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Erika J Pribanic-Smith

Name

[Pribanic-Smith, Erika J]
  • Associate Professor, Tenured, Department of Communication

Professional Preparation

    • 2010 PhD in Communication & Information SciencesUniversity of Alabama
    • 1999 MA in JournalismUniversity of Alabama
    • 1997 BA in CommunicationsMount Union College

Appointments

    • Sept 2016 to Present Associate Professor, Tenured
      University of Texas-Arlington
    • Jan 2010 to Sept 2016 Assist Professor
      University of Texas-Arlington
    • Jan 2004 to Jan 2010 Graduate Teaching Assistant/Adjunct Instructor
      University of Alabama
    • Jan 1999 to Jan 2004 Staff Reporter
      Sun Newspapers

Memberships

  • Academic Organizations
    • Mar 1999 to Present Kappa Tau Alpha (national journalism and mass communication honorary)
    • Oct 1997 to Present American Journalism Historians Association
  • Professional Society Activities
    • Sept 2010 to Present Society of Professional Journalists--Fort Worth Pro Chapter
  • Academic Organizations
    • Aug 2004 to Present Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication

Awards and Honors

    • Oct  2016 Best Faculty Paper sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Achievements:

      I submitted the highest-scoring faculty paper in double-blind review.

      Award Details
      Description:

      Outstanding Faculty Paper at the 2016 American Journalism Historians Association national convention in St. Petersburg.

    • Oct  2016 President's Award for Meritorious Service sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Achievements:

      I devoted countless hours of service to the organization as newsletter editor, website administrator, chair and/or member of various committee, and advisor to officers and committee chairs.

      Description:

      Award presented for meritorious service to the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Oct  2015 Honorable Mention Faculty Paper sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Achievements:


       

      Description:

      Honorable mention faculty paper at the 2015 American Journalism Historians Association national convention in Oklahoma City.

    • Aug  2014 Third-place poster sponsored by History DivisionAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
      Achievements:

      I designed a poster to showcase my research paper presented at the convention, which the panel of judges considered to be outstanding.

      Description:

      Third-place poster in the History Division for the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention in Montreal.

    • Oct  2013 Maurine Beasley Award for Outstanding Paper in Women's History sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Description:

      Award for Outstanding Paper in Women's History received for research presented at the American Journalism Historians Association 2013 National Convention.

    • Oct  2013 Honorable Mention Faculty Paper sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Description:

      Honorable Mention faculty paper at the 2013 American Journalism Historians Association National Convention in New Orleans, La.

    • Oct  2013 President's Award for Meritorious Service sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Description:

      Award presented for sustained and meritorious service to American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Aug  2013 Second-place faculty paper sponsored by History DivisionAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
      Description:

      Second-place faculty paper in the History Division for the 2013 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention in Washington, D.C.

    • Mar  2012 Best Faculty Paper sponsored by History DivisionAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
      Description:

      Best faculty paper in the History Division for the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Southeast Colloquium in Blacksburg, Va.

    • Oct  2010 Honorable Mention Faculty Paper sponsored by American Journalism Historians Association
      Description:

      Honorable Mention faculty paper at the 2010 American Journalism Historians Association National Convention in Tucson, Az.

Research and Expertise

  • Research Specialty:
    Dr. Pribanic-Smith specializes in research examining political communication in the print media of the 19th- and 20th-century American South.  Specifically, she focuses on the use of editorials and letters to the editor to disseminate political ideology.

Publications

      Book Chapter Forthcoming
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Newspapers from 1820 to 1860.” In Ronald Zboray and Mary Saracino Zboray, eds., U.S. Popular Print Culture to 1860, vol. 5 in Gary Kelly, ed., Oxford History of Popular Print Culture. Oxford: Oxford University Press, forthcoming.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Lecture/Speech 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Presidential Address--Crossing Borders and Bridging Gaps: Preserving the Past and Ensuring the Future of AJHA.” American Journalism 33, 1 (Spring 2016): 116-121.

        {Lecture/Speech} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA members enjoy Louisiana hospitality at AEJMC Southeast Colloquium.” The Intelligencer 32, 2 (Spring 2016): 9.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “A gentleman and a scholar: AJHA remembers David Spencer.” The Intelligencer 32, 2 (Spring 2016): 2-3.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA St. Petersburg 2016” (photo essay). Clio 51, 2 (Winter 2016/2017): 17-18.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AEJMC Minneapolis 2016” (photo essay). Clio 51,1 (Autumn 2016): 17-18.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Historians Cross Disciplines for AEJMC Presentations.” The Intelligencer 32, 4 (Fall 2016): 12.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Abrahamson ends tenure as dissertation award chair.” The Intelligencer 32, 3 (Summer 2016): 17.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “International literary journalism conference features historical research.” The Intelligencer 32, 3 (Summer 2016): 9.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Convention survey recommendations produce action.” The Intelligencer 32, 3 (Summer 2016): 3-4 (with data visuals).

