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Sandra Romo, Ph.D

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

Office Phone: (951) 343-4441
E-mail: sromo@calbaptist.edu
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 Projected 2015
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2009
B.A. Liberal Studies with a minor in Social Science California Baptist University 2006

Additional Education

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

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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

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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

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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. Educationworld.com-Professional development, Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/profdev180.shtml
Romo, S. (2010, August 25). Using quizzes to measure teaching effectiveness: How do you measure up? Educationworld.com- Professional development, Retrieved from http://www.educationworld.com/a_curr/profdev/profdev180.shtml
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

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Church Membership & Activities

The Rock Church and World Outreach Center

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Community Service & Involvement

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

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Interests & Hobbies

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

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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

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