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Communication Arts Faculty

Warren Anderson
Warren Anderson
Director, Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts and Interim Chair, Communication Arts
847-628-1570 or E-mail

Warren Anderson '86 has served with his alma mater since 1988, currently as the Director of the Demoss Center for Worship in the Performing Arts (DCWPA) and the University Choir. He also teaches classes throughout the DCWPA on various topics, including the history of rock and roll. More Info

University Choir, History of Rock and Roll, Worship Resources, Introduction to the Community of Worship Performances

Gene Crume
Gene Crume
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Judson President Dr. Gene Crume earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Public Relations and his Master’s degree in Communications from Western Kentucky University. He went on to earn his Ph.D. in Education with a concentration in Organizational Leadership from the University of Virginia. Throughout his career he has been committed to passing on his experience and knowledge by serving as assistant professor or adjunct instructor for classes in business, public relations and communications at several institutions. He is currently teaching Media Arts 443: Fundamentals of Public Relations at Judson. More Info

Sharon Kim
Sharon Kim
Professor and English Department Chair
847-628-1067 or E-mail

A graduate of Yale University, Dr. Kim specializes in U.S. Literature of the late 19th to early 20th century, with emphasis on Christian religion and spirituality, as well as theory and methodology related to religion in literary studies. More Info

Kristy Piebenga
Dr. Kristy Piebenga
Professor

Dr. Kristy Piebenga has been a passionate educator for over 15 years. She spent many years teaching in second, third, and fourth-grade classrooms before transitioning to the university level. She now shares her passion for literacy education with both undergraduate and graduate students. Dr. Piebenga continues to participate in local schools by working with teachers in the classroom and developing strategies for building readers and writers. Her research interests include teaching ideology, processes of literacy, and literacy as social practice.

Kimberly Schmidt
Kimberly Schmidt
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Stuart Doc Ryder
Stuart "Doc" Ryder
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Dr. Stuart Ryder, Emeritus Professor, was awarded for 50 years of service to Judson in 2018. Before his retirement in 2003, he taught linguistics, literature, and writing. Educated at Yale, he is the original architect of the English program and the division of Communication Arts. More Info

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