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Dr. Christine J. Gardner

Christine J. Gardner

Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Chair, Department of Communication Arts

Dr. Gardner joined the Gordon faculty in January 2017. She most recently served as Visiting Professor with the Center for the Study of Religion and Society at the University of Notre Dame, where she continues to hold a visiting appointment. She previously served as Associate Professor at Wheaton College, where she received the Junior Faculty Teaching Award. She has also served as a Visiting Professor at Willamette University. 

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Grace Chiou

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

Dr. Chiou came to Gordon College after completing her Ph.D. work at the University of Denver. Her concentration is in cultural theory with a focus on religion and media. She also holds degrees from New York University and Penn State University. Dr. Chiou teaches several of the foundation courses as well as Persuasion, Public Relations and Advertising, Social Media, and Marketing.

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Eric Convey

Adjunct in Communication Arts

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Clifford Hersey

Associate Professor of Communication Arts

Dr. Hersey recently returned to the Communication Arts Department after serving for 12 years as Dean of Global Education. He teaches several of the foundation courses as well as upper-level Public Speaking and Theory options. He also supervises the Internship program and covers the Senior Seminar course. Dr. Hersey holds degrees in Speech and Literature, Ministry, Education, and Higher Education Administration.

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Scott Thurman

Assistant Professor of Communication Arts

Scott Thurman, born in Lubbock, TX, earned his M.F.A. in Documentary Film from the University of North Texas. He worked as a news photographer for 4 years and produced 3 short films while at the University of North Texas, including "Smokey," a short documentary about an Elvis impersonator, which was selected by film festivals such as AFI Dallas, L.A. Film Festival, Hot Springs Doc Festival, and Austin Film Festival.

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