Public Relations - Corporate Communications

photo of Jackie WestelakenJackie Westelaken

Jackie is a full-time professor at Fanshawe College and coordinator of the Public Relations program. Prior to joining Fanshawe full-time in 2011, Jackie worked in various marketing/communications and training roles in both the finance and non-profit sectors as well as for Fanshawe's Continuing Education department.

Committed to professional development and continuing education, Jackie holds a Master of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University, as well as a Master of Arts in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta. She also achieved a certificate in Adult Education from Western University, a certificate in Marketing from Fanshawe College, a degree in English and Sociology from Western, and she is a graduate of the Public Relations program at Fanshawe College.

Jackie is an active member of the International Association of Business Communicators.

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photo of Otte RosenkrantzOtte Rosenkrantz

Otte Rosenkrantz has been a faculty member at Fanshawe College for 22 years, developing and teaching courses in the School of Language and Liberal Studies including courses in the Public Relations - Corporate Communication Graduate Certificate Program, and he has been nominated for the President's Award for Teaching Excellence. 

Before joining Fanshawe, Otte had a 15-year career as a communications consultant and journalist. His articles and columns have been published in a variety of magazines, newspapers and other news media outlets. His corporate communications work won him several International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) Virtuoso Awards. 

Otte is the past Chair of Fanshawe College's Research Ethics Board, and holds a PhD from OISE/UT in Adult Education and College Leadership.

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Ellen Husk

I have had the pleasure of teaching at Fanshawe College since 2018 where I bring a varied skill set. After completing a Masters in Library & Information Sciences at Western University, I spent over five years at Deloitte Canada as a business analyst, specializing in market and competitive intelligence research and project work. As my interest in marketing increased, I enrolled in Fanshawe's Marketing Management post-grad program and worked at rTraction as a digital marketing analyst, working with a variety of non-profit and arts and culture clients.

For the past two years, I have been involved in sales and accounts at Digital Echidna as the RFP manager, responding to proposals to win client work. Recently I have moved into a role as a senior consultant, data analytics on our Solutions Team taking on the role of senior subject matter expert in digital marketing strategy, competitor analysis, keyword research, search engine optimization, search engine marketing, social media marketing and more. I enjoy bringing together the quantitative analysis and technological capabilities of open source technologies to produce positive results for our clients.

I am also proud to be part of the Immploy Leadership Council which helps support employers in recruiting and retaining immigrant talent in the London area. As a mom of three, I'm also busy taking kids to sports practices and making them food they might decide to eat.

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Elizabeth Oakley

Elizabeth teaches graphic design part-time in both the Public Relations and the Graphic Design programs. After graduating from the Visual Arts program at Western University, she continued her studies at the Ontario College of Art (now OCAD University), earning a four-year diploma in photography and graphic design.

Elizabeth's career began in Toronto as a layout artist creating advertising and marketing materials in the gift and tableware industry. For more than two decades, she has worked in design for private industry, healthcare and education. Her passion for graphic design has led to countless opportunities with the David Thompson and Crossroads Regional health regions (Alberta), the Swiss Business Hub (Zurich, Chicago and New York), NAIT and the Swiss-American Council of Women to name a few.

Outside of teaching, Elizabeth works on special projects in the Faculty of Creative Industries at Fanshawe. A quiet introvert, she enjoys time with family, animals and her musical instruments.

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Tia Jones

Hello! I'm Tia Jones, and I am so excited to be teaching you in Visual Communications & Design. I graduated from Western with a degree in Media, Information and Technoculture, and I have three diplomas from Fanshawe College: Television Broadcasting, Visual Effects and Editing and Marketing Management.

After graduating from Fanshawe, I lived in Toronto and had the very exciting opportunity to be a video editor in the automotive industry, cutting videos for Toyota, Lexus, Ford and Subaru to name a few! After a few years I chose to leverage my marketing diploma and expand on my video and photo editing skills, so I am now a digital marketing manager for a financial company here in London.

When I'm not at work, you can find me enjoying the sun, on a hike, coding websites, or propagating my plants! I'm looking forward to working with all of you.

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Stephanie Schinkel

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Stephanie Schinkel works full-time as a Content Strategy Manager for Page Zero Media, a digital marketing agency based in Toronto. With a focus on search engine optimization and content marketing, she specializes in creating data-driven content strategies for clients in a variety of industries, including content planning, creation, distribution and analysis. While working at Page Zero, Stephanie has also had the opportunity to teach marketing and communications courses for the Lawrence Kinlin School of Business and the School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts.

Stephanie graduated from the University of Western Ontario with an Honours Bachelor of Arts in English Language and Literature in 2013, before receiving an Ontario Graduate Certificate in Marketing Management from Fanshawe in 2014.

Outside of teaching, Stephanie is an avid cook, baker and aspiring horticulturist. When she's not devising and testing new recipes, you can find her training in Brazilian Jiu Jitsu or playing with her cat Puck.

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Geoff Evans

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Prior to starting his own company, Geoff Evans spent 14 years in the financial services industry as a financial advisor, sales trainer and business coach with companies that include Sun Life and London Life. In 2009, Geoff launched his first company Social Media Coach where he worked with organizations across North America on the development and implementation of strategies for leveraging social media in the areas of marketing, client acquisition, sales, customer service and recruiting. Social Media Coach ultimately evolved to provide clients with website development and online marketing services. In 2015 Geoff launched his second company, The Animation Studio where he builds animated videos designed for marketing and branding, e-learning and customer support.

Over the years, Geoff has had the pleasure of teaching a variety of courses within the Public Relations - Corporate Communications program at Fanshawe, including Integrated Marketing Communications, Professional Presentation Skills and Trends in Technology. He looks forward to joining you on your educational journey at Fanshawe College!

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Ashley Wiseman

Ashley Wiseman

Ashley Wiseman is a part-time instructor and curriculum developer in Fanshawe’s School of Contemporary Media. She currently teaches Trends & Technologies in the Public Relations & Corporate Communications program and Writing for Digital Media in the Digital Communication Management program, where she also previously taught Web Design & Content Management.

She works full-time as a Communications Specialist at Western University, and brings a wide range of expertise to Fanshawe, including: strategy & planning, copywriting & editing, project management, reputation management, issues management/crisis communications and multimedia storytelling.

Ashley holds her Master of Media in Journalism & Communication and Bachelor of Arts in Media, Information & Technoculture from Western University, as well as certificates in Digital Marketing from McMaster University and Project Management from Fanshawe College.

In her spare time, you’ll find her adventuring with her dog, Roxy, at the beach, reading or working on DIY projects. She also loves binge-watching investigative and true crime documentaries.

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