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “41st Southeast Colloquium held at LSU.” Clio 50, 3 (Spring 2016): 11.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Disturbing the Public Peace: Radical and Conservative Editors in the Reconstruction South.” In Mary Cronin, ed., An Indispensable Liberty: The Fight for Freedom of Expression in the Nineteenth Century (Law, Society, and Politics in the Civil War Era series), pp. 111-132. North Easton, MA: Southern Illinois University Press, 2016.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Journal Article 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860.” American Periodicals: A Journal of History and Criticism 26, 1 (2016): 92-107.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Southern Values and the 1844 Election in the South Carolina Press.” Journalism History 41, 4 (2016): 200-210.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika. “Review of ‘True Story.’” American Journalism 33, 4 (2016): 490-492.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika. "Review of 'Lincoln Mediated: The President and the Press through 19th-century Media.'" Journalism History 41, 4 (2016): 231.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Essay 2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Announcing the Palmegiano Prize in the History of Journalism," AHA Today (blog), American Historical Association, Sept. 26, 2016, http://blog.historians.org/2016/09/announcing-palmegiano-prize-history-journalism/

        {Essay} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2016
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Engaging the Public in Media History through Crowdsourcing Projects,” Historiography in Mass Communication 2, 3 (April 2016): 4-10.

        {Essay} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Teeter Mentored, Inspired Numerous AJHA Scholars.” The Intelligencer 31, 2 (Spring 2015): 1, 3.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Murray, AJHA support issuance of Walter Cronkite postage stamp.” The Intelligencer 32, 1 (Winter 2015): 12.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Convention events will explore history of OK and AJHA.” The Intelligencer 31, 4 (Autumn 2015): 1.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Our Future Depends on Saving Journalism History Courses.” The Intelligencer 31, 3 (Summer 2015): 1, 4.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Donation Honors Former AJHA President’s Memory,” The Intelligencer 31, 3 (Summer 2015): 5.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA Convention Emphasizes the Role of Storytelling.” Clio 49, 2 (Winter 2015): 21-22.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “The Shooting of Jason Clarke Swayze: Libel, Press Freedom, and Editorial Civility in 1870s Kansas.” Kansas History: A Journal of the Central Plains 38, 3 (2015): 146-163.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "'Political Demagogues and Over-zealous Partizans': Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press." Atlanta Review of Journalism History 12 (2015): 66-95.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2015
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of ‘American Latinos and the Making of the United States: A Theme Study’ (National Park Service website),American Journalism 32 (2015): 248-250.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Partisanship in the Antislavery Press during the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President.” American Journalism 31 (2014): 186-212. *Featured on journal website with teaching tools.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Newsletter Article 2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Symposium Provides Forum for 19th Century Scholars.” The Intelligencer 31, 1 (Winter 2014): 14-15.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA President: Turn Your Convention Energy into Action.” The Intelligencer 31, 1 (Winter 2014): 13.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Intelligencer Revival Provides Opportunity for Reminiscence.” The Intelligencer 31, 1 (Winter 2014): 1, 3.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Historians Visit Gainesville for Southeast Colloquium.” Clio 48, 3 (Spring 2014): 1, 14. [Includes photos.]

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

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

        {Monograph} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “The War Within the State: The Role of Newspapers in Missouri's Secession Crisis.” In David B. Sachsman, ed., A Press Divided: Newspaper Coverage of the Civil War, pp. 47-71. Piscataway, NJ: Transaction Publishers, 2014.

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]
      2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Sarah Josepha Hale, Editor/Advocate.” In Burton St. John III, Margot Opdycke Lamme, and Jacquie L’Etang, eds., Pathways to Public Relations History: Global Perspectives on Practice and Profession. Oxford, UK: Routledge, 2014 (pp. 239-253).

        {Book Chapter} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of The Democratic Surround: Multimedia & American Liberalism from World War II to the Psychedelic Sixties (Fred Turner).” Journalism History 40 (2014): 134-135.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2014
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Review of The Undeclared War Between Journalism and Fiction: Journalists as Genre Benders in Literary History (Doug Underwood)." Journalism History 40 (2014): 67-68.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Maurine Beasley Receives First Women and Media Award.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 3.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Abrahamson’s devotion to research, mentorship results in top AJHA award.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 8.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J., and Riva Brown. “AJHA Members Ask for Increased Listserv Use, Serious Historical Discussion.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 6-7.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Teaching Panel Emphasizes Connections between Past and Present.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 10-11 (with photos).

