Sandra Romo , Ph.D

Assistant Professor of Journalism/PR
Faculty Adviser | Public Relations Student Society of America

Office Phone: (951) 343-4441
Office Location: W.E. James Building 362
Office Hours: M/W 11-2 | T/R 12-3 Other times by appointment

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D Communication Regent University 2016
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2009
B.A. Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Studies California Baptist University 2006
  • Additional Education

    Graduate Certificate in Public Relations - Clarion University
    CA Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
    CA Reading Specialist Credential

  • Courses Taught

    COM113 – Public Speaking
    COM300 – Public Relations
    COM308 – Interpersonal Communications
    COM333 – Oral Interpretation
    JRN150 – Media and Society
    JRN170 – Introduction to Journalism
    JRN 215 – Newspaper Production
    JRN 212 – Yearbook Production
    JRN 412 – Advanced Yearbook Production
    JRN 253 – News editing and design
    JRN320 – Ethics in Public Relations and Journalism
    JRN 349 – Copy Editing for Newspapers and Magazines
    JRN 350 – Magazine Writing
    JRN 370 – Social Media Strategies
    JRN 371 – Applied Journalism Production (writing for the web and convergent media)
    JRN 420 – Public Relations Writings, Strategies and Campaigns

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Family communication and autism
    Media influence and autism
    Information needs of families during the autism diagnosis period for their child
    Autism and communication
    New media effects on the church
    Interpersonal communication and relationships between autistic children and their families
    Implications of convergent media on traditional settings
    Millennial generation influence on media

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Romo, S. (2013). Arriving at a new normal. How do married couples make sense of the diagnosis process of their autistic child. School of Communication arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.
    Romo, S. (2013). Is it all about trust? The influence of public trust in autism advocacy groups and charitable donations. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.
    Romo, S. (2012). A historical examination of public perceptions of autism. School of Communication Arts, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
    Romo, S. (2012). Neurodiversity in autism rhetoric. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.
    Romo, S. (2012, July). Deliver the message: Public relations basics. American Scientific Association Annual meeting; Science, Faith and the media, San Diego.
    Romo, S. (2011, March). Alternative education options for gifted students. The Parent Notebook Magazine,
    Romo, S. (2011, January 25). Five ways to make quizzes fun for students. development, Retrieved from
    Romo, S. (2010, August 25). Using quizzes to measure teaching effectiveness: How do you measure up? Professional development, Retrieved from
    Romo, S. (2011, March). Out with the old in with the new; the online world of freelancing;. Paper presented at College Media Advisers Spring Convention Cmanyc2011.
    Romo, S. (2010, May). Effective education in public relations. Paper presented at La Grant Foundation Conference

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Rock Church and World Outreach Center

  • Community Service & Involvement

    Nursery volunteer at The Rock Church and World Outreach Center
    Grand Terrace Little League - Member/Volunteer

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Married to Mark Romo with two children Nicholas (6) and Emma (4)

  • Personal Philosophy

    Set an example of good works yourself, with integrity and dignity your teaching. Titus 2:7

    By the Grace of God I am what I am... 1 Corinthians 5:10, NASB

    Therefore be imitators of God as beloved children; and walk in love, just as Christ also loved you and gave Himself up for us, an offering and a suffering to God as a fragrant aroma. Ephesians 5:1-2, NASB