Monica Ganas and I met at Asbury Theological Seminary. While her husband, Scott, and I were attending ATS, Monica earned a doctorate in Communication from the University of Kentucky.
Today Dr. Ganas is a professor of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific University in California where she co-authored APU’s new Cinema and Broadcast Arts major. Among many other activities, Monica serves on the organizational boards of the City of Angels Film Festival and Reel Spirituality and is a frequent presenter at the National Communication Association and Popular Culture Association conferences.

Monica was a member of the comedic/satiric The Rick and Ruby Show

Some of her acting credits include:
Mork and Mindy
The Pee Wee Herman Show
The Billy Crystal Comedy Hour
Madame’s Place
Matt and Kory Show
Rich Hall’s California Stars

 

monicas bookMonica’s 5-star rated book, Under the Influence: California’s Intoxicating Spiritual and Cultural Impact on America was published in 2010 and can be found on Amazon.

 

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Today’s blog is the start of a four-part interview series I did with Monica in 2011. Since we were not able to meet in person, I did the interview over the phone. Using headphone will improve your listening experience.

This short, 3:39 minute audio starts with the question:

Did you always see yourself as creative?

 

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