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “New Orleans Journalists Set to Share Expertise at AJHA Convention.” The Intelligencer 30, 4 (Summer 2013): 13.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Maurine Beasley Wins 2013 Mott-KTA Award.” The Intelligencer 30, 3 (Spring 2013): 8.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Dissertation Prize Winner Credits Historic ‘Girl Reporter,’ Pop Culture Icons.” The Intelligencer 30, 3 (Spring 2013): 9.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Editing Text Demonstrates Varied Expertise, Value of Collaboration.” The Intelligencer 30, 2 (Winter 2013): 4-5.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Davies, Murphree Reflect on Southern Mississippi Tornado.” The Intelligencer 30, 2 (Winter 2013): 8.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Historians Gather at AJHA Annual Conference.” Clio 47, 2 (Winter 2013): 17-18.

        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Conflict in the South Carolina Partisan Press of 1829." American Journalism 30 (Summer 2013): 365-392.

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Partisan News and the Third-Party Candidate: Press Coverage of James G. Birney's 1844 Presidential Campaign." Journalism History 39 (Fall 2013): 168-178

        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of Literate Zeal: Gender and the Making of a New Yorker Ethos (Janet Eldred).” Journalism History 39 (2013): 60-61.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2013
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of Covering America: A Narrative History of a Nation’s Journalism (Christopher B. Daly).” American Journalism 30 (2013): 424-426.

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Newsletter Article 2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA sponsors award named for Molly Ivins.” The Intelligencer 29, 4 (Summer 2012): 6.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Dolber wins Blanchard Prize.” The Intelligencer 29, 4 (Summer 2012): 3.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA Honors Local Journalists, Explores History in Kansas City.” Clio 46, 2 (Winter 2012): 10, 12. [Includes photos; teaser photo page 1.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Teen Scholar Gets a Taste of Academia.” Clio 46, 4 (Summer 2012): 5-6. [Includes photos; teaser photo page 1.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA Members Dominate SE Colloquium.” The Intelligencer 29, 3 (Spring 2012): 7. [Includes photo.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA Member Dresses Part to Promote Family Titanic Story.” The Intelligencer 29, 3 (Spring 2012): 6.
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of On the Condition of Anonymity: Unnamed Sources and the Battle for Journalism (Matt Carlson).” Journalism History 38 (2012): 57-58.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of Roy Rosenzweig Center for History and New Media website.” American Journalism 29 (2012): 158-160

        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2012
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Rhetoric of Fear: South Carolina Newspapers and the State and National Politics of 1830." Journalism History 38 (Fall 2012): 166-177.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Newsletter Article 2011
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Historians Celebrate Tucson Journalism, Culture at Annual Convention.” Clio 45, 3 (Spring 2011): 6-7. [Includes photos.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AJHA members flock to Southeast Colloquium.” The Intelligencer 28, 3 (Spring 2011): 1, 5-6. [Includes photos.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]
      2011
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Media & Civil Rights History Symposium Draw International Crowd.” Clio 45, 4 (Summer 2011): 14-15. [Includes photos.]
        {Newsletter Article} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2011
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Turning Right or Standing Still? Virginius Dabney and the New Deal in Virginia, 1930-1942." American Journalism 28 (2011): 97-123.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Review 2010
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of Horace Greely's New-York Tribune: Civil War-Era Socialism and the Crisis of Free Labor (Adam Tuchinsky).” American Journalism 27 (2010): 186-187.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2010
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "John Forsyth: Love and Hate in the Strife-Torn South." Knights of the Quill: Confederate Correspondents and their Civil War Reporting, edited by Pat McNeeley, Debra Reddin van Tuyll, and Henry H. Schulte, Purdue University Press, 2010.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Review 2009
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. “Review of Women for President: Media Bias in Eight Campaigns (Erika Falk).” Journalism History 34 (2009): 243-244.
        {Book Review} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2009
      • Bryant, Jennings and Erika J. Pribanic-Smith. "Historical Overview of Scholarship in Communication Science." The New SAGE Handbook of Communication Science, edited by C. Berger, M. E. Roloff, and David Roskos-Ewoldson, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage, 2009.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Journal Article 2009
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "The Emerging Sectionalism of Southern Newspapers: Missouri Statehood Debates in the Press, 1818-1821." Atlanta Review of Journalism History 8 (2009): 1-29.
        {Journal Article} [Refereed/Juried]

      Book Chapter 2007
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "American Magazines, 1741-1900." The Age of Mass Communication, edited by Wm. David Sloan, Northport, AL: Vision Press, 2007.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

      Book Chapter 2002
      • Pribanic-Smith, Erika J. "Sensationalism and Tabloidism." American Journalism: History, Principles, Practices, edited by Wm. David Sloan and Lisa Mullikin Parcell, Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Company, 2002.
        {Book Chapter} [Non-refereed/non-juried]

Presentations

    • October  2016
      Was the Shooting of a Kansas Editor a Conspiracy?

      Presented as part of the panel "The Historian as Detective: Trying to Solve History’s Mysteries” at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2016.

    • October  2016
      Religious Newspapers and Presidential Politics, 1840-1848

      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, St. Petersburg, Florida, October 2016. (Best Faculty Paper)

    • October  2015
      Political Papers and Presidential Campaigns in the Republic of Texas, 1836-1844

      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, October 2015. (Honorable Mention for Best Faculty Paper.)

