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Dr. Robert S. Cundiff


Professor of Communication Arts,
Chair, Department of Communication Arts



Degrees Earned


B.A. Pillsbury College, 1967, Bible
M.Div. Central Baptist Theological Seminary, 1972, Religious Studies
M.A. Bob Jones University, 1974, Dramatic Production
Ph.D. Southern Illinois University, 1989, Theater, Speech

Courses Taught


Argumentation and Debate
Communication Arts Internship
Communication Arts Seminar
Communication Theory
Drama Performance Activity (directing plays and musicals)
Fundamentals of Communication
Homiletics
Mass Communication
Newspaper Production
Oral Interpretation
Play Directing
Playwriting
Voice and Articulation
Writing for Media

Teaching and Professional Experience


1996-Present Clearwater Christian College
1992-1996 WSIL-TV3 (Producer/Director)
1993-1996 WSIU-FM (Classical Music Host)
1994 Southern Illinois University (Lecturer)
1989-1990 Southern Illinois University (Lecturer)
1990-1991 Mr. Button Family Video (Director/Writer)
1985-1987 Southern Illinois University (Graduate Teaching Asst)
1981-1983 Southern Illinois University (Graduate Teaching Asst)
1983-1984 Bald Knob Passion Play (General Manager, Playwright)
1981 Smoky Mountain Passion Play (Actor)
1977-1981 Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Professor)
1969-1971 Pillsbury Baptist Bible College (Professor)
1974-1977 First Baptist Church, Jesup, Iowa (Pastor)
1971-1972 WCTS-FM (Production, Announcer)
1967-1969 WCTS-FM (Production, Announcer)

Publications


Author of one published and two produced plays
Author of Amy Foundation prize-winning newspaper article and several newspaper articles
Plays:
Ye Are the Branches, Greenville, SC: Bob Jones University Press, 1984.
Newspaper Articles:
-"A son remembers," The Spokesman (Herrin, IL), July 28, 1994: 8A-9A.
-"Remembering a beloved father," Marion (IL) Daily Republican, July 21, 1994: 6.
-"Thoughts on D-Day," Harlan (IA) Tribune, June 20, 1994: 2.
-"Religious wars not religious," Southern Illinoisan, April 1, 1986: 8.
-"Peace comes from within," Owatonna (MN) People's Press, December 25, 1985:4.
-"A Christmas Note," Harlan (IA) Tribune, December 25, 1985: 2B.
Plays ready for publication or production:
The Carpenter, 1992.
China Mission, 1991

Awards


Illinois Broadcasters Association award for Public Service Announcements (two)

Memberships


The Dramatists Guild, Inc.
Association for Theater in Higher Education
Religious Communication Association
Christians in Theater Arts
Interests: swimming, biking, photography

Contact Information:
727-726-1153 ext. 244
robertcundiff@clearwater.edu