Ph.D. University of Colorado, Boulder, 2007
|Classes Taught: EMC 3308 (Visual Communication), EMC 4375 (Writing for Feature Film), EMC 4301/6315 (The Blockbuster), MCOM (Introduction to Mass Communication), MCOM 6463 (Qualitative Research Methods), and other special-topics courses related to film.|
Research: Media power; Fan cultures; Film; Media and place/space; Media anthropology; Global/international media; Media and sacrality; Superheroes and culture.
Experience:Public Relations and Marketing; Publication Design and Production; Editorial; Sports Journalism; Sports Information; Freelance Journalism.
Leadership / awards: Research Chair, Visual Communication Division, AEJMC 2011; Editorial Board, American Communication Journal; 2nd Place, Top Faculty Papers Competition, AEJMC Visual Communications Division, 2010; Awardee - 2009-2010 Professing Excellence Award, Texas Tech University; 2010 Nominee - Outstanding Faculty, Student Disability Services, Texas Tech University; 2009, 2010 Nominee - Presidents Excellence in Diversity and Equity Award, Texas Tech University.