Communication Arts & Sciences

Visit the Adrian College Communication Arts & Sciences pages! As the official home of WVAC the department offers students 3 majors and 2 minors to choose from! Students can focus in public relations, film production, and broadcasting.


Dr. Stephen Shehan, full professor, teaches TV and Radio Broadcast Production in the Adrian College Communication Arts & Sciences Department. Dr. Shehan has completed many degrees in his years. He has an Associates of Arts from Jackson Community College, a Bachelors of Arts from Albion College, a Masters of Science and Communication from the University of Southwestern Louisiana, and a Doctorate of Communications from Wayne State University. Dr. Shehan has worked as a line producer at a television network through the Education Broadcast Association. He has taught communications and English, part time at Jackson Community College, Battle Creek, and even prisons. Dr. Shehan enjoys producing high quality material in his area to help the curriculum and most importantly, the students.

Dr. Christy Mesaros-Winckles (aka Dr. Christy), associate professor, teaches the public relations and communication theory courses in the Adrian College Communication Arts & Sciences Department. She has a doctorate degree in communication studies, a graduate certificate in women studies from Bowling Green State University and an MA in communication studies from Spring Arbor University. Her dissertation “Only God Knows the Opposition We Face: The Rhetoric of Nineteenth Century Free Methodist Women’s Quest for Ordination” won the 2013 Dissertation of the Year Award from the Religious Communication Association.

Her research on gender representation in mediated culture has been published in The Journal of Religion and Popular Culture as well as the International Review of Qualitative Research. She also has been cited in Marie Claire and Good as an academic commentator for gender representation in Christian Patriarchy Culture. Her current research project is a longitudinal analysis of gender representation in Marvel Comics.

Professor Michael Neal teaches in the Adrian College Communication Arts & Sciences Department, focusing on production aimed classes. His MA is from Tiffin University in Humanities with a focus on film making. Professor Neal is involved with the Adrian International Film Festival that was created in 2018. There was a total of 38 films at the festival, ranging from documentaries to animation. He also has one feature length documentary, available on Amazon Prime, called “Bud Fowler and the Page Fence Giants,” and is currently working on a second feature length documentary.
Professor Neal also has his own company called Corked Media that has produced over 300 videos for area businesses and nonprofits since 2013. He loves what he does and is happy to share that with students.