- PhD University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
- MA University of Illinois (Urbana-Champaign)
- MDiv Lincoln Christian Seminary
- MA Lincoln Christian Seminary
- BA Lincoln Christian University
Dr. Peter Verkruyse values the way LCU places a high premium “not only on what students come to know and understand, but upon the kind of people they become and the character formed in them.” In particular, Verkruyse is passionate about combining a commitment to academic and professional excellence in the field of human communication with a commitment to a Biblical worldview. His vision is to not merely prepare students for careers in communication related professions but to empower them to use careers in communication to make a difference for Jesus Christ. He also loves baseball (die-hard Cubs fan and Strat-o-matic Fanatic). Verkruyse is a Trekkie who loves watching old sci-fi and B-horror flicks. His biggest weakness is a chocolate frosted bismark filled with white cream.
“A degree in communication studies can provide entry into any profession that places a premium on oral and written communication skills. Career paths range from law school, politics, government, and community service to broadcasting, journalism, business, marketing, and human resources. The people who have made the greatest difference in this world have always been effective communicators, regardless of their profession.”Dr. Peter A. Verkruyse, Undergraduate Dean and Professor and Program Director of Communication Studies