    • October  2014
      The Assassination of Jason Clarke Swayze: Libel, Press Freedom, and Editorial Civility in 1870s Kansas

      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, St. Paul, Minn., October 2014.

    • August  2014
      Southern Values and the 1844 Election in the South Carolina Press

      Presented in the History Division at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada, August 2014. (Third-place poster.)

    • September  2013

      "For the Fame which May Be Forgotten": Two Magazines and the Fight to Save Mount Vernon, 1855-1860.

      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, La., September 2013. (Outstanding Paper on Women's History; Honorable Mention Faculty Paper)

    • September  2013

      The Importance of Local Partisanship in the Political Coverage of the Southern Press.

      Presented as part of a panel on antebellum journalism at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, New Orleans, Louisiana, September 2013.

    • August  2013

      Partisanship in the Antislavery Press During the 1844 Run of an Abolition Candidate for President.

      Presented in the History Division at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Washington, D.C., August 2013. (Second-place Faculty Paper.)

  • Past
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      Partisan News and the Third-Party Candidate: Press Coverage of James G. Birney's 1844 Presidential Campaign.
      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association 2012, Raleigh, N.C., October 2012.
  • Past
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      "Political Demagogues and Over-zealous Partizans": Tariff of Abominations and Secession Rhetoric in the 1828 South Carolina Press.
      Presented in the History Division at the Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Blacksburg, Virginia,March 2012. (Best Faculty Paper.)
  • Past
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      South Carolina's Rhetorical Civil War: Unionist and Free Trade Presses during the Nullification Crisis, 1832-1833.
      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, Kansas City, Missouri, October 2011.
  • Past
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      Riding the Coattails of Revolutionaries and Republicans: Partisan Rhetoric and the Rise of the Nullification Party in 1831 South Carolina.
      Presented in the History Division at the national convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, St. Louis, Missouri, August 2011.
  • Past
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      South Carolina vs. Federal Tyranny and Northern 'Spinning Jennies': Editorial Conflict after the 'Exposition and Protest,' 1829.
      Presented in the History Division at the Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Columbia, South Carolina, March 2011.
  • Past
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      Rhetoric of Fear: South Carolina Newspapers and the State and National Politics of 1830.
      Presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, Tucson, Arizona, October 2010. (Honorable Mention for Best Faculty Paper.)
  • Past
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      Archival Encounters in the Digital Age.
      I was among four presenters on a panel presented at the national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association, Tucson, Arizona, October 2010.

Support & Funding

This data is entered manually by the author of the profile and may duplicate data in the Sponsored Projects section.
    • Oct 2014 to Present Kappa Tau Alpha Chapter Adviser Research Award sponsored by  - $1000
    • Apr 2014 to Present Research Endowment Award sponsored by  - $1000
    • Sept 2013 to Present Joseph McKerns Research Award sponsored by  - $1250

Students Supervised

  • Master's
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      Comprehensive Exams

    • May 2015
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      Thesis: "AN EXPLORATION OF THE FRAMING OF COLLEGIATE WHEELCHAIR BASKETBALL AND ABLE BODIED BASKETBALL COVERAGE IN STUDENT NEWS SOURCES"

    • May 2014
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      Thesis: "I LISTEN TO YOU EVERY DAY: PARASOCIAL RELATIONSHIPS AND SELF-DISCLOSURE IN CHRISTIAN RADIO"

    • Nov 2013
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      Comprehensive Exams

Courses

      • COMM 5398-051 Thesis Research

        Course involves guidance of a graduate student’s thesis research and writing as well as coordinating discussion with and feedback from other members of the student’s thesis committee.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING

        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 2346-003 Reporting

        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4341-001 Digital Storytelling

        Creating multimedia packages in news and narrative formats. Conducting social media journalism. Readings in newsroom practices, law, and ethics of digital communication.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4395-051 Internship Practicum

        Course involves overseeing students’ journalism internships to ensure that their internship work provides adequate practice of journalism skills, that the student behaves as a proper representative of UTA and the Department of Communication, and that the student draws connections between their internship experience and UTA coursework.

      • COMM 2315-001 Communication Theory
        The course provides students with foundations for understanding theorizing and opportunities to explore and apply those foundations in relation to particular theories of communication.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2195-051 Communication Career Practicum

        Course involves overseeing students’ journalism internships to ensure that their internship work provides adequate practice of journalism skills, that the student behaves as a proper representative of UTA and the Department of Communication, and that the student draws connections between their internship experience and UTA coursework.

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4346-001 Public Affairs Reporting
        Students will develop and extensively practice the reporting and writing skills required for covering governmental offices, bureaus, and agencies in a technologically rich media environment.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5392-001 Communication and Public Opinion

        This course will provide students with an understanding of how public opinion intersects with news, persuasive, entertainment and social media; interpersonal communication; and public speaking..

