Assistant Professor of Communication
Carl Christman grew up in Loma Linda and currently resides in Riverside. He loves traveling oversees during the summer and skiing in the winter.
Carl received a dual Bachelors Degree in Communication and English from La Sierra in 2001 and was a member of the Honors Department. He was selected La Sierra University “Researcher of the Year” in 2000. Following his undergraduate work Carl completed his Master's Degree in Speech Communications at California State University, Fullerton in 2005.
Carl teaches Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communications, Screenwriting & Film Production classes.
Carl has worked in a variety of aspects of film production. He has used his keen interest in political rhetoric and human rights issues to write, direct and produce several documentaries. These films have appeared in a variety of domestic and oversees markets. With his unique satirical style Carl is trying to change the way people look at politics and American culture.
The Culture of Fear details the epidemic of fear in America, ranging from child predators to immigrants and from drug abuse to terrorism. It Features interviews with Dr. Noam Chomsky, Rep. Dennis Kucinich and many others and offers an in-depth exploration of the culture of fear.
Freedom Fries: And Other Stupidity We’ll Have to Explain to Our Grandchildren is a whimsical look at patriotism and consumerism in America. It explores the absurdity of many of the symbolic gestures that have recently pervaded American culture, such as the wasting of French wine and the waving of Chinese-made American flags. Freedom Fries shows that these idle gestures stem from our culture of consumption and do real damage to our democracy as well as our humanity. With the aid of a leading scholar and an outspoken social activist this film draws a concrete relationship between American consumerism and patriotism.
Birther: Obama's Secret is a satirical mockumentary that takes a comedic look at the birther movement and various American conspiracy theories.
Get The Edge: A Rhetorical Analysis of the use of Scientific Language in the Tony Robbins Seminar “Get The Edge,” presented at the 80th Annual Western States Communication Association Conference, Palm Springs, CA, 2006.
This is Right: Rhteorical Analysis of a Post-September 11 Article, presented at the 35th Annual California State University Hayward Rhetorical Criticism Conference, Hayward, CA 2003.
Orthodoxy-Progressivism as a Dimension of Cultural Variability, presented at the 1st Annual University of New Mexico Cultural Communications Conference, Albuquerque, NM, 2002.
Pro-Life Use of Visual Imagery, presented at the 34th Annual Cal. State Hayward Rhetorical Criticism Conference, Hayward, CA, 2002.
Debate vs. Sports: An Analysis of Extracurricular School Funding, presented at the 76th Annual Western States Communication Association Conference, Long Beach, CA, 2002.
A Feminist Interpretation of Genesis, presented at the 32nd Annual California State Hayward Rhetorical Criticism Conference, Hayward, CA, 2000.
Abortion Rhetoric, presented at the 3rd Annual La Sierra University Research Symposium, Riverside, CA, 2000.
Engendered Creation, presented at the 2nd Annual La Sierra University Research Symposium, Riverside, CA, 1999.