MaryAnn Pearson, Ed.D., APR

Professor of Communication
Interim Director of Student Publications, Lancer Media Group
Public Relations, Journalism, Leadership and Communication

Office Phone: (951) 552-8186
Office Location: James Building 040
Office Hours: By Appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ed.D. Educational Leadership La Sierra University 2010
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2003
B.A. Liberal Studies - English California Baptist University 1999
  • Additional Education

    Multiple Subject Teaching Credential
    Administrative Services Credential
    Communications Courses, Public Relations and Journalism
    Reading Specialist Certificate
    College Media Advisers Certification for Student Publications
    APR Accreditation through PRSA

  • Courses Taught

    Online, Hybrid and In Person
    Communications Master’s and Bachelor’s courses
    Public Relations Master’s and Bachelor’s courses
    Journalism Courses
    Education Courses Including Literacy
    Leadership Courses

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Emotional Intelligence
    Adversity Quotient
    Conflict Resolution
    Mentoring Circles and Building a Culture of Mentoring
    Servant and Transformational Leadership
    Mentoring- Building Effective Mentoring Programs and Relationships
    Podcasting Effectiveness
    Committee Member: Harris, T. (2018). Employee Engagement: The Path to Understanding Public Sector Millennials
    Committee Member: Vandiver, L. (2020). Expressing a Political Agenda through Social Media: A Content Analysis of Representative Pete Aguilar’s #DearPete Social Media Campaign
    Social Media Direction- Working with Measurable Objectives and Return of Investment
    Effective Communication with Millennials and Generation Z
    Educational Research with Online and Hybrid Platforms
    Journalism/Writing Instruction
    Leadership Presence
    Ethics in Communication
    Work Life Balance
    Boosting Accreditation in Public Relations
    Literacy and English Proficiency
    Transformational Leadership Teams

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Numerous Leadership, public relations and journalism training sessions and workshops
    Fontana Christian School
    Colton Joint Unified School District (Cooley Ranch Elementary School)
    Tutoring at Innovative Intellects
    Teaches Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, English courses online, hybrid and on-ground
    Associated Collegiate Press
    College Media Advisers
    Public Relations Society of America
    California Public Information Officials

