Doug Lepter


Professor of Communication

Chair, Department of Communication Studies

B.A., 1972, Eastern Nazarene College
M.A., 1973, Eastern Nazarene College
Th.M., 1990, Asbury Theological Seminary
Ph.D., 1996, University of Kentucky

Doug Lepter teaches communication studies courses spanning interpersonal communication, organizational communication, and media studies. An ordained elder in the Church of the Nazarene, Dr. Lepter served nearly two decades in pastoral ministry before transitioning to higher Christian education. A past recipient of Trevecca’s Teaching Excellence Award and the MHR Department’s Excellence in Teaching Award, he has taught in both traditional and non-traditional degree programs. Dr. Lepter has a published chapter in the book Religion and Popular Culture by Stout and Buddenbaum. Hobbies center on reading and stamp collecting. He lives in Donelson with his wife, Samuella.


Speaking Engagement Topics

  • Communicating with challenging clients [Communication]
  • Effective organizational leaadership [Leadership]
  • Effective public speaking [Communication]
  • Leadership in Christian organizations [Leadership]
  • Leadership in Christian organizations [Church]
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