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Department ofCommunication

Andrew Ishak

Andrew W. Ishak
Senior Lecturer

B.S. in Managerial Economics, University of California, Davis, 2004

M.A. in Advertising, University of Texas at Austin, 2005

Ph.D. in Communication Studies, University of Texas at Austin, 2012

Andrew Ishak is a teacher, researcher, and filmmaker. He is the author of research on lifesaving critical teams, such as wildland fire crews, bomb squads, and emergency medical units; the co-editor of a book on sports and identity; and the author of a recent book chapter on communication in sports teams.

Andrew’s films include documentaries, scripted shorts, and instructional media. Recently, his short documentary Shots in the Dark was selected for numerous festivals, including the San Jose International Short Film Festival. Academic favorites include Making Your Zoom Look More Professorial and What Are Office Hours?

Andrew also directs the Public Speaking course in the Communication Department at SCU, and consults with organizations and individuals on public speaking and interview preparation.

He currently serves as the Director of the Undergraduate Core Curriculum at SCU (2021-2024).


Public Speaking (COMM 2), Qualitative Research Methods (COMM 101), Communication & Sport (COMM 118), Time & Communication (COMM 125)