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Dr Erika J Pribanic-Smith

[Dr Erika Jean Pribanic-Smith]

Associate Professor, Communication
Last Updated: August 7, 2020
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Research Interests

Research Interests
Dr. Pribanic-Smith specializes in research examining political communication in 19th- and early 20th-century print media, especially in the American South.

Teaching Interests

Teaching Interests
Dr. Pribanic-Smith teaches digital storytelling, public affairs reporting, and communication theory, as well as graduate courses guiding student research on topics such as public opinion and communication history.

Biography

Biography

Dr. Pribanic-Smith is an associate professor and coordinator of the journalism sequence of the Department of Communication, a journalism historian, and a veteran of print and online news, public relations, and non-profit administration.

Education

Education

    • 2010 PhD in Communication & Information Sciences
      University of Alabama , Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 2010
    • 1999 MA in Journalism
      University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, Alabama, 1999
    • 1997 BA in Communications
      Mount Union College, Alliance, Ohio, 1997

Awards and Honors

    • Dec  2019 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Oct  2019 J. William Snorgrass Memorial Award for the Outstanding Paper on a Minorities Topic, Honorable Mention sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
    • May  2019 Friend of the Division of Student Affairs sponsored by UTA Division of Student Affairs
    • Dec  2018 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2017 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2017 Top Faculty Paper Award, History Division sponsored by AEJMC Southeast Colloquium
    • Oct  2017 Maurine Beasley Award for Outstanding Paper in Women’s History, Honorable Mention sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
    • Dec  2016 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2016 President’s Award for Service sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
    • Dec  2016 Wm. David Sloan Best Faculty Paper Award sponsored by AJHA National Convention
    • Dec  2015 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2015 Wm. David Sloan Best Faculty Paper Award, Honorable Mention sponsored by AJHA National Convention
    • Dec  2014 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2014 Third Place Poster, History Division sponsored by AEJMC National Convention
    • Dec  2013 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2013 Maurine Beasley Award for Outstanding Paper in Women’s History sponsored by AJHA National Convention
    • Dec  2013 President’s Award for Service sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
    • Dec  2013 Second-Place Faculty Paper Award, History Division sponsored by AEJMC National Convention
    • Dec  2013 Wm. David Sloan Best Faculty Paper Award, Honorable Mention sponsored by AJHA National Convention,
    • Dec  2012 Honoree, Celebration of Faculty Creative Works sponsored by UTA
    • Dec  2012 Top Faculty Paper Award, History Division sponsored by AEJMC Southeast Colloquium
    • Dec  2010 Wm. David Sloan Best Faculty Paper Award, Honorable Mention sponsored by AJHA National Convention

News Articles

News Articles

    • Dec 2019 Journalism History podcast
      I was interviewed for the Journalism History podcast about my Emma Goldman book.

    • June 2019 Saturday Evening Post
      Listed as the first source for an article marking the 150th birthday of Emma Goldman
    • May 2019 Clio: Among the Media
      Book Q&A about my book Emma Goldman's No-Conscription League and the First Amendment
    • Feb 2019 Washington Post
      Interviewed for and quoted in a story about the closing of the Newseum in Washington, D.C.
    • Oct 2017
      Truth or Lies
      Interviewed as an historical expert on partisan media for a news literacy program on fake news produced by Central Michigan University for cable television and library distribution

Publications


      2018
      • Book
        Emma Goldman’s No-Conscription League and the First Amendment
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Schroeder, Jared]. New York: "Routledge".

      In Process
      • Book Chapter
        Politics, Partisanship, and the Press in the West
        The View from the West: Newspapers and Civil War
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Cronin, M, van Tuyll, D]. New York, NY: "Peter Lang". In Preparation; Not Yet Submitted.
      • Book Chapter
        Speaking Out: Leftist Magazines and Political Advocacy
        Curating Culture: How 20th Century Magazines Influenced America
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJ, Bloyd-Peshkin, Sharon, Whitaker, CharlesF]. "Rowman & Littlefield". Accepted.

      2019
      • Book Chapter
        Disunion or Submission? Southern Editors and the Nullification Crisis, 1830–1832
        The Antebellum Press: Setting the Stage for Civil War
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Sachsman, David, Borchard, Gregory, Lisica, Dea]. 49-60. "Routledge".
      • Book Chapter
        Newspapers from 1820 to 1860
        U.S. Popular Print Culture to 1860
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Zboray, Ronald, Saracino Zboray, Mary]. Oxford History of Popular Print Culture. 5, Oxford: "Oxford University Press".

      2016
      • Book Chapter
        Disturbing the Public Peace: Radical and Conservative Editors in the Reconstruction South
        An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Freedom of Expression in the Nineteenth Century (Law, Society, and Politics in the Civil War Era series)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Cronin, M]. 111-132. North Easton, MA: "Southern Illinois University Press".

