Dr. Stefanie Leiter

Department Chair, Communication & Design Arts Associate Professor of Public Relations, Director of Summer School

Stefanie Leiter graduated from Anderson University with a B.A. in mass communications and a specialization in public relations. In 2016, she graduated with her Master of Science in Communication from Purdue University and received a graduate certificate in strategic communications in 2015. Stefanie earned her PhD in Communication from Regent University in 2022 after successfully defending her topic “Communicating through the Enneagram: A Christian Higher Education Leadership Study in Pre-Crisis Communication”.

In her role as director of content strategy and public relations, Stefanie was responsible for leading the content team that manages the AU website, institutional and admissions social media platforms, copy for all communication and marketing deliverables, and outreach materials supporting institutional reputation. In her 12 years in the communication field, she started 14 social media channels for Anderson University and worked through five website redesigns including the responsive AU site redesign in 2016. She served as an adjunct for 2 years before joining full time in the fall of 2017.

Stefanie is married to Dave and has two children, Ava and Jackson.

Contact Professor Leiter:

Department Chair, Communication & Design Arts
Associate Professor, Public Relations
Director, Summer School
B.A., Anderson University
M.S.C., Purdue University
Ph.D., Regent University