Teaching Summary

  • Associate Professor: In my 7th year at the University of Wyoming's Department of Communication and Journalism
  • Education: PhD in communication from The Ohio State University in 2010; MA in mass communication from the University of Florida in 2006; BS in journalism from the University of Florida in 2004
  • Teaching Experience: I have independently taught courses at the college level for 10 years. I have taught at each course level (1000 through 5000), and I have taught in a diverse set of classroom environments (e.g., large introductory courses, technology-focused classes in computer labs, basic and advanced writing courses, graduate seminars, methods courses). You may download the syllabi here. Below is a list of courses that I have independently taught.
  • Teaching and Advising Philosophy: I believe the student and instructor/mentor relationship should be built upon: respect, understanding, trust, transparency, and high expectations. A strong feeling of community will strongly encourage students and advisees to remember academic experiences, even when they have completed their degree. Please read more of my teaching and advising philosophy here.
  • Evaluation Summary: Since fall semester 2010 at UW, I have taught 20 courses independently, and my average total on a 5-point scale is 4.42. Please see my evaluation summary for details.
  • Undergraduate Student Advising: Throughout my years as an assistant professor, I served as primary academic advisor for about 35 communication and journalism students
  • Master's Student Advising and Chairing: As the Director of Graduate Studies, I am the primary academic advistor for our 27 master's degree students. I have chaired 14 thesis committees and served on 14 thesis committees as a member.