- Ph.D. Mass Communication, Regent University
- M.A. Public Affairs Journalism, Regent University
- M.A. Public Policy, Regent University
- B.A. Health, University of Louisville
Professor of Mass Communication
Chair, Department of Communication, Media, and Culture
- Ecarma, R.E. (September 23, 2009). The Herald-Journal, “Race-based attacks reflect a desperate political ploy.” Guest Column, Spartanburg, SC.
- Ecarma, R.E. (2006). The Herald-Journal, “Illegal immigration: Illegal entry is risk to nation’s vitality and its future.” Guest Column, Spartanburg, SC.
- Ecarma, R.E. (2005). Greenville News (archives greenvilleonline.com), “King’s vision did not see special preferences for anyone.” Greenville, SC.
- Ecarma, R.E. (2003). Beyond Ideology: A case study of egalitarian bias in the news? University Press of America: Lanham, MD.
- Ecarma, R.E. (March 16, 2003). Ethics in Religion and Life (Erlc.com and Christianity.com) “Capital Punishment,” Essay in support.
- Ecarma, R.E. (1992). Newspaper Coverage of Abortion Marches in Washington, DC, Master’s Thesis, 1992. Regent University (in Dissertation Abstracts International ERIC).
- National Religious Broadcasters Convention, Washington, DC/Nashville, TN
- Intercollegiate Religious Broadcasters, Washington, DC/Nashville, TN
- Southern States Communication Association
- Association of Christian College Media, Washington, DC/Newport, TN
Topic of Expertise
- Christianity and the Media
- Political Communication and the Christian Worldview
- Media and Politics
- Media Bias and Effects
Awards, Honors, and Recognitions
Fire Commissioner, Tigerville Fire Department, South Carolina, nominated by Greenville
County Councilman Joe Dill, appointed by SC Governor Mark Sanford
Co-founder of Asian American Association of Hampton Roads, Chesapeake, VA.
Founder and president of Filipino-American Youth Organization of KY & S. IN.
Ph.D. scholarship, Regent University Doctoral Program, Virginia Beach, VA
Kentucky Colonel, Honorary Commission from Governor Brereton Jones, Louisville, KY,
Dean’s Scholarship, College of Law and Government, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Dooner Scholarship, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Dean’s Scholarship, College of Communication & Arts, Regent University, Virginia Beach VA.
Academic Merit Award, School of Public Policy, Regent University, Virginia Beach, VA.
Naval Meritorious Service Award, Department of the Navy, United States Navy.
Men’s Tennis Scholarship, University of Louisville, Louisville, KY, (best record in Univ. of Louisville Men’s Tennis history during years played).
Dean’s List (Academic/Athletic), Men’s Tennis Team, University of Louisville in KY.