Jamie Halverson

Jamie Halverson, Ed.D.

Associate Professor
General Education, Community Health

Contact Info

Dr. Jamie Halverson became an associate professor at Clarkson College in 2018. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Speech Communication, Organizational Leadership and Public Relations, and Human Resource Management from Wayne State College as well as a Master’s degree in Communication Studies from the University of South Dakota. In 2014, Dr. Halverson earned her doctorate in Education Administration in Higher Education and Community College Leadership from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.  

Prior to working at Clarkson College, Dr. Halverson taught at Iowa Community College Consortium and Iowa Western Community College. She brings her years of experience in higher education to several organizations at the College including the Diversity Council, Faculty Development Committee and Wellness Committee. She is also a past member of the Lambda Pi Eta honors society, American Association of Community College and Iowa Communication Association.  

Outside the College, Dr. Halverson serves as a board member at Thriving Trolley and Birthright of Council Bluffs. She is also a school presenter for the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI).  

Words of Wisdom 

Sometimes the opportunity that scares you the most, will also love you the most. Go on that trip, give that speech, sign up for that volunteer opportunity... you never know where it will take you! 


IC 200 - Developing Cultural Competence 
IC 220 - Communication Confidently Across Cultures 
IC 250 - Advancing Cultural Competence 
CHL 362 - Global Issues in Women's Health

Scholarly Works (Selected)  

Stech, J. (2014).  New and experienced general education faculty at Iowa Western Community College:  Propensity to leave and the use of Herzberg’s motivation hygiene theory to predict job satisfaction.  (Doctoral dissertation). ProQuest.(11858). 

Stech, J. (2013). Community colleges are real colleges.  Iowa Western Community College Faculty Voice. 

Stech, J. (2012). Retaining low-income students.  Iowa Western Community College Faculty Voice. 

Semmler, S.M., Hammer, M., Hill, E., Seurer, L., Stech, J., & Whitehill T., (2009). Weighted content analysis of 2008 general election presidential advertising. Paper was presented by the first author at the 2010 meeting of the National Communication Association Conference in Chicago, IL. 

Sorensen, A.A, Stech, J. & Whitehill, T. (2008) Fundamentals of Speech Communication. Boston: Allyn and Bacon. 

Presenter. Class is Starting, Please Get Out Your Cell Phones with Nicole Juranek and Elizabeth Duncan at the Iowa Communication Association on September 23, 2012, at the Academy of Teaching Excellence at Iowa Western Community College on October 23, 2012, and at the Central States Communication Association on April 4, 2013 

Presenter. Diversity Awareness in the Classroom with Maya Wertheimer and Jeanna Cata at the Academy of Teaching Excellence at Iowa Western Community College on October 22, 2011 

Presenter. Food for Thought: Enhancing Collegiality with Nicole Juranek at the Iowa Communication Association Conference on September 21, 2013 and at the Academy for Teaching Excellence at Iowa Western Community College on October 11, 2013. 

Presenter. Help, Care, Give. Volunteer Work in Haiti at the St. Rose Elementary School assembly in Crofton, NE on March 21, 2014. 

Presenter. Intercultural Communication, Guest Speaker to Mrs. Elizabeth Duncan’s Intercultural Communication Class, 2012, 2014. 

Presenter. Just for the Health of it: Staying Healthy at Work at Iowa Western Community College on August 19, 2016, October 22, 2016 and February 9, 2017.  

Presenter. Mission Work in Haiti and India at St. Albert’s Catholic School in Council Bluffs, IA on October 2014.  

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