      2014
      • Book Chapter
        Sarah Josepha Hale, Editor/Advocate
        Pathways to Public Relations History: Global Perspectives on Practice and Profession
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, St. John, B, Lamme, MO, L'Etang, Jacquie]. 239-253. Oxford, UK: "Routledge". DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9780203074183-16
      • Book Chapter
        The War Within the State: The Role of Newspapers in Missouri’s Secession Crisis
        A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Sachsman, DB]. 47-71. Piscataway, NJ: "Transaction Publishers".

      2010
      • Book Chapter
        John Forsyth: Love and Hate in the Strife-Torn South
        Knights of the Quill: Reassessing Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, McNeely, P, van Tuyll, D, HShulte]. 203-215. West Lafayette, IN: "Purdue University Press".

      2020
      • Book Review
        Review of "Marketing the Blue and Gray: Newspaper Advertising and the American Civil War" (by Lawrence Kreiser)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJ.]. Michigan War Studies Review. 2020(052),
        http://www.miwsr.com/2020-052.aspx

      2020
      2019
      • Journal Article
        Historical Roundtable: Legal and Historical Understanding of the First Amendment
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Coyle, E, Schroeder, J, Ward, K]. Historiography in Mass Communication. 5(1), 31-43.

      2018
      • Journal Article
        Review of We Believed We Were Immortal: Twelve Reporters Who Covered the 1962 Integration Crisis at Ole Miss
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 35(3), 384-386. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08821127.2018.1491229
      • Journal Article
        Religious Newspapers and Presidential Politics, 1840-1848
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 44(1), 12-24.
      • Journal Article
        Political Papers and Presidential Campaigns in the Republic of Texas, 1836-1844
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 35(1), 50-76. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/08821127.2017.1419753

      2017
      • Journal Article
        Historical Roundtable: Solving History’s Mysteries
        [Walck, P, Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Sweeney, M, Tripp, B]. Historiography in Mass Communication. 3(2), 17-26.
      • Journal Article
        Historical Roundtable: Telling History’s Untold Stories through Biography
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Greenwald, M, Lucht, T, Smith, P]. Historiography in Mass Communication. 3(4), 16-26.
      • Journal Article
        Review of Future-Proofing the News: Preserving the First Draft of History (Kathleen Hansen and Nora Paul)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 43, 123-124.

      2016
      • Journal Article
        Engaging the Public in Media History through Crowdsourcing Projects
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Historiography in Mass Communication. 2(3), 4-10.
      • Journal Article
        Presidential Address--Crossing Borders and Bridging Gaps: Preserving the Past and Ensuring the Future of AJHA
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 33, 116-121.
      • Journal Article
        Review of Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through Nineteenth-Century Media (Gregory A. Borchard and David W. Bulla)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 41, 231.
      • Journal Article
        Review of ‘True Story'
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 33, 490-492.
      • Journal Article
        Southern Values and the 1844 Election in the South Carolina Press
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 41, 200-210.
      • Journal Article
        Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Periodicals. 26, 92-107.

      2015
      • Journal Article
        Political Demagogues and Over-zealous Partizans’: Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Young Children. 12, 66-95.
      • Journal Article
        Review of ‘American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study’ (National Park Service website)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 32, 248-253.
      • Journal Article
        The Shooting of Jason Clarke Swayze: Libel, Press Freedom, and Editorial Civility in 1870s Kansas
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains. 38, 146-163.
      • Journal Article
        ‘Political Demagogues and Over-zealous Partizans’: Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Atlanta Review of Journalism History. 12, 66-95.

      2014
      • Journal Article
        Partisanship in the Antislavery Press during the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 31, 186-212.
      • Journal Article
        Review of The Democratic Surround: Multimedia & American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (Fred Turner)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 40, 134-135.
      • Journal Article
        Review of The Undeclared War between Journalism and Fiction: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History (Doug Underwood)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 40, 67-68.

      2013
      • Journal Article
        Conflict in the South Carolina Partisan Press of 1829
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 30, 365-392.
      • Journal Article
        Partisan News and the Third-Party Candidate: Press Coverage of James G. Birney's 1844 Presidential Campaign
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 39, 168-178.
      • Journal Article
        Review of Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism (Christopher B. Daly)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 30, 424-426.
      • Journal Article
        Review of Literate Zeal: Gender and the Making of a New Yorker Ethos (Janet Eldred)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 39, 60-61.

      2012
      • Journal Article
        Review of On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism (Matt Carlson)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 38, 57-58.
      • Journal Article
        Review of Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media website
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 29, 158-160.
      • Journal Article
        Rhetoric of Fear: South Carolina Newspapers and the State and National Politics of 1830
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Journalism History. 38, 166-177.

