Teaching & Professional Experience

INSTRUCTIONAL EXPERIENCE

Assistant Professor, Fall 2018-Present
Department of Communication & Theatre, Emporia State University, Emporia, KS

  • Ethical Issues in Communication and Emerging Technology, SP 370/504 (Spring 2020)
  • Group Leadership, SP 502 (Fall 2019)
  • Small Group Communication, SP 315 (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
  • Communication and Emerging Technology, SP 304 (Spring 2019, Summer 2019 – Online Course)
  • Public Speaking, SP 101 (Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Introduction to Women’s, Gender & Sexuality Studies, WGSS 280 (Instructor of Record; Fall 2015, 1 section; Spring 2016, 2 sections)

Graduate Teaching Assistant, Fall 2013-Spring 2015
Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind.

  • Introduction to Organizational Communication, COM 324 (Instructor of Record; Spring 2015)
  • Communicating in the Global Workplace, COM 224 (Instructor of Record; Fall 2014)
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication, COM 114 (Instructor of Record; Fall 2013, Summer 2014)

Graduate Teaching Associate, Fall 2011‐Spring 2013
California State University, Chico, Calif.

  • Speech Communication Fundamentals, CMST 131 (3 sections per semester for 4 semesters)

SERVICE

Disciplinary Service

 Reviewing

  • Journal of Applied Communication Research (since 2015)
  • Management Communication Quarterly (since 2020)
  • International Journal of Communication (since 2020)
  • Social Media + Society (since 2019)
  • Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (since 2018)
  • Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (since 2018)
  • Feminist and Women’s Studies Division, National Communication Association (since 2015)
  • Feminist Scholarship Division, International Communication Association (since 2017)
  • Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (since 2014)

Conference

  • Member of the Awards Nominating Committee, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (2020)
  • Panel chair, Interrogating the Material Turn: Engaging Feminist New Materialisms in Organizational Communication Scholarship, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (2019)
  • Member of the Redding Dissertation Award Committee, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (2019)
  • Respondent, B.E.S.T. Session: Identities and Careers, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (2019)
  • Member of the Awards Nominating Committee, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (2018)
  • Respondent, Title IX: Ongoing Challenges for Women at Work, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association (2018)
  • Respondent, B.E.S.T. Session: Emotions and Relationships in Organizational Contexts, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association (2018)
  • Panel respondent, Organizational Communication, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2018)
  • Member of the Outstanding Book Award review committee, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender (2017)
  • Panel respondent, Intersections in Interventions, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2017)
  • Graduate student representative, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division, National Communication Association (2015-2016)
  • Panel respondent, Womentering: I’ve got a great idea. How do I get it published?, Women’s Caucus, National Communication Association (2016)
  • Panel chair, (Re)Thinking the Body, Organization for the Study of Communication, Language & Gender Conference (2016)
  • Panel respondent, Solving Organizational Issues in Different Work Spaces, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2016)
  • Panel chair, Young Women and Ethnographies, Feminist and Women’s Studies Division, National Communication Association (2015)
  • Volunteer, Pre-Tenure Women’s Conference, Susan Bulkeley Butler Center, Purdue University (2015)
  • Panel chair, Communication and Identity, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2015)
  • Volunteer organizer, Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (2014)
  • Technology support, Organizational Communication Mini-Conference (2014)
  • Panel respondent, Communicative Approaches to Organization, Education, and Society, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2014)
  • Marketing Committee Chair, Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (2014)

University Service

Committee Service

  • Emporia State University
    • Basic Needs Coalition
      • Co-chair (Fall 2020-Present)
    • Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities Committee
      • Member (Fall 2019-Present)
    • Lambda Pi Eta National Communication Association Undergraduate Honor Society
      • Co-Advisor (Fall 2019-Present)
    • COVID-19 Classroom and Instruction Working Group (Summer 2020)
  • Purdue University
    • Academic and Professional Development Committee for the Purdue Graduate Student Government
      • Member (2015-2016)
    • Events Committee for the Women’s Gender Sexuality Studies Program
      • Member (2015-2016)
    • Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association
      • President (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
      • Member of the Professional Development Action Committee (Fall 2014-Spring 2015)
      • PhD member-at-large (Fall 2013-Spring 2014)
    • California State University, Chico
      • Council of Graduate Students
        • Department representative (Fall 2012-Spring 2013)

