Teaching

Screen Shot 2016-04-18 at 10.58.15 AM(* indicates connection with 2014-2015 ONA Challenge Fund for Innovation in Journalism Education award)

(** indicates connection with 2015-2016 Donald W. Reynolds Journalism Institute Research Scholars award)

(+ indicates connection with Mobile Virtual Reality Lab funding)

(# indicates connection with Narratives Mobile App funding)

 

 

Florida International University (Assistant Professor)

Audience Analysis, Public Opinion and New Media (Fall 2015**; Spring 2016**; Fall 2016+; Spring 2017+)
Core course for the Digital Media Studies Major

Senior Multimedia Project (Summer 2014*; Summer 2015; Fall 2015; Summer 2016+)
Required capstone course. Summer 2014 class collaborated with another section on media production for NASA and FIU’s Aquarius underwater laboratory in Key Largo 

Visual Storytelling (Fall 2013; Spring 2014; Spring 2015*; Spring 2016; Spring 2017+#)
Course based on video, photography, and data visualization for journalism majors

Theories of Mass Communication (Fall 2013; Fall 2014; Spring 2015*)
Graduate master’s course in the Global Strategic Communications program in the Department of Advertising and Public Relations, as well as for the Miami Advertising School; course material focuses on cultural studies in media

Digital Theories (Spring 2013; Spring 2014; Fall 2014; Spring 2016; Fall 2016+; Spring 2017+)
Designed lecture for 50 students; focus on cultural studies in new media

Multimedia Production (Fall 2012; Spring 2013; Fall 2014*)
Required course with 20 students; published ebook on community storytelling, Fall 2012; Fall 2014 course includes partnerships with Hampton University, MAST @ FIU high school, and eyesontherise.org

News Reporting and Writing (Summer 2013)
Required, introductory course for 20 journalism majors

Visual Design for a Globalized Media (Spring 2013)
Redesigned lecture with 100 students; focus on cultural studies in new media

Writing Strategies (Fall 2012; Fall 2013)
Required course with 20 students

 

University of Wisconsin-Richland (Lecturer)

Applied Journalism (2008-2009)
Elective course with 20 students; published to online-only student newspaper

 

University of Iowa (Teaching Assistant/Graduate Instructor)

Media History and Culture (Spring 2011-Spring 2012)
Two weekly 50-minute discussion sections with 30 students for required course about media in Civil Rights era and in contemporary culture

Interpretations of Literature (Spring 2012)
Course focused on narrative theory, journalism and civic engagement with 20 students; published to CrossingBorders.us community storytelling site; public event; co-taught

Journalistic Reporting and Writing (Fall 2009-Fall 2011)
Skills-based, stand-alone course with 20 students

Journalism Issues (Fall 2009-Fall 2011)
Stand-alone lecture with 75 students

Specialized Reporting and Writing (Summer 2010)
Stand-alone multimedia storytelling course with 12 students

 

Pre-college Instruction (Instructor)

Media and the News, University of Iowa Upward Bound (Summer 2011)
Eight-week course with 20 under-represented high school students; published to CrossingBorders.us community storytelling website; public event; co-taught

Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee TRIO (Summer 2007)
Four-week course with 30 under-represented high school students; published work with Milwaukee Journal Sentinel

Introductory Journalism, University of Iowa Summer Journalism Workshop (Summer 2002; 2003)
Week-long course with 30 students co-taught

Journalism, University of Wisconsin-Richland Pre-college Program (Summer 2000; 2001)
Introductory course with 20 students from rural and urban backgrounds; published newspaper 

 

Teaching Activities

Courses Designed

Writing Fundamentals for Communicators (MMC 3121), Department of Journalism + Media, Florida International University, Fall 2016

 

Doctoral Committees

Nathan Seeley, FIU Department of History, Spring 2017 – Present

Vanessa Leon, FIU Department of Politics & International Relations (Completed Spring 2016)

Nister Kabir, Media, Film & Communication University of Otago (New Zealand) (Completed 2013)

 

Thesis Advisor

Co-Advisor, Jennifer Kramer, M.S. Global Strategic Communication (Completed Spring 2016)

Co-Advisor, Silva Sanchez, M.S. Global Strategic Communication (Completed Spring 2016)

Co-Advisor, Alina Rafikova, M.S. Global Strategic Communication (Completed Spring 2016)

Co-Advisor, Bianca Morrison, M.S. Global Strategic Communication (Completed Spring 2015)

Co-Advisor, Natalie Dinkins, M.S. Global Strategic Communication (Completed Spring 2015)

 

Supervised Independent Study

Emily Devine, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2016

Amy Pokorney, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University, Fall 2016

Jeffrey Pierre, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University, Summer 2016

Jessica Soler, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University, Summer 2016

Sophia De La Vega, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University, Summer 2016

Alina Rafikova, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2015

Natalie Dinkins, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Spring 2015

Bianca Morrison, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2014

Moises Fuertes, Undergraduate Student, Florida International University, Spring 2014

Carolina Salinas Luna Pizarro, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2013

 

Supervised Research Assistants 

Maxime Komornik, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Spring 2017

Emily Devine, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Spring 2016 – Fall 2016

Alina Rafikova, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2015

Bianca Morrison, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2013 – Spring 2014

Maria Rosa Collazo, Master’s Student, Florida International University, Fall 2012 – Spring 2013