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Lecturer I
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Professional Preparation

Certification - Level 1 Online Teaching Instructor
UT Dallas Educational Technology Services - 2023
Master of Arts - Emerging Media and Communications
School of Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication at The University of Texas at Dallas - 2015
Bachelor of Science - Business Management/Communications
University of Phoenix - 2012
Equiv. to Associates - Elementary/Special Education
New Mexico State University - 1983

Research Areas

Observation Research
During Graduate School:  I assisted my graduate advisor and professor, Dr. Kim Knight as a researcher for her Fashioning Circuits wearable Media Public Humanities Project. In 2018 her work was published and she graciously acknowledged (in Chapter 26) all those colleagues and  students, including myself, who founded, contributed, researched and participated in the project!
Digital Youth Culture
Interested in how youth communicate in the digital world.


Capstone Celebration: Best Capstone Nomination - Edith O'Donnell Arts, Technology and Emerging Communication College, UTDallas [2015]
Texas Association of Creative Writing Teachers - Graduate Student Creative Writing: Short Story category: 2nd place [2014]


Lecturer I
Arts & Humanities [2015–Present]
Teaching core course in Oral and Technology-based Communication including, Interpersonal, Intra-personal, Public Speaking and Small Group Dynamics.


New Instructional Environment for Future Instructors
2020/07 Center for Teaching and Learning: Created a video tutorial on the Virtual Team Experience for new instructional environments for Future Instructors (2020).
Career Center Online Presentation: How to create Online Engagement in a Digital Meeting.
2020/07 Presented a Q&A session with Staff and Student workers for the UTDallas Career Center.
Moderated the Faculty Mentor Q&A Session on How to use eLearning with Math Equations and Test Banks (Guest Speaker presented)
2020/07 Moderated a Q&A Session for other faculty on how to use a Test Bank and Equations in eLearning.
RAW (Research, Art & Writing) Graduate Conference: The University of Texas at Dallas
2014/10 Presented Capstone Thesis on Crowdfunding and Fandom/Affect Theory: Why Fan's Give.
Capstone Celebration
2015/05 Presented Capstone/Thesis on Crowdfunding and Fandom/Affect Theory: Why Fans Give.

Additional Information

Pearson Educational Software and The University of Texas at Dallas
IT Support Contracted Intern/Student and Instructors/ Consultant and Help Instructor 
Jindal School of Management: UTDallas. Business Communication Center (BCC)
Writing Tutor/Consultant
Acativis Pharmaceuticals
Regional Administrative Assistant (Remote, virtual)


Faculty Mentor
The University of Texas at Dallas-Resource for Faculty in digital learning and development, working along side the eLearning group and OIT to support faculty.
Faculty Advisor
Faculty Advisor for Student Organization: LDSSA (Latter-Day Saint Student Association and Skate Club)
Korean HYU Program
Participated in the Korean HYU program, sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities-Recruited, co-created, and participated in “small talk” activity with COMM 1311 students to promote inter-cultural exchange with the Korean HYU students.Attended Korean exchange students’ team presentations. Invited the COMM1311 students involved with the activity to also attend.
Comm1311: Video Instructions
Created video instructions on how to use UTD’s application for students’ videoed speeches
Academic Bridge Program
Instructed and taught Academic Bridge Students in the Comm1311 course and continue to do so. (2016-present)
UTD Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)
Created a video tutorial for faculty on how to incorporate team building and assignments for online asynchronous learning for a virtual team project.


Student Success Center
eLearning Group
Faculty mentoring other Faculty on online learning and digital interface.
Graduate Student Association
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
CompuServe Books and Writers Community (Now known as The LitForum)
Notable members: Diana Gabaldon (Author), Vicki Pettersson (Author), Janet McConaughey (AP Journalist).
Student Organization Center (SOC)
Supporting and advising a student lead organization