Teaching experience

As a project of my special topics course “Sports Media & Gender: 50 Years of Title IX,” the students and I planned, organized, and hosted a public event for 100 attendees that brought together women athletes of past and present, as well as athletic leaders to discuss advancements in women’s athletics at Virginia Tech and how journalists cover issues of gender in sports. After two roundtables of guest panelists, students presented their semester-long multimedia projects that reported on an issue of sports.

The event was covered by local news media:

Roanoke Times – “Trailblazers, current Hokies basketball starts discuss impact of Title IX at Virginia Tech.” April 11, 2023. https://roanoke.com/sports/college/va_tech/title-ix-changed-sports-at-virginia-tech/article_ac42ce1c-d8cc-11ed-a113-d3b61fc2e240.html

WSLS 10 – “Virginia Tech celebrates 50 years of Title IX progress.” April 11, 2023. https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2023/04/12/virginia-tech-celebrates-50-years-of-title-ix-progress/

WDBJ 7  – “Virginia Tech hosts discussion on Title IX and how far women’s athletics have come.” April 11, 2023. https://www.wdbj7.com/2023/04/12/virginia-tech-hosts-discussion-title-ix-how-far-womens-athletics-has-come/

Cardinal News – “Two members of Virginia Tech women’s basketball team to speak at Title IX event.” April 7, 2023. https://cardinalnews.org/2023/04/07/two-members-of-virginia-tech-womens-basketball-team-to-speak-at-title-ix-event/

WSLS, News 10, Roanoke, Va.  – “Virginia Tech Title IX history event.” April 7, 2023. https://www.wsls.com/news/local/2023/04/07/virginia-tech-title-ix-history-event-to-feature-hokie-athletes/

My interest and experience is teaching students how to be clear, accurate and ethical storytellers for mass media. I’ve taught versions of multimedia reporting and writing at three universities, continually updating the courses as the tools of the trade evolve.

In addition to great mentors like Profs. Julie Dodd and Katy Culver who shaped my pedagogy, I’ve participated in trainings to keep my teaching skills sharp. This included Ph.Digital, an intensive program through Texas State and the Knight Foundation. At Virginia Tech, I participated in professional development to teach online courses and to see that my online data journalism course meets quality assurance standards to be taught nationally.

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