Rochelle Robertson

  • Ph.D. in Speech Communication, Southern Illinois University, 2005.
  • M.A. in Communication, Purdue University Calumet, 1996.

Rochelle has taught Communication courses for almost 20 years at a number of institutions across the country. She wrote, directed, and performed in her own cast production of her original show, Pop Life in 2001, and is currently working on a book of poetry capturing spiritual reflections, as well as a family memoir.

Rochelle began teaching at Saint Joseph’s College in 2011 as Assistant Professor of Communication. Since returning to Saint Joe, an alum of the class of 1993, she has taught Speech, Interpersonal Communication, Cultural Communication, Group Communication, Health Communication, Acting, Core 1 and 2, and will teach a course in Arts and Education the spring semester of 2016. Last year she was invited to attend the premiere of a documentary film, Artifact, in Los Angeles California, where she met filmmaker and Academy Award Winning actor Jared Leto during a session where the film maker fielded questions about his work in film and music. Earlier this year Rochelle presented an academic tribute to an award-winning scholar and professor at the CSCA Communication conference in Madison, Wisconsin, and she plans to join a team of SJC administrators and faculty presenting at an assessment conference in New Orleans in February. She is delighted to continue to expand her academic horizons and share her gifts and talents with Saint Joseph’s College. 

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  • SJC Education Students in the field

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Like Elementary Education major Brittany Cooper ’12, you start your major as soon as you walk in the door, so you will have four years of knowledge and experience in your field.You can even change your mind about your major and still graduate on time with lots of experience.

    Core and the major work in harmony to develop the cognitive skills requisite for success in a competitive, global society. Students better understand the forces that shape the future by exploring the past. They discuss contemporary events; analyze the impact of science on our understanding of humanity and the universe; and investigate diverse cultures and world civilizations. 

  • Professor Fred and Sally Berger at Graduation

    Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors, such as Communication Professors Fred and Sally Berger, do more for you—they serve as mentors. Studies show that having a mentor leads to success in your field. Alumni often tell us how their professors not only played a major role in their success, but also became lifelong friends.  If you are undecided about what to major in, we help you decide.

  • High Quality Academics

    In the Core Program, you will be inspired to debate, analyze, and solve problems. Discussion of culture and society, the modern world, and Christian Humanism are just a few highlights of the Program. New perspectives will be gained, your worldview will expand, and you will graduate from SJC as a well rounded, highly marketable person.

  • Visiting Chinese Students

    Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life. LaMichelle Sanders ’14, for example, has spent two summers helping Chinese study abroad students adapt to life in the U.S. and at SJC. If you want to start a club or activity that doesn’t exist, we encourage you to start one. At SJC, prepare yourself for what you want to do in life.

  • Hoop House student workers

    Real-life Skills

    Because of the skills you develop by having the Core Program interact with your major for four years in addition to internships, job shadowing, and service learning, you get hands-on experience in preparation for your career or graduate school. Students Hanna Kane ’14, Emily Baird ’15, and Alyssa Guarnaccia ’14 collect food in the SJC hoophouse to be distributed on campus. You will also get four years of analytical, writing, and speaking skills that will serve you well for the rest of your life.

  • Images of Students

    Start Your Major Freshman Year

    Get a jump start on your career and have your resume ready to go at graduation.  

  • Images of Students

    Mentorship

    Small colleges offer you personal attention; SJC professors do more for you—they serve as mentors.

  • Images of Students

    High Quality Academics

    The Core Program is all about you and your role in the world.

     

  • Images of Students

    Leadership

    You get more deeply involved at SJC, so you get more meaningful experiences that prepare you for career and life.

  • Images of Students

    Real-life Skills

    Get real-life experience and become an excellent communicator.