Student Academic Advising and Mentorship

  • McNair Scholar Faculty Mentor (Spring 2020-Present)
  • Academic advisor to 6 communication majors
  • Director for undergraduate academic internships
    • Community Engagement Internship
      • Sadie Coffey (Spring 2019), Rachel Castro (Fall 2019-Spring 2020)
    • EAT Initiative Internship
      • Tyrus Barclay, Delaney Dold, Katherine MacGregor, Kelsey Phillips, Christina Wankum (Spring 2020)
  • Ethnic & Gender Studies Undergraduate Portfolio Committee
    • Amy Little (Fall 2019)
  • Formal graduate student mentor for 5 incoming PhD students and 2 incoming MA students in the Brian Lamb School of Communication, Purdue University (Summer 2014-2017)

Other University Service

  • Co-founder and coordinator of the Community Impact Challenge, a grant competition that invites ESU students to work collaboratively in teams to identify creative and meaningful solutions to challenges facing the campus or greater Emporia community (Spring 2019-Present)
  • Judge for the Community Impact Challenge (Spring 2019-Present)
  • Co-host and facilitator for a series of Lunch & Learns on community engagement organized for university faculty by Community Hornets and the Department of Communication & Theatre (Spring 2019, Fall 2020, Spring 2020)
  • Department representative in rotation for admissions appointments with prospective ESU students (Fall 2018-Present)
  • Graduate student recruitment representative
    • Graduate Student Welcome Weekend “Buddy” (Contact and informant for prospective incoming graduate students) (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017)
    • Graduate student representative to meet with prospective and admitted students during campus visits and by phone (Fall 2013-2017)
    • Recruitment volunteer for the National Communication Association Graduate School Open House (Fall 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016)
    • Recruitment volunteer for the Brian Lamb School of Communication Undergraduate Open House (Fall 2014)
  • Graduate student representative for hiring processes
    • Host for graduate student meeting with College of Liberal Arts dean candidate (Fall 2014)
    • Graduate student representative for meals with three candidates for an assistant professor in health communication job search, Brian Lamb School of Communication (Spring 2016)
    • Graduate student representative for meal with candidate for a College of Liberal Arts cluster hire for advanced quantitative methods (Spring 2016)
  • Volunteer for Next Generation Scholar event (Fall 2015)
    • Reviewer for abstracts for graduate student poster session
    • Volunteer for registration, poster session and tours for a group of rural high school students
  • Host for orientation Q&A session on the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association (Fall 2014)
  • Volunteer for Brian Lamb School of Communication graduate student orientation events (Fall 2014)
  • Discussion moderator for Chico Town Hall (Spring 2012-Spring 2013)
  • Discussion moderator for the Chico Great Debate (Spring 2012-Spring 2013)
  • Judge for the Chico Rookie Speech and Debate Tournament (Fall 2011-Spring 2013)
  • Judge for the Chico Great Debate Preliminary Speech Competition (Fall 2012)
  • Confederate for WeBuild, Inc. Needs Assessment Simulation, California State University, Chico (Spring 2012)

