Academic/Teaching

ACADEMIC/TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Jan. 2011 – present Adjunct Instructor, The University of Maryland, College Park, Md.

•Teaching two sections of JOUR352, Introduction to Online Journalism, at the Philip Merrill College of Journalism.

•Semester-long class covers fundamentals of displaying stories for consumption online, multimedia storytelling, use of social media, SEO, CMS tools (WordPress), basic HTML and CSS, Dreamweaver and Photoshop.

July 2004 – Aug. 2005 S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications, Syracuse, N.Y.

•Completed master’s degree with 3.6 GPA

•Completed internships with the Syracuse Post-Standard and Baseball America
•Wrote capstone thesis on The National, the all-sports newspaper published in the early 1990s.
Sources included editor Frank Deford and publisher Peter Price.
•Teaching assistant for NEW/RTN 345, a media ethics class for third-year students in the print and broadcast journalism programs. Wrote weekly current events quiz, graded student essays and final projects and held regular office hours.
•Teaching assistant for summer ‘boot camp’ designed to provide fundamentals of news writing, reporting, ethics and communications law for incoming graduate students. Wrote AP style and current events quizzes. Assisted students with reporting projects.

2001-2002 Pinnacle Systems, Rochelle Park, N.J.

•Trained producers and editors at CNN, Time Warner local news channels and Fox Sports to use VortexNews networked nonlinear editing system. Training sessions included groups of eight or more editors over the course of three days.

1993-1997 Brandeis University, Waltham, Mass.

•Sports editor for weekly student newspaper, The Justice, for two years. Editorial board member for three years.

•Contributed to student-run radio station, WBRS

•Interned for local newspaper, the Waltham News-Tribune and international sports television wire service, SNTV.

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