Michael Chute, Ph.D.

Professor of Journalism
Program Director, Journalism & New Media and Public Relations

Office Phone: (951) 552-8721
E-mail: mchute@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 044
Office Hours: MWF, 9 a.m.–11 a.m., 2–3 p.m.; TR, 9-11 a.m., 1–3 p.m.; Other times by appointment

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
  • Additional Education

    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

  • Courses Taught

    Introduction to Journalism
    Newspaper Production
    Media Ethics and Law
    News Editing and Design
    Communication Theory and Research
    Magazine Writing
    Advanced Reporting
    Opinion Writing

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Media Ethics
    Intercultural Communication
    International Communication
    Journalism Education

  • Teaching Experience

    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
    Missions Team
    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.

  • Personal Philosophy

    "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.