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Michael Chute, Ph.D.

Professor of Journalism
Director of Journalism/Public Relations

Office Phone: 951-552-8721
E-mail: mchute@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James 363
Office Hours: MTWR, 9-11 & 2-4

Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. Mass Communications University of Southern Mississippi 2001
M.A. Communication Missouri State University 1986
B.A. Journalism Oklahoma Baptist University 1972

Additional Education

Diploma in Portuguese Language, Escola de Portugues e Orientacao, Campinas, Brazil; Diploma in Mandarin Chinese Language, Taipei Language Institute, Taipei, Taiwan
Additional Study Theology Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary 1982
Certificate Portuguese Escola de Portugues e Orientacao 1983
Certificate Mandarin Chinese Taiwan Language Institute 1988

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Courses Taught

Introduction to Journalism
Newspaper Production
Media Ethics & Law
News Editing & Design
Communication Theory & Research
Magazine Writing
Advanced Reporting
Opinion Writing

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Media Ethics
Intercultural Communication
International Communication
Journalism Education

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Teaching Experience

Union University, Professor of Journalism, 2003-2005, 2007-2012
William Carey University, Associate Professor and Chair of the Communications Department, 2001-2003
University of North Florida, Adjunct Professor of Journalism, 1996-2001
Oklahoma Baptist University, Assistant Professor of Journalism, 1993-1995
Southwest Baptist University, Lecturer in Journalism, 1976-1978

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Church Membership & Activities

Englewood Baptist Church, Jackson, Tennessee
Teacher, College Department
Missions Team
Ordained to Gospel Ministry
Served as Missionary with International Mission Board of the Southern Baptist Convention

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Community Service & Involvement

Member, Homeowners Association, Wright's Mill Subdivision, Jackson, Tennessee
Resource for Newspaper Publishing in area High Schools
Member, Kiwanis International

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Interests & Hobbies

Dr. Chute and his wife, Kathie, have two grown children: Ryan (b. 1979) and Kristen (b. 1984). He is interested in photography, reading and sports, and has traveled in more than 50 countries as a foreign correspondent.

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Personal Philosophy

"But we have this treasure in jars of clay to show that this all-surpassing power is from God and not from us" (2 Corinthians 4:7, NIV)
As believers of Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior we have this Good News (treasure) in us (clay jars) and where we are insufficient, God is sufficient. In journalism education, we want students to master journalism skills needed in the workplace and also grasp that they are uniquely equipped and called by God into the journalism profession to use these God-given abilities to impact the culture for Jesus Christ.

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