Teaching experience

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. Additionally, I was involved in developing a data journalism course taught at UW-Madison. Now, at Virginia Tech, I’ve developed an online-only version of the course. The in-person data journalism course is scheduled for the near future.

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.

Courses taught

  • Multimedia reporting (versions at three universities)
  • Media Effects
  • Mass Media and Public Opinion
  • Research methods

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