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Masters in Communication Faculty

Robert Reid
Robert Reid
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“My Scholarly project explores the communicative intersection between faith, identity, and voice. Some of my published works have looked at the rhetoric of religion expressed in ancient religious writings. Some of my work has explored the question of voice in contemporary religious discourse. And, as the director of a graduate education program in organizational leadership and communication, some of my work has explored how communities of faith engage questions of organizational leadership in congregations. In all of this my thought has always been shaped by the fundamental COM 101 question, “What do I want to have happen as a result of someone having heard what I have prepared to say?” The answer to that question I believe is at the heart of issues of voice, identity, and effectiveness.”

 

Professor Reid has served at the University of Dubuque since 2000. He is Head of the Communication Department and Director of the Master of Communication degree program in Organizational Communication & Leadership. He is ordained to the American Baptist Ministry (ABC/USA) and has served as the convener of the Rhetoric Working Group for the Academy of Homiletics since 2000.

 

His most recent books are The Six Deadly Sins of Preaching: Becoming Responsible for the Faith We Proclaim with Lucy Lind Hogan (Abingdon, 2012), Slow of Speech and Unclean Lips: Contemporary Images of Preaching (Cascade, 2010) and Connecting with Your Audience: Making Public Speaking Matter with Jenn Supple and Anne Marie Gruber (Kendall Hunt, 2010).Some of his recently published scholarly essays include, “Responding to Resistance during a Change Process,” in Transitions: Leading Churches through Change, Westminster John Knox: 2011; “Solzhenitsyn’s Christian Civilization Rhetoric: The Other ‘Prophetic’ Speech 30 Years Later” in And the Word Became Flesh: Studies in Scripture, Communication, and History in Memory of Michael W. Casey, Pickwick Publishers: 2009; and “A Rhetoric of Contemporary Christian Discourse.” The Journal of Communication and Religion, 31 (Fall 2008): 109-142.

Communication Department Head; Director of the MAC Program

PhD, MA: University of Washington; MDiv: Fuller Theological Seminary; BA: Cal State - Fullerton


Email: rreid@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3188
Fax: (563) 589-3690
Office Location: 310 Van Vliet Hall

Dennis George
Dennis George
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Dennis teaches courses in accounting and finance. He has 20 years of applied industry experiences in various financial and management positions including CFO of a publicly traded technology company. Dennis has special interest in leveraging his vast financial and technological experience by incorporating technology into the class room.  He earned his MBA at the University of Dubuque and BA in accounting from Loras College.

Assistant Professor of Business & Accounting; Director of Summer School Program

MBA, University of Dubuque; BA Accounting, Loras College


Email: dgeorge@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3192
Fax: (563) 589-3322
Office Location: 108 Charles & Romona Myers Center
Mary Anne Knefel
Mary Anne Knefel
University Librarian
MLS, University of Illinois-Urbana; MBA, University of Dubuque; BA, Knox College
Email: mknefel@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3215
Fax: (563) 589-3722
Office Location: 201 Charles C. Myers Library
John Stewart
John Stewart
Special Assistant to the President

PhD, University of Southern California; MA, Northwestern University; BA, Pacific Lutheran University; AA, Centralia College


Email: jstewart@dbq.edu 
Office Phone: (563) 589-3642
Fax: (563) 589-3682
Office Location: 303 Charles & Romona Myers Center