Ron D. Petitte serves as Dean of the Honors Institute at Bryan College, which institute includes the Center for Leadership & Justice and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Petitte
Ron D. Petitte serves as Dean of the Honors Institute at Bryan College, which institute includes the Center for Leadership & Justice and the Center for Undergraduate Research. Dr. Petitte is a tenured, full professor of Politics and Government, at Bryan College, in Dayton, Tennessee. A retired U.S. Army Colonel and graduate of the Virginia Military Institute (VMI), Dr. Petitte served as a technical advisor for 20th Century Fox, on the academy award winning film, Patton. He took his masters and doctorate at Central Michigan and Golden Gate Universities, respectively. COL Petitte is a recipient of the George Washington Honor Medal, awarded by Freedoms Foundation at Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. Selected as Teacher of the Year by Bryan College and recognized with dual awards for his teaching abilities by the American Political Science Association and the National Political Science Honor Society, Dr. Petitte recently was chosen Scholar of the Year by Bryan College, for Civilization at Risk: Seeds of Strife, published by Cambridge Scholars Publishing (CSP) in England. The second and final work in his Civilization at Risk series, Seeds of War, was released by CSP last year. Dr. Petitte’s doctoral dissertation, One Hundred Years of Leadership in Administration was selected for inclusion in the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library, as well as the George C. Marshall Research Library. Dr. Petitte and his wife reside in Dayton, Tennessee; they have four daughters.
Associate Professor of Communication, Media, and Culture, and Director of the Center for Leadership and Justice at Bryan College.
He previously taught at Samford University and at the University of Alabama at Birmingham
He and his family have roots in Africa, England, and the United States.
His academic roots and areas of study are in communication, religion, and sociology. The primary interests and concentrations include the psychology of communication; meaning; interpersonal and corporate communication; and media, popular and intercultural studies.
Growing up in South Africa and Rhodesia included a steady diet of cricket and soccer and rugby.
He has coached in the collegiate soccer program and started and advises the college rugby and debate teams.
Personal tonics and indulgences include athletics, the outdoors, reading, and film.
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