Ruth Anna Abigail, PhD

Professor Emerita, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences

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Ruth Anna Abigail, PhD, previously served as professor and curriculum specialist for the School of Adult and Professional Studies, now University College, at Azusa Pacific University. Her research areas include conflict, group dynamics, forgiveness, and faith integration.

Abigail joined APU's faculty in June 1982 and taught in the Communication Studies department before joining the School of Adult and Professional Studies faculty in 2000. Abigail is also an accomplished textile artist whose work has been exhibited in the United States and Canada.


  • PhD, Communication Arts and Sciences, University of Southern California
  • MS, Communication, Purdue University
  • BA, Speech Communication, University of Southern California
  • BA, Art, Azusa Pacific University

Academic Area

  • College of Liberal Arts and Sciences


  • Conflict Management
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Faith Integration
  • Forgiveness
  • Group Dynamics
  • Textile Art