My Organizations

  • Member, MIT Graduate Alumni Council, 2016-present.
  • Member, Western Kentucky University Department of Communication Advisory Council, 2013-present. Chair Elect, 2013-2015. Chair, 2015-2017. Past Chair, 2017-present.
  • Member, Western Kentucky University Popular Culture Studies Program Curriculum Committee, 2011-present.
  • Member, Transformative Works and Cultures editorial board, 2008-present.
  • Member, Case Studies in Strategic Communication editorial board, 2015-present.
  • Member, Soundings: An Interdisciplinary Journal editorial board, 2017-present.
  • Member, Western Kentucky University Department of Communication Ad Hoc Curriculum Committee, 2017.
  • Member, Western Kentucky University Advertising+Public Relations Professional Advisory Committee, 2011-2016.
  • Judge, Word of Mouth Marketing Association WOMMY Awards, 2016, 2017.
  • Board of Directors, Word of Mouth Marketing Association, 2014-2015. Board Liaison to WOMMA’s Ethics Committee/Membership Ethics Advisory Panel, 2014-2015. Co- chair of committee, 2013-2014. Member of the committee, 2011-2015. (Activities included helping draft a 2013 update to WOMMA’s social media disclosure guidelines, helping write the 2014 white paper “Ethical Word of Mouth Marketing Disclosure Best Practices in Today’s Regulatory Environment,” contributing to updates to the WOMMA social media policy template, planning a 2014 ethics workshop to kick off the WOMMA Summit, and contributing to a WOMMA white paper on native advertising disclosure practices.)
  • Member, Western Kentucky University National Alumni Committee’s Young Alumni Council, 2012-2015.
  • Member, Council of Public Relations Firms Digital Group, 2014.
  • Participant, Statement on Wikipedia from Participating Communications Firms, Wikipedia, 2014.
  • Member of Western Kentucky University Search Committee for Multiplatform News Advisor, Spring 2013.
  • Participant in Comparative Media Studies Curriculum Development Day, 14 September 2007.
  • Member, Planning Committee for MIT Center for Future Civic Media, 2007.
  • Planning Committee, First Amendment First celebration, Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting, 21 April 2005.
  • Research Assistant for Director of School of Journalism and Broadcasting, Western Kentucky University, Fall 2004-Spring 2005. Duties included planning and organizing events for School of Journalism and Broadcasting, research projects, fundraising, and promotion of school events.