Faculty Profiles

Mr. Bob Dickson

Chairperson, Communication Department
Associate Professor of Communication
B.A., U.C. Santa Barbara
M.S., Northeastern Oklahoma State University
Joined TMC 2002

Bob Dickson has been a professional writer since 1997 and a teacher at The Master’s College since 2002. He has taught courses in the English Department, the Biblical Studies Department, the Degree Completion Department and the Communication Department. He also worked as a writer in TMC’s Marketing Department. In 2014 he moved into a full-time faculty role in the Communication Department, where he serves as department chair.

Bob spent five years as a sports writer for The Santa Clarita Signal, where he received an Associated Press News Executives Council award for sportswriting in 2003 and shared in a National Newspaper Association award for best sports series with The Signal sports staff in 2006. His articles have appeared in regional and national magazines and newspapers, and he has been published three times in the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. For close to six years, he was a writer at Grace to You.

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Dr. Julie Larson

Professor of Communication
B.A., M.A., Ph.D., University
of Southern California
Joined TMC 1983

Upon completion of her master's degree, Dr. Larson began teaching part-time at The Master's College. She joined the faculty in a full-time capacity in 1985 and was soon asked to organize and implement the communication major. While building the Communication Department, Dr. Larson continued post-graduate studies, working on a doctoral program in Communication at USC. She received her Ph.D. in Communication in 1995 after completing work on her doctoral dissertation, "A Narrative Analysis of the Scopes Trial". Continuing her professional development, Dr. Larson is currently involved in researching Christian causes with respect to creation and evolution as argued in the legal arena.

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Mr. John Rose

Instructor of Communication
B.A., Graphic Design, California State University, Northridge
Joined TMC 2004

Professor Rose started his career by opening his own business after graduating from CSUN with a BA in Graphic Design in 1989. With a traditional background in the arts, John used his talents to paint, silkscreen and print for local and corporate clients. In 1992, he became a pre-press proofer and operator at the world's largest printing company, Bertlesmann. Professor Rose continued his education in the graphics world and with the help of the Graphics Arts Technical Foundation, John began to learn the emerging technology of Desktop Publishing. In those early days, computers were hardly used for design and jobs that were done were often riddled with problems. That was the best environment for john to learn in and he took his experience to the end of his training when he received a certificate from GATF in his department. He worked briefly for the office furniture shop designing custom offices for executives, and later was hired by Baylor Entertainment to be the Art Director on a small production film. With the suggestion of his wife, he answered a request to teach Desktop Publishing in 1996 at a small private school in Northridge. From there, Professor Rose taught a variety of classes which included many popular applications for computer graphics, film, animation, desktop publishing and 3D animation. Professor Rose had his first book published in 2003, written on a program used widely in the film industry for special effects and animation. Direct Approach: Maya was John's first attempt at writing and the follow up version. Professor Rose hopes to share his experience from the industry to help students to get started in film, television or for personal growth.

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