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James Leightenheimer

Jim Leightenheimer, MA

Associate Professor of Communication, RESOUND Faculty Advisor


Prof. James Leightenheimer has served in the Department of Communication since 1982. During his time at Cedarville University, he has had the pleasure to direct the development of the radio and audio emphases, including Resound Radio. His greatest passion is preparing students and connecting them with professionals for information, internships, and employment. He was recognized as faculty member of the year (2003), faculty advisor of the year (2007), and faculty innovator of the year (2008).

Education and Credentials

  • M.A. in Telecommunications Management, Ohio University
  • B.A. in Broadcasting and Speech, Cedarville University
  • Certificate, NewTech Production Program, The Recording Workshop

Scholarly Works

  • On air talent for the CDR Radio Network 25 years
  • Dayton Public Radio 1998. Director of "Adventures in Time" A 26-episode dramatic program recorded before a live audience
  • "The Calvary Connection" 2006 - 2007 A weekly radio program produced for Calvary Baptist Church in Covington, KY and aired on WLW-AM
  • "The Passage" 2008 - 2011 A weekly radio program produced for Temple Baptist Church in Portsmouth, OH and aired on the CDR Radio Network

View a listing of scholarly works in the Cedarville University Digital Commons »


  • Hobbies: In my personal time, I enjoy relaxing with my bride, Beth, my family (including grandchildren Asher, Rowan, Cora, Harper, Beau, and Llewyn), and pursuing the hobbies of reading, hiking, canoeing, hunting, and stained glass.

Why I’m at Cedarville

I love Cedarville University. I graduated with a B.A. and God led me to return as a professor several years later. He has given me the opportunity to prepare students for careers in media through classes and through Resound Radio. It is a privilege to help prepare the next generation of media professionals to influence our culture by sharing Christ through a variety of media.