Academia

 



DIGITAL COMMUNICATION

teaching in higher ed


OVERVIEW / / Instructor (part-time faculty member) of Digital Comm / / curriculum requirement (majors) / / Furman (Dept. of Comm Studies) / / 2012 – 2017 (simultaneously maintained career in industry for duration)

TOPICS / / writing for the web  / / journalism (principles, practices & institutions) / / news media (history & trends) / / blogging / / truth in the digital age (objectivity & subjectivity) / / internet ethics / / networked spaces / / platforms & content management systems / / revenue models / / archiving / / analytics / / digital photography / / graphic design / / typography / / branding & identity / / copyright & licensing / / information architecture & design / / video & audio (pre- to post-production) / / UX / / web design / / digital project management & workflows

PROJECTS & DELIVERABLES / / individual blog sites (WP) / / thematic blog posts  / / news articles / / profile feature stories / / visual essays / / podcasts (Audacity, Garageband, SoundCloud)  / / photography (Adobe PS) / / portraits / / videos (Adobe Premiere, YouTube & Vimeo)  / / personal & professional logos / / business cards / / infographics (PS also used for graphic designs) / / personal portfolio websites (Wix & SquareSpace)



RHETORIC & COMPOSITION

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OVERVIEW / / Graduate Teaching Assistant (instructor of record) of Accelerated Rhetoric & Composition (ENGL 103) / / curriculum requirement (GE) / / Clemson (Dept. of English)  / / 2010 – 2011

TOPICS / / multimodal composition / / creativity & process of invention / / ideology in media & culture / / visual argument / / rhetorical convergence & technologies / / ethos (identity, credibility, authenticity, transparency, intent, reliability, quality of sources, value, power & influence) / /  pathos (experiential, human connection, emotion, mood, art, style, aesthetic, beauty, presentation, relatability) / / logos (data, facts, research, evidence, consistency, support of claims, sources, specificity, measurement, outcomes & solutions) / / audience & users / / rhetorical constraints / / timeliness, situation & context / / framing & POV / / narrative / / form (theme, structure, arrangement, voice, tone, unity) / / function (purpose, usefulness, shareability, usability, readability, accessibility, feedback)

PEDAGOGICAL PREP / / ENGL 885: Composition Theory (pedagogy emphasis) / / taught by Director of First-Year Composition Dr. Cynthia Haynes (who served on my committee & whose latest published work, The Homesick Phonebook: Addressing Rhetorics in the Age of Perpetual Conflict, just won the 2017 Rhetoric Society of America Best Book Award) / / worked w/ students as a tutor/GA in university’s Writing Center & MATRF (Multimedia Authoring Teaching & Research Facility) / / 2009 – 2010



PROFESSIONAL COMMUNICATION

graduate studies


M.A., PROFESSIONAL COMM / / Digital Publishing & Media Studies (emphasis) / / Clemson Univ. (Dept. of English) / / 4.0 & defended w/ HONORS distinction / / 2009 – 2011

COURSEWORK / / Professional Writing / /  Rhetoric & Professional Comm / / Workplace Comm / / Research Methods for Professional Writing / / Visual Comm / / Comm, Culture & the Social ‘Net / / Composition Theory

INDEPENDENT STUDIES / / Sport Media: Theories & Practices / / Race & Sport Media / / both led by committee member Dr. Andrew Billings (Director of Alabama Program in Sports Comm & Ronald Reagan Chair of Broadcasting – Dept. of Journalism & Creative Media)

RESEARCH / / Bridging the Gap: Sports Journalists as Professional Communicators/Orchestrators of Identification between Organizational & Public Discourses (93 pages) / / client – Tiger Illustrated / / read (PDF) / / watch (director’s cut) / / defended w/ HONORS DISTINCTION / / graciously led by committee chair Dr. Jan Holmevik (Co-Director for Center of Excellence in Next-Generation Computing & Creativity)

INTERNSHIP / / Atlantic Coast Conference / / Clemson Campus Correspondent (2009) & Editor of ACC Blog Network (2010)



LITERATURE & FINE ARTS

undergraduate studies


B.A., ENGLISH / / Literature (emphasis) / / Fine Arts (minor w/ Creative Writing emphasis) / / Clemson  / / HONORS & CUM LAUDE / /  Robert Rollins Writing Award finalist (best paper written annually in upper-level English course & nominated by faculty) – senior seminar thesis (sexuality, murder & the supernatural in Victorian lit – feminist crit)  / / 2003 – 2007

COURSEWORK / / lit theory / / classical & modern rhetoric / / writing poetry / / writing short fiction / /  contemporary lit / / children’s lit / / American & British women writers / / Victorian period / / Romantic period / / Shakespeare / / Milton / / texts of world religions / / philosophy / / art & architecture history / / history of American music / / 2-dimensional art