CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION
  • 2020
    2016
    COLUMBIA, SC

    MASS COMMUNICATIONS - PH.D.

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Certificate in Women & Gender Studies

    Research interests: the intersection of emerging media and society focusing on gender-specific implications, and audience impact on media

  • 2007
    2001
    COLUMBIA, SC

    MASTER OF MASS COMMUNICATION

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    MMC in Integrated Marketing Communications
  • 1999
    1995
    ROCK HILL, SC

    BACHELOR OF SCIENCE

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

    BS in Business and Marketing with elective classes in journalism
ACADEMIC POSITIONS
  • 2020
    2019
    COLUMBIA, SC

    INSTRUCTOR

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Spring 2019, Fall 2019 & Spring 2020 Instructor for JOUR 311/WGST 331, Minorities, Women, and Mass Media
  • 2020
    2019
    COLUMBIA, SC

    INSTRUCTOR

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Spring 2020 Instructor for JOUR 416: Creative Strategies in Advertising
  • Fall
    2018
    COLUMBIA, SC

    INSTRUCTOR

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Fall 2018 Instructor for JOUR 220, Account Planning
  • 2017
    2018
    ROCK HILL, SC

    INSTRUCTOR

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Fall 2017 and Spring 2018 Instructor for JOUR 436, Public Relations Writing
  • 2016
    2019
    COLUMBIA, SC

    GRADUATE ASSISTANT

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    Graduate research assistant for multiple professors throughout the department
  • 2014
    2012
    ROCK HILL, SC

    INSTRUCTOR

    WINTHROP UNIVERSITY

    Adjunct instructor for Spring 2012, Spring 2013, and Spring 2014, teaching Advertising Principles (MCOM 341), a sophomore level class focusing on introductory advertising concepts.
PROFESSIONAL MEDIA & COMMUNICATIONS EXPERIENCE
  • 2016
    2005
    INDIAN LAND, SC

    OWNER/PHOTOGRAPHER

    RED K PHOTOGRAPHY

    Launched and operated a profitable photography business specializing in corporate events and weddings.
  • 2012
    2009
    CHARLOTTE, NC

    MARKETING MANAGER

    RED VENTURES

    Managed marketing efforts that drove inbound phone calls into the sales center and generated a positive ROI.

    Managed a team of five creative professionals designing websites, writing copy and executing online campaigns.

  • 2009
    2004
    CHARLOTTE, NC

    MARKETING MANAGER, BRAND & MEMBERSHIP

    AAA CAROLINAS

    Managed all marketing efforts related to general brand awareness, membership acquisition and retention for the 1.7-million-member organization.

    Coordinated and tracked direct mail efforts of over nine million pieces of mail each year to result in over 282,000 new members annually.

    Developed and maintained yearly budget for membership growth across all acquisition and retention channels.

    Conducted market research and performed demographic analyses of current and potential customers.

  • 2004
    1999
    ROCK HILL, SC

    MARKETING DIRECTOR

    FAMILY TRUST FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

    Lead and managed the marketing, advertising, and promotion of the $145 million asset credit union including: coordinating advertising efforts with local media, conducting marketing research, and managing the credit union’s image in the five branch lobbies.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT & MEMBERSHIPS
  • 2014
    2014
    ONLINE

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    MOOCs

    University Teaching 101 from John’s Hopkins University (Coursera – April 2014)

    Verified Certificate Number R69M4882WY

    How to Change the World from Wesleyan University (Coursera – March 2014)

    Verified Certificate Number 93JSZYTRNX

  • 2018
    2016
    COLUMBIA, SC

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    PREPARING FUTURE FACULTY CERTIFICATE

    Certificate program designed to prepare students to serve in faculty roles by requiring completion of activities in the areas of teaching, research and service.
  • 2019
    2019
    COLUMBIA, SC

    PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT

    TEACHING ONLINE FOR GRADUATE STUDENTS CERTIFICATE

    An eight-week certificate program designed to prepare graduate students for online class instruction.
  • Present
    2016
    ONLINE

    MEMBERSHIPS

    ACADEMIC ORGANIZATIONS

    Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

    International Communication Association (ICA)

INVITED LECTURES & GUEST SPEAKER
  • May
    2020
    Online

    Microagressions

    Washington & Lee University

    Guest lecture in Media Stereotypes, JOUR 295, at Washington & Lee University
  • May
    2020
    Online

    True Crime Podcasting

    University of South Carolina

    Guest lecture in JOUR 499 (honors course on podcasting) focusing on True Crime Podcasting.
  • January
    2020
    Columbia, SC

    Race, Gender, Media, and Reality: Fostering Inclusivity and Empowering Change

    University of South Carolina - Center for Teaching Excellence

    Workshop for graduate students and faculty members, focusing on those participating in the Teaching for Inclusive Excellence certificate program.
  • August
    2019
    Toronto, CA

    #SocialJustice as Branded Content: The Politics of Visibility

    AEJMC 2019

    Invited panelist on a joint panel with the Magazine Division and the Commission on the Status of Women. Description from AEJMC program: "This panel analyzes the ways consumer media represent and co-opt social justice discourse and messages of resistant political action. In recent decades, marginalized groups including women, LGBTQ people, and people of color have fought for and improved representation in virtually every mass medium, raising questions about the mainstreaming of once-transgressive discourses.
  • September
    2018
    Columbia, SC

