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Lee Krahenbuhl: School of Design Faculty

Lee Krahenbuhl , Ph.D.

Chair, Communication Programs and Associate Professor
Communication | School of Design
Lee Krahenbuhl
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Online by appointment during pandemic
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Ph.D., Speech: Theatre; University of Oregon

M.A., Ethics/Theology and the Arts; Pacific School of Religion

B.A., German Language; Linfield College

B.A., Communications; Linfield College

Professional Experience

Stevenson University, 2018-Present

Mercy College of Ohio, 2007-2018

Professional experience prior to 2007: see


Communication and Culture

Entertainment History

History of American Communication, Theatre, and Religious Movements of the 19th Century

Spirituality on Page, Stage, and Screen


Forthcoming: "Joseph's Actor": Rediscovering the Life of the Eminent Tragedian Thomas A. Lyne (1806-1890), Accidental Father of Elocution & Theatre among the Latter-day Saints

Selected articles:
"Thomas A. Lyne, the Latter-day Saints, and American Theatre: Confluences and Influences, 1844-1904," The John Whitmer Historical Association Journal, Spring/Summer 2020, vol. 40 #1

"A Theatre Before the World" Performance History at the Intersection of Hebrew, Greek, and Roman Religions Processional." The Journal of Religion and Theatre, vol. 5 #1, Summer 2006

"'God in Three Personae, Blessed Trinity': Theatre Education to Subvert the Puritan Antitheatrical Prejudice." The Journal of Religion and Theatre, vol. 4 #1, Summer 2005


Public Speaking
Non-verbal Communication


Dr. Lee Krahenbuhl is Chair of Communication Programs at Stevenson Univeristy in Owings Mills, Maryland, where he serves as Associate Professor of Communication and Program Coordinator of Interdisciplinary and Professional Studies, and directs the Graduate Program in Communication. He is First Vice President of the Maryland Communication Association, and has taught Communication, Entertainment History, and World Religions at the college and university levels for over thirty years. Dr. Krahenbuhl is also a singer/songwriter, actor, director, curriculum designer, and scholar of the interaction of the performing arts and American religious movements from the nineteenth century to the present.

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