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Heather Hamilton-Stilwell, Ph.D. (In Progress)

Assistant Professor of Journalism
Journalism and New Media Program

Office Phone: (951) 552-8487
E-mail: hstilwell@calbaptist.edu
Office Location: James
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Degree Major Emphasis Institution Year
Ph.D. (In Progress) Communication Regent University Projected 2016
M.S. Broadcast Journalism S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University 2007
B.A. Cinema and Broadcasting Arts Azusa Pacific University 2004

Courses Taught

Communication Theory
Qualitative Research Methodologies
Quantitative Research Methodologies
Media and Society
Global Communications
Podcast and Broadcast Principles
Journalism Ethics
News Reporting
Public Affairs Reporting
Editing for Print and Online Media
Radio Practicum
Introduction to Public Communication

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Academic Areas & Scholarly Interests

Broadcast Journalism
Health Journalism
Healthcare Communication Research
Mediated Coping Techniques for Children

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Teaching Experience

Biola University, La Mirada, Ca.
Long Beach City College, Long Beach, Ca.
Regent University (Graduate Assistant)
S.I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University, Syracuse N.Y. (Graduate Assistant)
Calvary Chapel Christian School, Downey, Ca. (High School English and Media Faculty)

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Research, Presentations, & Publications

Stilwell, H. (2015). A review of Jason Mittell's complex tv. The Popular Culture Studies Journal. In press.

Stilwell, H. (2015). Stilwell, H. (2015). C.S. Lewis: Indirectly communicating Christ. C.S. Lewis - Communication and Theology. Presentation made in Oxford, England.

Stilwell, H. (2015). Qualitative coding: Simplifying the process. Regent University Communication Colloquium. Presentation made in Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2015). Understanding medical experiences: A qualitative examination of children’s use of medically themed media in coping. NSSA. Presentation made in Las Vegas, NV.

Stilwell, H. (2015). Connecting with children in a mediated world: An exploration of how media influences children. NSSA. Presentation made in Las Vegas, NV.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Don't miss these stories! Covering those who live on the margins. ACP/CMA. Presentation made in Philadelphia, PA.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Athletes who pray: Sports reporting that goes beyond the court or field. ACP/CMA. Presentation made in Philadelphia, PA.

Stilwell, H. (2014, June). Narrative frameworks for health communication. Regent University Communication Colloquium. Presentation made in Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Qualitative research in real life. Regent University Communication Colloquium. Presentation made in Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Helping children cope: The role and effectiveness of medically themed media. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Using children’s media to develop coping strategies and demystify medical experiences: A rhetorical analysis of Daniel Visits the Doctor, a Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood episode. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2014). Understanding medical experiences:
Children’s use of medically themed media in coping. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2013). Using media to communicate about fear with hospitalized children. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2013). Using children’s media to demystify illness and develop courage: A rhetorical analysis of doc McStuffins. School of Communication Arts, Regent University. Virginia Beach, VA.

Stilwell, H. (2007). Citizen journalism: From pamphleteers to home video and blogs. S. I. Newhouse School of Communications, Syracuse University. Syracuse, NY.

Stilwell, H. (2006). How to Teach MLA vs. APA Writing Styles. Calvary Chapel Christian School Teacher Inservice. Downey, CA.

Hamilton, H. (2004). Expecting the future: Breaking into broadcasting. Broadcast Education Association Convention, Las Vegas, NV.

Hamilton, H. (2003). Time is ticking: Issues facing women in broadcast journalism and how they might be overcome. Azusa Pacific University. Azusa, CA.

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Church Membership & Activities

Calvary Chapel Cypress

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Community Service & Involvement

Youth Ministry
Drama Ministry
Missions Trips to Eastern Europe

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Interests & Hobbies

Hockey
Anaheim Ducks
Photography
Scrapbooking

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Personal Philosophy

When you go through deep waters,
I will be with you.
When you go through rivers of difficulty,
you will not drown.
When you walk through the fire of oppression,
you will not be burned up;
the flames will not consume you.
For I am the Lord, your God,
the Holy One of Israel, your Savior.
Isaiah 43:1-2

Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup;
you make my lot secure.
Psalm 16:5

No matter what circumstances we face in life, we know that in Christ we have assurance that He is always with us providing us just what we need for that moment.

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