Rob  Dewis

Faculty, Communication Studies

Rob has been teaching at Mission College since 2002. He began teaching at San Jose State University in 1989, and has taught classes at De Anza College, San Jose City College, Cañada College, and Santa Clara University. He believes communication is one of the most valuable skills one can develop, applicable in any field or profession, as well as in one's personal life.


M.A., Communication Studies, San Jose State University
B.S., Broadcasting and Film, Boston University

Courses Taught

Public Speaking (COMM 001)
Small Group Communication (COMM 004)
Intercultural Communication (COMM 012)
Effective Speech: Overcoming Speech Anxiety (COMM 51C)

Taught At Other Colleges
Fundamentals of Communication
Mass Communication History and Theory
Video Production (studio and field)

Outside Activities

Rob has pursued a number of non-teaching professional interests over the years, including performing as singer/guitarist both in bands and as a solo act, and producing video and webinar programs with and for instructors at De Anza College. Rob also continues to be active as a professional photographer, working primarily for young actors and models pursuing their careers.

To help find balance between work and non-work life, Rob also practices mindfulness meditation, and loves spending time at the ocean. 

Books Rob Likes

Miracle of Mindfulness - Thich Nhat Hanh
Full Catastrophe Living - Jon Kabat-Zinn
Why Zebras Don't Get Ulcers - Robert Sapolsky
The Stand - Stephen King
Harry Potter (all) - J. K. Rowling

Films Rob Likes

North by Northwest - Alfred Hitchcock
Bladerunner - Ridley Scott
My Neighbor Totoro - Hayao Miyazaki
Young Frankenstein - Mel Brooks
Back to the Future - Robert Zemeckis

Greatest Memories

Attending a Beatles concert
Watching the first landing on the moon, live on television
Witnessing the births of his two daughters





Rob Dewis

Rob Dewis
phone: 408-855-5327
office: SEC-248C