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About James R. Phipps, Ph.D.

Dr. Phipps has been a member of the faculty at Cedarville since 1968, serving as Chair of the communications department for 36 years. He specializes in historical rhetoric, political rhetoric, storytelling, leadership, persuasion theory, interpersonal communication theory, and communication ethics. His research interests include identity rhetoric and crisis communication. He has interim pastored five churches during his time at Cedarville and spent 32 years as the radio Voice for Cedarville Athletics. He was mayor of the Village of Cedarville for 16 years and serves on many county boards.

Positions

Present Senior Professor of Communications, Cedarville University Department of Communication
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Honors and Awards

  • Teaching Effectiveness Award, Cedarville University - 2013
  • Faculty Member of the Year, Cedarville College - 1985
  • Greene County (Ohio) Business Development Award - 2007
  • NAIA Wally Schwartz Award for Faculty Athletic Representative of the Year - 2004
  • Dean's Award, Cedarville University - 2006
  • Meritorious Service Award, Greene County Community Action Agency - 2014

Courses

  • Event Planning
  • Fundamentals of Speech
  • Clinical Methods in Teaching Speech
  • Communication Ethics
  • History of Public Address
  • Interpersonal Communication
  • History of Mass Media
  • Organizational Leadership
  • Persuasive Theory
  • Storytelling

Education

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1975 Ph.D., The Ohio State University
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1970 M.A., The Ohio State University
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1968 B.A., Cedarville College
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Contact Information

Department of Communication
Cedarville University
PAT 101
937-766-7960

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