Teaching overview

KOMU TV studio (Photo by University of Missouri School of Journalism)

My teaching experience ranges from one-on-one coaching of rookie producers in a TV news booth, to crafting and organizing material for a 120-student, six-credit foundational journalism course.

Providing feedback on students’ final projects. Photo by Thomas Yonash.

At the University of Missouri, I supervised journalism students producing and reporting for the local NBC affiliate, KOMU-TV, teaching technical and ethical skills on-the-job. I was also responsible for the journalism students enrolled in the Global News Convergence course, which placed journalism students in the newsroom of global multimedia news company Newsy.

Newsy focuses on mobile and tablet consumers (Photo by Newsy.com)

My teaching skill set has extended beyond broadcast-specific skills at the University of Wisconsin, where I spent two semesters as a teaching assistant (TA) for a six-credit course that freshly minted journalism students complete. I taught a lab of 15 students, meeting with them for two, three-hour sessions each week where I would teach skills such as news writing, strategic communication, web and magazine design, audio and video editing, data analysis and visual storytelling. After my second semester teaching this course, I received an Early Excellence in Teaching Award from the university.

I was then promoted to the lead TA position, which meant being the liaison between the 120 enrolled students, eight TAs and three professors who rotated through teaching the course. I gained two years experience organizing a course with seemingly endless moving parts, refreshing existing assignments and creating new ones, and supporting my students’ and colleagues’ needs.

See my teaching portfolio here.