Mia Long Anderson, Ph.D.

Program Director Strategic Communication, M.A. in Strategic Communication
Associate Professor, Department of Communication Studies
Phone: (626) 815-6000, Ext. 3744
Office Location: Ronald Building, 102
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Mia Long Anderson, Ph.D., is the graduate program director of the M.A. in Strategic Communication program and an associate professor in the Department of Communication Studies at Azusa Pacific, where she teaches public relations and strategic communication courses.

Her research interests include image repair in sports, African American images in the media, and the intersection of sports, communication and race. Her scholarship has been presented at annual meetings of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, the International Association for Communication and Sport, the International Communication Association, and the National Communication Association. Her work has been published in Communication Teacher, the Journal of African American Studies, the Journal of Contemporary Athletics, and the Journal of Sports Media.

Anderson is a proponent of cultural competence and a student of diversity, having served on the diversity committees of her previous institutions. She is also an alumna of the Southern Regional Education Board Doctoral Scholars Program, a program designed to increase the number of minority faculty, and frequently attends at the program’s annual Compact for Faculty Diversity/Institute on Teaching and Mentoring.


  • Ph.D. in Communication and Information Sciences, University of Alabama
  • M.S. in Communications, University of Tennessee
  • ABJ in Advertising, University of Georgia

Academic Areas

  • Communication
    • Department of Communication Studies
  • School of Visual and Performing Arts (College of the Arts)


  • Communication and Race
  • Communication History
  • Sports Communication
  • Strategic Communication

Courses Taught

  • PUBR 495 Special Topics in Public Relations: Crisis Communication

Office Hours

Tuesdays 9:30AM-11:30AM
Wednesdays 9:30AM-10:30AM