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Teaching, Service & Scholarship

Courses Taught at Quinnipiac University

  • JRN 160: Intro to Media Writing
  • JRN 263: Broadcast News Writing (re-developed spring 2015)
  • JRN 280: The Art of the Podcast (developed spring 2016)
  • JRN 291: Reporting for Television
  • JRN 300: Special Topics – Newscast Producing for Radio and TV
  • JRN 311: Advanced Reporting for TV
  • JRN 496: Producing and Presenting the News (AKA: The QNN Newscast)
  • JRN 524: Broadcast Journalism (Graduate-level)
  • JRN 590: Newsroom Clinical (Graduate-level)
  • JRN 595: Sports Clinical (Graduate-level)
  • COM 140: Storytelling

Significant Service Activities

  • Interim Journalism Department Chair (2013-2014)
  • Faculty Senator (Term faculty representative 2014-2015)
  • Developed and implemented new and innovative undergraduate journalism curriculum (2014)
  • Chaired two successful faculty search committees
  • University Curriculum Review Committee (2015-present, Vice Chair 2016-2017)
  • School of Communications Undergraduate Curriculum Committee (2016-present)
  • Faculty Senate IT Committee member (2014-2015)
  • School of Communications Ad Hoc Writing Committee member (2013-2014)
  • Academic advisor and mentor to 30+ students per semester

Invited Presentations

  • “The Art of the Podcast” Panel Moderator / Presenter at BEA 2017 convention in Las Vegas.

    Conceived of the panel idea, recruited three participants, and organized / moderated the panel discussion.  The presentation had well over 60 attendees.

  • “Curriculum Swapshop” – Presentation on “Podcasting Instead of Papers: Ways to Encourage Student Creativity” chosen as part of the panel in a competitive process at the BEA 2017 convention in Las Vegas

    Submitted a presentation idea to the panel and was accepted in a competitive process.

  • “New Face in the Newsroom: How to Fit In as a Freelancer” – chosen as part of the panel in a competitive process at the BEA 2017  convention in Las Vegas

    Submitted a presentation idea to the panel and was accepted in a competitive process.

    Panelist: “Do-It-Yourself Radio and Audio Presentations” National Coalition of Independent Scholars (NCIS) Conference (New Haven, CT: June 2015)

  • Panelist: “Making the Most of Your Student Newscast” Broadcast Educator’s Association (BEA) Conference (Las Vegas, NV: April 2015)
  • “The Media and Disaster Coverage” – Presentation at National Governor’s Association meeting (Santa Fe, NM: April 2012)
  • “The Media and Mass Evacuations” – Presentation at National Governor’s Association Mass Evacuation Summit (Fairfax, VA: February 2012)

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