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Brian Roessler

Senior Lecturer - Communication, Media, & Culture

Phone: 843-349-2163 Email: broessle@coastal.edu BRTH 318 (Clay D. Brittain, Jr. Hall) Office Hours:

Fall 2024 TBA


Brian Roessler has had a love of creating and sharing knowledge since he was a small child. Born in Pittsburgh, but having lived in Horry County since 2000, Brian spent 12 years producing television for Horry County Schools before joining the Department of Communication, Media, & Culture full-time. Brian sees making meaningful connections between theory, skills, and life experience as the crux of teaching. During his non-teaching time, Brian can be found in the creative scene of the Grand Strand – as a performing songwriter, actor, and entertainer, as well as working with, organizing, and supporting a wide array of performers, creatives, and venues from Wilmington to Georgetown.


  • M.A., Communication Management, Webster University (2010)

Interesting Facts

  • Brian has released four full-length albums and two EPs as well as multiple singles. He has been fortunate enough to perform at events and venues as diverse as wedding and house concerts to the main stage of the House of Blues. He has also performed in five plays and put on songwriting contests and the music for local festivals. 
    • Songwriter’s Lament (Full Length Album) 2015
    • Ketchuptown (Full Length Album) 2010
    • Miles Not Forgotten (Full Length Album) 2007
    • The Right Words (Full Length Album) 2004

Teaching Areas

  • Organizational communication
  • Organizational media

Research Areas

  • Ethnography of communication through songwriting
  • Ethnography of open mics

For more information, visit http://epk.brian-roessler.com/