One Thousand Days Transformed - The Campaign for Cedarville

Eric Mishne

Eric Mishne, MA

Assistant Professor of Communication, Director of Forensics


Professor Mishne studied at Cedarville from 2003-2008. While here, he competed on the forensics team, where he honed his public speaking skills, paving the way for his career as a public speaking educator. He has coached homeschool speech and debate and remains active in the homeschool speech and debate community. His academic research focuses on competitive public speaking norms and conventions. He has published several articles on public speaking and rhetoric, and is passionate about creating an educational environment where students can learn about themselves and the world in which they live.

Education and Credentials

  • M.A. in Interpersonal Communication, Western Michigan University
  • M.A. in Rhetoric and Public Culture, Ohio University
  • B.A. in Theatre, Cedarville University

Scholarly Works

  • "Fighting the Formula, Adherence to Unspoken Rules Limit the Value of Forensics"
  • "What We Value: Trends in Value Appeals of Interstate Oratory Contest Final Round Speeches"
  • "Enacting compassion: Enactment and the Theory of Image Restoration in Monica Lewinsky's TED Talk, 'The Price of Shame'"
  • "The sandcastle classroom"


  • Camping
  • Canoeing
  • Strategy games
  • Travel
  • Story dreaming
  • Movies/TV
  • Watching Survivor
  • Songwriting
  • Playing guitar
  • Drinking espresso

Why Cedarville?

I have always loved the sense of community and Christ-centeredness that Cedarville evokes. Its passion for truth and education continue to draw me back to this campus.