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Ronald Pyle

Ronald Pyle

300 W. Hawthorne Road
Spokane, WA 99251
Phone: (509) 777-4595
Fax: (509) 777-4512
Office Location: Lindaman Sem.Center 117

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Ph.D., M.A. University of Washington
M.A. Fuller Theological Seminary
B.A. Washington State University

Year Joined Whitworth Faculty:  1988

Areas of Specialization / Expertise:
Interpersonal relationships; theories of human communication; preaching; history and theory of rhetoric; small group ministry; mentoring; marriage and family communication

Selected Publications / Presentations / Honors:

Named Most Influential Professor by the 2006 Whitworth senior class. Keynote speaker at Presbytery Convocation, Helena, Mont. (2006). Guest preacher at churches throughout the West Coast. Presented "Practical Tensions in Postmodern Preaching" at the Effective Preaching in a Postmodern World Conference (2005).

Participated in a 10-hour audio recording (sponsored by Biblical Training Inc.) of instruction in small group ministry. The content was then translated into six languages and distributed to ministers in Africa, Nepal, and India. The class is available to people in an additional 220 countries through the Internet.

Memberships: National Communication Association; Religious Communication Association; Western States Communication Association.