Dr. Sarah Feldner is the acting dean of the J. William and Mary Diederich College of Communication. A professor of communication studies, she most recently served as associate dean for graduate studies and research in the college.

Feldner has also served as the director of the Marquette Core Curriculum since 2016. Previously, she worked on the Core of Common Studies Review Committee for six years and helped lead the Core Revision Facilitation Group. Additionally, Feldner chaired the University Board of Undergraduate Studies, has worked closely with the Center for Teaching and Learning, and participated in several faculty programs with the Office of Mission and Ministry.

She has been recognized for her commitment to teaching, winning the Raynor Faculty Award for Teaching Excellence in 2012 and the Diederich College of Communication Dean’s Recognition Award for Teaching Excellence in 2004.

Feldner, whose research focuses on organizational communication, mission and identity, earned a bachelor’s degree summa cum laude in communication from the University of Kentucky, a master’s in speech communication from Indiana University and a Ph.D. in organizational communication from Purdue University.