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Development

Professional growth is about discovery and adaptation.

Effectiveness in teaching, research, and service depends on refining talents, acquiring skills, and learning new ideas.

Credentials

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Writing Intensive Course Development
Writing Intensive Course Development

certificate, 2022

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Incorporating Service Learning into the Public Speaking Course
Incorporating Service Learning into the Public Speaking Course

certificate, 2003

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Selected development activity related to teaching and service

"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.

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

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.

Applied Data Science. Massive open online course through Syracuse University’s iSchool. Completed 31 Jul. 2014.

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.

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

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.

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. 

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

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

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

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

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 the Public Speaking Course Online: Strategies, Tactics, and Realities. Wadsworth Public Speaking Online Lecture Series, Thomas Learning. 10 Mar. 2004: Webinar.

Incorporating Service Learning into the Public Speaking Course. Wadsworth Public Speaking Online Lecture Series, Thomas Learning. 30 Oct. 2003.

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