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Jessica Samens

Job Titles

  • Instructor in Communication Studies
    Communication Studies, College of Arts and Sciences
  • Assistant Director of Forensics
    College of Arts and Sciences

Started at Bethel



  • Winona State University - B.A. Communication, 2004
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato - M.A. Speech Communication, 2006
  • University of Minnesota - Ph.D. candidate,

Areas of expertise

Samens’ research interests include disability and communication; teaching public speaking to international students; and gender communication. She is assistant director of the forensics program.

Courses Taught

  • Basic Communication
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Perspectives in Human Communication
  • Advanced Public Speaking
  • Public Presentations (Graduate)