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Christen Embry, M.A.


Adjunct Faculty

Programs/Classes Taught:

Courses Taught at NLU

LAE202: Effective Speaking

COM106: The Influence of Culture on Communication

COM205: Social Media Networking

COM206: Professional Communication

COM207: Contemporary Media Communication

COM304: The Art of Persuasion

COM406: PR for the 21st Century

COM407: Modern Advertising

LAS408: Media and Society

ENG101: Beginning English Composition (Pathways)

Areas of Expertise:

  • Public Speaking (online and ground)
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • Group Leadership & Communication
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Human Communication
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Media/ Pop Culture
  • Small Business Marketing and Public Relations


Accomplished and experienced adjunct professor with an excellent track record in educating traditional and non-traditional students in online and on-ground classrooms. Dedicated to teaching with complete focus on the student. Able to manage multiple classes, topics, and classrooms with finesse. Dedicated to student success through responsive communication. Applies tenants of Constructivism to education, taking on the role of an educational guide. Career background in public speaking, media, communications, marketing and public relations.


Master of Arts                                   Governors State University, University Park, IL                  

Communication Studies              

Graduated with a 4.0/4.0. Invited presenter, Student Research Conference.

Thesis Topic: The Impact of Media on the Self-Esteem of Preadolescent Girls: How Educating the Media May Help Boost Self-Esteem.


Bachelor of Arts                               Webster University, Webster Groves, MO                             

Major, Writing as a Profession

Minor, Political Science

Finalist, Student of the Year. Served as a state congressional intern final semester. Editor of Webster University Journal, student newspaper, two semesters.

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