Teaching

Over the last seven years, I have independently taught nine courses across the three universities with which I have been associated. Currently, I am teaching news reporting in our undergraduate journalism program and introductory quantitative methods in our college-wide doctoral program. In the spring, I will be teaching a senior-level special topics course in data journalism. The class will cover topics, such as: finding data, statistics for journalists and visualization techniques.

Here are short descriptions of the courses I have taught:

Quantitative Communication and Information Research Methods, introductory quantitative methods course for Ph.D. students in the College of Communication and Information doctoral program at the University of Tennessee, Fall 2012 and Fall 2013

News Reporting, skills course covering the basics of news reporting, interviewing, and writing, The Ohio State University, Fall 2009 and the University of Tennessee, Fall 2011, Spring and Fall 2012, and Spring and Fall 2013

Media and Terrorism, seminar covering topics such as media coverage of terrorism and its effects on viewers’ understanding of domestic and international terrorism, The Ohio State University, Summer 2010

Social Implications of New Media, seminar covering topics such as kids and the Internet, online anonymity, digital inequality, and journalism and online media, The Ohio State University, Winter 2010

Web Design and Production, accelerated web design summer course for high school journalism educators, taught high school teachers how to integrate new media technologies into their school’s student newspapers, Ball State University, Summer 2009

Creative Message Design, capstone course covering all types of public relations writing, including press releases, television and radio advertising, and online and social media, The Ohio State University, Summer 2009

Reporting and Editing for the News Media, sophomore-level introductory news writing course in the strategic communication sequence, Spring, Summer and Fall 2008

Persuasive Communication, survey course covering various core theories of persuasion, The Ohio State University, Fall 2007 and Winter 2008

Introduction to Video Production, introductory field videography and editing course, Ball State University, Fall 2006 and Spring 2007

I have also been very lucky to have the opportunity to work as a graduate teaching assistant on a number of innovative courses at both Ball State University and The Ohio State University. This has included working with student news organizations, including the Lantern (OSU) and NewsLink Indiana (BSU), and working with experimental classes, like the interactive television design course at Ball State.