Communication Studies Faculty
Chris Bonney is an assistant professor who makes theory practical, helping students master communication competencies at EOU since 1993. His areas of expertise include interpersonal, public speaking, interviewing and leadership communication. He is also a consultant, providing executive level training for state public safety departments, with fire and police academies in Washington, Oregon and Idaho recognizing his expertise. Chris also worked in the maritime industry as an able seaman and commercial diver. He holds an M.S. in Communication from the University of Oregon.
April Curtis is a professor who anchors the interpersonal communication courses at EOU as well as chairperson of Communication Studies program. Her background in professional theatre informs her research interests in nonverbal communication and oral interpretation. An avid traveler, she has taken students on cultural excursions to countries all over the world. At EOU, she has received the Distinguished Faculty Award, the PCSW Women of Courage and Vision Award and many Kennedy Center Meritorious Achievement awards. She holds a B.A. from Montana State University and an M.F.A. from Rutgers University-Mason Gross School of the Arts.