Communication Arts

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Communication Arts Faculty

Department of Communication Arts

John Pate, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication
Chair, Dept. of Communication Arts
Office Phone: (951) 343-4493
E-mail: jpate@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business Building 246/235

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Communication California State University at Los Angeles 1992
B.A. Speech & Drama California Baptist College 1978

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Cynthia Boes, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication Studies
Office Phone: (951) 343-4904
E-mail: cboes@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business Building, Room 231

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Communication The Pennsylvania State University 2010
M.A. Rhetoric Oregon State University 2003
B.S. English/Communication Corban College 1996

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Michael Chute, Ph.D.

Professor of Journalism
Director of Journalism/Public Relations
Office Phone: 951-552-8721
E-mail: mchute@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 363

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mass Communications University of Southern Mississippi 2001
M.A. Communication Missouri State University 1986
B.A. Journalism Oklahoma Baptist University 1972

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Lee Lyons, M.F.A.

Professor of Theatre
Office Phone: (951) 343-4919
E-mail: llyons@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Wallace Theatre

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Theatrical Design San Diego State University 1988
B.A.A. Theatre San Diego State University 1980

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Elizabeth Malone, MFA

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Office Phone: 951-343-4778
E-mail: emalone@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Wallace 103

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
MFA Acting Columbia University May 2010
BFA Drama New York University May 2004

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Michael Marse, M.A.

Assistant Professor of Communication Studies
Coach - Speech & Debate Team
Office Phone: (951) 343-4207
E-mail: mmarse@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business 223

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.A. Communication Studies California State University at San Bernardino 2005
B.A. Communication Arts California Baptist University 2000

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Frank Mihelich, M.F.A.

Assistant Professor of Theatre
Office Phone: 951-552-8651
E-mail: fmihelich@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Wallace Theater

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
M.F.A. Theatre/Acting Columbia University 2004
BA Philosophy California Baptist University 1998
BA Communication Arts/Theatre California Baptist University 1998

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Sandra Romo, M.S.

Assistant Professor of Journalism/PR
Faculty Adviser | Public Relations Student Society of America
Office Phone: (951) 343-4441
E-mail: sromo@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: W.E. James Building 362

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Communication Regent University Projected 2015
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2009
B.A. Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Science California Baptist University 2006

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Heather Stilwell, Ph.D. (In Progress)

Assistant Professor of Journalism
Journalism and New Media Program
Office Phone: (951) 552-8487
E-mail: hhamilton@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. (In Progress) Communication Regent University Projected 2016
M.S. Broadcast Journalism S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University 2007
B.A. Cinema and Broadcasting Arts Azusa Pacific University 2004

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Mark A. Wyatt, D.Min.

Vice President for Marketing and Communication
Assistant Professor of Communication Arts
Office Phone: (951) 343-4474
E-mail: mwyatt@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Eugene and Billie Yeager Center, Room D231

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
D.Min. Executive Leadership Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary 2000
M.Div. Theology Southern Baptist Theological Seminary 1983
B.F.A. Communications Valdosta (GA) State University 1975

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Patty VanBuskirk

Communication Arts Department Secretary
Office Phone: (951) 343-4964
E-mail: pvanbuskirk@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: Business Bldg. 245

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