Nita  Esparza

Faculty, Communication Studies

Nita (formerly Nita George) has been teaching at Mission College since Fall 2013. She began teaching in 2005 at San Jose State University; while teaching at SJSU for eight years, she also taught courses at Cabrillo College and San Jose City College. Nita’s teaching philosophy is grounded in the belief that every student can learn, and learning should be interactive and fun.


M.A. Communication Studies, San Jose State University
B.A. Communication Studies, Humboldt State University
A.A. Liberal Arts, West Valley College

Courses Taught

Public Speaking (COMM 001)
Small Group Communication (COMM 004)
Interpersonal Communication (COMM 008)

Critical Decision Making *
Writing for Influence*
Communication Process*
Health Communication*

*not offered at Mission College

Fast Facts

Born and raised in the Santa Cruz Mountains, Nita is a mountain girl at heart. Her dad proudly refers to Nita and her three older sisters as his "burly girlies." Nita and her husband, Rick, have two children: Audelle Louise (born February 2014) and Kincaid Stuart (born April 2017). In addition to their daughter and son, both are proud parents to two young labs, Bochy (chocolate male) and Posey (yellow female), who seem to get away with just about anything. Nita is an SF Giants fan, outdoor enthusiast, 10K runner, animal lover, and avid reader of silly books.

Favorite Quote

"Get tough, or die." ~ Gordon George (Nita's dad)



Nita Esparza and family

Nita Esparza
phone: 408-855-5409
office: SEC-248A

* email is the preferred contact