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Mary C. Gensheimer

  • Assistant Professor
    Communication and The Arts
  • Co-Director
    Communication and The Arts
  • Assistant Professor

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

Her photographic,sculptural, and graphic work has been accepted regionally for publication and gallery exhibits. Al large set of angel wings appeared in the back seat of her green convertible- magically. They are now positioned at the west door of the Center for Communicaiton and the Arts. Gabriel is the patron saint of Communication. The summer's projects included creating a clock for the Red Cross and developing and building a trophy for Professional Development on campus. MC spent time touring "maker spaces in Pittsburgh.  Scroll saws, sewing machines, and soldering tools-- are a preview of exciting things to come.  

She currently serves as a member of the Gannon Wayfinding committee. This group works on Signage, Graphics and Art placement on Gannon's campus.  She is one of the shepherds for the University's painting collection- 15th and 16th century oil paintings.

She lives in Erie surrounded by art, with her husband, a cat-Gracie and a dog named "America's President Cool" AKA Callie.

Her WIX portfolio for graphics is:

The :30 promo for The School of Communcation and the Arts is here:


Courses Taught

  • SPCH 111 Fundamentals of Speech
  • SPCH 115 Presentational Strategies
  • 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 390 Contemporary Craft Production
  • 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
  • Welding, acetylene and electric
  • Watercolor


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
  • Artwork for Mercy Center 2014,2015,2016
  • Artwork for The Erie Regional Red Cross 2014, 2015,2016, 2017
  • Schuster Theatre Graphics work 2013,2014,2015,2016,2017
  • Director of University Media Center, Nash Library 1982-1987
  • Faculty Member in the School of Communication and the Arts-the most colorful corner on campus, 1987-present (don't do the math!)
  • Current Co-Chair of the School of Communication and the Arts. Director, Digital and New Media



  • Middle States Committee on Institutional Resources
  • University Innovation Task Force- Gannovation
  • University Art Selection and Placement / Wayfinding committee
  • Admissions
  • Maker Space Planning
  • EYC History Committee
  • Red Cross Fundraiser at EYC


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