Robert Hayden

Robert Hayden, M.A.

Visiting Professor of Communication

Office Phone: (951) 343-3989
Email: rhayden@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Location: 10370 Hemet St., Riverside, CA 92503
Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday (Virtually by appointment) • 9am - 1pm


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
M.A. Organizational Leadership Biola University 2008
B.A. Bible & Theatre Arts Milligan College 1980
ABD Communication Regent University 2020

Additional Education


• Candidate for Ph.D. in Communication at Regent University (ABD March 2020).


• Strength Deployment Inventory Trainer

• Browning Power Transmission School

• General Electric Power Control School

• Westinghouse Adjustable Frequency Drive School

• Westinghouse Custom Control School

Classes Taught

Argumentation & Debate,Communication

Principles for Leadership

Communication Strategy in Management

Communication Theory

Interpersonal Communications

Media Law, Ethics and Copyright

Oral Communications

Organizational Communication

Oral Interpretation/Reader's Theater

Public Relations

Rhetoric and Persuasion

Small Group Communication

Academic Areas / Scholarly Interests

Communications; Content Analysis, Media Ecology, Media Ehtics, Public Relations; Organizational Leadership

Teaching Experience at Institutions Other than CBU

Public relations strategies and tactics; Milligan College
Guest Lectures in - interpersonal communications; public relations practices; public relations and advertising writing; desktop publishing; photojournalism; marketing; organizational leadership; organizational theory and communication; Milligan College
Guest Lectures in - public relations and advertising writing; mass media; Northeast State Community College 

Research, Presentations, and Publications

Poster Session, September 24, 2018 - "A Historical Look at Community Journalism and its Potential Influence"
This study briefly examined the cultural influence of The Dundalk Eagle within the context of literature concerning community newspapers in the United States. This study was originated with the existence of the original printed two-page article from March 18, 1976, of The Dundalk Eagle titled “Our Churches.” This study will propose that based on albeit limited literature review that community newspapers influence the communities they serve. Further, community newspapers reinforce the cultural norms of the individuals and society as a whole. Interspersed will be a discussion of potential future research that could be undertaken to further the knowledge of the inter-relationships between community newspapers and the readers they serve.

Church Membership / Activities

EV Free Fullerton (Current)
• Advisor to Director of Worship, Creative & Communications
•  (former) Major Gifts Committee – “Beyond The Next Step”
North Orange Christian Church (Former)
• Chairman of the Board (3 terms)
• Chairman of Trustees (1 term)
• Trustee (2 terms); Chairman of Building Committee (5 terms)
• Chairman of Business Administration (2 terms)

Community Service / Involvement

Chairman Open Coyote Hills (City of Fullerton)
Board member and Treasurer for the El Rodeo Riding Club
El Rodeo Equine Evacuation Team
Prior Service/Involvement:
• Member City of Fullerton Parks and Recreation Trail Ad Hoc Advisory Committee
• Member West Coyote Hills Trails and Open Space Advisory Committee
• Member Committee for Community – “Forward Ever: The Campaign for Milligan College”
• President of Milligan College Alumni Association
• Member National Committee for the Milligan College Campaign for Christian Leadership

Interests / Hobbies / Travel / Family

Horseback riding, Equine land conservation, Photography, Ranch management

(See CV for Business Invovlement and Interest)

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

"Christian higher education must be the main conduit by which we can truly nurture and cultivate the 'Royal Priesthood' of all believers."
I rejoiced greatly in the Lord that at last, you renewed your concern for me. Indeed, you were concerned, but you had no opportunity to show it. I am not saying this because I am in need, for I have learned to be content whatever the circumstances. I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty. I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation, whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
- Philippians 4:10-13
Teaching Philosophy

From that initial experience in my undergraduate days where I witnessed and experienced the life-changing effects of Christian higher education, I decided to be actively engaged in trying to do my part to help educate God's children. In many ways, I view being an instructor in Christian higher education as a guide who is employed to lead people on a challenging trail, mountain climb or down the rapids of the Colorado River. The guide is there to provide direction, encouragement, and knowledge so the traveler can navigate and safely explore unfamiliar and uncertain areas so that by the end of the journey they have grown through the experience. It is my responsibility to assist students in developing further their own ability to think for themselves and grow to be more productive professionally and spiritually. As an instructor, I will encourage, influence and motivate students to continue the lifelong learning experience beyond the classroom. If I am going to be successful as an instructor, the learning process cannot end when the student leaves the class. Learning is a lifelong process.