Faculty | B.A. in Journalism and Integrated Media

Tamara Welter

  • Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations
  • Adviser, The Point magazine
  • Adviser, narrative book projects
  • Adviser, Cross-Cultural Media Concentration

  • M.A., Regent University
  • B.A., Evangel College
  • Ph.D., Cook School of Intercultural Studies, Biola University

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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Michael Longinow

  • Professor of Journalism
  • Adviser, Print Journalism
  • Adviser, Chimes

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

Michael Longinow is the former chair of Biola's Department of Journalism 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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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. Stew 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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Carolyn Kim

  • Assistant Professor of Public Relations

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

Carolyn Mae Kim, Ph.D., APR, is an award winning scholar, educator and public relations (PR) professional. She currently serves as an assistant professor at Biola University and she has a background working with global charities and national non-profits, developing creative PR and marketing campaigns. Her research interests include credibility, digital strategy, social media and PR education.


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Bill Simon

  • Instructor, Journalism

  • B.A., Westmont College

B.A. in English and Political Science, Westmont College, Santa Barbara, CA 1983; M.S. in Journalism, Medill School, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL 1990.

"Bill Simon is a communications professional with 26 years of media experience extending into radio, television, print (magazine and publishing), and web content. His range of knowledge extends into written formats such as press...

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Anna Sinclair

  • Adjunct, Journalism

  • M.O.L., Biola University
  • B.S., Northern Arizona University

Anna Sinclair earned her Bachelors of Science in Public Relations at Northern Arizona University, then went on to obtain her Masters of Organizational Leadership at Biola University. During that time and beyond, Anna began her professional employment in the Public Relations arena.

Anna spent several years working for the Museum of Making Music in Carlsbad, Calif. (her hometown) and then...

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Jenna Loumagne

  • Adjunct, Manager of Media Relations

Rachelle W. Chuang

  • Adjunct, Media Journalism & PR

Andrew Mollenbeck

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