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Communication Arts Faculty


Clifford Hersey

Communication Arts Department Chair

Dr. Hersey returned to the Comm Arts Department this year after serving for 12 years as Dean of Global Education. In addition to serving as department chair, 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 Adminis ... more ➔

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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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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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