Meet the Faculty and Staff



Dr. Mary Ann Pearson
Professor of Communication, Director of Journalism & New Media and PR, Professor of Journalism & New Media and Public Relations
Dr. Pearson has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, journalism, public relations and education. She has been a professor at CBU for 15 years and worked in public relations specializing in marketing and PR campaigns in property management, real estate and nonprofit work. Pearson has worked with the Hispanic Literacy Program, Give Big Riverside, Girl Scouts of America, PRSA Capio, Colton Joint Unified School Districts Superintendent’s cabinet, International Mentoring Association and other organizations including supporting internships with the Riverside Downtown Partnership and PRSA.


Sonya Singh
Assistant Director of Student Publications, Visiting Professor of Journalism
Sonya Singh is a freelance writer, editor and photographer whose work has appeared in Los Angeles magazine, NME, Nylon and Rogue, among others, specializing in music and culture. She has photographed artists from small stages to stadiums, worked red carpets, helped tell stories from inside maximum-security prison and interviewed hundreds of people from U.S. ambassadors to Slash. A graduate of Pepperdine University, where she served as the executive editor of the newspaper, Singh previously worked as an editorial assistant in London and interned in television development at BBC Worldwide in Los Angeles.

Victoria Brodie

Dr. Victoria Brodie
Assistant Professor of Public Relations


Matt Swope
Adjunct Professor of Journalism

CL Lopez

C.L. Lopez
Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Jim Veneman

Jim Veneman
Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Abby Wolf

Abigail Wolf
Publications Secretary