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Jessica Peterson

Assistant Teaching Professor
Communication Studies
University of Wisconsin-La Crosse

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Current courses at UWL

CST 110: Communicating Effectively 

CST 211: Communication and Civic Engagement 


M.S. South Dakota State University 

B.A. University of South Dakota 



Ashley Edwards and Jessica Peterson, both Communication Studies; Daniel Hyson and Jason Sumontha, both Psychology; and Moira Ozias, Student Affairs Administration; received a CASSH Small Grant. The grant, "Racial Justice and Equity at UWL: Investing in Our Community," allows them to bring Rowen Thomas to campus to hold a customized workshop with CASSH faculty and staff. It will allow them to work on best practices to close equity gaps with underrepresented communities. Their workshop will ground individuals in their identities, and have CASSH faculty and staff walk away with action plans to integrate what they learn over the two hour workshop.

Submitted on: Mar. 4, 2020



Jessica Peterson, Communication Studies, received Outstanding Thesis Award for her thesis titled, "Funny in a Man's World: Women Comedian's Use of Political Satire at the White House Correspondent' Dinner" at Organization for the Study of Communication, Language and Gender on Sept. 1, 2018 in Lake Tahoe.

Submitted on: Oct. 11, 2018