DepartmentDepartment of Communication Studies
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationEmerson Hall



  • Ph.D., Loughborough University (2022)
  • M.A., School for International Training
  • B.A., Biola University

Member of


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 in Vermont and worked for many years with non-profits focusing on affordable housing, at-risk youth, and workforce development. She first learned about Biola when she was living in the Philippines as a missionary kid. As a Third Culture Kid, she is passionate about teaching communication skills that foster cross-cultural understanding and deepen interpersonal relationships.


  • National Communication Association

Publications (Selected)


  • Calley, D.A. (2009, June). “Show Me That You Love Me.” Among Worlds, 11(2), 4-5.
  • Calley, D.A. (2008, December). “Henry Luce: His TIME as a TCK.” Among Worlds, 10(4), 5-6.

Research Interests

  • Birth Communication
  • Third Culture Learners
  • Gender
  • Diversity


Communication and Diversity, Interpersonal Communication, Oral Interpretation, Introduction to Public Communication, First Year Seminar

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