I am an associate professor of journalism at the Gaylord College at the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK. In addition, I run the Oklahoma Scholastic Media conference and contest, an organization that has been serving scholastic media students, teachers and publications since 1916.
I have experience in newspaper, specifically writing and design, I have written young adult books, The Ghost Glimpser series, available for the Kindle on Amazon, and I currently do freelance feature articles and photography for Oklahoma Living magazine. Recently I have gotten into screen writing and won best short screen play at the deadCENTER film festival with the piece The Uterus Chat. Meeting great people at deadCENTER led my husband and I to co-write a stage play, Alcoholidays, which was produced by NextStage and premiered in November 2013 in Oklahoma City.
Currently at OU I teach Introduction to Mass Media and Writing for Mass Media. During my eight years at NWOSU, 2005-2013, I taught additional classes such as News Reporting, News Editing, Feature Writing, Media Law and Publication Design as well as advised the student newspaper, the Northwestern News.
I have a bachelor’s degree in journalism and a master’s degree in professional writing from University of Oklahoma and a doctorate in educational leadership and administration from Oklahoma State University.