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Applied Communication Studies

Lacey Sonderegger

Lacey Sonderegger is an Instructor in the Department of Applied Communication Studies at Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, teaching public relations and general communication courses. She is also the Director of the Online Degree Completion Program in Public Relations. She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Speech Communication with a focus in Public Relations from Southern Illinois University Edwardsville as well as a Master of Science in Speech Communication from Southern Ilinois University Edwardsville. She is a true SIUE Cougar at heart and a proud alumna! Lacey Sonderegger worked for organizations such as Great Restaurants, Inc, Girl Scouts of Southern Illinois and the YMCA. Her experience ranges from event planning to writing for the media, design, volunteer and membership recruitment and retention, branding/message creation and community outreach. She has consulted in the areas of employment onboarding, employment culture as well as audience segmentation and evaluation. She also spent over twelve years teaching as adjunct faculty on campus and online for five different colleges and universities, in addition to her work in public relations, before teaching full time at SIUE. At SIUE, she served as a co-advisor for the SIUE Chapter of Public Relations Student Society of America until 2020, assisting members in planning professional development events and fundraising. She is currently the Co-Director of Student Recruitment and Co-Director of Alumni Relations for the ACS department. She is also the faculty advisor for Crave Student Ministries. Lacey is a mother to two dynamic girls and she likes to travel to the ocean, the mountains and Disney. She loves food, family, friends, her students, and adventures with her family.
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