Media Studies - Faculty


David Goguen

Program Coordinator, Associate Professor of Journalism

David Goguen

W.W. Slider Humanities Center - 308
Phone: 270-384-8241
E-mail: goguend@lindsey.edu
Dan Koger

Associate Professor of Communication

Dan Koger

J. L. Turner Leadership Center - 209
Phone: 270-384-7311
E-mail: kogerd@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., American Studies, Michigan State University
M.A., American History, Michigan State University
B.A. University of Missouri School of Journalism

After four years as an officer in the Navy during the Viet Nam War, Dan joined the staff of the Flint (Michigan) Journal where he specialized in health affairs and feature writing. His months-long investigation of substandard ambulance services in Genesee County led to creation of modern emergency medical systems in the Flint Fire Department and the Genesee County Sheriff's Department. These systems are still saving lives more than 30 years later. In his 10-year career at The Journal, and the Capital Bureau of Newhouse Newspapers, Dan covered everything from county courts to the state Legislature.

Following his graduate studies, he joined the Public Relations staff at General Motors corporate headquarters in Detroit, where he spent four years developing and implementing executive awareness and training programs in employee communication. From GM, he went to Weyerhaeuser Company in Tacoma, WA, where he spent four years successfully merging organizational communication with modern techniques for quality improvement and customer satisfaction.

From Weyerhaeuser, Dan worked with several communication consulting and training firms, assisting such clients as IBM, Johnson & Johnson, Morgan Stanley and Software AG, in projects that sometimes lasted two years or more.

In early 2007 Dan completed a play about famed but aging wit Dorothy Parker and her challenges teaching a college literature class in Southern California. The play was performed by the Isis Theatre Company in Idyllwild, CA, in June, 2007.

He joined the faculty at Lindsey Wilson College in the fall of 2007.


Tim Smith

Professor of Art

Tim Smith

W. W. Slider Humanities Center - 101A
Phone: 270-384-8079
E-mail: smitht@lindsey.edu



BA, College of the Ozarks (MO)
MFA, University of Mississippi


Greg Phelps

Professor of Communication,
Chair of Division of Social Science & Interdisciplinary Studies

Greg Phelps

J. L. Turner Leadership Center - 207
Phone: 270-384-8234
E-mail: phelpsg@lindsey.edu

Ph.D., University of Iowa
M.A., University of Iowa
B.A., Henderson State University (Arkansas)

He is active in post-graduate professional development, including completion of intergenerational and Xtreme Aging training certificates from the Macklin Intergenerational Institute in Ohio. Before coming to Lindsey Wilson College in 1999, he taught communication courses and coached debate teams at four other colleges and universities, where his teams consistently competed in national tournaments and placed second to Harvard University in the 1985 National Debate Tournament. He has conducted workshops and delivered scholarly presentations at numerous professional meetings and published articles in the Arkansas Business and Economic Review, Journal of the Economic and Business Historical Society, Iowa Journal of Literary Studies, Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, and Public Relations Review. An entry for the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture and book review for the Oral History Review are forthcoming in 2010 and 2011.

Dr. Phelps is a native of Arkansas reared in Denton, Texas, a city in the Dallas-Ft. Worth metropolitan region. He earned a bachelor's degree from Henderson State University in Arkansas, where he double-majored in History and Speech, and participated in intercollegiate debate competition. He earned Master's and doctorate degrees from the University of Iowa, both in the discipline of Communication Studies, and completed additional graduate and professional studies at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock's William H. Bowen School of Law and the University of Houston.

Reflecting his wide range of scholarly interests and commitment to interdisciplinary studies, he is currently a member of the American Communication Association, Anthropologists & Sociologists of Kentucky, Arkansas Historical Association, Kentucky Communication Association, National Coalition for Dialogue & Deliberation, Oral History Association, and Southern Regional Honors Council; and serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Applied Learning in Higher Education. When not working, Dr. Phelps enjoys spending time with family and friends, reading good books and watching classic movies.


Jerry Thomas

Associate Professor of Communication

Jerry Thomas

J.L. Turner Leadership Center - 202
Phone: 270-384-8140
E-mail: thomasj@lindsey.edu

M.A., Western Kentucky University
B.A., Lindsey Wilson College
A.A., Lindsey Wilson College

Mr. Thomas is a member of the Kentucky Communication Association.