Amanda Staggenborg

Amanda Staggenborg

Assistant Professor of Public Relations


The university welcomed Amanda Staggenborg as an assistant professor of public relations in 2021. She arrived with 13 years of higher education experience, working most recently as the associate division chair for communications (2019-21), an assistant professor of public relations (2014-21), an undergraduate communications instructional coordinator (2017-19), and as an instructor in public relations (2011-14), all at Missouri Baptist University. She also taught on an adjunct basis as an online course designer for the School of Communications in the Walker School of Business and Technology at Webster University from 2008 to 2020.

Staggenborg has also done extensive public relations consulting for numerous clients, and has traveled extensively to present on topics ranging from social media and public relations to sexual harassment in the media.

She earned a doctor of education degree from Missouri Baptist University (2018) and holds a master’s degree in public relations (2008) and bachelor’s degree in political science (2003), both from Webster University in St. Louis.

Staggenborg is currently enrolled in the master of legal studies program at the Washington University School of Law in St. Louis. She lives in Newberg with her husband, Rob, and their children, Adam (7) and Nick (5).