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Meet Our Communication Faculty

Becky McDonnell, professor of communication
Welcome to Grand View! I have taught courses such as TV Directing, Broadcast Advertising, and Mass Communication for 24 years. I enjoy bringing learning to life by encouraging students to realize that no specific area of study exists in a vacuum. I believe in enthusiasm, creative teaching, and commitment to lifelong learning. I love watching movies and reading as a member of two book clubs. I like entertaining, decorating, and trying out new restaurants. I can't wait to see you in class!


Doug Wells, professor of photography
I’m the new addition to the Communication Department, teaching digital photography classes after 28 years as a staff photographer for The Des Moines Register newspaper. It’s been an exciting transition. I love all types of photography, though my professional background is heavily weighted towards the publications aspect of the medium. You will see my photo classes all around campus with our cameras, looking for the perfect shot. Learning is hands-on here. And no one leaves school without taking that staple of the Grand View photo experience, the jump shot. Come see what I mean. Taking photographs makes the world seem somehow more real, more interesting, and more personal. I can’t just watch life flow by; I feel a need to document it in pictures.
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Stephen Winzenburg, professor of communication
At Grand View I teach the radio and TV production courses, as well as Sports & Media, TV in Society and the senior Career Seminar. I started here in 1989 after teaching at three other colleges and moving to Iowa from Florida. I have worked at 16 radio stations and manage our two campus stations. We were one of the first stations in the state to stream audio online and to have a Webcam in the studio. I am most proud of the many broadcasting awards that our students have won, including being named the Best College Radio Show in the state three years in a row.
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