      2011
      • Journal Article
        Turning Right or Standing Still? Virginius Dabney and the New Deal in Virginia, 1930-1942
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 28, 97-123.

      2010
      • Journal Article
        Review of Horace Greely's New-York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (Adam Tuchinsky)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. American Journalism : the Publication of the American Journalism Historians Association. 27, 186-187.

      2020
      • Edition
        The Media in America
        [Sloan, WmDavid, Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJ, Lucht, Tracy].(11), Northport, AL: "Vision Press".

      2019
      2018
      2017
      2016
      • Newsletter
        AEJMC Minneapolis 2016 (photo essay)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 51(1), 17-18. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        Historians Cross Disciplines for AEJMC Presentations
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(4), 12. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Abrahamson ends tenure as dissertation award chair
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(3), 17. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Convention survey recommendations produce action
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(3), 3-4. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        “International literary journalism conference features historical research
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(3), 9. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        41st Southeast Colloquium held at LSU
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 50(3), 11. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        A gentleman and a scholar: AJHA remembers David Spencer
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(2), 2-3. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA members enjoy Louisiana hospitality at AEJMC Southeast Colloquium
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(2), 9. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA St. Petersburg (photo essay)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 51(2), 17-18. "AEJMC History Division".

      2015
      • Newsletter
        Convention events will explore history of OK and AJHA
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(4), 1. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Donation Honors Former AJHA President’s Memory
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(3), 5. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Our Future Depends on Saving Journalism History Courses
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(3), 1, 4. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Magazine/Trade PublicationTeeter Mentored, Inspired Numerous AJHA Scholars
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(2), 1, 3. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        New Website Features Members-Only Benefits
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(2), 7. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA 2015 offers fun, camaraderie (photo essay)
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(1), 5. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Convention Emphasizes the Role of Storytelling
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 49(2), 21-22. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        Murray, AJHA support issuance of Walter Cronkite postage stamp
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 32(1), 12. "American Journalism Historians Association".

      2014
      • Newsletter
        Historians Visit Gainesville for Southeast Colloquium
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 48(3), 1, 14. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA President: Turn Your Convention Energy into Action
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(1), 13. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Intelligencer Revival Provides Opportunity for Reminiscence
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(1), 1, 3. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Symposium Provides Forum for 19th Century Scholars
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 31(1), 14-15. "American Journalism Historians Association".

      2013
      • Newsletter
        Abrahamson’s devotion to research, mentorship results in top AJHA award
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(4), 8. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Members Ask for Increased Listserv Use, Serious Historical Discussion
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, R., Brown]. Intelligencer. 30(4), 6-7. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Maurine Beasley Receives First Women and Media Award
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(4), 3. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        New Orleans Journalists Set to Share Expertise at AJHA Convention
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(4), 13. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Teaching Panel Emphasizes Connections between Past and Present
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(4), 10-11. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Dissertation Prize Winner Credits Historic ‘Girl Reporter,’ Pop Culture Icons
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(3), 9. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Maurine Beasley Wins 2013 Mott-KTA Award
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(3), 8. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Davies, Murphree Reflect on Southern Mississippi Tornado
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(2), 8. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Editing Text Demonstrates Varied Expertise, Value of Collaboration
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 30(2), 4-5. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Historians Gather at AJHA Annual Conference
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 47(2), 17-18. "AEJMC History Division".

      2012
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Sponsors Award Named for Molly Ivins
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 29(4), 6. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Dolber Wins Blanchard Prize
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 29(4), 3. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Teen Scholar Gets a Taste of Academia
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 46(4), 5-6. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Member Dresses Part to Promote Family Titanic Story
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 29(3), 6. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Members Dominate SE Colloquium
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 29(3), 7. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Honors Local Journalists, Explores History in Kansas City
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 46(2), 10, 12. "AEJMC History Division".

      2011
      • Newsletter
        AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Media & Civil Rights History Symposium Draw International Crowd
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 45(4), 14-15. "AEJMC History Division".
      • Newsletter
        AJHA Members Flock to Southeast Colloquium
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Intelligencer. 28(3), 1, 5-6. "American Journalism Historians Association".
      • Newsletter
        Historians Celebrate Tucson Journalism, Culture at Annual Convention
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Clio. 45(3), 6-7. "AEJMC History Division".

