Dr. Curt N. Wanner

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Dr. Curt N. Wanner
Dean School of Arts & Sciences; Professor of Communication cwanner@tfc.edu


  • Ph.D. – University of Georgia
  • Th.M. – Gordon-­Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.Div. – Gordon-­Conwell Theological Seminary
  • M.A. – Regent University
  • B.A. – Wheaton College


  • 2014 Vulcan Distinguished Teacher of the Year, Toccoa Falls College
  • 2014 SGA (Student Government Association) Faculty of Impact, Toccoa Falls College
  • 2010 Wade Distinguished Scholar of the Year, Toccoa Falls College
  • Introduction to Communication
  • Media and Society
  • Film Genres
  • Persuasion
  • Introduction to Media Production
  • Introduction to Mass Communication
  • Introduction to Communication Theory
  • New Media
  • Narrative and Image
  • Communication Ethics
  • Christ, Communication and Culture
  • Rhetoric of Media
  • Study Abroad ­ Europe
  • Western Thought and Culture
  • Rock ‘n Roll and Culture
  • Theology and Popular Culture
  • Media Production
Publications & Research Interests

Research Interests:

  • Religion and Media
  • Theology of Culture and Communication

Scholarly Work and Publications:

  • Left Behind: The Loss of the Sacred in Apocalyptic Media Jeremiads
  • Media Ecology Association Journal, Winter 2009
  • Contributing Writer – Archaeology Study Bible, Zondervan, 2006
  • “A Troublesome Triad: The Uneasy Relationship Between Structuralism and Cultural Studies in the Christian Classroom.” CCCU Cinema Studies Conference: Los Angeles, CA 2013
  • “Cultural Revolutions as Discursive Experience: Evangelicals and the Right Revolution.” Cultural Studies Association Conference: University of California, San Diego, CA 2012
  • “Light and Dark and a Culture of Dualism: Finding Space in Evangelical Cinema” CCCU Cinema Studies Conference: Los Angeles, CA 2011
  • “Disappearance of Seniorhood: Multiculturalism in Children’s Programming” Media Ecology Association: St. Louis University, St. Louis, MO 2009
  • “Pseudo­-Eschatology: Media and the Kingdom of God” Evangelicalism: Now and Then: Toccoa Falls College, Toccoa Falls, GA 2009
  • LOST: Convergence of Gospel and Media Narratives in Evangelical Homiletics In Medias Religiones: Duke University, Durham, NC  2008
  • Contemporary Techno/Theology: Communication Technology and Media Ecology Association: Santa Clara University, Santa Clara, 2008 (Selected as Featured “Historical Materialism and the Kingdom of God” National Communication Association, Religious Communication Association San Diego, CA 2008
Hobbies & Fun Facts

When I’m away from the classroom, I enjoy:

  • Being with my family
  • Traveling
  • Watching movies

What might people be interested to know?

  • I went to high school in Hawaii. I have two boys and two girls. I enjoy traveling, going to the movies, golfing, and skiing. I also lived in 10 states by the time I was 18.
Favorite Verse/Quote

“The truth is a snare: you cannot have it, without being caught. You cannot have the truth in such a way that you catch it, but only in such a way that it catches you.” -Soren Kierkegaard


Teaching at TFC allows me to investigate the theological character of human communication.