Paul D. Patton, Ph.D. chairs the Department of Communication and Media. He is an accomplished playwright, actor and director. His research interests include the cult of the celebrity. E-mail Dr. Patton.
- Founder and founding artistic director of Trinity House Theater in Livonia, Michian
- Co-author of Politically Incorrect, with SAU communication and media colleague, Dr. Robert Woods
Spring Arbor University B.A. and M.Ed., Wayne State Univ. M.R.E., Grand Rapids Baptist Seminary M.A., Regent Univ. Ph.D.
Mary Albert Darling is an Associate Professor of Communication. Mary designed and teaches courses for the university’s MA in Spiritual Formation and Leadership. Email Professor Darling or visit her website.
- Published co-author of Connecting Like Jesus and The God of Intimacy and Action with Tony Campolo
- Seminar and retreat speaker
Spring Arbor University B.A., Western Michigan University M.A. Mary also has been trained in spiritual direction, completing a two-year program through the Manresa Jesuit House in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and has studied spiritual formation under Richard Foster and Dallas Willard.
- Director of short film, Derelicts
- Director of productions of Steel Magnolias, The Three Sisters, A Midsummer Night’s Dream and The 39 Steps for SAU Theater
- Leader of the SAU Cross Cultural trip to India in January of 2012
Siena Heights University B.A., Boston University M.F.A.
Professor of Communication
B.A., Univ. of Tennessee at Chattanooga M.S., Univ. of Tennessee at Knoxville Ph.D., Michigan State Univ. Spring Arbor, 1985- present
Dorie Morgan-Shelby is an experienced anchor, producer and reporter. E-mail Professor Shelby.
Associate Professor of Communication B.A., Spring Arbor University M.A., Univ. of Michigan Spring Arbor, 1993-present
Associate Professor of Communication B.A., Univ. of New Mexico J.D., Regent University M.A., Regent University (communication)
M.A., Regent University (counseling) M.A., Regent University (education)
Ph.D., Regent University Spring Arbor, 2001-present