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Carl Isaacson, professor of communication, has been at Bethany College since 2004.
Isaacson teaches classes in public speaking, rhetoric, mass communication, argumentation and human communication. His fields of interest include Swedish Americana. He has served as educator/curator of the Swedish American Museum Center in Chicago, and his research has been published in the Chronicle of Higher Education and American Communication Journal.
For the 2006 Messiah Festival of the Arts, Isaacson translated, adapted and directed a student production of “Barabbas” based on Pär Lagerkvist’s 1950 novel of the same title.
Isaacson received his Ph.D. in theatre from the University of Minnesota, Minn. He also holds a M.Div. with a major in Parish Ministry from Lutheran Theological Southern Seminary, Columbia, S.C.