Sandra Romo

Sandra Romo, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Communication / Director, Strategic Communication Programs (Online)

Office Phone: (951) 343-2173
Email: sromo@calbaptist.edu
Department: Arts & Sciences
Office Location: Tyler Plaza
Office Hours: Please call or email to arrange a time


Degree Major Emphasis Institution Date
Ph.D Communication Regent University 2016
M.S. Education California Baptist University 2009
B.A. Liberal Studies California Baptist University 2006

Additional Education

CA Multiple Subjects Teaching Credential 

CA Reading Specialist Credential

Classes 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 Phsycial 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, and 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 / Travel / Family

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, documentaries, as well as give back to those in need in her community.

Personal Quote / Scripture / Philosophy of Education

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