Faculty | B.A. in Journalism and Integrated Media
- 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...
- 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...
- 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...
- Associate Professor of Public Relations
- Director of Public Relations Programs
- 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.
- Associate Professor of Journalism
- M.F.A., Academy of Art University
- B.A., California State University, Fullerton
Michael Kitada earned his bachelor of arts degree in communication with an emphasis in photojournalism from California State University, Fullerton. After graduation, he was employed as a staff photographer at the Orange County Register where he was able to travel and document top events of the time over the last 25 years. For the last 10 years, he managed his own photography business and taught...
- Advanced Photojournalism
- Beginning Digital Photography
- Urban Storytelling
- Feature Writing
- Business Practices of Photography
- Instructor, Public Relations
- 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...
- Adjunct, Journalism and Public Relations
- 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...
- Adjunct, Manager of Media Relations
Rachelle W. Chuang
- Adjunct, Media Journalism & PR