Communication Department

Dr. Jennifer Kellie Corti Joins Crown College Communication Department


Crown College is pleased to welcome Dr. Jennifer Kellie Corti as a new professor of Communication. Dr. Corti comes from Grace University, Nebraska, where she served as a professor and the Head of Communication Studies for the past five years.

Dr. Corti joins Crown with an extensive background in higher education. She earned her Doctorate of Philosophy in Interpersonal and Family Communication from the University of Denver in 2009. She also earned a Bachelor of Arts in Speech Communication from Baylor University and a Master in Communication Studies from the University of Kansas.

At Crown, Dr. Corti will join Prof. Jonathan Vinson and Graduate Assistant Thomas Clapper in the Communication department. A Communication degree at Crown prepares students to excel in creativity within different concentrations such as advertising/graphic design, digital arts, and relational communications. A Communication student chooses a specific concentration to fit his or her passions and future career paths.

“I had the opportunity to sit in on one of Dr. Corti’s lectures during her interview process,” says Relational Communication student Anna Hershey. “I really enjoyed it. I am looking forward to having a woman’s outlook within the program.”

A relational emphasis provides Communication students with an in-depth understanding of the nature of human communication. The provided courses encourage growth in written communication, organization, and public speaking. Graduates of the program succeed in professional leadership, ministry leadership, counseling, and professional communication.

As an Associate Professor of Communication, Dr. Corti will lead and instruct courses inside the relational emphasis in the Communication program, teaching courses such as Interpersonal Communication and Persuasive Communication.

“I am very excited for the energy Dr. Corti will bring to the Communication program, as well as the strong connection I believe she will have with the students,” says Prof. Vinson.

The new professor is no stranger to Crown College’s denominational affiliation, the Christian and Missionary Alliance. Dr. Corti grew up attending Christ Community Church, part of the C&MA in Omaha, Nebraska.

In addition to teaching, Dr. Corti enjoys spending time with her husband, Matthew, their son, Jacob, and their daughter, Emilie. The family plans to relocate to the area from Elkhorn, Nebraska, and join Crown full-time by fall 2018.