Joel Geske

Associate Professor [GSJC]


Dept:Greenlee School Journalism/Communication
Office:209 Hamilton
613 Wallace Rd.
Ames IA
Office Hours:W 10 to 11:45 AND 1-2 or by Appt. • Drop in any time the door is open.

Topics of interest: advertising, LGBT and diversity and inclusion, visual communication

Education: Ph.D., Iowa State University, 2005, Curriculum and Instructional Technology
M.A., University of Northern Iowa, 1986, Communication Media, additional emphasis area in Marketing
B.A., Iowa State University, 1978, Journalism and Mass Communication, minors in Speech Communication and Business Administration


Joel Geske teaches in the areas of advertising and creativity, diversity in the media and new technologies such as Virtual and Augmented Reality. His main research track is exploring how the brain processes information related to visual communication and advertising. He has also done research on topics of diversity and visual communication. Geske has won numerous college and university awards for his teaching and diversity accomplishments.