Daniel Pawley, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3492
Email: dpawley@apu.edu
Daniel Pawley, Ph.D., mainly studies intentional communities that form around products of media and culture. Fandom, as this subject is sometimes called, involves doing what we do with what we like. It is the study of taste, preference, and choice in modern life, and it seeks to understand what motivates human beings to socialize around specifically chosen music, films, books, and other products of media and culture. Pawley is also highly interested in creative ways of bringing theology and the philosophy of religion into our understanding of contemporary mass media.


  • Ph.D. - University of Edinburgh
  • M.A. - Northern Illinois University
  • B.A. - University of South Florida


College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

  • Communication Studies


  • Fandom
  • Media and Culture
  • Philosophy of Religion
  • Theology

Courses Taught

  • COMM 200 – Introduction to Mass Communication
  • COMM 491 – Classroom Practicum