Mount Vernon Nazarene University: Life Changing


Photo of Dr. Dan Behr Dr. Daniel Behr
(740) 392-6868 Ext. 3505

  • 1998, Ph.D. Ohio State University, Department of Communication. Title of dissertation: "Perspective Criticism: An Extension of Epistemic Rhetorical Theory to Rhetorical Criticism." Major focus: Classical rhetorical theory. Secondary focus: rhetorical criticism and the history of American public address.
  • 1986, M.A., University of Dayton, Communication
  • 1980, B.A., Cum Laude, Olivet Nazarene University, Pychology/Speech Communication
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.
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Favorite Scripture Verse:

Romans 12:11 - "Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor serving the Lord."

Past jobs and/or current hobbies unrelated to your profession:
  • Gardening, specializing in Miniature landscapes and hostas.
  • World of Warcraft
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