Donna Gotch is a full time faculty member at California State University, San Bernardino. She has been teaching for over 30 years. Gotch obtained a B.A. and M.A. from California State University, Los Angeles. Gotch is beloved by her past and present students for the many methods she uses to connect with her students. Students comment on her effectiveness at engaging them in the learning process, making classes fun while also informative and rigorous. She has been recognized a number of times for her teaching excellence. She received the College of Arts and Letters Outstanding Lecturer Award 2016-2017 and has twice received the Faculty Recognition Award from the CSUSB Panhellenic Council honoring her commitment to CSUSB students and high-quality teaching (2014 and 2016). Gotch teaches a variety of communication courses such as Oral Communication, Persuasion, Ethical Aspects of Communication and Classroom Communication. She is a life member of Western States Communication Association having served as its Second Vice President in 2017 – 2018. Gotch previously served as the Graduate Teaching Associate Coordinator for more than 6 years at CSUSB.