Invited Presentations

  • Speaker for “Reflections from the field: Why effective peacebuilding must be locally-led” panel, co-sponsored by the Peace Research and Education Program, the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) student group and NYU’s Steinhardt’s Peace and Conflict Studies minor, New York University (Fall 2019)
  • Speaker for an EGS Talk titled “Creating space for inclusive participation in peacebuilding,” sponsored by the Ethnic and Gender Studies Program, Emporia State University (Spring 2019)
  • Panelist for a thesis and dissertation writing workshop sponsored by the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association (Fall 2017)
  • Speaker and facilitator for “Organizing Online: Tactics to Mobilize for Change and Stay Safe” breakout session at the Purdue University Women in Leadership Institute (Spring 2017)
  • Co-presenter and facilitator for “Working Across Differences: Lessons Learned from the Purdue Peace Project” at the Purdue University Boiler Share Symposium for staff professional development (Spring 2017)
  • Guest speaker on the Purdue Peace Project for Foundations of Human Communication Inquiry II (COM 601) at Purdue (Spring 2017)
  • Panelist on graduate programs for the Brian Lamb School of Communication Advisory Board meeting (Fall 2016)
  • Panelist for “Faculty of the Future: Voices from the Next Generation” at the annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges & Universities in Washington, D.C. (Spring 2016)
  • Panelist for “You are not a ‘Real’ Feminist!: Feminism in/and Popular Culture,” sponsored by the Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies Program at Purdue University (Spring 2016)
  • Presenter and panelist for “Research at Purdue” forum as part of the Brian Lamb School of Communication Graduate Student Welcome Weekend (Spring 2014, Spring 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Panelist for annual report and CV workshop sponsored by the Communication Graduate Student Association (Spring 2016)
  • Panelist for “The Purdue Peace Project: A Local Leadership Approach to Political Violence Prevention in West Africa and Central America,” at the Purdue University Communication Graduate Student Conference (Spring 2016)
  • Co-presenter on the Purdue Peace Project and Brian Lamb School of Communication for Next Generation Scholars tour at Purdue University (Fall 2015)
  • Guest speaker on socio-relational context and the Purdue Peace Project for Intercultural Communications (COM 303) at Purdue University (Fall 2015)
  • Closing remarks for the Purdue Communication Graduate Student Association Conference (Spring 2015)
  • Guest speaker on online harassment for Negotiation in Everyday Life (COM 496) at Purdue (Spring 2015)
  • Co-presenter for “Professional Development & Graduate School Survival Tips” with Dr. Melanie Morgan for the Brian Lamb School of Communication graduate student orientation (Fall 2014)
  • Guest speaker on women and voice for Organizational Leadership and Decision Making (CMST 472) at CSU, Chico (Spring 2013)
  • Guest speaker for Communication Criticism (CDES 303) at CSU, Chico. Presentation titled “The Gender Report: A Closer Look at Gender and Online News” (Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013)
  • Guest speaker on feminist theory and technology for Seminar in Communication Studies (CMST 601) at CSU, Chico (Fall 2012)
  • Guest speaker on visual aids in public speaking for Speech Communication Fundamentals (live lecture portion, CMST 131) at CSU, Chico (Spring 2013)
  • Co-presenter of public speaking workshop for graduate students at CSU, Chico (November 2012)
  • Co-presenter of a public speaking workshop for the CSU, Chico, Anthropology Department (October 2012)
  • Panelist for “Earning a Master’s Degree in Communication Studies: How to Decide, Apply and Be Successful” at CSU, Chico (Fall 2012)

Public Service

  • Vice Chair/Member, Lyon County Food & Farm Council (2019-Present)
  • Member, Healthier Lyon County (2019-Present)
  • Mentor, Young African Leaders Initiative (Summer 2020)
  • Formal mentor for an up-and-coming Liberian leader as part of a USAID-funded initiative to develop the next generation of Liberian leaders in multiple sectors (Summer 2018, Summer 2019)

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RELEVANT PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Monitoring & Evaluation Consultant, August 2013‐Ongoing
Various

Managing Editor, September 2009‐May 2011
Bigfork Eagle and West Shore News, Hagadone Corp., Bigfork, Mont.

Managing Editor, July 2009-September 2009
Post Community Newspapers, The Post Co., Eastern Idaho

Reporter, May 2009‐June 2009
Post Community Newspapers, The Post Co., Eastern Idaho

Online Editor, September 2008‐May 2009
The Whitworthian, Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash.

Reporting intern, May 2008‐August 2008
Wood River Journal, The Post Co., Hailey, Idaho

Editor in Chief, September 2007‐May 2008
The Whitworthian, Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash.

Layout/Graphics Editor, September 2005‐May 2007
The Whitworthian, Whitworth University, Spokane, Wash.