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  • Ph.D. in Speech Communication, University of Washington
  • M.A. in Speech Communication, University of Washington
  • M.A. in Theology, Fuller Theological Seminary
  • B.A. in Speech Communication, Washington State University

Ron Pyle completed his Ph.D. at the University of Washington. He has two master's degrees, one in speech communication and one in theology. He wrote the national training manual for Young Life. His doctoral research, on the preaching of Charles Finney, reflects his research interests in public address, rhetoric and religious communication. Pyle preaches at area churches and recently served on the Core 250 team. During his 1999 sabbatical, he studied African-American preaching and the process of analyzing sermons rhetorically. Currently he is training university faculty and staff to serve as effective mentors to students.

Courses Taught:

  • JMC/SP 212: Theories of Human Communication
  • SP/TH 336: Gospel Proclamation
  • SP/TH 338: Small-Group Ministry
  • SP 341: South Africa Study Program
  • SP 387: Rhetorical Criticism