Dr. Stacy Hoehl
Associate Professor of Communication


  • Ph.D. Organizational Leadership, Regent University
  • M.A. Communication Arts, University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • B.A. Communication, Theology, Wisconsin Lutheran College


After serving Wisconsin Lutheran College as an adjunct professor for almost two years, I received a divine call to join the faculty in 2005. It's an amazing blessing to be able to share my passion for the fields of communication and leadership with students in a Christian setting. Outside of my work at WLC, I love spending time with my husband, Nick, and my children, Jordan, Vanessa, and Nadia. I also enjoy music (piano, guitar, voice, composition), sports (volleyball, basketball, football), and traveling with my family.

Academic Interests

  • Educational and organizational leadership with a research emphasis on transformational leadership and immediacy behaviors in the classroom
  • Leadership communication, particularly as it relates to motivation, empowerment, and engagement
  • Nonverbal communication in the classroom, especially teacher immediacy
  • Interpersonal communication, focusing on Christ-centered relationship development

Courses I Teach

  • COM 101 Introduction to Communication
  • COM 260 Interpersonal Communication
  • COM 315 Persuasive Communication
  • COM 333 Leadership and Communication
  • COM 380 Nonverbal Communication
  • COM 410 Advanced Topics in Leadership

Additional Responsibilities

I am currently involved with a campus-wide initiative to incorporate Gallup's StrengthsQuest instrument into our freshman seminar course as well as various faculty and staff departments.


  • International Leadership Association
  • National Communication Association
  • American Communication Association