Thanks for taking time to read my bio. I’ve been privileged to be a member of the School’s faculty since 2002. In addition to my teaching duties, I am the School’s Graduate Coordinator, which means I work with students seeking their Master’s degree in media management. I teach both graduate and undergraduate courses, covering everything from communication research methods to electronic news and sports reporting. Some of my other duties here include working with our Sports Media Club, organizing the annual Sports Media Camp for high school students in June, and helping OSU students apply for scholarship and broadcast competitions.
I have two degrees from Northwest Missouri State University (Bachelor’s degree in Broadcast-Business and Master’s degree in History) and my Ph.D. from the University of Missouri in 2004. My professional background is in radio news and sports play-by-play. I worked as Sports Director at KWOS in Jefferson City, Missouri and News Director at KXCV-FM in Maryville, Missouri. I still do reporting in my spare time for KOSU-FM, based on the Oklahoma State campus. Since arriving at OSU, I’ve won several first place awards from the Radio-Television-Digital News Association Region-6 and the Oklahoma chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists.
In regards to publishing, I have co-authored a book on political messages in the 2000 presidential campaign and contributed chapters to three other books. I’ve also authored a number of articles that have appeared in national, regional, and state academic journals.
I’m truly glad to be a part of the School of Media and Strategic Communications faculty. With our Sports Media degree just getting started, the future is very exciting for our program. I hope you’ll be a part of that future!