Teaching

Spring 2017 office hours

  • Tuesday – Thursday 9-11 a.m. – 122 Meredith Hall

Classes I teach (or have taught)

This semester (Spring 2017), I am teaching three undergrad courses and one graduate class. For undergrads, I am teaching Web Page Design, Social Media Strategies and Digital Media Strategies. For graduate students, I’m teaching Emerging Media Strategies in our Master of Communication Leadership program.

Past undergrad classes…

Past graduate classes…

  • Emerging Media Strategies
  • Multimedia Communication
  • Social Media Strategies
  • Visual Communication
  • Content Marketing for the Digital Landscape

See also: Workshops

Service and scholarly activity

Ongoing

I write a social media column every three months for the Des Moines Register.

I write a weekly email newsletter about what is new in digital/social media.

I am faculty adviser for the Drake Photography Club.

I represent the Drake SJMC on the Social Media Managers committee.

I am on the Drake SJMC Technology Committee.

I serve as webmaster for Drake SJMC website and run social media accounts for the Drake SJMC (with help from other faculty members, most notably Jill VanWyke on the @drakejmc Twitter).

I serve as a digital media consultant for KMA Radio, the ACLU of Iowa and Kohles & Bach Heating & Cooling.

2016

“Mobile Video Tools Workshop,” presented to Central Iowa Public Relations Society of America (November 2016)

“Creating Strategists IRL One Snap, Tweet and Post at a Time: Using Data to Increase Students’ Understanding of Online Engagement and Reputation Management,” with K. Bruhn, poster presented at PRSA 2016 International Conference (October 2016)

“Smartphone Video Workshop,” for area professionals (October 2016)

“Integrating Social Media Into the Marketing Curriculum,” position paper with R. Hanna, J. Rogers and H. Rottier, in Marketing Management Association Fall 2016 Educators’ Conference Proceedings (September 2016)

“Integrating Social Media Into the Marketing Curriculum,” with R. Hanna, J. Rogers and H. Rottier, presented at Marketing Management Association Fall Educators’ Conference (September 2016)

“Core Video Techniques,” workshop presented to Ames PRAM (Public Relations, Advertising, Marketing) group (September 2016)

“Back Pocket Journalism: Going Mobile in the Classroom,” with A. Adornato, A. Richardson, C. Schwalbe and C. Zuegner at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference (August 2016)

“Advanced Graphic Design,” class presented at Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop (July 2016)

“Apps for Journalism,” Twitter chat hosted for the Iowa Newspaper Association (April 2016)

“New Digital Tools,” presented at Iowa Newspaper Association High School Media Leadership/Innovation Conference (April 2016)

“Smartphone video,” workshop for students, faculty and area professionals as part of E.T. Meredith Magazine Center (April 2016)

“New Digital Tools,” workshop for students, faculty and area professionals as part of E.T. Meredith Magazine Center (March 2016)

“Social Media Strategies,” workshop for students, faculty and area professionals as part of E.T. Meredith Magazine Center (February 2016)

“Snapchat Storytelling,” presented at North High School, Des Moines (January 2016)

2015

Nov. 11, 2016: Hosted a Media Day at Drake for 40 high school students from Des Moines public high schools.

September 16, 2015: Spoke to Des Moines East High School’s leadership class about new technology.

August 3, 2015: Spoke to NABJ High School Workshop (JSHOP) about new tools for journalism students.

July 26-30 2015: Taught advanced graphic design class to 16 high school students at Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop in Iowa City.

June/July 2015: Judged the website category in National Scholastic Press Association’s annual contest.

June 21-24 2015: Taught class called Web: Leading the Digital Revolution class at MediaNowSTL high school media workshop.

February-May 2015: Experimented with Snapchat as a storytelling tool for Drake JMC along with two students – Kelsey Rooney and Grace Wenzel.

May 2015: Spoke about design to the newspaper class at Des Moines East High School.

April 2015: Spoke on a panel at Journalism Interactive conference in about the teaching hospital model in j-schools.

April 2015: Judged the website category in Michigan Interscholastic Press Association’s annual contest.

April 10, 2015: Presented on mobile video tools for PRSSA Regional Conference in Des Moines.

April 6, 2015: Presented on Snapchat for Businesses at Drake University.

April 4, 2015: Taught day-long Social Media Strategies workshop at Drake | See workshop resources

March 2015: Spoke to Westside High School journalism class in Omaha about emerging media tools.

March 2015: Spoke about mobile video tools with Iowa Pork Board.

January 2015: Judged the website category in National Scholastic Press Association’s annual contest.

2014

July 2014: Taught advanced graphic design class at Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop in Iowa City.

June 2014: Taught web design class at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

April 30, 2014  – Presented to American Marketing Association membership with Prof. Pisarski on “targeting the next generation.”

April 24, 2014 – Spoke about mobile video to PRSA Central Chapter.

April 23, 2014 – Presented mobile video tools at Happy Medium agency.

March 2014 – Taught a workshop on mobile video at Drake.

February 2014 – Taught a workshop on building websites in WordPress for AIGA Iowa.

2013

Sept. 28, 2013 – Taught a workshop on DSLR photography at Drake.

August 2013 – Taught webinar on apps for news reporting for Iowa Newspaper Association.

July 2013 – Presented about WordPress at Design + Tech.

June 2013 – Taught advanced web sequence at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

March 29, 2013 – Presented lunch and learn to Drake Faculty about using social media in the classroom

March 7, 2013 – Led an SEO workshop at Strategic America in West Des Moines.

March 1, 2013 – Wrote Des Moines Register article on Golden Rules of Social Media

January 2013 – Attended multimedia storytelling training at Knight Digital Media Center

2012

July 2012 – Taught journalism sequence at Business Horizons high school camp in Pella, Iowa.

June 2012 – Taught design sequence at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

January 2012 – Redesigned the website for Andrews Auld Heating and Cooling

January 11, 2012 – Spoke to IABC Iowa about writing for the web and mobile journalism.

April 2012 – Judged website design category for Journalism Educators of Metropolitan Kansas City high school journalism contest

February 2012 – Spoke at Iowa Newspaper Association Convention about Writing for the Web

2011

Nov. 17, 2011 – Presented to National Communication Association Convention on the topic: Voices For and of The People: New Media, Journalism, and the Iowa Caucuses

November 2011 – Presented to patch.com Iowa editors about social media

August 2011 – Taught weeklong adviser workshop on design at University of Iowa

June 2011 – Taught design sequence at MediaNowSTL high school journalism camp.

2010

August 2010 – Spoke to the Iowa High School Press Association about Social Media, the future of media and your role

October 2010 – Led an Iowa Newspaper Foundation webinar on Improving your website to increase traffic

October 2010 – Redesigned website for Drake Neighborhood Association

November 2010 – Presented as part of a Mofuse Jump Into Mobile webinar