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Chair & Assistant Professor of Journalism
2 East South Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
Assistant Professor and Chair of Journalism
"For 20 years I have been studying stories, how they've been told over the centuries, how they've affected and impacted lives, what medium was used to tell the story and what effect it may have had on the audience's reception. My research interests include narrative journalism and oral history and the broad overlap between their respective approaches to information gathering. I'm also fascinated by the role that digital technologies and multimedia journalism are playing in the evolution of the Fourth Estate."
Years at Knox: 2013 to present
Ph.D., Spanish, 2017, University of Iowa.
M.A., Spanish, 2006, University of Iowa.
M.A., Journalism, 2002, University of Iowa.
B.A., Spanish, 1989, University of Minnesota.
Narrative Feature Writing, Media Law and Ethics, Multimedia Journalism, and Oral History
"Talking to home staging services: How they prepare a home to sell," Chicago Tribune, June 23, 2016.
"Dick Blick expands merchandise to stay competitive," Galesburg Register-Mail, September 13, 2016.
Consultant: Documentary film, Coming of Age in Aging America, Vital Pictures, Brighton, MA. Summer 2016.
"Fear and Loathing in College Among the Brightest Undocumented Latino Scholars," Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, San Diego, CA. April 12-15, 2017.
"'My Father, the Hero!' The Challenges of Oral Historians Whose Sources Refashion their Personal Histories Out of Family Loyalty," Humber Liberal Arts of Toronto, Canada, with the International Festival of Authors Conference. October 28-30, 2016.
"The Almighty Click: The Dangerous Emergence of Clickbait Web Content in Newspapers," Midwest Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association, Chicago, IL. October 7, 2016.
"Effective Public Relations: Writing the press release." Public Speaking class, Augustana College.
"Los Desaparecidos: A multimedia project on Hispanic Culture." Intermediate Spanish Class, Augustana College, 2011.
"Emulating the Western Free Press Without Going Soft, Sensational or Bankrupt: A case study on Spain's El Pais." James F. Jakobsen Graduate Conference, University of Iowa, 2009.
"Stiffing the Jewish Loan Sharks: The legalities behind why the Cid conned Rachel y Vidas." Heroes and Anti-Heroes: A Celebration of the Cid, University of Albuquerque, New Mexico, 2008.
Guest Lecturer. "Baudelaire, Rimbaud y el simbolismo." Spanish American Poetry of the 19th Century, University of Iowa, 2007.
Guest Lecturer. "Las dos amantes poéticas de Pablo Neruda." Spanish American Love Poetry, University of Iowa, 2007.
Campus & Community Involvement
Member, Society of Professional Journalists.
Member, Modern Language Association.