Faculty and Staff

Darleen Principe

Darleen Principe

Karin Stellwagen

Karin Stellwagen

Julia McHugh 
Julia McHugh
Julia McHugh began her 30-year public relations career in San Francisco with positions at KQED, Lucasfilm Ltd., and the San Francisco Conservatory of Music.
 
Since moving to Santa Barbara in 1995, McHugh has worked with many local arts and nonprofit organizations. She served as the Santa Barbara Zoo's Director of Public Relations from 2002 to 2019, and was publicist for the Lobero Theatre's concerts for more than 10 seasons. Other clients have included the Lit Moon Theatre Company, Santa Barbara Maritime Museum, Lotusland, Wildling Museum of Art and Nature, Music Academy of the West, Santa Barbara Symphony, and Opera Santa Barbara, among others.
 
In 2008, she developed SBCC’s first Public Relations course, which she teaches each semester. She also created the department’s Public Relations Skills Competency Award, which is awarded to both journalism and marketing majors.
 
She is a past member of the Public Relations Committee of the Association of Zoos & Aquariums and of the Santa Barbara Performing Arts League. McHugh holds a BA in Arts Administration from Antioch University and an APR (Accredited in Public Relations) from the Public Relations Society of America (PRSA), and has been named the Accreditation Chair of the local Gold Coast PRSA Chapter.
 
Joshua Molina
Joshua Molina

Joshua Molina is the acting adviser to the The Channels, Santa Barbara City College's student newspaper. He has taught Journalism 101, Introduction to Newswriting and Reporting since 2009.

Molina began his professional career as a copy editor for the San Diego North County Times before working as reporter for the Santa Barbara News-Press, where he won several investigative journalism awards, including a California Newspaper Publishers Association's First Place Public Service Award for his expose of elder abuse at a Santa Barbara nursing home that has since shut down. The investigative series led to a $3 million judgment, the first settlement for elder abuse against a corporate owner in the nation's history, and ultimately the sale of the company.

Molina also won the First Place Breaking News Award from the California Newspaper Publishers Association for his coverage of David Attias' rampage through Isla Vista in 2001. Molina's investigation into a conflict of interest at the Santa Barbara Metropolitan Transit District also led to a First Place Public Service Award from the CNPA.  The series led to the departure of the then-general manager.

John Thomas Rose 
John Thomas Rose
John Thomas Rose is the lab teaching assistant to The Channels. He started at SBCC in 2013 and—along with the faculty adviser—oversees journalism, photography and video students working on the online student news site.

In Spring 2012, Rose completed a multimedia internship at the Science Desk at National Public Radio headquarters in Washington, D.C. Later that year he graduated from Brooks Institute with a bachelor’s of science degree in Visual Journalism. He also holds a bachelor’s of arts degree in Spanish from Elmhurst College’s class of 2002.

Before joining the SBCC journalism team, Rose worked for lynda.com, editing software tutorial videos. He took the experience from lynda.com— communicating technical knowledge in a concise manner—to The Channels and has introduced the staff to a variety of new software and hardware.

He has inspired many students to challenge themselves to learn the Adobe Suite, as well as tips on using the tools of their trade. Rose specializes in photojournalism, video journalism, video editing, audio recording and non-fiction storytelling.