Department of English, Communication, and Theatre

English

OfficeAbove (5)Bethany College gives students the choice between a major in English education, a major in English, or a minor in English.

Through the English program, students master the skills of critical thinking and advanced writing techniques. Bethany also places heavy emphasis on community relations so students gain the skills necessary to be leaders in their fields as well as their communities.

Communication & Theatre

The mission of Bethany College Theatre and Communication is firmly rooted in the mission of the college: to challenge the students to perform the spoken word as a means of communication both clearly and artistically and to nurture in students a sense of confidence and responsibility in their communication art.

The purposes are:

  • to create an environment in which students are nurtured and challenged to seek and acquire knowledge broadly in the disciplines of Theatre, Communication, and Performance Studies.
  • to enable students to develop reading, writing, research, and critical thinking skills in those disciplines and beyond.
  • to allow students to hone their talents as performers, designers, directors, playwrights, speakers and communicators.
  • to enable students to understand the relationship between oral communication as performance and theatrical performance as communication.

Majors

English
English Teaching 6-12
Theatre and Communication

Endorsements

Language Arts Endorsement for Teacher Licensure 5-8
Speech and Theatre 6-12

Minors

English
Theatre

Resources

DownloadEnglish Brochure

Download Communication Brochure

Download Theatre Brochure

Department Contacts

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Carl Isaacson, Ph.D.

Chair of Communication Department Professor of Communication
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 7 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8128 Read Biography
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Cynthia Reynolds

Part-Time Instructor of Communication
Home Department of Communication & Theatre Arts
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Amy J. Riordan, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communications
Office Department of Communications and Theatre Presser Hall, 8 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8134 Read Biography
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Dana Bowman

Part-Time Professor of English
Office Department of English
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Lori Brack, M.A.

Assistant Professor of English
Office Department of English Presser Hall 10 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8131 Read Biography
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Marcus Hensel, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of English
Office Department of English Presser Hall, 11 Phone: (785) 227-3380 Read Biography
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Eric Monder

Part-Time Professor of English
Office Department of English
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Amy J. Riordan, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communications
Office Department of Communications and Theatre Presser Hall, 8 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8134 Read Biography
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Kristin Van Tassel, Ph. D.

Chair of English Department Chair of Honors ProgramAssociate Professor of English
Office Department of English Presser Hall 9 Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8129 Read Biography
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Writing Center

Library
Office Wallerstedt Learning Center, Room 132 Hours vary each semester Phone: (785) 227-3380, ext. 8122
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Greg LeGault, M.F.A.

Chair of Theatre Department Associate Professor of Theatre
Office Department of Communication & Theatre Arts Presser Hall 6 Phone: (785)227-3380, ext. 8257 Work Fax: (785) 227-2860 Read Biography
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