      2014
      • Monograph
        South Carolina’s Rhetorical Civil War: Nullification and Local Partisanship in the Press, 1831-1833
        [Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean]. Media History Monographs. 17(2),

Presentations

    • February  2020
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Launching Your Dream Podcast", Society of Professional Journalists UTA student chapter, Arlington, TX. (February 17, 2020).
    • October  2019
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Author & Presenter), Schroeder, Jared (Author & Presenter), "Breaking the White Circle: How the Press and Courts Quieted a Chicago Hate Group, 1949-1952", American Journalism Historians Association, Dallas, TX. (October 3, 2019).
    • October  2019
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Coordinator/Organizer), Talbot, Liza (Panelist), Finch, Warren (Panelist), Mordente, Patrick (Panelist), Shenoy, Krishna (Panelist), "Hail to the Chiefs: Presidential Studies in the Lone Star State", American Journalism Historians Association, Dallas, TX. (October 3, 2019).
    • August  2019
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Panelist), Schroeder, Jared (Panelist), Kroeger, Brooke (Panelist), Smith, Jeff (Panelist), Edmondson, Aimee (Moderator), "From Emma Goldman to the Marketplace of Ideas: Marking the 100th Anniversary of Free Speech at the Supreme Court ", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Toronto, Ontario. (August , 2019).
    • October  2018
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Coordinator/Organizer), Greenwald, Marilyn (Panelist), Mangun, Kimberley (Panelist), Smith, Pete (Panelist), "Using Biography to Expose History’s Untold Stories", American Journalism Historians Association, Salt Lake City, Utah. (October , 2018).
    • April  2018
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Improving Team Cohesion through Interpersonal Communication", UTA QEP, Arlington, TX. (April 27, 2018).
    • March  2018
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Debates on Tariffs and Nullification between Dueling Editors in Richmond, Virginia, 1830-1832", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Tuscaloosa, AL. (March , 2018).
    • November  2017
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Disunion or Submission? Southern Editors and the Nullification Crisis, 1830–1832", Chattanooga, Tennessee. (November , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Moderator), Marcellus, Jane (Coordinator/Organizer), Cooper, Caryl (Panelist), Kroeger, Brooke (Panelist), Lucht, Tracy (Panelist), "From Pant(aloon)s to Pussyhats: Feminist Dress as Media Spectacle", American Journalism Historians Association, Little Rock, Arkansas. (October , 2017).
    • October  2017
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Author & Presenter), Schroeder, Jared (Author), "Manifestos, Meetings, and Mother Earth: Emma Goldman’s No-Conscription League and the First Amendment in 1917", American Journalism Historians Association, Little Rock, Arkansas. (October , 2017).
    • March  2017
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Annexation Rhetoric in Republic of Texas Newspapers, 1845", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Fort Worth, TX. (March , 2017).
    • October  2016
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Religious Newspapers and Presidential Politics, 1840-1848", American Journalism Historians Association, St. Petersburg, FL. (October , 2016).
    • October  2016
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Sloan, W. (Coordinator/Organizer), Sweeney, M., Tripp, B., Walck, P. (Moderator), "The Historian as Detective: Trying to Solve History’s Mysteries", American Journalism Historians Association, St. Petersburg, Florida. (October , 2016).
    • October  2015
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean (Moderator), Murray, M., Pratte, A., Sloan, D., Teel, L., "Origin Stories: Long-time Members Recall the Early Days of AJHA", American Journalism Historians Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (October , 2015).
    • October  2015
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Political Papers and Presidential Campaigns in the Republic of Texas, 1836-1844", American Journalism Historians Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. (October , 2015).
    • October  2014
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "The Assassination of Jason Clarke Swayze: Libel, Press Freedom, and Editorial Civility in 1870s Kansas", American Journalism Historians Association, St. Paul, MN. (October , 2014).
    • August  2014
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Southern Values and the 1844 Election in the South Carolina Press", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada. (August , 2014).
    • September  2013
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "For the Fame which May Be Forgotten’: Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860", American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, LA. (September , 2013).
    • September  2013
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "The Importance of Local Partisanship in the Political Coverage of the Southern Press", American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, Louisiana. (September , 2013).
    • August  2013
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Partisanship in the Antislavery Press during the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, DC. (August , 2013).
    • October  2012
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Partisan News and the Third-Party Candidate: Press Coverage of James G. Birney's 1844 Presidential Campaign", American Journalism Historians Association, Raleigh, NC. (October , 2012).
    • March  2012
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Political Demagogues and Over-zealous Partizans’: Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Blacksburg, VA. (March , 2012).
    • October  2011
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "South Carolina’s Rhetorical Civil War: Unionist and Free Trade Presses during the Nullification Crisis, 1832-1833", American Journalism Historians Association, Kansas City, MO. (October , 2011).
    • August  2011
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Riding the Coattails of Revolutionaries and Republicans: Partisan Rhetoric and the Rise of the Nullification Party in 1831 South Carolina", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, MO. (August , 2011).
    • March  2011
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "South Carolina vs. Federal Tyranny and Northern ‘Spinning Jennies’: Editorial Conflict after the ‘Exposition and Protest,’ 1829", Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Columbia, SC. (March , 2011).
    • October  2010
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, Roessner, L. (Moderator), Heflin, K., Bragg, D., Fuhlhage, M., "Archival Encounters in the Digital Age", American Journalism Historians Association, Tucson, Arizona. (October , 2010).
    • October  2010
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "Rhetoric of Fear: South Carolina Newspapers and the State and National Politics of 1830", American Journalism Historians Association, Tucson, AZ. (October , 2010).
    • September  2010
      Pribanic-Smith, ErikaJean, "American Society of the 1920s and the Rise of the Photojournalist", University of Texas at Arlington. (September , 2010).

