Featuring Susan Schultz Huxman, President of Conrad Grebel University College
‘Speaking Truth to Power:’ Profiles in Rhetorical Courage for Church and Society
The Benjamin Eby Lecture is an annual lecture that presents the research of a faculty member at Conrad Grebel University College. It is named after Benjamin Eby (1785-1853), an early educator and Mennonite church leader in Waterloo County.
Dr. Susan Schultz Huxman began serving as 7th president of Conrad Grebel on July 1, 2011. Born in Deland, Florida, but long-time resident of Kansas, Huxman previously held the post of director of the Elliott School of Communication at Wichita State University for seven years. In 1990, after beginning her academic career at Wake Forest University in N.C., she held various administrative roles at WSU, balancing these responsibilities with her passion for teaching. She also served on the Board of Directors of Mennonite Education Agency (MEA) of MCUSA; the Executive Board of Western District Conference of MCUSA and the board of education at her church, Lorraine Avenue Mennonite.
Huxman is a 1982 graduate of Bethel College, Ks. with a B.A. in English. Her M.A. and Ph.D. are from the University of Kansas in Communication Studies. Her dissertation: “In the world but not of it: Mennonite rhetoric in World War I as an enactment of paradox” has inspired several publications including a book in progress: Landmark speeches in U. S. Pacifism.
Professor Huxman won numerous awards and recognition for her teaching while at WSU and continues to teach and mentor at every level in writing, speaking, and research-intensive courses. An active scholar in the field of rhetoric, media literacy, and corporate communication, Huxman has published two dozen scholarly articles and book chapters and is co-author with Karlyn Kohrs Campbell of The Rhetorical Act: Thinking, Speaking, and Writing Critically, 4th ed. (2009).
Dr. Huxman has served her profession in a variety of ways, including membership on the executive committee of the Public Address Division of the National Communication Association (NCA); named a fellow in the Journalism Leadership Institute sponsored by the Association of Schools of Journalism and Mass Communication (ASJMC); and held posts in various other national academic organizations including AEJMC, ICA, PRSA, and local and state communication and press associations.
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