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Lisa Carponelli

Professor of Multimedia Communication
Lisa Carponelli brings her experience as a former professional broadcast journalist with years of video storytelling to the Multimedia Communication Department at Simpson College.


Lisa Carponelli serves as a professor, mentor and internship coordinator for students studying multimedia communication, sports communication and public relations since 2008. She also represents the Central Iowa Region on the Executive Board of the Iowa Broadcast News Association.

Lisa worked for local ABC and NBC affiliates across the country as a crime and courts reporter, special assignments reporter and main anchor. She has extensive experience handling live coverage during the Iowa Caucuses.



  • Multimedia Communication
  • Video Storytelling
  • Public Speaking
  • Spokesperson Training
  • Media Literacy



  • Master of Science in Journalism, Northwestern University, 1997
  • Bachelor of Science in Mass Communication, Miami University, 1995
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1995