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EIU Humanities Center


Ryan L McDaniel, Instructor

Office: 2407 - Buzzard Hall
Phone: 217-581-6003

Ryan McDaniel's Vita

Office Hours for Spring 2023: MW 11:50am-12:20pm /// T 10:45am-12:45pm /// R 10:45am-11:45am

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. Theology, Aquinas Institute of Theology, 2006
M.A. History, Eastern Illinois University, 2009
M.A. Religion, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2021
M.Div. Luther Rice College and Seminary, 2014
C.P.E. Association for Clinical Pastoral Education, 2019
Postgraduate Studies in Religion, Princeton Theological Seminary, 2003-2004
Postgraduate Studies in Religion, Nashotah House Theological Seminary, 2013
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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Director: C.C. Wharram

Doudna Fine Arts Center 1343
(217) 581-3968

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