Résumé


Tech Skills, Programs and Protocols
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Previously taught

  • Acrobat
  • Audacity
  • Audition
  • Blogger
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Facebook
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Fireworks
  • Flash
  • FTP
  • HTML
  • Photoshop
  • Programming concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MySpace
  • OpenOffice
  • Responsible SEO methods
  • Soundslides
  • Twitter
  • WordPress
  • YouTube
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    Regular use

  • Acrobat
  • Audacity
  • Camtasia Studio
  • CSS
  • DVD Flick
  • Facebook
  • Fireworks
  • FTP
  • HTML
  • InDesign
  • LinkedIn
  • Photoshop
  • Programming concepts
  • Microsoft Office Suite
  • MySpace
  • QuickTime Pro
  • Responsible SEO methods
  • Twitter
  • Vimeo
  • WordPress
  • YouTube
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    Familiar with

  • ActionScript
  • After Effects
  • Django
  • Flash
  • JavaScript
  • LAMP/MAMP
  • MySQL
  • PHP
  • Premiere
  • Python
  • RSS
  • SPSS
  • XML
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    Professional Experience

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      Associate Professor of Interactive Media
      Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (link)
      August 2013 – present

      • Adapt and develop the interactive media curriculum…
      • Teach introductory and capstone interactive media courses on topics ranging from media ethics and mass media history to project management and career development…
      • Utilize social networking and content management systems as an extension of the classroom…
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      Assistant Professor of Interactive Media
      Johnson County Community College, Overland Park, KS (link)
      January 2010 – August 2013

      • Adapted and developed the interactive media curriculum for five sections of four semester courses…
      • Taught introductory and capstone interactive media courses on topics ranging from media ethics and mass media history to project management and career development…
      • Utilized social networking and content management systems as an extension of the classroom…
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      Director of Multimedia and Technology
      The University of Kansas School of Fine Arts, Lawrence, KS (link)
      August 2007 – June 2008

      • Directed the Digital Media Center and all computer labs distributed throughout the Art and Design building, with annual revenues exceeding $80,000…
      • Managed a staff of 14 full-time and student employees…
      • Created and continually developed the audio, video and web presence of the Department of Art and the Department of Design…
      • Served as the technical faculty liaison, integrating technology in the classroom…
      • Implemented VOIP and video conferencing technology for international lectures…
      • Directed acquisition and implementation of multimedia technology for the departments…
      • Implemented content management systems to support intra-office and web applications…
      • Created a dynamic FAQ system for greater customer satisfaction and JIT training capabilities…
      • Developed and refined technical standards and best practices for the departments…
      • Mentored students with class projects and career development…

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      Lecturer/Mentor
      The University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS (link)
      May 2007 – October 2007

      • Created and led the “Innovation Incubator” for The University of Kansas under grant from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation’s 21st Century News Challenge…
      • Taught and mentored five KU students through the development, critique and presentation of their news innovation, “VoxPop”, at the Online News Association convention in Toronto, Ontario, Canada…
      • Guided 35 students from seven leading national academic institutions towards creative solutions to digital news problems…

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      New Media Faculty
      Kansas Journalism Institute, Lawrence, KS (link)
      April 2007 – August 2007

      • Created the “new media” curriculum for the Kansas Journalism Institute (KJI)…
      • Taught high school students from across the nation how to blog, shoot small video packages, create slideshows with Soundslides and create netcasts of their experiences at KJI, emphasizing responsible SEO methods and web best practices…

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      Multimedia Newsroom Coordinator
      William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Lawrence, KS (link)
      August 2006 – August 2007

      • Directed a staff of 12 online producers, 77 multimedia reporters and 48 multimedia editors…
      • Produced web-ready audio, video and text content daily…
      • Redesigned and continually developed KUJH Online web site and eHub blogs…
      • Managed and maintained 42 sites using proprietary and vended web publishing systems…
      • Developed and refined online journalism standards and best practices…
      • Provided technical instruction and support to students and faculty in the methods and systems for web content creation, including JIT training and documentation…
      • Lectured in and assisted in the teaching of online journalism courses…
      • Mentored students with class projects and career development…

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      Graduate Research Assistant
      William Allen White School of Journalism and Mass Communications, Lawrence, KS (link)
      October 2004 – July 2006

      • Developed the Knight Foundation’s Covering Communities web site with the goal of improving community contact and representation via web tools for journalists and community leaders…
      • Taught science writing students to maximize reach with multimedia content and blogging…
      • Updated a 1999 study on stem cell research news coverage and a content analysis of broadcast and print coverage of the anthrax attacks of late 2001…

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      Communications Intern
      Andrews McMeel Universal, Kansas City, MO (link)
      June 2005 – August 2005

      • Published feature stories, news releases, and biographies in national and international media…
      • Researched, wrote, and edited supplemental materials for new feature sales kits…
      • Compiled and edited media clip highlight reports for distribution to AMU editors and staff…

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      Claim Representative
      The Hartford, Overland Park, KS (link)
      October 2003 – May 2004

      • Awarded Manager’s Citations for Innovation and for Excellence…
      • Appointed to The Hartford Future Business Model Workflow Improvement Committee and the
        Diversity and Inclusion Committee…
      • Developed a modern system for inter- and intra-office electronic document creation to streamline and standardize jurisdictional output…
      • Promoted from Claim Technician to Claim Representative after three months…
      • Achieved equitable and timely workers’ compensation claim dispositions, assessment of expense exposure and excellent customer service…

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    Academics

      Master of Science, Journalism & Mass Communications
      William Allen White School of Journalism & Mass Communications
      The University of Kansas, 2006
      Graduate studies in Law
      The University of Kansas School of Law, 2002
      Bachelor of Arts, Political Science
      The University of Kansas, 2002
      Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
      The University of Kansas, 2001