Ben has been a communication professional for over 10 years working in marketing, graphic and web design, and advertising. He holds a MA in Communication and Leadership from Gonzaga University, and will soon complete his PhD in Communication with Regent University. His research areas focus on family media and communication, visual communication, and intergenerational communication.

He has taught previously at Brigham Young University-Idaho and Wesley College, and loves helping students learn to communicate effectively. Ben is pragmatic in his courses and finds a strong sense of purpose in seeing his students apply the concepts discussed together in class.

As a husband and father of six, Ben’s world revolves around his family. Together they enjoy exploring national parks, playing board games, and watching the Flash. Ben enjoys photography, biking, playing piano, and racquetball- and his favorite app was Oregon Trail until he caught dysentery.