Michael Chute, Ph.D.
Professor of Journalism Director of Journalism/Public Relations
Office Phone: (951) 552-8721 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Office Location: James 363 Office Hours: MTWR: 9–11 a.m. and 2–4 p.m.
|Ph.D.||Mass Communications||University of Southern Mississippi||2001|
|M.A.||Communication||Missouri State University||1986|
|B.A.||Journalism||Oklahoma Baptist University||1972|
Diploma in Portuguese Language, Escola de Portugues e Orientacao, Campinas, Brazil; Diploma in Mandarin Chinese Language, Taipei Language Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
Additional Study Theology Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1982
Certificate Portuguese Escola de Portugues e Orientacao 1983
Certificate Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Language Institute 1988
Introduction to Journalism
Media Ethics and Law
News Editing and Design
Communication Theory and Research
Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests
Union University, Professor of Journalism, 2003–2005, 2007–2012
William Carey University, Associate Professor and Chair of the Communications Department, 2001–2003
University of North Florida, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, 1996–2001
Oklahoma Baptist University, Assistant Professor of Journalism, 1993–1995
Southwest Baptist University, Lecturer in Journalism, 1976–1978
Church Membership & Activities
Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee
Teacher, College Department
Ordained to Gospel Ministry
Served as Missionary with International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention
Community Service & Involvement
Member, Homeowners Association, Wright's Mill Subdivision, Jackson, Tennessee
Resource for Newspaper Publishing in area High Schools
Member, Kiwanis International
Interests & Hobbies
Dr. Chute and his wife, Kathie, have two grown children: Ryan (b. 1979) and Kristen (b. 1984). He is interested in photography, reading and sports, and has traveled to more than 50 countries as a foreign correspondent.
"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us." 2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV
As believers of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we have this Good News (treasure) in us (clay jars) and where we are insufficient, God is sufficient. In journalism education, we want students to master journalism skills needed in the workplace and also grasp that they are uniquely equipped and called by God into the journalism profession to use these God-given abilities to impact the culture for Jesus Christ.