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Education & Employment

For anyone bored enough to be interested in my academic and professional background:

Education

Indiana University, Bloomington

Department of Telecommunications, Program in Cognitive Science Joint Ph.D. in Mass Communications & Cognitive Science (June 2005).
Dissertation title: Exploring the validity and reliability of the acoustic startle probe as a measure of attention and motivation to television programming

Kansas State University

School of Journalism & Mass Communications
M.S. (May 2001).
Thesis title: The effects of sentence-level context, word knowledge, and Need for Cognition on readers’ processing of technical language in print advertisements

New Mexico State University

Department of Journalism & Mass Communications
B.A. with honors (May 1997).

Relevant Employment

Director
Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications
University of South Florida
August 2015 – June 2016

Interim Director
Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications
University of South Florida
May 2014 – August 2015
Zimmerman Endowed Professor
Associate Professor
Zimmerman School of Advertising & Mass Communications
University of South Florida
December 2013 – June 2016

Zimmerman Endowed Professor
Visiting Associate Professor
School of Mass Communications
University of South Florida
August 2013 – December 2013

Associate Professor
Department of Advertising
College of Mass Communications
Texas Tech University
January 2011 – February 2013

Associate Professor
Department Chair
Department of Advertising
College of Mass Communications
Texas Tech University
January 2011 – May 2012

Associate Professor
Assistant Department Chair
Department of Advertising
College of Mass Communications
Texas Tech University
Summer 2010 – December 2010

Assistant Professor
Department of Advertising
College of Mass Communications
Texas Tech University
Summer 2006 – Spring 2010

Assistant Professor
School of Communication
The Ohio State University
September 2005 – September 2006

Adjunct Instructor
Department of Telecommunications
Indiana University
Summer 2006

Research Assistant
Department of Telecommunications
Indiana University
Spring 2002 – Spring 2003, Summer 2004 – Spring 2005.

Teaching Assistant
Department of Communication
Cornell University
Fall 2001

Instructor
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kansas State University
Spring 2000 – Summer 2001

Graduate Assistant
Huck Boyd National Center for Community Media
School of Journalism and Mass Communications
Kansas State University
Fall 1999 – Summer 2000

Copy Editor
Albuquerque Journal
November 1998 – August 1999

Sports Editor
Las Cruces Sun-News
February 1998 – November 1998

Reporter
Las Cruces Sun-News
September 1997 – February 1998