My Teaching

FEATURES ON MY CLASSES

MY TEACHING

  • Instructor, Introduction to Popular Culture, Western Kentucky University Popular Culture Studies Program, Spring 2013; Spring 2014; Spring 2015; Fall 2015; Spring 2016; Fall 2016; Spring 2017; Fall 2017.
  • Instructor, Honors Colloquium: Pro Wrestling and Popular Culture, Western Kentucky University Honors College, Fall 2014.
  • Instructor, Special Topics: Soap Operas, Western Kentucky University Popular Culture Studies Program, Spring 2011.
  • Instructor, American Soap Operas, MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies, Spring 2008.
  • Instructor, Topics in Comparative Media: American Professional Wrestling, MIT Program in Comparative Media Studies, Spring 2007, mentored by MIT Professor in the Program in Writing and Humanistic Studies Dr. Anthony Lioi.
  • Co-Instructor, Research: Wrestling and the Media, Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting, Spring 2005 with WKU Director of School and Journalism Dr. Pam McAllister Johnson.
  • Co-Instructor, Introduction to Journalism Freshman Seminar, Western Kentucky University School of Journalism and Broadcasting, Fall 2003, with WKU News/Editorial Journalism Director Prof. James Highland.

GUEST SPEAKING

  • New York University, Media and Cultural Analysis, course taught by Xiaochang Li. Discussion about the U.S. presidential election and media, 09 November 2016.
  • Via Skype, gathering of Aeolus staff at New College of Florida and USF Sarasota-Manatee’s Jane Bancroft Cook Library, 11 April 2016.
  • University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Public Intellectuals: Theory and Practice, course taught by Henry Jenkins. Discussion regarding my position at Fusion, 23 March 2016.
  • Via Skype, Georgia State University Department of Communication, Problems in Public Relations, course taught by Natalie Tindall. Discussion of my work in academia and at Peppercomm, 22 June 2015.
  • Via Skype, New College of Florida Data Discussions Seminar, discussion of the human aspects of “Big Data,” 24 April 2015.
  • Via Skype, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Transmedia, New Media and Strategic Communication, course taught by Henry Jenkins and Burghardt Tenderich. Discussion of Spreadable Media, 25 March 2015.
  • Western Kentucky University, Introduction to Popular Culture Studies, course taught by Tony Harkins. Discussion about Spreadable Media, 02 December 2014.
  • Via Skype, New York University, Introduction to Digital Media, course taught by Melanie Kohnen. Discussion about Spreadable Media, 24 November 2014.
  • Western Kentucky University, Senior Capstone in Communication, course taught by Helen Sterk. Discussion on my career since graduation, 23 September 2014. Via video, Rutgers University, Strategic Reputation Management online course, taught by Ruth Kinzey. Videos on online reputation management, Spring 2014.
  • Via Skype, New York University, Introduction to Digital Media, course taught by Melanie Kohnen. Discussion about Spreadable Media, 15 April 2014.
  • “The Ethical (& Legal) Implications of WOMM: What You Don’t Know Could Hurt You,” online law and ethics class for LEARN: The Integrated Agency & Brand Marketer Summit from the Online Marketing Institute and the Word of Mouth Marketing Association, 17 March 2014.
  • Via Skype, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Transmedia, New Media and Strategic Communication, course taught by Burghardt Tenderich and Daren Brabham. Discussion of Spreadable Media, 11 March 2014.
  • Via Google Hangout, Kennesaw State University, Communication and Technology, course taught by Amber Hutchins. Discussion about Spreadable Media, 5 March 2014.
  • Via Skype, Drexel University, The Futures of Television, course taught by Elliot Panek, Lloyd Ackert, and Karen Curry. Discussion about Spreadable Media, 4 March 2014.
  • Via Zoom, University of Oregon, Participatory Media and Social Practice, course taught by Helen De Michiel. Discussion of Spreadable Media, 05 December 2013.
  • Via Skype, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Public Intellectuals: Theory and Practice, course taught by Henry Jenkins. Discussion regarding my position at Peppercomm. 05 November 2013.
  • Via Skype, Southwestern University, two sessions of Media and Culture, course taught by Dr. Dustin Tahmahkera. Discussion on Spreadable Media, 30 September 2013.
  • Western Kentucky University, Introduction to Popular Culture, course taught by Dr. Guy Jordan. 10 September 2013. Presentation on U.S. soap operas.
  • Western Kentucky University Honors College, The Web’s Impact on Our Mind and Future, course taught by Dr. Wolfgang Brauner. Discussion on an era of digital circulation of media content, 10 April 2013.
  • Via Skype, University of Southern California Annenberg School for Communication and Journalism, Transmedia, New Media and Strategic Communication, course taught by Dr. Henry Jenkins and Burghardt Tenderich, 26 March 2013. Presentation on Spreadable Media.
  • University of Missouri-St. Louis, Special Topics in Communication: Social Media, course taught by Pete Abel. Discussion of monitoring and measuring tools for social media, 14 March 2013.
  • Western Kentucky University, Introduction to Popular Culture, course taught by Dr. Anthony Harkins. Discussion of responsibility and digital circulation of media content, 04 December 2012.
  • Western Kentucky University, Introduction to Popular Culture, course taught by Dr. Anthony Harkins. Discussion of what to do with a pop culture major, 17 October 2012.
  • Western Kentucky University, Introduction to Popular Culture, course taught by Dr. Anthony Harkins. Discussion of social network sites, 13 April 2010.
  • MIT Comparative Media Studies, Game Design, course taught by Philip Tan. Discussion of pro wrestling and video games, 29 April 2008.
  • MIT Comparative Media Studies, Media Systems and Texts, undergraduate course taught by Dr. Henry Jenkins. Discussion of pro wrestling performance, 28 February 2008.
  • MIT Comparative Media Studies, Media Systems and Texts, undergraduate course taught by Dr. Henry Jenkins. Discussion of American soap operas, 08 March 2007.
  • MIT Comparative Media Studies, Media Systems and Texts, undergraduate course taught by Dr. Henry Jenkins. Discussion of professional wrestling as a nuanced text about masculinity, class divisions and violence, 09 May 2006.
  • Western Kentucky University, Media Convergence Class, 13 April 2005.
  • Western Kentucky University, Ethnographic Research Methods graduate course taught by Dr. Sally Hastings. Discussion of “Role-Playing in the Stands” essay. 09 March 2005.
  • Ohio County High School, Writing Portfolio Preparation, April 2003.