Christensen named to D&E faculty


ELKINS — Jeremy Christensen has been appointed instructor of communication at Davis & Elkins College. Starting with the fall semester, he is teaching courses in public speaking, argumentation and interviewing.

“We are very pleased to welcome Mr. Christensen to the faculty of Davis & Elkins College,” said D&E President Chris A. Wood. “Jeremy is not only tall in stature, but also in reputation having come highly recommended and impressing our search committee throughout the interview process. We look forward to his contributions to the campus community.”

Christensen brings a background in teaching public speaking, argumentation, rhetoric, literature and journalism. He also has coached high school and college forensics and debate teams to multiple national and state championships. At D&E, he will serve as adviser to the College’s debate and speech team.

Before coming to D&E, Christensen was an instructor of communication and director of forensics at Eastern Wyoming College in Torrington, Wyoming. He also has served as director of debate and adjunct instructor of English at Belmont Abbey College in Belmont, North Carolina, lead instructor of communication at Cloud County Community College in Junction City, Kansas, interim assistant professor of communications and director of forensics at Alderson Broaddus University in Philippi and assistant professor of communication and director of forensics at Hillsdale College in Hillsdale, Michigan.

In addition, he has presented works at the National Popular Culture Association Conference, the National Communication Association Convention and the Western Literature Association Conference, among other professional societies.

“Both the landscape and the people of West Virginia are the most hospitable I have ever encountered,” Christensen said. “To have the privilege to work and teach at D&E, a school with a storied history and a bright future, is a true blessing.”

Christensen is currently working on his dissertation in English at the University of South Dakota in Vermilion, South Dakota. He holds a Master of Arts in communication, rhetoric and public address from the University of South Dakota and a Bachelor of Science in speech and history from Black Hills State University in Spearfish, South Dakota.