Assistant Professor of Communication
- BS, Indiana Wesleyan University, 2002
- MA, Ball State University, 2009
Advanced Digital Media Methods: Pre-production
Covers the advanced skills involved in the planning, conceptualizing and writing of complex productions. Emphasis will be on proper storytelling techniques for effective communication through the visual medium. Course may provide opportunities to work for and with FiveCore Media clients on projects.
Advanced Digital Media Methods: Post-production
Covers advanced post-production editing, motion graphics, audio mastering, color correction and producing skills. Emphasis will be on proper storytelling techniques for effective communication through the visual medium. Course may provide opportunities to work for and with FiveCore Media clients on projects.
Advanced Digital Media Methods: Production
Covers the advanced production skills in filming, framing, audio recording, lighting and directing. Emphasis will be on proper storytelling techniques for effective communication through the visual medium. Course may provide opportunities to work for and with FiveCore Media clients on projects.
Creating for the Web
This course examines the necessary tools for building successful web pages. Students utilize design elements and principles to emphasize the importance of the web as an effective form of communication. They also learn languages of page development (HTML/CSS) and responsive web design.
Graphic Design Practices and Theory
This course offers an introduction into the practice of graphic design and it’s theories. This course is a computer lab based course where skills and theories will be taught and put into practice. Students will learn basics of the main aspects of print production, graphic design for web, and designing for communication. Students will be taught both the theory and mechanics of computer-aided graphic design.
This video production course focused on studio operations and field production. It is designed to give students the background and instruction they need to communicate using television equipment in group and individual productions. Class discussions, lectures, labs and hands-on projects will be used to teach the process and skills of production.
Digital Media Production
Innovation continues to occur on the internet at an extremely lively pace. What was once the realm of email, FTP, Gopher, and the Web is barely recognizable a mere 10 years later. Keeping up with the speed of innovation and maintaining a familiarity with the most recent tools and capabilities is critical for communication students to understand. This course is designed to help students understand and effectively use a variety of “web 2.0″ and social media technologies in order to become better communicators in their selected fields.
2015 – Regional Emmy Nomination
Nominated for a Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy award for directing and producing the 2013 Festival Of Carols television program, which was broadcasted in various television markets during the Christmas season of 2014.
2015 – BEA Media Arts Festival
Directed the “Goshen’s Urban Forest” video which won a 2015 national BEA Media of Arts Festival award for educational/instructional video.
2015 – Telly Award
Directed and produced the “Good of Goshen” Video Campaign, that won a national Bronze Telly award for Online Campaign Videos.
2015 – Addy Award
Directed and produced the “Good of Goshen” Video Campaign, that won a regional AAF Addy award for Online Campaign Videos.
2015 – Minniger Center Faculty Development Grant
2014 – Telly Award
Executive Producer for “Breaking Down Barriers: Journeys of the Apostle Paul” that won a national Bronze Telly award for Religious Television Program.
2013 – Telly Award
Director and Producer of “Goshen College Theater Department: Take 1″ which won a national Bronze Telly award for Online Commercial.
2013 – Telly Award
Director and Producer of “Powerful Assessment. Personalized Learning” which won a national Bronze Telly award for Online Commercial.
2013 – BEA Festival of Media Arts Faculty Award
Director and Producer of “Goshen College Theater Department: Take 1″ which won a national BEA Festival of Media Arts Award in Mixed Video (Student/Teacher co-production) category.
2012 – Addy Award
Directed and produced the “Globe Radio: Culturally Progressive Music” promotional commercial, that won a regional AAF Silver Addy award for Digital Online Commercial.
2010 – Indiana Broadcasters Association Spectrum Award Nominee
Directed and produced “Good Hoosier Cookin'” television program that was nominated for an IBA Spectrum Award.
2009 – Telecommunications Graduate Student of the Year, Ball State University
2009 – Ball State University Graduate Thesis of the Year Nomination
2009 – Ball State University Research Grant
2009 – Regional Emmy Nomination
Nominated for a Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Emmy award for editing.
2008 – United Way Golden Excellence in Media Award
Co-Produced three hour long “United Way of Grant County Telethon” which won a Golden Excellence (GEM) in Media Award in the Campaign Video category by the Indiana Association of United Ways.
2014-Present – Member of the Lower Great Lakes Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
2009-Present – Broadcast Education Association
2012-Present – Michiana Chapter of the American Advertising Federation
2012-Present – Goshen Chamber of Commerce
2009-2011 – Board of Directors – Fireside International
2009-2011 – Young Professionals Board Member, Marion, IN Chamber of Commerce
2007-2011 – Indiana Broadcasters Association
2015 – Broadcast Educators Association Annual Convention
Panelist – “Shooting Global: The Challenges and Rewards of International Production Courses”
2014 – Broadcast Educators Association Annual Convention
Moderator – “Taking Production Classes on the Road: Using International Trips to Break Students Out of Their Comfort Zone”
Moderator – “Following The Roman Road: How Two Classes Produced an International Documentary”
Panelist – “Get me a job! Integrating professional training initiatives into your academic program.”
2013 – Mennonite Church USA Convention
Panelist – “Faith & Film: ‘The Journeys of the Apostle Paul’”
2011 – Broadcast Educators Association Annual Convention
Panelist – “Producing Domestic and International Documentaries That Tell the Truth and Still Get on the Air”
2010 – Broadcast Educators Association Annual Convention
Panelist – “Reaching and Teaching Around the World with Social Media”
2009 – Eastern Communication Association
Panelist – “Digital Communication Technologies in an International Context”
2009 – Published Thesis
Author – “The Impact of Technology and New Media on a Developing Nation’s Education System: A Qualitative Study of Haiti“
Adjunct Professor – Indiana Wesleyan University
2008 – 2011, Marion, IN
Promotions Manager – WIWU TV
2006 – 2011, Marion, IN
Board of Directors – Fireside International
2009 – 2012, Anderson, IN
Creative Arts Director – Hanfield UMC
2001-2006, Marion, IN
Freelance Media Professional
VNI Media 2008-2010, Marion, IN
CDH Ventures 2008, Marion, IN
Fireside Pictures 2006, Anderson, IN
Outside Source 2004- 2005, Indianapolis, IN
General Manager/Program Director – WIWU 98.5FM
2000-2002, Marion, IN