Communication Studies


Alyssa Harter

Co-chair, Arts & Sciences; Assistant Professor, Humanities

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  • 1140 Umpqua College Rd
    Roseburg, OR 97470
    Taphòythaˊ Hall, Office 7


  • 541-440-4647



M.A., Communication Studies, Minnesota State University, Mankato

B.S., Communication Studies, University of Nebraska at Omaha


I grew up in Omaha, Nebraska where I decided to stay as I pursued my Bachelor's degree in Communication Studies. During my final year of college, I felt that I had outgrown the city I called home and was ready to experience more. My journey took me to Minnesota where I pursued my Master's degree while teaching courses in Communication Studies and coaching collegiate forensics. I have taken steps in my life to pursue my passion of teaching, which led me to Umpqua Community College and the beautiful state of Oregon. I have loved every moment of the journey! Outside of teaching, I have industry experience working with small businesses and in the non-profit sector.

When I am not teaching, I stay busy exploring the area, enjoying a nice cup of coffee, and finding a good book to read. I love to travel, but am always most excited when I get to visit home to see my family and friends. I am also a proud "cat mom" to my fur baby Frankie.

If you are thinking about the filed of Communication Studies or just interested in taking some classes, I would be happy to talk with you. 


Harter, A., & Jacobi, L. (2020). Attitudes towards co-teaching in higher education. Journal on Excellence in College Teaching.

Harter, A., & Jacobi, L. (2018). 'We considered ourselves a team': Co-teaching from the perspective of graduate teaching assistants. Online Journal of New Horizons in Education. Retrieved from

Harter, A., & Jacobi, L. (2018). "Experimenting with our education" or enhancing it? Co-teaching from the perspective of students. I.e. inquiry in education. Retrieved from

Rudnick, J., Peavy, A., Crosby, B., Harter, A., Dougherty, C. (2017). Is it prose of is it drama? Distinguishing events based on judging criteria. National Forensics Journal. Retrieved from