Assistant Professor

Biography

One of the great joys of teaching media production is to be a firsthand witness as students discover their own aptitudes and capacities within the diverse roles of a production team, as these fields require every personality type and skill set to function well. What I value most about both the classroom and the film set is that, in each case, each and every person brings something crucial to the process. Media production and teaching are collaborative endeavors that share and thrive upon this bi-directionality.

I am fortunate to have joined the UWG community in 2012, particularly the ever expanding Department of Mass Communications. I am inspired daily by the level of commitment and energy shown by our students, faculty and staff, and am excited each day with the promise of cross-campus collaboration and community.

I am incredibly proud to call The University of West Georgia my home, personally and professionally.

Education / Degrees

  • B.A., Mass Communications: Film & Video Production, The University of Iowa, 1998
  • M.F.A., Cinema & Comparative Literature: Film & Video Production, The University of Iowa, 2012
  • Courses Taught
  • Course Sections and Syllabi

    Fall 2017 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 01
    • COMM-3305 (Short-Form Screenwr & Analysis) Section: 02
    • COMM-4407 (Film & Video Post-Production) Section: 01

    Summer 2017 Sections

    • COMM-3356 (Film and Culture) Section: E01

    Spring 2017 Sections

    • COMM-3305 (Short-Form Screenwr & Analysis) Section: 01
    • COMM-3353 (Fundmntls Film & Video Prodctn) Section: 02
    • COMM-4407 (Film & Video Post-Production) Section: 01

    Fall 2016 Sections

    • COMM-3305 (Short-Form Screenwr & Analysis) Section: 02
    • COMM-3356 (Film and Culture) Section: 01
    • COMM-4452 (Adv Film & Video Production) Section: 01

    Summer 2016 Sections

    • COMM-3305 (Short-Form Screenwr & Analysis) Section: 01
    • COMM-4403 (Photojournalism) Section: 01

    Spring 2016 Sections

    Fall 2015 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 02
    • COMM-4405 (Sound Design) Section: 01
    • COMM-4485 (Experimental Filmaking (10x1)) Section: 03

    Summer 2015 Sections

    • COMM-3353 (Fundmntls Film & Video Prodctn) Section: 01
    • COMM-3356 (Film and Culture) Section: E01
    • COMM-4485 (Documentary Production & Pract) Section: 01

    Spring 2015 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 03
    • COMM-3305 (Short-Form Screenwr & Analysis) Section: 01
    • COMM-4406 (Digital Cinema & Image Design) Section: 01

    Fall 2014 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 02
    • COMM-4452 (Adv Film & Video Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-4485 (Sound Design) Section: 01

    Summer 2014 Sections

    • COMM-4403 (Photojournalism) Section: 01

    Spring 2014 Sections

    Fall 2013 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 03
    • COMM-3356 (Film and Culture) Section: 01
    • COMM-4485 (Sound Design) Section: 01 Download Syllabus [PDF]

    Summer 2013 Sections

    • COMM-3353 (Fund of Film Production) Section: 01
    • COMM-4403 (Photojournalism) Section: 01

    Spring 2013 Sections

    • COMM-1154 (Intro to Mass Communications) Section: 02
    • COMM-4403 (Photojournalism) Section: 01
    • COMM-4452 (Adv Film & Video Production) Section: 01