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Sandra Romo , Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication
Department Chair, Arts & Sciences (Online)

Office Phone: (951) 343-2173
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Please call or email to arrange a time

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

    CA Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential
    CA Reading Specialist Credential

  • Courses Taught

    Undergraduate Courses:
    COM 113 Public Speaking
    COM 300 Public Relations
    COM 308 Interpersonal Communication
    COM 333 Oral Interpretation
    COM403 Communication Theory
    COM 405 Rhetorical Criticism
    COM 425 Organizational Leadership
    COM 430 Communication Research Methods
    JRN 150 Media and Society
    JRN 220 Principles of Podcasting
    JRN 412 Advanced Yearbook Production
    JRN 420 PR Campaigns, Writings and Strategies
    JRN 253 Newspaper Editing and Design
    JRN 320 Ethics in Public Relations and Journalism
    JRN 349 Copy Editing for newspapers, magazines and presentations
    JRN 370 Social Media Strategies
    JRN 420 Public Relations Campaigns, Strategies and Writings
    JRN 371 Applied Journalism Production (writing for web and convergent media)
    PRL202 Introduction to Public Relations
    PRL 300 Public Relations
    PRL 402 PR Research & Campaigns

    Graduate Courses:
    COM 505 Communication Theory and Application
    COM 510 Communication Research and Evaluation
    COM 525 Media Effects on Communication Behaviors
    COM 530 Rhetorical Criticism and Contemporary Culture
    COM 535 Risk Communication
    COM 550 Global Intercultural Communications
    COM 565 Communication Master’s Project
    PRL 510 Public Relations Research and Evaluation
    PRL 540 New Media Strategies
    PRL 550 Social and Physical Campaigns
    PRL 570 Marketing and Communication Programs

  • Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

    Family communication and autism
    Family identity and communication
    Identity and communication
    Ritualistic communication
    Communication theory and influence
    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

  • Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

    Concordia University - Nebraska

  • Research, Presentations, & Publications

    Romo, S. & Lienen, S. (2018). Standardizing Higher Education Curriculum for Effective Learning in Online and Face-to-face Courses: A Critical Analysis and Introduction to Master Course Shell Models. International Journal of Education and Social Sciences. Vol. 5 No. 3 ISSN: 2415-1246

    Romo, S. & Pearson, M. (2018). Exploring Mentoring Communities in Online Graduate Programs to Determine Effective Mentoring Practices of Online Graduate Students. Research in Progress.

    Romo, S. (2017). Life After the Autism Diagnosis. Unpublished Manuscript in Progress.

    Romo, S. (2016). The Construction of a New Family Identity After the Autism Diagnosis of a Child. Regent University Library. Dissertation. Virginia Beach, VA.

    Romo, S. & Stilwell, H. (2016). Influence of media messages on parental vaccine decisions after the 2015 Measles outbreak in California. Unpublished Manuscript

    Romo, S. (2015). Arriving at new normal: Married couples adjust to the autism diagnosis of their child. National Social Science Journal. (45) 1. San Diego, CA.

    Romo, S. (2012). A historical examination of public perceptions of autism. Research project in progress.

    School of Communication Arts, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.

  • Church Membership & Activities

    The Rock Church and World Outreach Center

  • Community Service & Involvement

    The Rock Church and World Outreach Center, Special Needs Children Volunteer

    San Gorgonio Girl Scout Council, Troop Leader

    Grand Terrace Little League, Board Member

    GT TRIBE Baseball Club, Team Administrator

    Embrace Autism Community Organization, Founder

  • Interests & Hobbies

    Dr. Romo is married with two children and lives in the Riverside area.

    In her spare time, Dr. Romo loves to go to the movies, watch football and baseball and documentaries as well as give back to those in need in her community.

  • Personal Philosophy

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

    "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11