New Faculty Spotlight: Meet Philemon Bantimaroudis

December 11, 2017

Meet Dr. Philemon Bantimaroudis, Wheaton's newest visiting professor of communication.

Name: Philemon Bantimaroudis

Education:

  • B.A. English, University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
  • M.A. Communication, University of Florida, Gainesville
  • Ph.D. Communication, University of Texas, Austin

Philosophy of Education:
I try to show the complexity of our world and make students think, while helping them become passionate about their mission and calling.

Before Wheaton, I was:
Teaching at the University of the Aegean (Greece) for 17 years.

Right now I'm working on:
Examining how the media set agendas that influence what we know, understand, and believe about the world.

A single big question I'm trying to answer:
How can we distinguish between credible and less credible information in social media settings?

Last book I read for fun:
"Seven Days That Divide the World" by John Lennox

Four people I'd like to take to coffee:

  • John Lennox
  • D.A. Carson
  • Tim Keller
  • R.C. Sproul