Kevin Christophersen - Columbia College Chicago

Kevin Christophersen

Associate Chair
Associate Professor


Kevin Christophersen, MA, is an Associate Professor in the Communication Department, teaching Advertising at Columbia College Chicago.

Kevin is a contributor for the Huffington Post, has published work in various journals, and traveled internationally to address various topics including male body image in advertising and social media, service learning, and creating safe classrooms for LGBTQ students. Outside of academia, Kevin consults with various clients in all areas of marketing/advertising, and is currently developing a new app.

Kevin joined the Columbia College adjunct faculty in 1999 and in 2001, accepted a full-time Assistant Professor position. In 2007, he was granted tenure and promoted to Associate Professor. Kevin has a passion for fostering an innovative teaching and learning environment and has a vision for students that looks far beyond their education.

Kevin served as Associate Chair of the Marketing Communication Department, where he managed adjunct faculty, hired new faculty, supervised the teaching evaluation process, and developed the semester schedule that included dozens of course sections. Kevin spearheaded operational efficiencies for the advertising, marketing and public relations programs.

Prior to joining Columbia, he worked in Media Activation at Leo Burnett and held Account Management positions at various agencies. Clients included Abbott Labs, Allstate, Boise Cascade, Keebler, Kellogg, McDonald’s, Oldsmobile, Philip Morris, and Procter & Gamble among others.

Kevin is also an alumni of Columbia College with a degree in Marketing Communication and MA in Arts, Entertainment and Media Management.


Instructional Areas

Advertising/Marketing/Social Media

Creative Practice and Research Interests

How media and peer-to-peer influence (on and offline) affect male body image, mindful awareness, LGBTQ issues


B.A., Marketing Communications Columbia College Chicago 1997
M.A., Arts Entertainment & Media Management Columbia College Chicago 2004