Jim Shores, Ph.D. – Asbury University
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Program Director for Communication

Departments: Communication & Theatre Arts, Media, Journalism & Digital Storytelling

Office: Miller 209

Phone Extension: 2348

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Biographical Information

Dr. Jim Shores’ calling is to mentor and teach young adults. He has an MA in environmental science from UNC-Chapel Hill and a doctorate in Communication from Regent University. He teaches in communication, theatre, media communication, and adventure leadership. His academic research is in entertainment-education and environmental communication. Shores is also a playwright. Recently he was commissioned to write a pro-life play for the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland. He and his wife Carol will take students there to perform it in August 2022. He served as department chair of Communication, Worship Arts, and Theatre from 2015-21. He and his wife, Carol Anderson, also run Acts of Renewal, a professional Christian touring company. For 29 years they have created original theatre and film for universities, seminars, and churches, writing material for FamilyLife, Focus on the Family, J.I. Packer, Gary Chapman, Alex Kendrick, and have been repeat performers for over 60 universities in the CCCU. Dr. Shores hails from western North Carolina. He loves hiking, gardening, and travel. He and his wife’s favorite production though is their two grown sons, Zach and Zander.


  • Ph.D. in Communication Studies, Regent University
  • M.S. in Environmental Science, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill

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