        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2013 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4395-051 Internship Practicum

        Course involves overseeing students’ journalism internships to ensure that their internship work provides adequate practice of journalism skills, that the student behaves as a proper representative of UTA and the Department of Communication, and that the student draws connections between their internship experience and UTA coursework.

        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 2315-001 Communication Theory
        The course provides students with foundations for understanding theorizing and opportunities to explore and apply those foundations in relation to particular theories of communication.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4395-051 Internship Practicum

        Course involves overseeing students’ journalism internships to ensure that their internship work provides adequate practice of journalism skills, that the student behaves as a proper representative of UTA and the Department of Communication, and that the student draws connections between their internship experience and UTA coursework.

        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus Contact info & Office Hours
      • COMM 2315-001 Communication Theory
        The course provides students with foundations for understanding theorizing and opportunities to explore and apply those foundations in relation to particular theories of communication.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • COMM 5392-001 Communication History Seminar
        This course will provide students with an introduction to historical methods. While learning and practicing these methods, each student will develop a deeper understanding of his/her particular field of interest in an historical context.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 2346-003 Reporting
        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2012 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 2346-003 Reporting
        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4395-051 Internship Practicum

        Course involves overseeing students’ journalism internships to ensure that their internship work provides adequate practice of journalism skills, that the student behaves as a proper representative of UTA and the Department of Communication, and that the student draws connections between their internship experience and UTA coursework.

      • COMM 2315-001 Communication Theory
        The course provides students with foundations for understanding theorizing and opportunities to explore and apply those foundations in relation to particular theories of communication.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 2346-001 Reporting
        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.
        Summer - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 2346-003 Reporting
        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.
        Spring - Regular Academic Session - 2011 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 4326-001 FEATURE WRITING
        Students will develop and practice the writing and reporting skills required for creating publishable feature stories, such as developing story ideas, targeting audiences and publications, interviewing sources, and using descriptive, narrative and storytelling techniques.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus
      • JOUR 2346-003 Reporting
        Students will receive information on and practice in the crafting ofcomplex journalistic stories, with an emphasis on ethics, interviewing, and writing of general news stories, features, and specialized stories. This course will focus primarily on the mastery of print journalism, with additional instruction in convergence strategies.
        Fall - Regular Academic Session - 2010 Download Syllabus

Other Teaching Activities

    • Professional Development
      • Teaching Circle for New Faculty

        This teaching circle for faculty within the first two years of their appointment at the University of Texas at Arlington met regularly to discuss pedagogical and other issues from Sept. 2010-April 2011.

      • Doctors are In

        Workshop on Effective Teaching Strategies, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention, St. Louis, Missouri, August 11, 2011.

      • King Kong Class: When Size Matters and Strategies to Deal With It

        Teaching Panel I attended at Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Convention, Chicago, Illinois, August 10, 2012.

Service to the Community

  • Volunteered
    • Mar 2016 to  Apr 2016 Judge, Society of Professional Journalists Washington, D.C. Chapter Dateline Awards

      Judged submissions of print and online journalism for the 2016 Dateline Awards. (Judges were solicited from the Fort Worth SPJ chapter, of which I am a member.)

    • Jan 2016 to  Mar 2016 Judge, Barbara Jordan Media Awards

      Judged entries to the print and online categories for the 2016 Barbara Jordan Media Awards.

    • Mar 2014 to  Apr 2014 Judge, Society of Professional Journalists Pittsburgh Chapter Golden Quill Media Awards

      Judged submissions to the Arts and Entertainment Category. (Judges were solicited from among members of the Fort Worth SPJ chapter.)

    • Jan 2013 to  Feb 2013 Judge, Barbara Jordan Media Awards

      Judged entries to the feature, feature series, news, and photojournalism categories for the 2013 Barbara Jordan Media Awards.

  • Appointed
    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2014 Social Media Committee, Society of Professional Journalists (Fort Worth Pro)

      Committee assists in the development of the SPJ Fort Worth website and other online communication.

    • Feb 2013 to  Apr 2013 Contest Director, UIL Regional (Class 4A, Region II)

      Directed the journalism competitions (news writing, headline writing, feature writing, and editorial writing) for a UIL Regional contest held at UT Arlington.

  • Other
    • Dec 2013 to  Dec 2013 Guest speaker, Olive Tree Montessori Journalism Club

      Spoke to students in the Journalism Club (advisor Sarah Griffin) at Olive Tree Montessori Academy in Arlington about what journalism is.

Service to the Profession

  • Elected
    • Oct 2012 to  Sept 2013 Second Vice-President, American Journalism Historians Association

      I work with other AJHA officers and the AJHA Board on the day-to-day operations of this national organization for scholars in journalism history. The Second Vice-President also is responsible for assembling the annual convention program.

    • Oct 2010 to  Oct 2012 Executive Board, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involved discussing and voting on matters of consequence to the national organization.

