Teaching Experience (syllabi by request)

Oakland University

  • JRN 2000: Introduction to Journalism and News Writing (face-to-face and online)
  • JRN 3290: Digital Storytelling for the Media: Diversity, Identity, and Community (course development)
  • JRN 3310: Digital Photojournalism (face-to-face and online)
  • JRN 4100 Convergence Journalism
  • JRN 445: Video Documentary Journalism (course development)
  • JRN 4900: Independent Study: International Journalism (course development)
  • COM 3301: Race and Communication
  • COM 599: Independent Study: Qualitative Research Methods in Communication (graduate)
  • COM 6901: Special Topics: International Media, Globalization, and Comparative Research (graduate; course development)


  • Graduate advising
  • MA thesis committee member
  • MA creative project committee member
  • Undergraduate Honors College thesis advising

University of Minnesota

  • JOUR 3745: Mass-Media and Popular Culture
  • JOUR 3008: Mass Communication Processes and Structures
  • JOUR 3004: Information for Mass Communication

Teaching Grants

  • Innovation in Teaching Grant, Applying Mastery Learning to Teaching Writing in JRN 200 Introduction to Journalism and News Writing, Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning, Oakland University, 2013-2014
  • e-Learning and Instructional Support Online Course Award for Digital News Photography, Oakland University, 2011-2012
  • e-Learning and Instructional Support Online Course Award for News Writing and Reporting, Oakland University, 2010-2011