Faculty | Public Relations, B.A.

Carolyn Kim

  • Assistant Professor of Public Relations

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

Carolyn Mae Kim is a public relations professional who comes from a background working with global charities and national non-profits, developing creative PR and marketing campaigns.  Her specialties include digital strategy, brand development, SEO and social media engagement. She currently is a Biola University faculty member and leads the PR program. Through her mentorship, a...

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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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Chi-Chung Keung

  • Adjunct Professor of Journalism

    Chi-Chung Keung is a seasoned professional in the field of public relations, having over 30 years of experience in marketing, advertising and public relations in corporate and non-profit organizations. Keung has taught a wide range of classes in his 20+ years at Biola from beginning and advanced public relations to media career preparation and journalism internship classes.

    Keung cites his...

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    Brian Cannon

    • Associate Professor of Journalism and Integrated Media

    • Ph.D., Regent University
    • M.S., University of Illinois
    • B.A., Eastern Illinois University

    Brian Cannon joined the faculty at Biola University in 2014. He teaches mainly Visual Media courses in the Department of Journalism & Integrated Media.

    Dr. Cannon moved to Southern California from Honolulu where he taught, and served as chair of the multimedia program, at the largest private university in the state of Hawai‘i.

    He previously worked as a full-time staff photographer for a...

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    Tamara Welter

    • Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Media, Journalism & Public Relations
    • Visual & Cross-Cultural Journalism Advisor

    • M.A., Regent University
    • B.A., Evangel College

    Professor Tamara Welter brings an unusually helpful perspective to the journalism classroom, blending insights gained from her professional experience with knowledge and understanding of the academic life. Welter carries a firm commitment to integration of faith with craft and strives to challenge student not only academically and professionally but spiritually as well.


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    Alicia Braaksma

      • M.A. Ed., Azusa Pacific University

      Alicia Braaksma earned her Masters degree at Azusa Pacific University in education with an emphasis in curriculum and instruction. For more than a decade Alicia has been both an educator in the field of English and Journalism at the secondary and post secondary level and formerly worked as an entertainment reporter in the media industry. During her time in the media industry, Alicia worked both...

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      Michael Longinow

      • Professor of Journalism
      • Print Journalism Advisor

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

      Dr. 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's 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
      • Broadcast Journalism Advisor

      • 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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