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Brent Yergensen

Associate Professor
Faculty of Arts & Letters

McKay Classroom Building 103B

Communications (2018) B.S. 2004, Idaho State University; M.A. 2006, Eastern Illinois University; Ph.D. 2011, University of Nebraska, Lincoln; Executive Leadership Cert. 2015, Cornell University.

Research Interests:
Cultural Studies and Media, Popular Culture, Narrative Theory and Cinema, Science and Religious Discourses, and Organizational Communication before coming to BYU Hawaii, Dr. Yergensen was Associate Dean of Communication and Media at Dixie State University, and in the past has been recognized with a Teacher of the Year honor and a Distinguished University Service award. He and his wife Celeste are the parents of two daughters and four sons, Emma, Isaac, Ethan, Ammon, Aaron, and baby Adeline. In his spare time he loves being at the beach with his family and cheering at his kids' school events. He was born and raised in Twin Falls, Idaho and learned the importance of hard work, alongside his seven sibling at the family business, from his caring and giving parents, Verl and Connie.

Ph.D. Communication Studies, University of Nebraska-LincolnM.A. Communication Studies, Eastern Illinois UniversityB.S. Speech Communication, Idaho State UniversityCert. Executive Leadership, Cornell University


  • COMM 200: Mass Communication & Society
  • COMM 211: Media Writing
  • COMM 326: International Communication
  • COMM 353: Organizational Communication
  • COMM 490: Senior Seminar