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Todd WoldAssistant Professor, Communication and Public Relations

Department: Communications

Office: CCA 216

Phone Extension: 2398

Todd Wold is assistant professor of Communication and Public Relations. He is most energized by helping move students from the passive role of media consumers toward an active autonomy as compelling communicators, media scholars and future professionals in any number of contexts.

Hailing from Minneapolis, Minnesota, Todd most recently served as chair and professor of Communication Arts at a Christian university following a long corporate career at Ameriprise Financial working in public relations, advertising and marketing. His research interests center on mediated communication and faith, commercial media and the objectification of relationships, digital media industries, Christianity and popular culture. He and his wife reside in Wilmore and are proud parents of three children.

Degrees: 

M.A. Communication – Bethel University (2008)

B.A. Communication, Journalism emphasis – University of Northwestern, St. Paul (1993)

Courses offered: 

  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Group Communication
  • The Cultural Influence Mass Communication
  • Mass Communication Theory

Selected/Recent Publications: 

This Sermon Brought to You by Rocky Balboa, Now Playing in Theaters: Commercial Media Criticism and Literacy for Today’s Church Leader – Master’s Thesis

Other: 

Blood + Grit: Meditations on the Meaning of a Bone Marrow Transplant – Memoir article, presentation and viral video (currently in development)

Affiliations: 

Public Relations Society of America

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