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Dr. Daniel Behr

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School of Arts and Humanities
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3505Email Dr. Behr
Professional Experience:
  • 1986 to present: Professor of Communication, Mount Vernon Nazarene University, Mount Vernon, Ohio. 1985-2012
  • Director of the Drama program, responsible for all drama activities and curriculum on campus 2003 – 2009:
  • Chair of the Department of Communication. 1999 to 2009:
  • Professor of Communication: Adjunct, Asia Pacific Nazarene Theological Seminary. Manila, Philippines.
Awards and Recognition:
  • Community Service Award, Knox County Health Department for directing the Family Life Theater, 1988-89.
  • Volunteer Service Award, Mount Vernon High School, Knox County Health Department, Family Life Theater, 1990. 2012
  • Named an “Honor Teacher” by the North Central Ohio district Church of the Nazarene for teaching adult Sunday School at Apple Valley Shepard’s House church. 2012
  • Won 89 blue ribbons for horticulture, including 3 Best in Show, and 1 Sweepstakes award for winning the most blue ribbons at a single show.
Published Works & Presentations:
  • Fall 2004, Presented at the Diversity Workshop on MVNU Campus, on a panel concerning community connections.
  • Summer 2010: presented a seminar on public speaking for pastors at PALCON “Making Messages Memorable.”
  • February 2012: Presented a paper entitled “BEFORE ITS TOO LATE!” Interpreting Words and Images in Revelation.” At the John A. Knight Conference on Bible and Theology at MVNU.
1998, Ph.D. Ohio State University, Department of Communication.
Title of dissertation: "Perspective Criticism: An Extension of Epistemic Rhetorical Theory to Rhetorical Criticism."
Major focus: Classical rhetorical theory.
Secondary focus: rhetorical criticism and the history of American public address.
1986, M.A., University of Dayton, Communication 1980, B.A., Cum Laude, Olivet Nazarene University, Pychology/Speech Communication