Students Supervised

    • May 2020
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Allison Gardner, (Communication)
      Practical Applications of Media Richness Theory in the Communication Technology Industry
    • Apr 2020
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Emily Ellerbrook, (Communication)
    • Dec 2019
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Cindy Vazquez, (Communication)
      Case Study Analysis of Shared Visual Arguments and Propaganda Techniques of Russian Propaganda Posters and Russien Internet Memes
    • May 2019
      Other
      Jillian Lewis, (Communication)
      Internship
    • May 2019
      Other
      Brayden Garcia, (Communication)
      Internship
    • May 2019
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      Meagan Hare, (Communication)
    • May 2019
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Styron Williams, (Communication)
    • Dec 2018
      Other
      Michael Barnes, (Communication)
      Internship
    • Nov 2018
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      Alexis Valdez, (Communication)
    • Aug 2018
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Amanda Haddad, (Communication)
      Hyphenated Americans: Christian Arab-Americans' Identity Struggle
    • May 2018
      Other
      Nick Tarrant, Student interned at the Fort Worth Star-Telegram (Communication)
      Internship
    • Apr 2018
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Elizabeth Spence, (Communication)
    • Apr 2018
      Undergraduate Honors Thesis
      Chanel Sassoon, (Communication)
      Comparing News Coverage of Richard Nixon and Donald Trump in their First Hundred Days
    • Dec 2017
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Chanel Sassoon, Honors Contract for JOUR 4341 - Digital Storytelling (Communication)
      Digital Storytelling Across Platforms
    • Nov 2016
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      Juan Soto, (Communication)
    • Nov 2016
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Amanda Jordan, (Communication)
      The Right Stuff? Selective Exposure and Political Misinformation on Facebook
    • Apr 2016
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Karen McAlister, (Communication)
    • Dec 2015
      Undergraduate Honors Activities
      Desire Nesmith, (Communication)
    • Apr 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      LaDonna Aiken, (Communication)
      THE FAR EAST NETWORK OKINAWA: IMPACT, INFLUENCE, AND PERSONAL STORIES FROM THE FIRST 50 YEARS
    • Apr 2015
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      John Watson, (Communication)
      AN EXPLORATION OF THE FRAMING OF COLLEGIATE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL AND ABLE BODIED BASKETBALL COVERAGE IN STUDENT NEWS SOURCES
    • Aug 2014
      Other
      Maira Nieto, (Communication)
      Internship
    • May 2014
      Master's Thesis Committee Chair
      Michael Agee, (Communication)
      I LISTEN TO YOU EVERY DAY: PARASOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SELF-DISCLOSURE IN CHRISTIAN RADIO
    • Dec 2013
      Other
      Jillian Dennis, (Communication)
      Internship
    • Nov 2013
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Chair
      Veleisa Patton, (Communication)
    • Nov 2013
      Master's Thesis Committee Member
      Melinda Valero, (Communication)
      AN EXPLORATION OF SOCIAL MEDIA’S INFLUENCE IN PARASOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN SPORTS FANS AND SPORTS FIGURES
    • Aug 2013
      Other
      Krista Torralva, (Communication)
      Internship
    • May 2013
      Other
      Travis Merrill, (Communication)
      Internship
    • Apr 2013
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Shan Gao, (Communication)
    • Apr 2013
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Rebekah Karth, (Communication)
    • Dec 2012
      Other
      Michelle Tyer, (Communication)
      Internship
    • Aug 2012
      Other
      Dustin Dangli, (Communication)
      Internship
    • Apr 2012
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Henan Jin, (Communication)
    • Aug 2011
      Other
      Joshua Bowe, (Communication)
      Internship
    • June 2011
      Master's Comprehensive Exam Committee Member
      Amy Shields, (Communication)

