Communications Area


Dr. Carrie Swanay

Dr. Carrie Swanay
Chair, Associate Professor of Communications (Broadcasting and Digital Media)

Dr. Swanay is a graduate of East Tennessee State University (B.S., 1985, Broadcasting; M.A., 1994, Instructional Technology with an emphasis in Communications). She completed her doctoral studies (Ph.D., 2001) at Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in Instructional Technology in which her main concentration was Instructional Design with an emphasis in digital multimedia design and development. Her professional experience before coming to Milligan includes serving as manager of the production department at WJHL-TV 11 (the local CBS affiliate). She is a member of the Mass Communications Association International (formerly ITVA), National Association of Broadcasters, Broadcast Educational Association, and the College Broadcasters Association.

Carrie Swanay serves as Historian and Education Chair for the American Advertising Federation District 7.

Alice Anthony

Alice Anthony
Assistant Professor of Art and Communications (Photography)

Mrs. Anthony is a graduate of the University of Memphis (B.S.) and East Tennessee State University (M.F.A.). Anthony has been teaching photography at Milligan since 1991. She has had group and solo exhibitions in over 10 states and was the feature artist at the Tennessee Art Commission Gallery in Nashville during the summer of 2003. She is a member of the Society for Photographic Education and Phi Kappa Phi National Honor Society. Anthony's work has also been published in The Photo Review, Now and Then, and Southern Exposure. Several of Anthony's students have placed in national photography contests, such as Photographer's Forum.

Jim Dalhman

Simon J. Dahlman
Associate Professor of Communications (Journalism)

Mr. Dahlman teaches courses in journalism, mass media, and humanities at Milligan College, and has served as chair of the Communications Sub-area since 2003. A graduate of Milligan (B.A., Bible and humanities, 1980), he earned a master’s degree from the University of Cincinnati (M.A., English, specialty in Editing and Publishing) and has studied at Emmanuel School of Religion; Springdale College in Birmingham, England; and the London School of Journalism. He has worked as a magazine editor, newspaper reporter, and freelance magazine writer. He currently writes a weekly column on religion, "Face to Faith", for the Johnson City (Tenn.) Press. Dahlman is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists, the Religion Newswriters Association, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications, and College Media Advisers.<br>An ordained minister in the Christian Churches/Churches of Christ, Dahlman served congregations in England, Tennessee, and Ohio. He and his wife, Melissa, have two daughters, Sarah and Rachael, and they are members of Hopwood Christian Church, Milligan College, where Jim serves as an elder.

Dr. Bruce Montgomery

Dr. Bruce Montgomery
Professor of Communications
(Public Relations and Speech)

Dr. Montgomery is a graduate of Minnesota Bible College (B.S.I.), Christian Theological Seminary (M.Div.), and Bowling Green State University (Ph.D.). He has taught in adjunct capacity at Otterbein College, Eastfield College, and The University of Findlay. He has held ministries in Texas, Ohio, Indiana, and Tennessee. Montgomery founded the campus ministries at Bowling Green State University, and The University of Toledo and served for eleven years as campus minister at the Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio. He also served as senior minister at Indianola Church of Christ in Columbus, Ohio, for five years. In his first year at Milligan, Montgomery received the faculty appreciation award from the Student Government Association.

Kenny Suit

Kenneth L. Suit, Jr.
Associate Professor of Communications
(Film Studies)

Mr. Suit is a cinema professor and independent filmmaker with a B.A. degree in Telecommunication from Baylor University in Waco, Texas, and an M.F.A. degree in Film from Ohio University in Athens, Ohio. Before coming to Milligan in 2001, Mr. Suit taught cinema at Baylor University, the University of Houston, and the American University in Cairo, Egypt, where he was the recipient of several research grants, teaching awards, and filmmaking honors. In addition to teaching a wide variety of courses in film history, theory, and production, he has been the collection manager of the largest university film archive in Egypt, and the manager of a weekly campus film series, where he regularly lectured. Kenny is married to Natalia who is originally from Poland, and together they have two young girls, Aniela and Alicya.