- Professor, Communication Studies
- Communication, Cultures, English & World Languages
Ph.D., Indiana University, Bloomington. May 1994. Areas of specialization: Russian history, Russian and East European Institute, Latin American history.
M.A., School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. August 2001. Area of specialization: communication and social change.
M.A., Indiana University, Bloomington. December 1986. Area of specialization: history.
B.A., cum laude, University of South Florida, Tampa. December 1983. Major: History.
Gibson Professorship, 2013-2014
Servant Leader of the Year, April 2013
Yoga classes, BlogPaws 2012 (Salt Lake City, Utah) and 2013 (Tysons Corner, Virginia).
Certified yoga teacher (Living Yoga Program, 2007); in training to become a practitioner of Tellington TTouch.
Summer Faculty-Student Research Grants, 2011-2014
Buddies! magazine, pilot issue summer 2013, work continuing summer 2014
“Documentary Photography,” student work exhibited for Student Academic Symposium, TLU, April 2010
“Women’s Transnational Activism through the Lens of the Nobel Peace Prize: Nobel Women’s Initiative,” Femmes sans frontiers. Edited by Marie-Pierre Arrizabalaga, Diana Burgos-Vigna and Mercedes Yusta. December 2011.
“Na drustvenim mrezama ostra bitka 2 stozera,” Jutarniji List, 11, 7 November 2012. (a brief analysis of media in the presidential election, translated into Croatian by the newspaper)
“The Pet Beat – Foundations of Reporting for Pet Bloggers,” BlogPaws 2013, May 18, 2013.
“Just One Dog Or A Movements? Rhetorical Anaysis Of Social Media Pleas To Rescue Shelter Animals,” 2012 Conference of the Southwest? Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association, Albuquerque, N.M., February 9, 2012.
“Twitter Fundraising, One PawPawty At A Time,” 2011 Joint Conference of the National Popular Culture & American Culture and the Southwest/Texas Popular Culture & American Culture Association, San Antonio, Texas, April 23, 2011.