Courses

      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2020 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5698-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • COMM 2195-051 COMMUNICATION CAREER PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 111212)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2019 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2195-051 COMMUNICATION CAREER PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 111212)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5698-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2018
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 4394-051 HON THESIS / SENIOR PROJECT
        (Course Id: 104119)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4393-001 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Digital Design & Layout | Course Id: 104251)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5398-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 104137)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2018
      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2315-002 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4393-001 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Digital Design & Layout | Course Id: 104251)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2017 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5300-001 ADV THEORIES IN COMMUNICATION
        (Course Id: 104123)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2016 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2315-002 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • JOUR 4393-001 SPECIAL TOPICS
        (Topic: Digital Design & Layout | Course Id: 104251)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2016
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2015
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • COMM 5698-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2015
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: Communication History | Course Id: 104135)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2014
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2014
      • COMM 5698-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2014
      • JOUR 4341-001 DIGITAL STORYTELLING
        (Course Id: 104244)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • JOUR 2346-003 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMM 5698-051 THESIS
        (Course Id: 110719)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2013
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2013
      • COMM 2195-051 COMMUNICATION CAREER PRACTICUM
        (Course Id: 111212)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • JOUR 4346-001 PUBLIC AFFAIRS REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104224)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: Communication & Public Opinion | Course Id: 104135)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • COMM 2315-001 COMMUNICATION THEORY
        (Course Id: 104105)
        Summer - Five Week - First - 2012
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2012
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • JOUR 2346-003 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • COMM 5392-001 SEMINAR
        (Topic: Communication History | Course Id: 104135)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • JOUR 2346-003 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • JOUR 4395-051 PROFESSIONAL INTERNSHIP
        (Course Id: 104252)
        Summer - Eleven Week - 2011
      • JOUR 2346-001 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Summer - Five Week - Second - 2011
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • JOUR 2346-003 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        (Course Id: 104241)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010
      • JOUR 2346-003 REPORTING
        (Course Id: 104215)
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010

Service to the University

    • Jan 2017 to  Present Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee
    • Jan 2017 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Journalism Sequence
    • Sept 2016 to  Present Committee Member
      Tenure and Promotion
    • Aug 2016 to  Present Program Coordinator
      Unit Effectiveness Process
      Position requires gathering UEP data from colleagues and compiling UEP plans, reports of results, and improvement reports.
    • Feb 2015 to  Present Committee Chair
      Communication Day
      In addition to coordinating the activities of the committee members, my duties have included coordinating with the UC to reserve space and arrange room set-up; corresponding with keynote speakers; designing signs and programs; soliciting for and coordinating with student volunteers (including running a training session); running theme and logo selection (including soliciting and collecting student theme ideas and obtaining logo options from Comm Graphics instructors); keeping our Comm Day Twitter account updated.
    • Oct 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Student Publications Committee
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Graduate Studies Committee
    • Aug 2014 to  Present Committee Member
      Scholarship Committee
    • Aug 2011 to  Present Student Org Advisor (Professional Org)
      Kappa Tau Alpha
      Position requires deciding on students to invite based on departmental data, drafting invitations, collecting RSVPs and dues, reporting new initiates to KTA national headquarters, and initiating new members at the departmental honors convocation.
    • Sept 2019 to  Dec 2019 Committee Member
      Student Publications Director Search Committee
    • Apr 2019 to  May 2019 Committee Chair
      Chair Review Committee
    • Jan 2019 to  Apr 2019 Committee Member
      CoLA Budget Task Force
    • Oct 2018 to  Dec 2018 Committee Chair
      Associate Chair Review Committee
    • July 2016 to  Apr 2018 Guest Speaker
      Office of International Education
      Helped facilitate digital storytelling workshops in October 2016 & October 2017 and presented at Study Abroad Pre-Departure Orientation sessions in November 2016 & 2017 and April 2017 & 2018.
    • Jan 2016 to  Apr 2016 Committee Member
      Advertising Search
    • Jan 2016 to  Apr 2016 Committee Member
      First-Year Writing Director Search
    • Jan 2016 to  Apr 2016 Committee Member
      Shorthorn Adviser Search
    • Past to  Feb 2016 Student Recruiter
      Preview Day booth
    • June 2015 to  Aug 2015 Committee Chair
      Academic Standards
    • June 2013 to  June 2015 Committee Member
      Academic Standards
    • Feb 2015 to  May 2015 Committee Member
      Undergraduate Assembly
    • Past to  Apr 2015 Moderator
      Master Class with Bob Costas
    • Jan 2015 to  Mar 2015 Committee Member
      Chair Review Committee
    • Mar 2012 to  Feb 2015 Committee Member
      Communication Day
    • Oct 2013 to  Mar 2014 Committee Member
      Shorthorn Adviser Search
    • Aug 2011 to  Dec 2013 Program Coordinator
      Journalism Sequence
    • Jan 2011 to  May 2013 Committee Member
      Curriculum Committee
    • Past to  Feb 2013 Student Recruiter
      Preview Day booth
    • Past to  Sept 2012 Resume Reviewer
      Society of Professional Journalists (Student Chapter)
    • Past to  Apr 2012 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      President's Scholarship Dinner
    • Oct 2010 to  Mar 2012 Committee Chair
      Communication Day
    • Past to  Feb 2012 Student Recruiter
      Preview Day booth
    • Aug 2011 to  Dec 2011 Committee Member
      Journalism Search
    • Past to  Apr 2011 Attendee, Award Ceremony
      President's Scholarship Dinner
    • Past to  Apr 2011 Student Recruiter
      Preview Day booth
    • Jan 2011 to  Mar 2011 Committee Member
      Chair Review Committee
    • Aug 2010 to  Dec 2010 Committee Member
      Broadcast Search

