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Melissa Klassen

Advising Coordinator / LecturerMelissa Klassen


  • During Summer 2022 email me directly to schedule an appointment:
  • Beginning Fall 2022 you will be assigned a faculty member as your advisor. Your advisor’s name will be listed in your student center.
  • In the Fall, if you have trouble contacting your advisor you can always email me as well.
  • In the Fall, we will also have a peer advisor available for drop-in hours.


  • Public Speaking
  • Fundamentals of Oral Communication
  • Organizational Communication

Teaching Areas

  • Honors COMM 101
  • COMM 231
  • COMM 356
  • COMM 377


Melissa Klassen has taught at the collegiate level since 1996.  She has taught Communication courses at Boise State University, Utah Valley University, the University of Montana Missoula, and Weber State University.  She also taught as a private contractor for various private and public organizations such as: the State of Idaho (various agencies), Idaho Power, St. Joseph Medical Center and WeVorce. Melissa holds a Masters of Arts in Communication with special emphasis in public and organizational communication.

Melissa enjoys her role as a wife and mother of three. She is an active volunteer in the community.  Melissa feels that it is a responsibility to be civically minded and makes it a priority to stay informed and involved in community, state, national and global issues.  She also is a certified yoga instructor and personal trainer.  She teaches a weekly class as well as working with the College of Idaho swim team.

Melissa views communication as an ongoing, ever-changing process that can lead to great satisfaction and contentment in our lives.  The lack of productive communication can lead to discontentment, loss of productivity, and unfortunately in some cases violence.  Thus, communication skills are of the most critical skills to acquire in order to achieve success personally, professionally and socially.  Melissa enjoys the continued study that is required to teach these skills to others and interaction with a wide variety of students.  She enjoys learning about new perspectives and people.  She seeks to challenge her students to reach beyond what they now understand and achieve their greatest potential.  Her students describe her as “challenging”, “knowledgeable” and “passionate”.

Contact Information

Office: COMB 103
Phone: 208-375-5692
Office Hours: By appointment / COMB 103