Faculty & Staff

 The Communication faculty is known for expertise and excellence in both scholarship and teaching. A close knit group, the ACU Communication Faculty's teaching exemplifies the seamless integration of Christian faith values and expertise in their field.

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Joe Cardot, Ed.D.
Professor and Chair of the Department of Communication

B.A., Harding University, 1976
M.A., Western Kentucky University, 1980
Ed.D., Texas Tech University, 1990

Phone: 325-674-2136
Email: cardotj@acu.edu


 

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Jonathan Camp, D.Min., Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of OD Program

B.A., Harding University, 1995
M.Div., Harding Graduate School of Religion, 1999
D.Min., Abilene Christian University, 2007
Ph.D., The University of Memphis, 2008

Phone: 325-674-2191
Email: jwc03b@acu.edu


 

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Kristina Davis, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Honors Studies

B.A., Political Science, Abilene Chrisitan University
M.A., Communication, Abilene Christian University
Ph.D., Communication, Texas A&M, 2009

Phone: 325-674-2409
Email: kmc95i@acu.edu


 

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Dena Counts
Instructor of Communication and Director of Forensics 

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1990
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 2003

Phone: 325-674-2631
Email: dld99b@acu.edu


 

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Carley Dodd, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication and Dean of the Graduate School

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1970
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1971
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1974

Phone: 325-674-2293
Email: doddc@acu.edu


 

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Paul Lakey, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication

B.A., Oklahoma Christian University, 1970
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1980
M.A., Abilene Chrsitian University, 1985
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1988

Phone: 325-674-2292
Email: lakeyp@acu.edu


 

 

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Lauren Lemley, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication and Director of the Speaking Center and Graduate Studies

B.S., Abilene Christian University, 2005
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 2007
Ph.D., Texas A&M University, 2010

Phone: 325-674-2241
Email: lauren.lemley@acu.edu

 


 

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Lynette Sharp Penya, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication and Director of Fundamentals of Communication Program and Speaking Center; Assistant Dean of the College of Arts and Sciences

B.A., Abilene Christian University, 1991
M.S., University of Illinois, 1993
Ph.D., University of Kansas, 1996

Phone: 325-674-2291
Email: penyal@acu.edu


 

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Cynthia Roper, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Communication

B.S., Oklahoma Christian University, 1975
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1986
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1996

Phone: 325-674-2409
Email: roperc@acu.edu


 

 

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J.D. Wallace, Ph.D.
Professor of Communication

B.A., David Lipscomb University, 1987
M.A., Abilene Christian University, 1989
Ph.D., University of Oklahoma, 1999

Phone: 325-674-2339
Email: jd.wallace@acu.edu

 

Staff


 

 

Christy Stevens
Administrative Coordinator

Phone: 325-674-2136
Email: cas13b@acu.edu

 

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