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Professional
Development

Professional growth is about discovery and adaptation. Effectiveness in teaching, research, & service depends on refining talents, acquiring skills, and learning new ideas.

Selected development activity related to teaching and service

Teaching Speechwriting to Undergraduates. ECA Short Course. 31 Mar. 2023: Baltimore, MD. 

"Media Literacy is Lit!": How to Teach Media Literacy in Exciting Ways So Students Apply and Own the Lessons. NCA Short Course. 17 Nov. 2022: New Orleans, LA.

DisPLACEing Power and Privilege in Public Speaking: Re-constructing the Introductory Course through Critical Pedagogical Theory and Praxis. NCA PreConference. 16 Nov. 2022: New Orleans, LA.

(Re)Making Data in Qualitative Research. NCA Short Course. 18 Nov. 2021: Seattle, WA.

Inspiring Resilience and Social Activism in Our Students Through Media Based Pedagogies. ECA Short Course. 26 Mar. 2021: online.

Innovative Strategies for Recruiting and Retaining Undergraduate Communication Students. ECA Short Course. 25 Mar. 2021: online

Valuing Digital Literacy and Argument: Teaching at the Crossroads of Civility. NCA Short Course. 19 Nov. 2020: Zoom.

Mediactive: How to Participate in Your Digital World. Arizona State University & Canvas. Oct. 2020: online.

​​​Communication at the Disciplinary Crossroads: Navigating Uncharted Territory. NCA Preconference. 18 Nov. 2020: Zoom.

Anti-Racism Training. Diversity and Resiliency Institute of El Paso, a project of the Borderland Rainbow Center. 1 Aug. 2020-31 Aug. 2020.

Utilizing Media to Survive Fake News & More: How Student Understanding of Media Literacy and Critical Pedagogy Can Be Employed for Social Awareness. NCA Short Course. 15 Nov. 2019: Baltimore, MD.

Thriving, Not Just Surviving … Teaching Public Speaking Online! NCA Short Course. 14 Nov. 2019: Baltimore, MD.

Designing Comics Courses. CSS Lunch Workshop. 25 Jul. 2019: Toronto, ON.

30 Minute Prep: Communication at Play in the Public Speaking Classroom. NCA Short Course. 8 Nov. 2018: Salt Lake City, UT.

National Communication Association Leadership Development Program. NCA LAP Sessions. 24 Nov. 2017: Dallas, TX.

Embracing the Transformational Opportunities of Public Speaking through a Semester-Long Practicum in Citizenship. NCA Short Course. 20 Nov. 2015: Las Vegas, NV.

Rethinking Slide Design: New Techniques for Improving Presentations. NCA Short Course. 21 Nov. 2014: Chicago, IL.

Effective Public Speaking Rubrics. NCA Short Course. 15 Nov. 2012: Orlando, FL.

Communication Across the Curriculum & General Education: COM’s Voice Across Campus. NCA Short Course. 17 Nov. 2011: New Orleans, LA.

Straight Talk about Teaching Communication Research Methods. NCA Short Course. 15 Nov. 2010: San Francisco, CA.

Conquer Speech Anxiety: Design a Class, Module, Workshop or Program that Works. NCA Short Course. 14 Nov. 2010: San Francisco, CA.

Teaching Communication Theory. NCA Short Course. 13 Nov. 2009: Chicago, IL.

Routines and Surprises in Teaching Millennial Students. NCA Short Course. 13 Nov. 2009: Chicago, IL.

Teaching Digital Natives. Annual Teaching Effectiveness Conference, sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley. 7 Nov. 2009: Potsdam, NY.

The Quantitative Methods Toolkit: Equipping Faculty to Teach Undergraduate and Graduate Research Methods. NCA Short Course. 22 Nov. 2008: San Diego, CA.

Teaching Political Communication. NCA Short Course. 21 Nov. 2008: San Diego, CA.

Preparing our Students for the World through a Globalized Curriculum. Annual Teaching Effectiveness Conference, sponsored by the Associated Colleges of the St. Lawrence Valley. 1 Nov. 2008: Canton, NY.  

Faculty Peer Mentoring. SUNY Center for Professional Development. 12 Sep. 2008: East Syracuse, NY.

Political Difference and Change: Teaching Gender & Political Communication Courses. ECA Short Course. 1 May 2008: Pittsburgh, PA.

Teaching Public Speaking in an Evolving Communication Environment. NCA Short Course. 15 Nov. 2007: Chicago, IL

A Short Course on Teaching American Women’s Public Address. NCA Short Course. 18 Nov. 2006: San Antonio, TX.

More than Site: Developing and Maintaining the Essentials of a Communication Center as Centerpiece of Connection and Action. NCA Short Course. 16 Nov. 2006: San Antonio, TX.

Facilitating Student Participation through Instructional Discussion. NCA Short Course. 18 Nov. 2005: Boston, MA. 

Teaching Communication Courses with Feature Films. NCA Short Course. 12 Nov. 2004: Chicago, IL.

Teaching Critical Media Literacy to Undergraduates. ECA Short Course. 27 Apr. 2003: Washington, DC. 

Selected development activity related to scholarship

(Re)Making Data in Qualitative Research. NCA Short Course. 18 Nov. 2021: Seattle, WA.

Comics: Art in Relationship. MOOC through Kadenze with the California College of the Arts. 16 Feb.-22 Mar. 2016.

Applied Data Science. MOOC through Syracuse University’s iSchool. Completed 31 Jul. 2014.

Women, Rhetoric, and Political Agency: What Do Women Need to Know About Their History in Order (Phronesis) to be Successful Politically? RSA Summer Institute at Penn State. 26-28 Jun. 2009: State College, PA. 

Researching and Teaching Across the Qualitative Methods Continuum. NCA Short Course. 23 Nov. 2008: San Diego, CA

Remembering as Citizens: Rhetoric, Memory, & Citizenship. RSA Summer Institute at UCB. 24-26 Jun. 2011: Boulder, CO.

Rhetorical Criticism. RSA Summer Institute at Penn State. 22-25 Jun. 2009: State College, PA.

Expanding Public Sphere Vocabulary. Annual Public Sphere Pre-Convention Seminar at NCA. 20 Nov. 2008: San Diego, CA.

The Rhetoric of Religion: Perspectives and Prospects. RSA Summer Institute at RPI. 22-24 Jun. 2007: Troy, NY. 

Discourses of Citizenship. eca Pre-Conference. 23 Apr. 2003: Washington, DC.

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