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Pearson M., "Holistic Mentoring and Coaching for Advancement and Innovative Leadership" International Leadership Conference, October, 2020
    Pearson, M., "Adversity Quotient and Mentoring While Leading Student Teams" International Mentoring Conference and Peer-Reviewed Publication, University of New Mexico, Albuquerque, October, 2020
    Pearson, M., "Podcasting on a Shoestring Budget" Webinar, Public Relations Society of America, June, 2020
    Pearson, M., Brodie, V. Ethics, Communication for Impact,
    Presentation, City of Moreno Valley, March, 2020
    Brodie, V., Pearson, M. (2020) Communicating for Impact. City of San Jacinto. San Jacinto, CA, July 22.
    Pearson, M. (2020) How to Create a Podcast on a Shoestring Budget. Online Webinar, Riverside, Ca. June 17.
    Brodie, V., Pearson, M. (2020) Ethics and Communication Leadership. California Association of Public Information Officers (CAPIO). March 7.
    Pearson, M. (2020) Advantages of Mentoring. Online Webinar, Capio, January 19.
    Pearson, M. (2019) Mentoring and Empowering Students. International Webinar, Public Relations Society of America, September, 2019
    Brodie, V., Pearson, M. (2019) Emotional Intelligence and Adversity Quotient. City of Moreno Valley, Moreno Valley, CA, November 12.
    Pearson, M.(2019) Exploring mentoring Communities in Online Graduate Programs" UNM International Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October
    Pearson, M.(2018) “Method for Teaching Business Literacy to Public Relations Students” Public Relations Society of America Educator’s Academy, University of Texas, Austin, October
    Purper, Ca. Ahumada, E. Pearson, M., Browning, J., (2018) “Work Patterns. Gender and job Satisfaction for Online Professors” Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Azusa Pacific University, March
    Pearson, M.(2018) ”Mentoring Model for Career Advancement” Advancing Women in Leadership Conference, Azusa Pacific University, March
    Pearson, M.(2018) “Personal Branding Projects” Hawaii International Conference on Educations
    Pearson, M.(2017) “Establishing a Mentoring Culture to help Diverse, Millennial First Generation Graduates Achieve Success” International Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October
    Pearson, M. (2017) “Teaching Public Relations Students to succeed by Writing Letters and Notes” PRSA International Conference, Boston, MA. October
    Pearson, M.. (2017) “Millennials in the Workplace” California Public Information Officials Conference, San Diego, Ca. April
    Pearson, M. (2017) “Building Networking and Public Relations Skills” PRSSA Meeting, Cal State San Bernardino, April
    Pearson, M.(2017) Leadership Panel, PRSA Western District Conference, Riverside, Ca. March
    Pearson, M.(2016) "Natural, Holistic Mentoring" Peer Reviewed Conference submission, International Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October
    Pearson, M.(2016) “Personal Branding for Success after Commencement” Cal Lutheran, Thousand Oaks, Ca. PRSSA Meeting, November
    Pearson, M. (2016) “Tips for a Successful Interview” Colton Joint Unified School District, Career Day, October
    Pearson, M. Pearson, M. “Textbook Chapter review in 8/2016 for Public Relations Writing and Media Techniques, 8th Edition, by Wilcox & Reber completed by Mary Ann Pearson
    Pearson, M. “Career Day Assembly Presentation” Colton Joint Unified School District, D’Arcy Elementary School, March, 2016
    Pearson, M. “Panel for Lean In by Cheryl Sanberg” Colton Joint Unified School District, Superintendent Jerry Almendarez’s Book Club, February, 2016
    Pearson, M. "Strategies for Success after Commencement" Cal State San Bernardino PRSSA, Nov. 2015
    Pearson, M. "Online Mentoring to Facilitate Internship- Peer Reviewed Conference Publication, Research Results "Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy Conference, Atlanta, Georgia, Nov. 2015.
    Pearson, M. "Journey to Success" Panel Participant, La Verne Leo Public Relations Club, Nov., 2015
    Pearson, M., "Best Practices for Mentoring Student Interns Online" Peer Reviewed Conference submission, International Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 2015
    Pearson, M. "Strategies for Success after Commencement" CBU PRSSA Chapter, October, 2015
    Pearson, M. “Building Effective Community Relations,” Community Connect Workshop at the Grove Church, Ca., September, 2015
    Pearson, M. "Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation for Success after Commencement" COMM WEEK, Cal State Fullerton, April, 2015
    Pearson, M. "Research, Planning, Implementation and Evaluation for Success after Commencement" University of La Verne Leo Public Relations Club, April, 2015
    Pearson, M. "Seven Tips for Success after Commencement", Cal State San Bernardino, February, 2015
    Pearson, M. "Turning that Internship into a Job", PRSSA YOPRO Conference, Riverside, Ca. February, 2015
    Pearson, M. (2014) Online Mentoring for Internships, International Mentoring Association Publication for Albuquerque, New Mexico Conference Pearson, M. “Build a Personal Brand” Riverside County fiscal and administrative managers, October, 2014
    Pearson, M. “Social Media for Nonprofits” Community Connect at the Grove Church, Riverside, Ca. September, 2014
    Pearson, M. and Hernandez, P. “Internship Program Year Two” Riverside Downtown Partnership, September, 2014
    Pearson, M. “Nonprofit Use of Pinterest” United Way, Riverside, Ca. February, 2014
    Pearson, M., "Mentoring Millennial Students", International Mentoring Conference, Albuquerque, New Mexico, October, 2013
    Hernandez, P. and Pearson, M. "Social Media Practices", Downtown Riverside Foundation, October, 2013
    Ahumada, E. and Pearson, M. “Public Service, Personal Branding and Motivation,” Office of Aging, Riverside County, California December, 2013

  • Church Membership & Activities

    Sandals Church Riverside
    Centerpoint Church Colton

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Grab That Job Online Seminar and Workshop, Centerpoint Church, Colton, March-May 2020
    Mentoring Program for CBU Public Relations students to study and successfully pass the exam for Principles of Public Relations Certification
    Fellow Dr. Paul & Annie Kienel Leadership Institute, California Baptist University
    President of PRSA IE in 2015
    Hispanic Family Literacy Program
    Colton Joint Unified School District’s Superintendent’s Council
    Community Based Creative Writing Courses
    Tutoring-Community Based Tutoring Firm
    Volunteer- Give Big Riverside County
    Volunteer- Girl Scouts of America
    Volunteer- International Mentoring Association
    Board Member Educators Academy PRSA 2017- Present
    Assembly Delegate PRSA 2019
    Director PRSSA for PRSA Inland Empire Chapter
    Judge for Bronze Anvil Award 2017-2019
    Judge for Capio Awards 2017-2019

  • Personal Philosophy

    Blessed is a man who perseveres under trial; for once he has been approved, he will receive the crown of life which the Lord has promised to those who love Him.

    - James 1:12, NASB