Dr. David G. Hudson teaches Nonverbal Communication at Concordia University and is the Dean of Arts and Letters at Golden West College.
Professor Ollry has more than 20 years experience as a Communications professor at both public and private universities. In addition, she spent seven years in management positions for a large financial services company, working in the areas of Organizational Development and Management Training. A native Californian, Professor Ollry and her family are involved in the local community.
Kellie Playter earned her Bachelor and Master Degrees from California State University, Long Beach. She enjoys teaching all areas of Communication Studies but tends to focus on Business Communication, Writing and Public Address. She enjoys teaching at Concordia University because it allows her to combine her love of teaching with her Christian beliefs.
Professor Schramm was born in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, but grew up in Southern California. He attended Alhambra High School in Alhambra, California, and Concordia Teachers College in Seward, Nebraska. He taught for eleven years at Concordia College in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and is a founding faculty member of Concordia University, Irvine. He is married and has four children. The Schramms live in Laguna Hills and attend Faith Lutheran Church in Capistrano Beach. Professor Schramm's main areas of research are Rhetoric and Public Address.
Ashlie Siefkes teaches a variety of courses at CUI while also serving as faculty advisor for the student newspaper, The Concordia Courier. Her research interests are in organizational and dark side communication. She enjoys incorporating "real life" aspects to the courses she teaches.
Dr. Williams' corporate experience spans 25 years in employee education/training, recruitment, staffing, internal communications, employee relations, diversity management and community relations. She has served in human resources under Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox Groups, including Fox Sports, the Los Angeles Dodgers and a variety of other properties. Dr. Williams has lived and/or worked in over 30 countries covering five continents. In 1997, she launched Communication Works, a corporate training and development consultancy.
It is an extensive religious upbringing that has guided my seventeen years of professional experience in the television and marketing industries. It started as a commercial producer for the Orange County News Channel, then continued as a marketing communications specialist at Experian Information Solutions launching the organization's first consumer website, and culminated as a sales marketing producer at FOX 11 Television before entering the educational field. I have received many accolades during my tenure in television and marketing with a Cable Advertising Award and several Telly Awards for commercials and long-format videos.
God's destiny for my life is in alignment with being a professor at a Christian University. Moreover, it is my ministry to change the face of media by training positive and faith-driven students wanting a career in the entertainment industry. As media evolves to include social media, I have been blessed to connect students to many trailblazers in new media through projects, internships, and by implementing a networking conference that will allow each student to develop a personal connection with individuals and companies specializing in social media.
The main purpose of Christian Education should be to include educators with diverse professional, personal and educational backgrounds. Teaching in three different counties in California (Los Angeles, Orange and Riverside), has allowed me to teach students of every ethnic, socioeconomic, and cultural background. I have worked with students from high school to full-time professionals, from stay-at-home mothers to students with disabilities. It is with the loving support of my family that I have been able to let my light shine in the community as the former Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Friends of the Summit Branch Library in Fontana, CA and currently a Member of the Social Media Club of Los Angeles. This personal statement shows a glimpse of how God is the author of reversals and what He can do with one humble servant