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Dr. Daniel Behr

Professor of Communication

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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.
  • Ph.D. Department of Communication. Title of Dissertation: "Perspective Criticism: An Extension of Epistemic Rhetorical Theory to Rhetorical Criticism."  Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio (1998)
  • M.A. in Communication, University of Dayton, Dayton, Ohio (1986)
  • B.A. in Psychology/Speech Communication Cum Laude, Olivet Nazarene University, Urbana, Illinois (1980)