Our professors are distinguished scholars, active researchers, published writers, and faithful Christians who demonstrate what it means to be both Christ-followers and leaders in their academic fields. As mentors and role models, they play a huge role in the integration of faith and learning at Bethel.
Professor of Communication Studies, Director of Forensics | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 1997
In addition to teaching, Dreher is director of the forensics program. His research and publishing have focused on political and religious rhetoric, the rhetoric of mathematics and science, and forensic pedagogy. He is also interested in issues of web accessibility and standards.
Professor of Communication Studies | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 1999
Kendall has focused her research and writing on how adolescents use social media, how youth pastors are deploying these tools in ministry, and how parents can help teens use online communication in a safe and satisfying manner.
Instructor in Communication Studies | firstname.lastname@example.org | Started at Bethel: 2009
Samens’ research interests include disability and communication; teaching public speaking to international students; and gender communication. She is assistant director of the forensics program.
Professor of Media Communication | email@example.com | Started at Bethel: 2008
Smith has research interests in social networks and socio-cultural adjustment, trust development in partnerships across cultures and organizations, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), international crisis intervention processes, and prophetic rhetoric.