Service to the Profession

    • Aug 2019 to  Present
      Mentorship Program coordinator
      AEJMC History Division
    • Oct 2018 to  Present
      Officer, Secretary
      American Journalism Historians Association
      In this position, I am responsible for dealing with all membership issues, maintaining the mailing list for our academic journal, taking minutes at annual board of directors and member business meetings, and answering questions throughout the year to maintain institutional memory despite annually rotating presidencies.
    • Aug 2018 to  Present
      Online Content Coordinator
      Journalism History
      I built from scratch and am maintaining the new multi-page website for the journal (which to this point has only had a simple page). I am coordinating site content, including research essays, teaching essays, author Q&A's, podcast transcripts, and posts related to journal history, some of which I am writing. I also am working with a social media committee to regularly post and promote content. Finally, I am coordinating a First Amendment essay series to run on the site each month in 2019.
    • Nov 2017 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Southeastern Review of Journalism History
      Review 1-2 manuscripts per year for this student-focused academic journal
    • May 2017 to  Present
      Committee Member
      American Journalism Historians Association, Awards Committee
      I gather the names of all award winners from the various committees, order plaques, and design certificates to be printed for the convention.
    • Nov 2015 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Historiography in Mass Communication
      We are an active board that assists equally in copy editing and essay review. I am a founding member of the editorial board.
    • Oct 2015 to  Present
      Board of Directors
      American Journalism Historians Association
      As web editor, past president, and secretary my role on the board is non-voting but advisory; I worked closely with the officers, registrar, and certain committee chairs, answering questions to assist in smooth operation of the organization.
    • Aug 2012 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      Journalism History
      Review 1-2 manuscripts per year
    • May 2011 to  Present
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Oct 2010 to  Present
      Editorial Review Board Member
      American Journalism
      Review 1-2 articles per year
    • Nov 2005 to  Present
      Committee Member
      Symposium on the 19th Century Press, Civil War and Free Expression Steering Committee
    • Past to  Aug 2020
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
    • Aug 2019 to  Aug 2020
      Past Chair
      AEJMC History Division
    • Past to  Apr 2020
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC History Division
    • Mar 2019 to  Apr 2020
      Committee Member
      AEJMC History Division Covert Award Committee
    • Feb 2019 to  Feb 2020
      Teaching Award Judge
      AEJMC History Division
    • Aug 2019 to  Oct 2019
      Committee Member
      AEJMC History Division Finance Committee (ad-hoc)
    • Mar 2018 to  Oct 2019
      Committee Member
      American Journalism Historians Association, History in the Curriculum Survey Committee
    • Oct 2016 to  Oct 2019
      Committee Member
      American Journalism Historians Association, Dissertation Award Committee
      I read submissions to help select each year's finalists, winners, and honorable mentions.
    • Oct 2016 to  Oct 2019
      Committee Chair
      American Journalism Historians Association, Local Host Committee
      In this role I am assisting in the planning and execution of the 2019 AJHA convention, to be held in Dallas.
    • Past to  Aug 2019
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
    • Aug 2018 to  Aug 2019
      Chairperson
      AEJMC History Division
    • Past to  Apr 2019
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC History Division
    • Oct 2017 to  Oct 2018
      Committee Member
      American Journalism Historians Association, Social Media Policy Committee (ad-hoc)
      I assisted in establishing a social media policy for the organization.
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2018
      Website Administrator
      American Journalism Historians Association
      In addition to regular design updates and site maintenance throughout the year for the main site (which I originally built in), I created and constantly updated the annual convention microsites and worked with various officers and committee chairs to facilitate their work (such as dissertation award submission and reviewing, newsletter and press release posting, etc.). The web administrator also is the administrator of the membership system, which entailed sending email blasts on behalf of officers and committee chairs and assisting the membership chair and officers with member management issues.
    • Aug 2017 to  Aug 2018
      Officer, Other Officer
      AEJMC History Division
