Meet the Faculty and Staff


Sonya Singh, M.A.
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.



Dr. Mary Ann Pearson APR
Professor of Communication, Director of Journalism & New Media and PR Academic Programs
Dr. Pearson has more than 30 years of experience in leadership, journalism, public relations and education. She has been a professor at CBU for 17 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 Paul and Annie Kienel Leadership Institute at CBU, Colton Joint Unified School District’s Hispanic Literacy Program, Give Big Riverside, Girl Scouts of America, PRSA, Capio, Colton Joint Unified School District-Superintendent’s cabinet, International Mentoring Association and other organizations including supporting internships with the Riverside Downtown Partnership.

Abby Wolf

Abigail Wolf
Assistant Director of Student Publications
Abigail (Abby) Wolf is a public relations professional who has a passion for writing and enjoys working with students. Wolf first joined the journalism and new media and public relations program as an assistant editor for the Banner newspaper in 2018, where she later became the managing editor from 2019 to 2020. In the fall of 2021, she returned to the program as the publication secretary, and the following year, she accepted a position as the assistant director of student publications.


Victoria Brodie

Dr. Victoria Brodie
Associate Professor of Public Relations, Chair


CL Lopez

C.L. Lopez
Adjunct Professor of Journalism

Jim Veneman

Jim Veneman
Adjunct Professor of Journalism

James Kruppa

James Kruppa, M.F.A.
Adjunct Professor of Journalism, CBU TV Faculty Adviser


Matt Swope
Adjunct Professor of Journalism