Instructor of Mass Communications
Adviser for NWTV 7
Bachelor of Science degree in mass communications, 2003, from Northwestern
Master of Arts Education in Curriculum and Instruction, 2007, University of Phoenix
Additional doctoral work at Northcentral University
Jesse began working at Northwestern in August 2006. Prior to returning to his alma mater, he worked in radio and television. He has served as news director and anchor for the Wright Wradio Network in Weatherford. His television experience comes from being an associate producer at KWTV News 9 in Oklahoma City and a producer/reporter at KSWO in Lawton.
Schroeder also is a member of the Oklahoma Broadcast Education Association.
In addition to teaching mass communications courses and advising the campus television station, Schroeder also is very involved in a number of committees around campus and the community, including being a co-director with Tammy Brown for the Miss Cinderella Pageant during the annual Northwestern Homecoming celebration.
He said he has been happily married to his wife Amanda for six years. The couple has three children: Brayden, who is 5, Parker, 3, and Mia, who was born just prior to the start of the fall semester.
Schroeder enjoys spending time with family and friends. As for hobbies, he said he currently is pursuing his Ph.D., so that has become his hobby, one that keeps him very busy.
Music: Country/Top 40
Music Artist: Rascal Flatts
Book: Anything by John Maxwell
Movie: American Beauty
TV Show: Reality TV and all news programs
Actor/Actress: Jack Nicholson and Meg Ryan
Q. What is it about Northwestern that makes you want to teach the students here?
A. The main area that makes Northwestern different is the one-on-one attention that we are able to give our students. We are able to build relationships with our students and help them achieve their personal and professional goals.
Q. What makes Northwestern unique from any other university you may have taught at or attended?
A. I attended UCO for a semester while working on my undergraduate degree. I felt like a small fish in a huge ocean. I was lost, disconnected from my professors and fellow students. Also, there were few areas for me to get involved within my discipline due to the number of upperclassmen who were already involved. At Northwestern, you can get involved on day one and not stop until you walk across the stage at your commencement ceremony.
Q. What would you tell a future student on why they should choose Northwestern?
A. At Northwestern, you are more than a number. At Northwestern, you get to be involved in everything you want to be involved in while earning a degree. At Northwestern, professors are able to focus on each student and help each person achieve their goals instead of getting lost in the crowd. If you want to be successful and are willing to work toward achieving your goals, the professors will do everything they can to assist you in that endeavor.
Q. Other comments for future students or employees?
A. As a graduate of Northwestern, I knew what the institution was all about prior to returning to teach. I can honestly say that it is just as great a place to work as it is to go to school. I feel the overall focus at Northwestern is helping each individual succeed and become their best, whether that be as a student or employee.