      The 1st Vice Chair’s primary charge is running the division’s research paper competition for the national conference. I promoted the paper competition up until the April 1, 2018 deadline; compiled a list of reviewers (including research interests); assigned papers to relevant reviewers; collected and tabulated reviews; decided the papers to be accepted; sent acceptance and rejection letters as well as multiple communications to presenters leading up to the convention; assigned papers, moderators, and discussants to research paper sessions; filled out program paperwork for all research paper sessions; collected final papers and distributed them to discussants; designed a division program guide for distribution to members; attended all research paper sessions at the conference to make sure everyone was present and the sessions ran smoothly; ran the poster competition at the scholar-to-scholar session; and presented all research paper awards at the annual business meeting. I also worked closely with the rest of the leadership team to accomplish the division’s goals for the year, which included appointing a new editor for Journalism History, establishing an award for best article in the journal, revising our constitution and bylaws to restructure the leadership team and create a publications committee, transitioning our quarterly newsletter to a monthly e-newsletter, and restructuring/ institutionalizing a spring convention we have been sponsoring jointly with AJHA. Finally, the chair and I participated in the five-year assessment of our division, crafting a report and going through an interview process at the annual convention.
    • July 2011 to  Aug 2018
      Reviewer, Book
      AJHA Book of the Year Award
    • Past to  Aug 2018
      Session Chair
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
      Moderated the History Division top papers session at the 2018 AEJMC National Conference
    • June 2018 to  July 2018
      Reviewer, Research in Progress
      American Journalism Historians Association
      Reviewed 9 research in progress abstracts for 2018 conference.
    • Dec 2017 to  Jan 2018
      Reviewer, Book
      Kappa Tau Alpha-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
      Reviewed four books for the KTA-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
    • Past to  Sept 2017
      Reviewer, Book
      Routledge
      Reviewed one book manuscript
    • Past to  Aug 2017
      Session Chair
      AEJMC History Division (high density papers)
    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2017
      Editor, Newsletter
      AEJMC History Division
    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2017
      Officer, Secretary
      AEJMC History Division
    • Apr 2014 to  June 2017
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC History Division
    • Past to  May 2017
      Session Chair (Annville, Pennsylvania,
      Conference on Politics in the Era of Good Feelings
    • Oct 2015 to  Oct 2016
      Committee Member
      American Journalism Historians Association, Publications Committee
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2016
      Editor, Newsletter
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • June 2013 to  Sept 2016
      Research Chair
      AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, History Division
    • Past to  Aug 2016
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
    • Dec 2015 to  Jan 2016
      Reviewer, Book
      Kappa Tau Alpha-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2015
      Officer, President/Elect/Past
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Oct 2010 to  Oct 2015
      Board of Directors
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Past to  Aug 2015
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (posters)
    • Past to  Aug 2015
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
    • Oct 2012 to  Oct 2014
      Officer, Vice President
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Past to  Mar 2014
      Session Chair
      AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, History Division
    • Dec 2013 to  Feb 2014
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Open Division
    • Dec 2013 to  Jan 2014
      Reviewer, Book
      Kappa Tau Alpha-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
    • Oct 2010 to  Sept 2013
      Committee Chair
      American Journalism Historians Association, Public Relations Committee
    • Dec 2012 to  Jan 2013
      Reviewer, Book
      Kappa Tau Alpha-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
    • Past to  Aug 2012
      Discussant
      AEJMC History Division (top papers)
    • May 2012 to  July 2012
      Reviewer, Panel Proposals
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Apr 2012 to  June 2012
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC History Division
    • Apr 2012 to  June 2012
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC Internstips and Careers Interest Group
    • Dec 2011 to  Feb 2012
      Reviewer, Conference Paper
      AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Newspaper Division
    • Dec 2011 to  Jan 2012
      Reviewer, Book
      Kappa Tau Alpha-Frank Luther Mott Book Award
    • May 2011 to  July 2011
      Reviewer, Research in Progress
      American Journalism Historians Association
    • Past to  Mar 2011
      Discussant
      AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Newspaper Division

Service to the Community

Service to the Community

    • Aug 2010 to  Present
      Member
      Society of Professional Journalists, Fort Worth Chapter
    • Past to  2017
      Judge
      SPJ Florida Professional Chapter Sunshine State Awards
    • Past to  2016
      Judge
      SPJ Washington DC Chapter Dateline Awards
    • Jan 2016 to  Feb 2016
      Judge
      Barbara Jordan Media Awards
    • Past to  2014
      Judge
      SPJ Golden Quill Media Awards
    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2014
      Committee Member
      SPJ Fort Worth Pro Chapter, Social Media Committee
    • Past to  Dec 2013
      Guest Speaker
      Olive Tree Montessori Journalism Club
    • Past to  Apr 2013
      Contest Director (Journalism Competitions) (Arlington, TX,
      University Interscholastic League, Class 4A Region II
    • Jan 2013 to  Feb 2013
      Judge
      Barbara Jordan Media Awards