    • Sept 2013 to  Oct 2014 First Vice-President of American Journalism Historians Association

      I work with other AJHA officers and the AJHA Board on the day-to-day operations of this national organization for scholars in journalism history. The First Vice-President also is responsible for overseeing all of the organization's committees.

    • Oct 2014 to  Oct 2015 President of American Journalism Historians Association

      I work with other AJHA officers and the AJHA Board on the day-to-day operations of this national organization for scholars in journalism history. The President is the primary point person for all organizational business.

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Executive Board, American Journalism Historians Association (Ex-Officio)

      Two-year service as past president involves advising on matters of consequence to the national organization.

  • Appointed
    • June 2013 to  Aug 2016 Research Chair, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium History Division

      As research chair of the history division for the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, I was responsible for soliciting submissions to the division's paper and panel competititions, distributing submissions to judges I have recruited, and delivering the division's program to the colloquium director.

    • Oct 2010 to  Sept 2013 Public Relations Chair, American Journalism Historians Association

      I oversaw a committee devoted to the internal and external promotion of organizational activities and achievements as well as the activities and achievements of our members, including writing press releases and newsletter articles, designing brochures and fliers, selling ads for the national convention program, and representing AJHA at non-AJHA events.

    • Oct 2010 to  Present Editorial Board, American Journalism

      I review manuscripts for the academic journal of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Aug 2012 to  Present Corresponding Editor, Journalism History

      I review manuscripts for the official academic journal of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication History Division

    • May 2011 to  Present Judge, AJHA Book Awards

      Each spring/summer, I read 1-2 books and submit detailed reviews to help select finalists for the annual AJHA national book award.

    • Aug 2012 to  Aug 2012 Discussant, Award-Winning Papers, AEJMC History Division

      Served as discussant for four papers (the first- through third-place faculty papers and first-place student paper) presented in the History Division at the 2012 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference in Chicago.

    • Mar 2011 to  Mar 2011 Discussant, Newspaper Division, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium

      Served as discussant for a panel of four papers presented in the Newspaper Division at the Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication in Columbia, South Carolina.

    • Oct 2005 to  Present Steering Committee, Symposium on the 19th Century Press, Civil War and Free Expression

      I review manuscripts and panel proposals for the annual symposium held at University of Tennessee at Chattanooga and assist in organizational decisions.

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Website administratior, American Journalism Historians Association

      This position involves two components. As web editor, service involves building, updating, and maintaining pages on the AJHA website, including development of the micro-site for the convention each year, and advising officers and committee chairs on web-related issues. Administration of the organization's membership system includes sending email blasts on behalf of officers and committee chairs and assisting them with membership issues (renewals, convention registration, payments, etc.).

    • Oct 2015 to  Oct 2016 Newsletter editor, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involved writing, soliciting and editing materials for the quarterly AJHA newsletter, the Intelligencer, and coordinating with the designer for production of the publication.

    • Oct 2015 to  Oct 2016 Chair, Long-Range Planning Committee, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involves working with other past presidents and committee chairs to study and propose resolutions for issues affecting the future of the organization.

    • Aug 2015 to  Aug 2015 Discussant, Award-Winning Papers/Scholar-to-Scholar Session, AEJMC History Division

      Served as discussant for nine papers (the first- through third-place faculty papers and first-place student paper as well as five poster-session papers) presented in the History Division at the 2015 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference in San Francisco.

    • Oct 2015 to  Present Editorial Board, Historiography in Mass Communication

      As a founding member of the editorial board of the new journal Historiography in Mass Communication, I have assisted decisions related to the journal's publication and format and proofed essays for publication.

    • Aug 2016 to  Present Newsletter editor, AEJMC History Division

      Service involves writing, soliciting and editing materials for the quarterly AEJMC History Division newsletter, CLIO, and designing the publication.

    • Oct 2016 to  Present Member, Long-Range Planning Committee, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involves working with other past presidents and committee chairs to study and propose resolutions for issues affecting the future of the organization.

    • Aug 2016 to  Present Secretary/2nd Vice Head, AEJMC History Division

      Service involves taking and distributing minutes of official meetings of the AEJMC History Division officers and general membership as well as assisting the head and 1st Vice Head with division business as needed.

    • Jan 2016 to  Oct 2016 Member, Publications Committee, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involved assisting in the search for a new editor of the quarterly AJHA newsletter.

    • Oct 2016 to  Present Member, Dissertation Prize Committee, American Journalism Historians Association

      Service involves reviewing dissertations and assisting in determining finalists and a winner for the annual Margaret Blanchard Dissertation Prize.

    • Aug 2016 to  Aug 2016 Discussant, Top History Papers, AEJMC National Convention

      Served as four papers (the first- through third-place faculty papers and first-place student paper) presented in the History Division at the 2016 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication National Conference in Minneapolis.

