Teaching

 

AUGUST 2017 - PRESENT: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR (TENURE TRACK), MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY - SPRINGFIELD, MISSOURI 

 

- MED - 120 - Mass Media & Society

- MED - 383 - Television Production

- MED - 466 - Advanced Editing

- MED - 562 - Digital Filmmaking (Capstone Course - Undergraduate)

- MED - 662 - Digital Filmmaking (Capstone Course - Graduate)

 

AUGUST 2015 - MAY 2017: ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY - ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI

 

- CMM - 5980 - Graduate Reading Course: Advanced Video Production

- CMM - 4980 - Advanced Independent Study (Video Production)

- CMM - 3930 - Special Topics: Corporate Video Production

- CMM - 3520 - Audio & Video Documentary Production

- CMM - 3510 - TV Studio Production: News Magazine

- CMM - 3210 - Media Script Writing

- CMM - 2510 - Video Production & Design

- CMM - 2500 - Media & Society Lab

- CMM - 1400 - Film Criticism  

 

AUGUST 2011- MAY 2015: TEACHING ASSISTANT & INSTRUCTOR OF RECORD, SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - CARBONDALE

 

- RTD - 465 - Advanced Video Production (TA)

- RTD - 365B - TV Studio Production (TA)

- RTD - 365A - Single Camera Field Production

- RTD - 300 - Introduction to Media Production (TA)

 

JULY 2006 - AUGUST 2006: MAGNIFICO ENGLISH SCHOOLS (6-12) READING CAMPUS - READING, ENGLAND

 

- English Teacher and Sports Activity Staff (Summer Employment)

OCTOBER 2000 - JUNE 2003: UNITED STATES NAVY - USS CARL VINSON (CVN 70)

 

- Master-at-Arms, Field Training Officer (Night-Shift)

- Sexual Harassment/Sexual Assault Prevention Indoctrination Training Module

- Electronic Emissions Control (EMCON) Indoctrination Training Module

Conferences 

- University Film & Video Association (UFVA) Conference, Los Angeles, CA (2017)

           - Panel 11M Scriptwriting: Select Reading, Critique, and Q&A session for On Blackest Day, in Brightest Night (Narrative Feature) –

             Presenter/Author

           - Panel 6M Scriptwriting: Reading, Critique, and Q&A session for The Old City, (Narrative Feature) written by Sam Harman –

             Moderator and Panel Respondent

- Soldiers Among Us, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (2016)

           - Screening of Please Hold (Short Film)

- Film & History Conference, Madison, WI - Journeys, Detours, Breakdowns (2015)

            - Panel 0531A: Disability & Difference II: Back from Iraq & Afghanistan: Unpacking Hurt Lockers.

            - Presentation of Please Hold: Veterans, PTSD, and the Struggle for Help.

           - Special Screening: Presentation of Please Hold (Short Film)

- Soldiers Among Us, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, Carbondale, IL (2015)

            - Presentation of Missing Silence (Short Film) 

Invited Lectures

Saint Louis University - St. Louis, Missouri

      - December 2015: Presentation of: “Please Hold” (film) and Seminar on Veterans and PTSD; to undergraduate students in the    

        course: Film, Culture, & Literature. Instructor: Dr. Vincent Casaregola

      - November 2015: Presentation of: “Please Hold” (film) and Seminar on Veterans and PTSD; to undergraduate students in the  

        course: World War II in Film and Literature. Instructor: Dr. Hal Bush

 

Southern Illinois University - Carbondale - Carbondale, Illinois

      - November 2012: Presentation of: Framing, Composition, and the Camera for TV Production; to undergraduate students in the

        course: Introduction to Media Production. Instructor: H.D. Motyl.

      - October 2012:  Presentation of: "Missing Silence" and Documentary Production Styles, to graduate students in the course:

        Critical Documentary. Instructor: Dr. Angela Aguayo.

      - November 2011: Presentation of: Lighting for TV; to undergraduate students in the course: Introduction to Media Production.

        Instructor: H.D. Motyl.

