Ken Chase, Ph.D.

Communication

Department Chair, Associate Professor of Communication
On Faculty since 1994

Office: BGC 278
Phone: (630)752-5261
Email:

Education

Ph.D., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Speech Communication

M.A., California State University at Fullerton, Speech Communication

B.A., Biola University (La Mirada, CA), Communications

Courses Taught   

  • Public Speaking (COMM 101)
  • Argumentation and Debate (COMM 252)
  • Rhetorical Theory (COMM 302)
  • Communication Criticism (COMM 312)
  • Advanced Performance (COMM 353)
  • Senior Seminar (COMM 494)
  • Persuasion and Diversity (COMM 454)

Membership in Professional Societies   

  • National Communication Association (NCA)
  • Religious Communication Association (RCA)

Research 

  • Communication Ethics
  • Rhetorical Theory

Recent Publications and Presentations

“Ethical Rhetoric and Divine Power: Reflections on Matthew 10:17-20 (and parallels)", Bulletin for Biblical Research 22.4 (2012): 199-218.

“Bodies at Peace in the Moment of Dialogue,” Interfaith Dialogue in Practice: Christian, Muslim, Jew. Daniel S. Brown, ed. Kansas City, MO:  Rockhurst University Press, 2012. 123-138.

“Listening, Speaking, and the Art of Living,” Liberal Arts for the Christian Life, Jeffry C. Davis and Philip G. Ryken, eds. Wheaton, IL: Crossway, 2012. 143-154.

“Book Review: Yun Lee Too, A Commentary on Isocrates’ Antidosis,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 96 (2010): 472-476.

"Christian Rhetorical Theory: A New (Re)Turn," Journal of Communication and Religion 36 (2013): 25-49.

“Constructing Ethics through Rhetoric: Isocrates and Piety,” Quarterly Journal of Speech 95 (2009): 239-262. (Selected by the National Communication Association and the Taylor and Francis Group as one of ten QJS essays for the 2009 “Five Year Out” and “best scholarship” lists.)

“Rhetoric Amidst the Tensions: A Meditation on Burkean Ethics,” paper presented to the 10th National Communication Ethics Conference, Duquesne University, Pittsburgh, PA, June 2008.

“Introduction,” Must Christianity Be Violent: Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology, Kenneth R. Chase and Alan Jacobs, eds. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2003. Reprint by Wipf and Stock, 2007. 9-19.

“Christian Discourse and the Humility of Peace,” Must Christianity Be Violent: Reflections on History, Practice, and Theology, Kenneth R. Chase and Alan Jacobs, eds. Grand Rapids, MI: Brazos, 2003. Reprint by Wipf and Stock, 2007. 119-134.

“Christian Perspectives on Business Ethics: Faith, Profit, and Decision Making” (Guest Editor’s Introduction), Business and Professional Ethics Journal 23 (2006): 1-10.

Additional Essays and Electronic Publications

“Violence and Christianity Through History” (article in “violence” cluster), Cambridge Dictionary of Christianity, ed. Daniel Patte Cambridge: Cambridge UP, 2010.

Editor, “Business and the New Awakening: Moral Equity in the 21st Century,” booklet published by the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, 2006. Available online at the CACE website.

Discernment, assorted introductions to the newsletter of the Center for Applied Christian Ethics, 1998-2002, 2004-2005. Available online at the CACE webiste.  

“Canon Andrew White Interview,” conducted by Kenneth R. Chase, 16 October 2003. Available online at the CACE website.