Professor of Communication
Chair, Department of Communication, Journalism and Media Studies
Steven Classen joined the university in 2014 to serve as professor of communication and chair of the Department of Communication, Journalism and Media Studies. He arrived with nearly 30 years of higher education experience, most recently working as professor in the Department of Television, Film and Media Studies at California State University, Los Angeles (2010-14). Previously, he was an assistant professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Cal State University, San Bernardino (1995-2000), and assistant professor (2000-05), associate professor (2005-10) and associate chair (2005-07) in Cal State-Los Angeles’ Department of Communication Studies. He also taught in the University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Department of Communication Arts in the early 1990s and in the Speech Communication Department at Bethel College in the mid- to late 1980s.
Classen holds a PhD in media and cultural studies from the University of Wisconsin (1995), a master’s degree in telecommunications and film from the University of Oregon (1985) and a bachelor’s degree in communication from Biola University (1979).