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Ryan L McDaniel, Instructor

Office: 2407 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 2175816003

Ryan McDaniel's Vita

Office Hours: Mondays & Wednesdays, 2:00-3:00 p.m.; Tuesdays & Thursdays, 4:00-5:00 p.m.
All office hours are virtual; video chat is available during office hours.

Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Department of Communication Studies:

Introduction to Speech Communication (CMN 1310G/1390G)
Argumentation and Critical Thinking (CMN 2040)
Interpersonal Communication (CMN 2630)
Religion in the American Public Sphere (CMN 3240)
Introduction to Rhetoric and Social Critique (CMN 3200)

Department of Philosophy:

Introduction to Philosophy (PHI 1000)


University Foundations (EIU 1111)


Academic Degrees and Disciplines:

M.A. Communication Studies, Eastern Illinois University, 2004
M.A. History, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
M.A. Religion and Philosophy, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 2006
M.Div. Luther Rice University, 2014
C.P.E. Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 2019
Postgraduate Studies in Religion, Princeton, 2003-2004
B.A. Communication Studies, Eastern Illinois University, 2001
B.A. Philosophy, Eastern Illinois University, 2001

Professional Organizations

Service at EIU:

  • Currently serving as a Priest - and as an Instructor in the Catholic Studies Program - at the Newman Catholic Center at EIU

Military Service:

  • Currently serving as a Chaplain in the U.S. Air Force - Illinois Air National Guard
  • Veteran, U.S. Navy

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School of Communication and Journalism

Buzzard Hall 2521

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