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PROFILE: Dr. Brian Heisterkamp - President of the Western States Communication Association

Dr. Brian Heisterkamp is a professor and a long-time valued member of CSUSB. He is known by his students as someone who is very knowledgeable and passionate about what he teaches. Dr. Heisterkamp attended Arizona State University for his Ph.D. and Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration and Management, and he obtained his Master’s in Communications at San Diego State University.In the past, Dr. Heisterkamp has been known to volunteer as a Youth Teacher at the Center for Spiritual Living in Temecula.Currently, Dr. Heisterkamp is the President of the Western States Communication Association, a membership organization with over 1000 members. He is also the head of the CSUSB Title V grant program “Here to Career,” a large-scale initiative that provides mentorship, internship and pipeline opportunities that increase student success in the academic study of digital media and increasing opportunities for Hispanic or low-income students.He has offered courses including: Research Methods, Ethical Aspects of Communication, Communication Theory, Nonverbal Communication, Communication and Conflict, Family Communication and Interpersonal Communication. Dr. Heisterkamp has a specialization in language and social interaction conflict management.