CV & Featured Work

Academic Experience

ITAP Director
2014-Present
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Manage the Information Technology Associates Program, an internship program that blends the benefits of technology-based experiential learning with a liberal arts education. Essential functions include managing staff, recruiting and marketing to prospective students, coordinating on-campus events, and collaborating with university offices to build relationships with current students and alumni.

ITAP Digital Video Instructor
2006-Present
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN

Responsible for hosting a course each year, in addition to multiple workshops lead for faculty and staff, on digital video production and media analysis. Students gain experience with framing and lighting concepts, audio recording, storytelling and non-linear editing with Final Cut Pro and Adobe Creative Suite, as well as digital distribution methods. Students are also allowed to explore semiotic concepts behind production through the study and visual criticism of film, video, and photography. 


Publications/Presentations

“Communication Complex: A CMM Approach to Childhood Obesity” co-presented with Dr. John Parrish-Sprowl, Tony Allanson, Jon Ford, Spencer King, and Neesha Mathur at the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Institute Seminar, Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA  (April 2012)

Lead a week-long videography and editing workshop for “Camp Cathedral,” a creative summer camp for middle and high school students. Cathedral High School, Indianapolis, IN (June 2012)

“Teaching with Tablet PCs at DePauw University: Using Pen-based Technology to Enhance Teaching and Learning”, Video abstract published in The Impact of Tablet PCs and Pen-based Technology on Education.  Ed. by Robert H. Read, Dave A. Berque, and Jane C. Prey. Published by Purdue University Press, 2008: 157. (2008)

Education

-Master of Arts in Applied Communications, concentrating on media studies
Indiana University Purdue University Indianapolis, IU School of Liberal Arts 
Dec 2012 

-Bachelor of Arts in English Literature, minor in Film Studies
DePauw University 
May 2005 


Conferences and Workshops Attended

-Attended the National Communication Association (NCA) convention 
Washington, D.C. (November 2013)

-Attended the Coordinated Management of Meaning (CMM) Institute Seminar 
Fitchburg State University, Fitchburg, MA (April 2012)

-Attended the National Communication Association (NCA) convention
New Orleans, LA (November 2011)

-Attended the National Institute for Technology in Liberal Education(NITLE) Symposium 
DePauw University, Greencastle, IN (June 2010, 2011)

Professional Experience

Videographer and editor for Do317.com and the Do317.com Lounge Sessions in Indianapolis, IN. These sessions involve coordinating and filming live performances of nationally renowned touring musicians in a studio space and editing the multi-cam shoots into web ready packages that can be shared via the bands’ PR firms, music blogs, and social media, as well as hosted on our own site. (2012-2015)

Chief videographer and editor for LaundroMatinee, a music video blog feature based out of Indianapolis, IN. The blog is a feature of My Old Kentucky Blog and showcases live, intimate performances from nationally renowned independent musicians in unique environments. Duties involved include coordinating crew-members, creating content that satisfies the creative vision of the band and the label, and working with record labels and management to cross-promote and embed the completed work. (2008-Present)

Volunteer for the Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis, IN taking tickets and assisting festival goers (’04-’06) and as a member of the Airport Hospitality committee (’07-Present) greeting the filmmakers and guests of the festival at the airport and coordinating their transportation to the festival itself. (2004-Present)


Awards

-Member of an IUPUI research team awarded a $10k grant for theproject “Using a CMM Approach to Study Childhood Obesity” byBinational/Cross-Cultural Health Enhancement Center(BiCCHEC) (April 2012)

-Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, IUPUI for the paper“‘Teeth,’ A Film That Bites Back: A Generic and FeministCritique” (April 2011)

-Winner of the 11th Annual Anne Donchin Graduate Essay in Women’sStudies Contest, IUPUI for the paper “‘Teeth,’ A Film That BitesBack: A Generic and Feminist Critique” (March 2011)

-Recipient of Outstanding Graduate Paper Award, IUPUI for the paper“A Neo-Classic Interpretation ofMary E. Jacksteit’s Network” (April 2010)

- Apple Certified for Final Cut Pro 6 (December 2008)

 

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