Amy Zufelt began teaching for Stritch in 2011 as an adjunct instructor, and in 2013 she was invited to join the Communication Department as a full-time faculty member. Going on to serve as chair of the department from 2014-2020. In 2015 she designed the Public Relations major and corresponding curriculum for Stritch. Her vision led to the integration of communication and business programs at the university. Amy earned her B.A. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and her M.S. in Education from Concordia University. She has also completed Masters level course work at Westminster College in Salt Lake City and The Public Relations Academy of London, England. Prior to her decision to become an educator, Amy obtained over 20 years of professional work experience in the fields of Communication and Public Relations. Highlights include reviewing candidates during the 2012 presidential debates for a piece that was featured in several national news sources, and presenting to the Utah State Legislature on educational options for disadvantaged youth. Currently, Amy teaches public relations courses, communication courses, and courses for the Stritch freshman seminar program. She is an academic advisor for public relations and communication majors, and works closely with students interning in these fields.
- B.A., University of Wisconsin
- M.S., Concordia University - WI
Nonverbal communication Public speaking Public relations Business writing Career readiness
"I chose Stritch because we have a diverse student population with a large number of first generation college students. As a first generation college student myself, I was unprepared for life after graduation. It is my personal mission to ensure that my students have the tools and skills they need to transition into the world of work. I also live my life by the Franciscan values, and I am happy to be part of a community that displays these values each and every day."
- Amy H. Zufelt