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Faculty | B.A. in Communication Studies

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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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

Arianna Molloy is an associate professor in the Communication Studies Department at Biola University, where she teaches courses in: organizational communication, research methods, nonverbal communication, small group communication and communication and calling. Her love for teaching is reflected in a variety of outstanding achievement awards, such as the Provost Award for “Excellence in...


  • 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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Dorothy Alston Calley

  • Chair, Department of Communication Studies
  • Assistant Professor, Communication Studies

  • 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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Todd Lewis

    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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    Bailey Borello

    • Adjunct Professor, Communication

    John Mosqueda

    • Adjunct Professor, Communication Studies

    Jessica Kim

    • Executive Assistant, School of Fine Arts and Communication

    Michael Matchell

    • Director, Office of Strategic Initiatives and Recruitment, School of Fine Arts and Comm.
    • Adjunct Faculty

    Stephanie Calley

    • Assistant Professor of Intercultural Studies

    • Ph.D., Biola University
    • M.A., California State University Long Beach
    • B.A., Biola University

    Dr. Stephanie Calley's vocation is to cultivate and empower global leaders by curating resources and opportunities for them to engage in transformative, intercultural learning. God’s calling for her to engage in cultivating global leaders was forged in many foundational experiences such as growing up in a multicultural neighborhood in Long Beach, serving on a church planting team in...


    • Foundations of Doctoral Research
    • Developing a literature review
    • Intercultural communication
    • Comparative Human Development
    • Educational Theory
    • Qualitative Research for Doctoral Studies
    • Cross-Cultural Leadership
    • Educational Philosophies of Global Religious Traditions

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    Eva Rivera

    • Academic Coordinator, Division of Communication Studies

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