Professors' Experience

You may be surprised to learn that in addition to teaching Communication at Ferris, our Professors have experience in a variety of other fields. Their backgrounds provide excellent examples of the career flexibility that can be attained with a communication degree.


Dr. Donna A. Smith

Donna Smith

Ph.D. Communication, Wayne State University

M.S. Communication, Michigan State University

B.A. Communication, Muskingum College

Dr. Smith has an extensive background in Commercial Broadcasting as a news producer and anchor. In addition, she has three years of experience in Public Relations for a non-profit organization at Penn State University.


  Dr. Stephanie Thomson

Stephanie Thomson

PhD, Communication, University of Southern Mississippi

B.A., MA, Colorado State University

AA, Northwest College

In addition to teaching, Dr. Thomson’s past career includes positions as a Radio DJ, a Conference Facilitator at Colorado State University and an Administrative Assistant for a computer repair business.