The School of Communication and Media
Theatre and Cinema Arts (UG)
Full Name: Alex Wainer
Professor of Communication and Media Studies
B.A., Valdosta State University; M.A., Ph.D., Regent University.
Dr. Wainer has been interested in mass media his whole life. After getting his B.A.
in theatre arts from Valdosta State University, he pursued graduate studies in communication
with a concentration in cinema studies at Regent University. While teaching at Milligan
College in Tennessee, Dr. Wainer created the communication department's film studies
minor. While in Atlanta, Ga., he taught communication at Atlanta Christian College
and film at Georgia State University.
The interplay and relationships between various media has been a focus of his study
and research resulting his 2014 book, Soul of the Dark Knight: Batman as Mythic Figure
in Comics and Film. He has presented his research at several conferences including
the National Communication Association, Media Ecology Association and Popular Culture
Association. He has written on faith and popular culture at Breakpoint.org and Christianity
He is married to Judith and has one son, Benjamin.
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