Assistant Professor, Communication and The Arts
Phone: 814-871-7495
Office: SCA 316

  • Biography
  • Courses Taught
  • Educational History
  • Professional Experience
  • Service


  MC Gensheimer started her career, in 9th grade, with a soldering gun, a can of orange spray paint, and a camera.

Her photographic and graphic work has been accepted regionally for publication and gallery exhibits. Most recently her work was accepted by the Erie Philharmonic for the celebration of their 100th year, the work "The Chair-ished Violin will be exhibited summer 2013.   Recently, she returned from a workshop at the Denver Art Museum which explored the geometric work  of  Native American artists and craftsmen. On Friday July 5, she finished her first MOOC, on "The History of Rock and Roll." She finished the course- "with Distinction." 

She currently serves as a member of the new GannonKnight sculpture group. And she is working on compiling the history of the Gannon Knight tradition.  She lives in Erie, with her husband, two cats- Digit and Gracie and a dog named Cali.


Courses Taught

  • SPCH 111 Fundamentals of Speech
  • COMM 356 Digital Graphics
  • COMM 357 Animation
  • COMM 358 Digital Drawing
  • COMM 390 Intermediate Graphics
  • COMM 391 Video Performance and Production( Cooking Show, Sports Show)
  • COMM 392- Event Planning
  • COMM 400 Senior Seminar and Thesis
  • ENGL 371 Mass Media and Popular Culture

Educational History

  • Bachelor of Science, Communication. Clarion University, Clarion, PA
  • Secondary Education Certificate in Communication/ English
  • Master of Science, Communication. Clarion University


  • Certificate in Antique Evaluation- specialty- 20th Century American Pottery, Edinboro University, Edinboro, PA


Professional Experience

  • Creative Services Director, WETG FOX 66  1986- 1994  Erie, PA
  • President, Cable Access Board,Erie PA  1986
  • Faculty Senate President, Gannon University Erie, PA  2007-2008
  • Faculty Member- Villa Maria Academy Erie, PA 1978-1982
  • Committee Member and site coordinator for The Governor's Arts Awards 2012


  • Gannon University Magazine Advisory Committee
  • Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning Advisory Committee
  • Faculty trainer for the CETL workshops
  • New Faculty Mentoring Committee
  • Middle States Committee on Institutional Resources
  • One of the departmental Admissions contacts
  • Service Learning- Violence Prevention Committee, Take Back the Night
  • University Innovation Task Force- Gannovation
  • University Art Selection and Placement committees
  • Local Planning Committee for the Pennsylvania Communication Conference- Gannon 2013
  • Speaker, Training volunteer- The United Way Erie PA