DepartmentDivision of Communication
Biola AffiliationsFaculty
Office LocationMarshburn Annex 2



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

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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
  • International Society for Conversation Analysis


  • Research & Development Grant, Biola University, 2016-2017
  • Ruby Award for Teaching and Mentoring, 2015



  • 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.
  • Calley, D.A. (2010). Untitled. [Review of the book "Kindling Desire for God: Preaching as Spiritual Direction," by K.B. Northcutt]. Journal of Communication and Religion, 33 (2).


  • Calley, D.A. (2019, November). Panel Organizer & Panelist. "The maternal health crisis in the U.S.: Communicating for survival." National Communication Association, Baltimore, MD.
  • Calley, D.A. (2016, November). "Pregnancy is political." Panelist. National Communication Association, Philadelphia, PA.

Research Interests

  • Birth Communication
  • Third Culture Learners
  • Gender
  • Diversity


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

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