    #ShePersisted, Mitch: An Attempted Instagram Feminist Revolution

    University of South Carolina

    Invited guest lecturer for JOUR 311, Women and Minorities in the Media
  • March
    2019
    Columbia, SC

    SIPA Photography Workshop

    University of South Carolina

    Invited photography workshop co-host for the 2018 Southern Interscholastic Press Association (SIPA). SIPA is an organization for middle and high school students operated by the University of South Carolina College of Information and Communications.
  • March
    2017
    Columbia, SC

    Podcasting Conversation

    University of South Carolina

    Podcasting Panel Discussion (JOUR 499)
  • November
    2016
    Columbia, SC

    Adobe InDesign Review

    University of South Carolina

    Graphics for Visual Communication (JOUR 346)
  • 2011
    2011
    Rock Hill, SC

    Campaign Metrics

    Winthrop University

    Integrated Campaigns (MCOM 456)
AWARDS
  • August
    2020
    San Fancisco, CA (Virtual)

    FIRST PLACE STUDENT PAPER - MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIVISION

    2020 AEJMC NATIONAL CONFERENCE

    First place student paper in the Minorities and Communication Division for the 2020 AEJMC national conference
  • April
    2020
    Columbia, SC

    National Honor Society for Journalism & Mass Communication

    Kappa Tau Alpha

    Conferred membership into the National Honor Society for Journalism & Mass Communication
  • January
    2020
    Columbia, SC

    Breakthrough Graduate Scholar

    University of South Carolina

    One of 14 graduate students recognized campus-wide for excellence in teaching and research
  • August
    2019
    Toronto, Canada

    Mass Comm & Society Graduate Research Award

    AEJMC MC&S Division

    Graduate Research Award from the MC&S Division of AEJMC ($5,000)
  • August
    2019
    Toronto, Canada

    Mary Gardner Award for Graudate Student Research

    AEJMC Commission on the Status of Women

    Graduate Research Award from the Commission on the Status of Women at AEJMC ($250)
  • August
    2019
    Toronto, Canada

    THIRD PLACE STUDENT PAPER - LAW & POLICY DIVISION

    2019 AEJMC National Conference

    Third place student paper for the Law and Policy Division
  • April
    2019
    Columbia, SC

    THE GRADUATE SCHOOL AT USC CONFERENCE TRAVEL GRANT AWARD

    UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH CAROLINA

    $500 to travel for conference presentation
  • March
    2019
    Columbia, SC

    TOP STUDENT PAPER - Newspaper & Online News Division

    2019 AEJMC SOUTHEAST COLLOQUIUM

    Top Student Paper in the Newspaper & Online News Division
  • August
    2018
    Washington, DC

    THIRD PLACE STUDENT PAPER - HISTORY DIVISION

    2018 AEJMC National Conference

    Third Place Student paper award for the History Division
  • April
    2018
    Columbia, SC

    EXCELLENCE IN TEACHING AWARD

    University of South Carolina

    Graduate Student Excellence in Teaching Award ($500)
  • March
    2018
    Tuscaloosa, AL

    TOP PAPER - LAW AND POLICY DIVISION

    2018 AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

    Top student paper award for the Law and Policy Division
  • August
    2017
    Chicago, IL

    SECOND PLACE STUDENT PAPER - MINORITIES AND COMMUNICATION DIVISION

    2017 AEJMC National Conference

    Second place student paper in the Minorities and Communication division at the 2017 AEJMC national conference
  • 2016
    2019
    Columbia, SC

    GRADUATE SCHOOL FELLOWSHIP

    University of South Carolina

    Graduate school fellowship, funded at $26,000 per year for 3 years
SERVICE
  • 2018
    2017
    Chicago, IL

    Task Force on Graduate Education

    AEJMC

    A one-year task force designed to determine how to best position AEJMC to serve graduate education.
  • 2017
    2017
    Columbia, SC

    Public Relations Faculty Search Committee

    University of South Carolina

    Student representative on a search committee for new PR faculty.
  • Present
    2017
    Fort Mill, SC

    Pop Up Dojo Board of Advisors

    Pop Up Dojo

    Pop Up Dojo is a mobile martial arts program focusing on martial arts for those with special needs.
  • May
    2018
    Charlotte, NC

    Ambassador/Marshal Hole 7

    Wells Fargo Championship

    Marshal on Hole 7 of the Wells Fargo Championship at Quail Hollow
  • 2018
    Present
    Nationwide

    Committee member for Anniversary Celebration of Women's Suffrage

    AEJMC - Commission on the Status of Women

    A two-year committee designed to celebrate the 100th anniversary of Women's right to vote in the United States.
  • 2018
    2019
    Nationwide

    Co-Newsletter Chair

    AEJMC - Commission on the Status of Women

    Co-Newsletter chair for the Commission on the Status of Women at AEJMC
  • 2019
    Present
    Nationwide

    Reviewer

    Journal of Radio and Audio Media (JRAM)

    Reviewer for JRAM
  • 2019
    2020
    Nationwide

    Co-Research Chair

    AEJMC - Commission on the Status of Women

    Co-Research Chair for the Commission on the Status of Women at AEJMC
  • 2020
    Present
    Nationwide

    Reviewer

    Feminist Media Studies

    Reviewer for Feminist Media Studies