  • Volunteered
    • May 2013 to  July 2013 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, New Orleans

      I reviewed three manuscripts for the 2013 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Nov 2012 to  Jan 2013 Judge, Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

      I read several books and filled out a review form to assist in the selection of finalists for the annual national Kappa Tau Alpha book award.

    • May 2012 to  July 2012 Panel Proposal Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, Raleigh

      I assisted in the selection of panels to be presented at the 2012 American Journalism Historians Association National Convention.

    • May 2012 to  July 2012 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, Raleigh

      I reviewed three manuscripts for the 2012 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Nov 2011 to  Jan 2012 Judge, Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

      I read several books and filled out a review form to assist in the selection of finalists for the annual national Kappa Tau Alpha book award.

    • Apr 2012 to  May 2012 Manuscript Reviewer, AEJMC National Convention, Chicago

      Reviewed several manuscripts submitted to the History Division and Internships & Careers Interest Group for potential presentation at the 2012 national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    • Dec 2011 to  Jan 2012 Manuscript Reviewer, AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, Blacksburg, Va.

      Reviewed several manuscripts submitted to the Newspaper Division for potential presentation at the 2012 Southeast Colloquium of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    • May 2011 to  July 2011 Research-in-Progress Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, Kansas City

      I reviewed 12 research-in-progress proposals for potential presentation at the 2011 American Journalism Historians Association National Convention.

    • May 2011 to  July 2011 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, Kansas City

      Reviewed several manuscripts submitted to the paper competition for the 2011 national convention of the American Journalism Historians Association in Kansas City, Mo.

    • May 2014 to  July 2014 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, St. Paul

      I reviewed three manuscripts for the 2014 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Apr 2014 to  May 2014 Manuscript Reviewer, AEJMC National Convention, Montreal

      I reviewed three manuscripts submitted to the History Division for potential presentation at the 2014 national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    • Apr 2015 to  May 2015 Manuscript Reviewer, AEJMC National Convention, San Francisco

      I reviewed six manuscripts submitted to the History Division for potential presentation at the 2015 national conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    • Nov 2013 to  Jan 2014 Judge, Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

      I read several books and filled out a review form to assist in the selection of finalists for the annual national Kappa Tau Alpha book award.

    • May 2015 to  July 2015 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, Oklahoma City

      I reviewed five manuscripts for the 2015 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • Nov 2015 to  Jan 2016 Judge, Frank Luther Mott-Kappa Tau Alpha Research Award

      I read several books and filled out a review form to assist in the selection of finalists for the annual national Kappa Tau Alpha book award.

    • Apr 2016 to  June 2016 Manuscript Reviewer, AEJMC National Convention, Minneapolis

      I reviewed three History Division manuscripts for the 2016 annual convention of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

    • June 2016 to  July 2016 Manuscript Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, St. Petersburg

      I reviewed two manuscripts for the 2016 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

    • June 2016 to  July 2016 Research-in-Progress Reviewer, AJHA National Convention, St. Petersburg

      I reviewed 13 research-in-progress abstracts for the 2016 annual convention of the American Journalism Historians Association.

Service to the University

  • Appointed
    • Oct 2010 to  Mar 2012 Chair, Communication Day Committee

      Service involved overseeing the planning of the Department of Communication's annual Communication Day and executing much of the event (including promotion leading up to the event).

    • Jan 2013 to  Feb 2015 Member, Communication Day Committee

      Service involves assisting in the planning for the Department of Communication's annual Communication Day.

    • Aug 2011 to  Present Adviser, Kappa Tau Alpha (Charles Arrendell chapter)

      Service involves selecting and initiating members to the University of Texas at Arlington's chapter of the journalism and mass communication honorary as well as serving as a liaison to the national organization.

    • Aug 2011 to  Dec 2013 Journalism Sequence Coordinator

      Service involved handling journalism sequence-related issues in the Department of Communication.

    • Jan 2011 to  May 2013 Member, Curriculum Committee

      Service involved assisting in curriculum-related issues for the Department of Communication.

    • Feb 2013 to  Nov 2013 Member, Thesis Committee (Melinda Valero)

      Service involves assisting in guiding the thesis research of a graduate student in the Department of Communication.

    • Feb 2013 to  Apr 2013 Member, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Shan Gao)

      Service involved assisting in the selection of questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing her written exam answers, and participating in the oral exam.

    • Nov 2012 to  Apr 2013 Member, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Rebekah Karth)

      Service involved assisting in the selection of questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing her written exam answers, and participating in the oral exam.

    • Jan 2012 to  Apr 2012 Member, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Henan Jin)

      Service involved assisting in the selection of questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing his written exam answers, and participating in the oral exam.

    • Apr 2011 to  June 2011 Member, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Amy Shields)

      Service involved assisting in the selection of questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing her written exam answers, and participating in the oral exam.

    • Aug 2013 to  Aug 2015 Member, Academic Standards Committee

      Service involves assisting with student grievance issues in the Department of Communication.

    • June 2013 to  June 2013 Member, Academic Standards Committee.