Service

MISSOURI STATE UNIVERSITY (2017-PRESENT)

- Missouri State University: Department of Media, Journalism, & Film - Film Series Co-Chair (2017-Present)

  • Organize and support MJF and other university departments bring films/filmmakers to campus

  • Organize and support Master Classes offered to the MSU community by practicing filmmakers

  • Organize and support film screenings that coincide with University-Sponsored activities (such as LGBTQ Month)

- Missouri State University: Department of Media, Journalism, & Film - Undergraduate Mentor/Advisor (2017-Present)

  • Advise and mentor Undergraduate Students on course options and program concentrations

  • Assist Undergraduate Students with finding resources and research materials

  • Create and maintain graduation plans to encourage students to graduate on-time

SAINT LOUIS UNIVERSITY (2015-2017)

- Saint Louis University: Department of Communication  - TV Studio Director (2015-2017)

  • Teach, train, and mentor student-workers in how to use the studio equipment.

  • Ensure proper safety, maintenance, and up-keep of studio facilities and equipment.

  • Trouble-shoot, repair, and order replacement parts for studio equipment.

  • Coordinate studio hours of operation, maintenance, and repair.

  • Update and install software and equipment to maintain studio relevancy.

  • Support and facilitate the use of the studio by faculty and students – for class and individually.

  • Create and organize opportunities for students and faculty in incorporate the studio into their courses and course work.

  • Continue to promote the use of the studio space by other departments on campus.

  • Hold workshops and demonstrations for groups interested in using the studio.

  • Create and maintain an inventory of the studio and storage spaces.

 

- Saint Louis University: Department of Communication - Journalism & Media Studies (Major) Committee Member (2015-2017)

  • Develop curriculum and courses for JAMS majors within the Communication Department

  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students on course registration

  • Develop strategic plans of action to increase and retain enrollment in the major

  • Work with other departments and colleges on campus to grow interdisciplinary opportunities

 

- Saint Louis University: College of Arts & Science - Film Studies Minor Committee Member (2015-2017)

  • Advise and mentor undergraduate students on course registration

  • Create film theory, analysis, and production courses for the minor

  • Teach courses in film theory, analysis, and production within the minor

  • Develop strategic plans of action to increase and retain enrollment in the minor

  • Work with other departments and colleges on campus to grow interdisciplinary opportunities

 

- Saint Louis University: Department of Communication - Technology Committee (2015-2017)

  • Research, price out, and order technology resources for the department

  • Create and maintain inventories of new, used, and broken technology resources

  • Advise department on the purchasing of Audio/Video equipment

  • Advise department on the use and functions of different technologies found in classrooms

  • Advise department on software purchases and updates

 

- Saint Louis University: Department of Communication - Graduate Mentor/Adviser (2015-2015)

  • Advise and mentor Graduate Students on course options and program concentrations

  • Assist Gradate Students with finding resources and research materials

  • Create and maintain graduation plans to encourage students to graduate on-time

 

- Saint Louis University: Department of Communication - Undergraduate Mentor/Adviser (2015-2017)

  • Advise and mentor Undergraduate Students on course options and program concentrations

  • Assist Undergraduate Students with finding resources and research materials

  • Create and maintain graduation plans to encourage students to graduate on-time

 

Saint Louis University: Senior Legacy Symposium - Student Participant Mentor/Adviser (2015)

  • Advise student(s) on the creation and design of work for Symposium presentation

  • Mentor students through the Senior Legacy Symposium process and event.

 

- Saint Louis University: Veterans Task Force (2015-2017)

  • Advise university on matters concerning military veterans on campus

  • Mentor the student-veteran population on campus

  • Advocate for veteran issues on campus, including access to VA resources

  • Advocate, encourage, and facilitate conversations between the veteran and campus community.

 

- Saint Louis University: Student Anime Club Faculty Adviser (2015-2017)

  • Advise club on films/series to watch

  • Assist with finding resources and research materials

  • Oversee fund-raising events and budget expenditures

 

SOUTHERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY - CARBONDALE

- Southern Illinois University: Veteran Advisory Board (2013-2015)

  • Advise university on matters concerning military veterans on campus

  • Mentor the student-veteran population on campus

  • Advocate for veteran issues on campus, including access to VA resources

  • Advocate, encourage, and facilitate conversations between the veteran and campus community.