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EIU Humanities Center


Ryan L McDaniel, Instructor

Office: 2407 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 2175816003

Ryan McDaniel's Vita

Fall 2019 Office Hours:
MW 2:15-3:00pm /// TR 12:45-2:00pm






Current Syllabi

Frequently Taught Courses

Department of Communication Studies:

Introduction to Speech Communication (CMN 1310)
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
Postgraduate Studies in Religion, Princeton, 2003-2004
B.A. Communication Studies, Eastern Illinois University, 2001
B.A. Philosophy, Eastern Illinois University, 2001






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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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Doudna Fine Arts Center 1343
(217) 581-3968

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