Dr. Chris Underation

Associate Professor

Broadcasting, Journalism & Strategic Communication



  • Ph.D., Regent University
  • M.A., Kent State University
  • M.A., Religion, Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary 


  • 10 years in radio, interviewing personalities like The Forrester Sisters, Eddy Raven, and Gene Watson
  • Sports play-by-play announcer, 7 years radio management
  • 8 years in journalism, with special recognition from the Ohio Newspaper Association for excellence in community service reporting
  • Served as the national communications manager for the Scleroderma Foundation (2005-2006)
  • 7 years in media relations: managing media, public relations, advertising, and crisis communication initiatives in a university setting
  • Editor/editorial consultant, Hero for Humanity: A Biography of William Wilberforce by Kevin Belmonte


  • "A Misplaced Argument: Internet Reading is Not Making You Dumber, It is Creating a New Literary Paradigm," (2016). ATINER PAPER SERIES, presented at The International Conference on Communication and Mass Media: Athens, Greece
  • "The Social Church: Using Social Media to Extend Faith's Influence," (2015). Lambert Academic.
  • "Back to the Future: Secondary Orality as the Foundation of a New Literacy," (2013). Technological Tools for the Literacy Classroom. Textbook chapter.
  • "Seeding the Vision: Symbolic Convergence Theory and Aimee Semple McPherson," (2012). Atlantic Journal of Communication.


Underation teaches at the graduate and undergraduate levels in the areas of digital media, journalism and strategic communication. He is an active scholar, publishing work in U.S. and European journals and presenting at domestic and foreign conferences.

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