Professor Spotlight: Jerry Thull
Principal Lecturer, NAU School of Communication
Lecturer, Associate Director of the School of Communication & PRSSA Faculty Advisor
Blue or Gold?
Flagstaff summer or winter?
Spring or fall?
Favorite spot on campus?
The pedway on North Campus
Favorite picture you’ve taken on campus?
Favorite place in Flagstaff to grab a bite to eat?
Favorite picture on your phone?
When did you come to NAU and why?
2008 —because I wanted to teach at NAU.
Best piece of advice you have ever received?
Don’t wait until the deadline to do the work.
Tip every Lumberjack should know?
Macy’s European Coffee House has the best coffee in town. ☕️
What’s your favorite NAU tradition?
What do you want the NAU community to know about your department and classes?
We teach about online communication, and the skills students develop are in high demand.
You might not know this about me but…
I’m a pretty good disc golfer.
I would listen to this song on repeat:
John Prine “When I get to Heaven.” I’m a sucker for the sentimental stuff.
Describe your typical day on campus.
I like to start early, and do a lot of administrative work in the morning. My latest classes generally end at 3:30.
On the best days, I get to walk home from work.
On the weekends you can find me…
What is your hidden talent?
What does your dream vacation look like?
In a great city with a comfortable place to sleep and lots of long walks.
What are you currently watching?
Harlem Shuffle by Colson Whitehead 📚
Sway — hosted by Kara Swisher from the New York Times
Something I can’t live without…
Swimming at least two days a week