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Joy Qualls

  • Associate Dean, Division of Communication, School of Fine Arts and Communication
  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies

  • Ph.D., Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • M.A., Regent University, Virginia Beach, Virginia
  • B.A., Vanguard University, Costa Mesa, California

Joy Qualls, associate professor of communication studies, is an associate professor of Communication Studies and the Associate Dean for the Division of Communication within the School of Fine Arts and Communication. Qualls is an alumna of Vanguard University and Regent University, where she earned her bachelor’s, master’s and doctorate, respectively in communication studies, with research...


Public Relations and Communication

The Articulate Person I, II, & III

Communication Ethics

Gender Communication

Rhetoric: Effective Communication

Frameworks Interdisciplinary Core: Order & Disorder

Argumentation and Debate

Public Speaking & Rhetoric

Political Communication

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Michael Longinow

  • Professor of Journalism
  • Adviser, Print Journalism
  • Adviser, Chimes
  • Co-Adviser, Media Narrative Projects

  • Ph.D., University of Kentucky
  • M.S., University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • B.A., Wheaton College

Michael Longinow is the chair of Biola's Department of Digital Journalism and Media and the advisor of The Chimes newspaper. During his tenure at Biola, he has overseen the rapid expansion of journalism within the university, hiring new faculty members in the fields of photojournalism, broadcast journalism and public relations. He's led the department in a convergent approach to teaching and a...

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Timothy Muehlhoff

  • Professor of Communication
  • Author, Speaker and Research Consultant

  • Ph.D., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • M.A., University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
  • B.A., Eastern Michigan University

While teaching at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Tim Muehlhoff received his department's highest award for teaching and has been recognized by the International Communication Association for outstanding teaching. In his M.A. thesis, Muehlhoff developed a method of encouraging civil dialogue and perspective-taking between groups who perceive themselves as morally opposed with...

Research Interests

  • Interpersonal communication
  • Persuasion
  • Cultural analysis
  • Rhetoric
  • Hate speech
  • Social justice
  • Marital communication
  • Gender

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Arianna Molloy

  • Associate Professor, Communication Studies

  • Ph.D., University of Denver
  • M.A., University of Portland
  • B.A., Seattle Pacific University

Dr. Arianna Molloy (Ph.D., University of Denver, CO) is an Associate Professor of Organizational Communication in the Division of Communication at Biola University. Dr. Molloy's research focuses on meaningful work, work as a calling, having published in premier journals such the International Journal of Business Communication, Communication Studies, Journal of Management,...


  • Small Group Communication
  • The Rhetorical Act
  • Communication in the Workplace
  • Methods of Communication Research
  • Forms of Public Communication: Nonverbal
  • Organizational Communication
  • Organizational Rhetoric
  • Communication & Calling
  • Advanced Research Methods

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Stewart Oleson

  • Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Adviser, Broadcast Journalism
  • Adviser, Eagle Vision

  • J.D., The John Marshall Law School
  • B.S., University of Illinois

Stew Oleson brings a diverse professional background to his position teaching broadcasting in the Journalism Department at Biola. He is an award-winning broadcast journalist and producer, former Assistant State's Attorney in Chicago, a travel show host, and a standup comedian.

Stew grew up in Moline, Illinois where he attended the Evangelical Free Church and graduated with a BS in Journalism...

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Tamara Welter

  • Associate Professor of Journalism
  • Adviser, The Point Magazine
  • Co-Advisor Media Narrative Projects
  • Adviser, Digital Media Concentration
  • Adviser, Cross-cultural Media Concentration

  • Ph.D., Biola University
  • M.A., Regent University
  • B.A., Evangel College

Professor Tamara Welter brings an unusually helpful perspective to the journalism and public relations classrooms, blending insights gained from her professional experience with knowledge and understanding of the academic life. Professor Welter carries a firm commitment to integration of faith and craft and strives to challenge students not only academically and professionally but spiritually...

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Dorothy Alston Calley

  • Assistant Professor, Communication

  • Ph.D., Loughborough University (2023)
  • M.A., School for International Training
  • B.A., Biola University

Dorothy Alston Calley serves at Biola as an assistant professor of communication studies. She is currently a Ph.D. candidate at Loughborough University in the United Kingdom, has a masters degree in social justice in intercultural relations from the School for International Training and a B.A. in communication studies from Biola University. Professor Calley has served as an AmeriCorps member...


Communication and Diversity, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, Introduction to Public Communication, First Year Seminar, The Rhetorical Act, Advanced Public Speaking

Research Interests

  • Birth Communication
  • Third Culture Learners
  • Gender
  • Diversity

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Anna Sinclair

  • Assistant Professor of Public Relations

  • Ph.D., Indiana Wesleyan University
  • M.O.L., Biola University
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University

Anna Sinclair earned her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations at Northern Arizona University and her Masters of Organizational Leadership at Biola University. Sinclair spent several years working for the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, Calif. and then transitioned to Mariners Church in Irvine, Calif. Volunteerism was a major role within her positions at both institutions. Her master’s...



  • Introduction to Public Relations
  • Public Relations Career Readiness
  • Writing for Public Relations
  • Public Relations Ethics
  • Media Relations
  • PR Principles, Law, and Global Influence
  • Portfolio and Certificate


  • PR Leadership and Campaign Strategy

Research Interests

  • Combining leadership principles and the evolving influences on social intelligence with public relations practices that deal with group dynamics.

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Bailey Borello

  • Adjunct Professor, Communication

Lauren Francis

  • Adjunct Professor in Communication Studies

John Mosqueda

  • Adjunct Professor, Communication Studies

RJ Winans

  • Adjunct Professor in Public Relations

Michael Matchell

  • Adjunct Faculty

Brian Miller

  • Associate Vice President, University Marketing
  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Communication

Brenda Velasco

  • Senior Director of University Communications
  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Communication

Jenna Loumagne

  • Director of Media Relations and Strategic Communications
  • Adjunct Professor, Division of Communication

Chase Andre

  • Instructor in Communication Core and Digital Learning

  • M.A. Intercultural Studies, Fuller Seminary, Pasadena, CA
  • B.A. Communication Studies, Biola University, La Mirada, CA

Chase Andre is passionate about helping students cultivate their voice to speak competently and confidently — practicing Christ-like communication in diverse contexts. Chase focuses his research on how communicative acts shape and reshape society, the ethics of intercultural interaction, Martin Luther King, Jr. and the ways in which the Church can pursue justice and shalom in the public sphere....


  • COMM 100: Introduction to Public Communication
  • COMM 170: Small Group Communication
  • COMM 200: The Rhetorical Act
  • COMM 270: Interpersonal Communication
  • COMM 473: Communication & Diversity

Research Interests

  • Rhetoric and Culture
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Martin Luther King, Jr.
  • Housing
  • Globalization
  • Network Society

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Ava Burdette

  • Career Specialist: Snyder School of Cinema & Media Arts, School of Fine Arts & Communication

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