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Public Relations

Darla Martin Tucker, Director of Public Relations

Administration Building #231
4500 Riverwalk Parkway
Riverside, CA 92515

Phone: (951) 785-2016
Emergency: (951) 536-8948
E-mail: pr@lasierra.edu

Press Releases Contact us to receive University Press Releases

Darla Martin Tucker, Director of Public Relations

Phone: (951) 785 2016

E-Mail: dmartint@lasierra.edu

Publication Guidelines

What needs to get approved by Public Relations/Marketing?

  1. Items that are sent off campus from the university for publicity purposes.
  2. Items that have potential for an off-campus audience.
    For example, brochures, bulletin inserts, fliers or posters placed in prominent locations, newsletters.
  3. Advertisements in any form.

If you are uncertain whether an item needs approval, please feel free to ask. We want to work with you toward best outcomes.

Misc. publications issues:

  1. The Ӱ̳ seal is reserved for specific publications. If you have questions about its use, please contact Public Relations.

Media Guidelines:
If a reporter calls your office please, contact Public Relations at pr@lasierra.edu or ex. 2016 and let us know whom you spoke with, the topic of the conversation and questions, and the media outlet the reporter works with. If you need assistance with media, please contact Public Relations.

If you have a story idea and would like to submit it to the press, please work through the Public Relations office. We can help direct your piece to the most appropriate media outlet. NOTE: It is essential in major crises that all contacts with the media be handled through Public Relations. If a university member or department is contacted by media during a crisis situation, please refer the reporter or other media representative immediately to 951-785-2016. Additionally, if department social media accounts incur critical comments or accusations, please do not respond, but immediately inform Public Relations of the incident. 

Media Experts Guide

College of Arts and Sciences

Terrill Thomas, MFA Vermont College of Fine Art
Chair, Assistant professor of art
Interactive design

L. Lee Grismer, PhD Loma Linda University
Professor of biology
Herpetology, systematics, biogeography

John Perumal, PhD University of Western Ontario
Associate professor of biology
Botany, ecology

Eugene Joseph, PhD Morehouse School of Medicine
Assistant professor of biology

Natasha Dean, PhD Loma Linda University
Assistant professor of biology

G. Roger Tatum, PhD University of Maryland
Professor of chemistry
Instrumental and inorganic chemistry

Marvin Payne, PhD University of North Texas
Chair, associate professor of chemistry
Biochemistry, enzyme mechanisms

Nate Brandstater, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Associate professor of chemistry
Physical chemistry

Krista Motschiedler, PhD University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant professor of chemistry
Physical organic chemistry

Enoch Hwang, PhD University of California, Riverside
Chair, professor of mathematics
Algebra, modeling, theoretical computer science

Cheng Ng, PhD University of California, Irvine
Professor of mathematics
Algorithms, data structures
Associate professor of computer science
Databases, networking, hardware

Barbara Kreaseck, PhD University of California, San Diego
Assistant Professor of Computer Science
Distributed computation, performance modeling, evaluation

Lora Geriguis, PhD University of California, Riverside
Chair, Associate Professor of English
17-18th Century British Literature, literary criticism, literature and environment

William C. Andress
Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science (2007)
DPH Loma Linda University 1988
health science, laughter

Laura Fenton
Associate Professor of Health and Exercise Science (2011)
MA Western Michigan University 1998
pedagogy, sport science

Wayne Borin
Assistant Professor of Health and Exercise Science (2008)
EdD University of San Diego 2003
corporate fitness, exercise prescription, lifetime fitness

Won Yoon, PhD Louisiana State University
Social theory, research methods, ethnic diversity, Asian studies

Jeffrey Dupée, PhD Claremont Graduate University
Chair, associate professor
European history, British colonialism, modern China, legal studies

Andrew Howe, PhD University of California, Riverside
Assistant Professor
American history and civilization, culture and film studies

Vernon Howe, PhD, Dartmouth College
Chair, professor
Algebra, modeling, theoretical computer science

Wilton Clarke, PhD University of Iowa
Topology, algebra, mathematics education

Jon Vanderwerff, PhD University of Alberta
Functional analysis, geometry of Banach spaces

John D. Ng Wong Hing, MA University of California, Los Angeles
Assistant Professor
Mathematics education, logic and foundations

Lourdes Morales-Gudmundsson, PhD Brown University
Chair and professor
Spanish renaissance and contemporary Spanish American literature

Esther Saguar Sierra, MA Universidad de Valencia
Assistant professor
Philogoy, Spanish language and literature

Elvin S. Rodriguez, EdD Teachers College of Columbia University
Piano, music technology

Kimo Smith, DMA University of California, Los Angeles
Chair and Associate Professor
Piano, organ, theory

Kenneth Narducci, DMA University of Oregon
Associate professor
Conducting, theory, composition

Raejin Lee, MMus Indiana University at Bloomington
Assistant professor
Voice, music education

Jason J. Uyeyama, MMus, The Julliard School
Assistant professor
Violin, Taylor String Quartet, chamber music

Ivan E. Rouse, PhD, Washington State University
Chair and professor
Condensed matter'

In-Kyeong Kim, PhD Cornell University
Associate professor
Cognitive psychology, perceptual and cognitive development

Paul M. Mallery, PhD, University of California, Los Angeles
Associate professor
Social and political psychology, intergroup relations

Leslie R. Martin, PhD, University of California, Riverside
Chair and Associate professor
Personality and social psychology, health psychology

Suzanne Mallery, PhD Fuller Theological Seminary
Assistant professor
Clinical psychology, pediatric psychology

Daphne C. Thomas, MSW, Smith College
Assistant professor
Field coordinator

School of Business

Lee Reynolds, PhD, University of Nebraska Professor and coordinator Financial Management, investment analysis, value based management

John Thomas, PhD, Claremont Graduate University
Associate professor 
Dean of the School of Business
Behavioral finance, political economy, development studies, social entrepreneurship

Tadeusz Kugler, PhD Claremont Graduate University
Assistant professor
Restructuring the global economy, conflict forecasting, negotiation and modeling

Elias G. Rizkallah, PhD, Northwestern University
Professor and coordinator
International marketing, strategic marketing planning, marketing management, consumer behavior

School of Education

Elissa Kido, EdD Boston University

Linda Caviness, PhD Andrews University
Associate professor

Chang-Ho Ji, PhD, Andrews University, University of California, Riverside
Chair and associate professor

Dora Clarke-Pine, PhD Andrews University
Associate professor

Saacha Hake, PhD California School of Professional Psychology
Assistant Professor

School of Religion

Lawrence T. Geraty, PhD Harvard University
Old testament studies, archaeology

Fritz Guy, PhD University of Chicago Divinity School
Theology, philosophy, ethics

Warren C. Trenchard, PhD University of Chicago
Biblical languages, New Testament background and interpretation, early Christian literature

John W. Webster, PhD Princeton Theological Seminary
Theology, history of Christianity, philosophy

John R. Jones, PhD Vanderbilt University
Associate professor
Biblical languages and background, scriptural interpretations and theology, phenomenology of religions

Wonil Kim, PhD Claremont Graduate University
Associate Professor
Exegesis, theology, and hermeneutics of the Old Testament

Kendra Haloviak, PhD Graduate Theological Union
Assistant professor
New Testament studies, Christian ethics, pastoral ministry

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