      Service involved assisting with a student grievance issue in the Department of Communication.

    • June 2012 to  June 2012 Member, Academic Standards Committee

      Service involved assisting with a student grievance issue in the Department of Communication.

    • Jan 2011 to  Mar 2011 Member, Chair Review Committee

      Assisted in the review of the Department of Communication chair.

    • Aug 2011 to  Dec 2011 Member, Faculty Search Committee (Journalism)

      Assisted in the search for a new faculty member in the journalism sequence of the Department of Communication.

    • Aug 2010 to  Dec 2010 Member, Faculty Search Committee (Broadcast)

      Assisted in the search for a new faculty member in the broadcast sequence of the Department of Communication.

    • Sept 2012 to  Sept 2012 Resume Reviewer, SPJ student chapter event

      Reviewed and offered suggestions on students' resumes at a career preparation event sponsored by the UTA student chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.

    • Oct 2013 to  Nov 2013 Chair, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Veleisa Patton)

      Service involved selecting the questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing her written exam answers, and leading the oral exam.

    • Oct 2013 to  Mar 2014 Member, search committee for Shorthorn Adviser

      Assisted in the search for a new adviser for the Shorthorn student newspaper.

    • Aug 2014 to  Present Member, Scholarships Committee

      Service involves reviewing applications for scholarships to be distributed by the Department of Communication and assisting in the selection of scholarship recipients.

    • Aug 2014 to  Present Member, Graduate Studies Committee

      Service involves assisting in the approval process for graduate student admittance, coursework, theses, and comprehensive exam committees for the Department of Communication.

    • Oct 2014 to  Present Member, Student Publications Committee

      Service primarily involves assisting in the selection of editor for the Shorthorn student newspaper.

    • Oct 2014 to  May 2015 Member, Thesis Committee (LaDonna Aiken)

      Service involves assisting in guiding the thesis research of a graduate student in the Department of Communication.

    • Nov 2014 to  May 2015 Dept. of Communication Delegate, Undergraduate Assembly

      Service primarily requires voting on issues related to undergraduate education at UTA.

    • Feb 2015 to  Present Chair, Communication Day Committee

      Service involves overseeing the planning of the Department of Communication's annual Communication Day and assisting in the execution of the event.

    • Jan 2016 to  Present Journalism Sequence Coordinator

      Service involves handling journalism sequence-related issues in the Department of Communication.

    • Jan 2016 to  Present Member, Curriculum Committee

      Service involves assisting in curriculum-related issues for the Department of Communication.

    • Jan 2016 to  Present UEP Coordinator, Dept. of Communication

      Service involves coordinating with department administrators and sequence coordinators for the planning and execution of the 2016-2017 Unit Effectiveness Process.

    • Sept 2015 to  Nov 2015 Member, search committee for Shorthorn Adviser

      Assisted in the search for a new adviser for the Shorthorn student newspaper.

    • Jan 2016 to  Apr 2016 Member, Comprehensive Exam Committee (Karen McAlister)

      Service involved assisting in the selection of questions for the comprehensive exam of a graduate student in the Department of Communication, reviewing her written exam answers, and participating in the oral exam.

    • Mar 2016 to  Nov 2016 Member, Thesis Committee (Amanda Jordan)

      Service involves assisting in guiding the thesis research of a graduate student in the Department of Communication.

    • Jan 2016 to  Present Member, Faculty Search Committee (Advertising)

      Assisted in the search for a new faculty member in the advertising sequence of the Department of Communication.

    • Nov 2015 to  Mar 2016 Member, search committee for Director of FYW (English)

      Assisted in the search for a new Director of FYW in the Department of English.

  • Volunteered
    • Apr 2012 to  Apr 2012 College of Liberal Arts Representative, President's Scholarship Dinner

      Met with prospective students Department of Communication students who had received scholarships to attend UTA (as well as their families) to help them get to know the department, college, and university.

    • Apr 2011 to  Apr 2011 College of Liberal Arts Representative, President's Scholarship Dinner

      Met with prospective students Department of Communication students who had received scholarships to attend UTA (as well as their families) to help them get to know the department, college, and university.

    • Feb 2013 to  Feb 2013 Preview Day

      Worked at the Department of Communication booth at the University's Preview Day event to discuss the department with prospective students.

    • Feb 2012 to  Feb 2012 Preview Day

      Worked at the Department of Communication booth at the University's Preview Day event to discuss the department with prospective students.

    • Apr 2011 to  Apr 2011 Preview Day

      Worked at the Department of Communication booth at the University's Preview Day event to discuss the department with prospective students.

    • Nov 2015 to  Nov 2015 Preview Day

      Worked at the Department of Communication booth at the University's Preview Day event to discuss the department with prospective students.

    • Feb 2016 to  Feb 2016 Preview Day

      Worked at the Department of Communication booth at the University's Preview Day event to discuss the department with prospective students.