Professor of Communication Arts
Clella Jaffe is chair of the department of communication arts at George Fox University. Jaffe taught at Oregon State University and St. John's University (New York) before coming to George Fox University in 1995.
Her classes include introduction to communication, nonverbal communication, gender communication across cultures, argumentation and debate, and interpersonal communication.
Jaffe has many research interests. Her textbook, Public Speaking: Concepts and Skills for a Diverse Society, 5th ed. (Wadsworth), was first in the field to emphasize diversity. Her doctoral work examined intercultural communication among Russian Old Believers, Jehovah's Witness, and Latino students. Research on the medieval mother, Dhuoda, appears in In Their Own Voices: The Rhetorical Activities of Historical Women (Molly Wertheimer, ed., Southern Illinois University Press). Research on wives of Promise Keepers appeared in Standing on the Promises (Dane Classen, ed., Pilgrim Press). Her oral interpretation book, Performing Literary Texts: Concepts and Skills (Wadsworth), came out in 2006. She is currently researching and writing about the impact on the global Anglican Communion of the consecration of V. Gene Robinson as a bishop in the Episcopal Church.
Outside of the classroom, she maintains a flower garden, creates colored pencil drawings, plays the piano, travels, and enjoys her new river cabin.
Kevin T. JonesE-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Associate Professor of Communication Arts
Kevin T. Jones has been teaching at the college level for over 28 years. Kevin earned his B.A. in Communication Studies from Biola University, his M.A. in Speech Communication from the University of California at Fullerton, and his Ph.D. in Rhetoric and Public Address from Louisiana State University.
Kevin taught at Otterbein College (Ohio), Bradley University (Illinois), Asbury College (KY), Azusa Pacific University (CA), and Chapman University (CA) before coming to George Fox University in 2008. His classes include Public Speaking, Persuasion, Interpersonal Communication, Rhetorical Criticism, Organizational Communication, Small Group Communication, and Introduction to Public Relations.
Kevin has published over 50 books, articles, and papers focusing primarily on rhetoric and popular culture. He has written a book on the role of televised debates in the Presidential election process and articles on such topics as the rhetoric of Jewish Feminism, the September 11th Missing Person posters, the rhetorical function of visual ideographs, and the religious rhetoric of Barack Obama in the 2008 presidential campaign.
Kevin serves as the department adviser to Lambda Li Eta – the National communication honor society – and is the department scholarship award coordinator.
Kevin lives in Newberg with his wife Michelle and their five children. They attend and are all very involved in Second Street Community Church.
Charles ChoiE-mail: email@example.com
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Charles Choi joined the university in 2010. Previosuly, he was a teaching assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara, where he taught a wide range of communications courses. He also worked as an adjunct professor in the 2000s at Santa Barbara City College, Brooks Institute of Photography and Biola University, and did teaching assistant work at Louisiana State University. He earned a doctorate in communication from the University of California, Santa Barbara, and holds a master’s degree in communication studies from Louisiana State University.