Position: Ph.D. Student
- Public Communication & Technology
Department: Journalism & Media Communication
In addition to covering the user's experience in the digital age for Forbes.com, I have written for The New Yorker, New York, Salon, National Catholic Reporter and The Kansas City Star.I am also a Ph.D. student in Public Communication and Technology and an instructor in the Department of Journalismand Technical Communication.
I earned a M.A. in Journalism at New York University and a B.A. in Communication and Philosophy at William Jewell College.
I'm a native of Westminster, Colo. and have lived in St. Paul, Kansas City and New York City before returning to my home state in 2011.
JTC 326: Online Journalism & Writing
Online Writing and Journalism explores the writer’s evolving roles in the Internet ecosystem. We start by examining the way we consume information online, and then develop and implement strategies for effectively telling stories through text, images and sound on multiple platforms. We learn the tools of the online trade, including content management systems, multimedia editors and generators, social media dashboards, analytics and user experience techniques. But equally important, we learn how to be conversant in the media and marketing landscape where most writers will work. The class concludes with a storytelling project that demonstrates command of those tools and strategies.
JTC 300: JTC 300: Professional and Technical Communication (Online)
This course provides experience and feedback on writing effective and concise memos, emails, letters, reports, technical papers, and other written communications essential in any professional field. It also includes extensive information on using the Internet as a writing and research tool. After receiving instruction on writing style and document formatting, online students complete a series of writing projects that are critiqued and returned by the instructor.