Communications

Education

  • AB, Bryn Mawr College
  • MA, Bloomsburg University
  • PHD, Pennsylvania State University

Associate Professor of Communications

Film Institute Coordinator

Contact Information

I am driven by curiosity, which made my career in journalism a natural fit. After eight years of full-time reporting, photography, editing and layout, I got curious about the role of news and storytelling in American culture, which led to my graduate degrees. Later, my curiosity led me to be an early adopter of digital technologies to gather and share information in words and pictures.

Teaching is my way of being a lifelong learner. The best thing about teaching at Susquehanna, where class sizes are small, is the ability to get to know each student’s strengths and passions. Then I try to help students find internships and careers that will keep them excited and engaged every single day.

Outside of the classroom, my research is about African-American representation in early newspapers. I’m a Whovian and a film aficionado, and I also like to hike and camp.

  • COMM-202: Advanced Digital Media
  • COMM-331: Editing
  • COMM-435: Feature Writing
  • COMM-500: Grammar for Communicators
  • ARTH-401: Independent Study
  • INTD-505: Independent Study
  • COMM-502: Individual Investigation
  • FILM-220: International Film
  • COMM-504: Internship
  • INTD-500: Internship
  • COMM-481: Media Law
  • COMM-231: News Content and Creation
  • COMM-231: Newswriting and Reporting
  • PRDV-104: Perspectives
  • COMM-501: Practicum - The Quill
  • COMM-501: Practicum-The Quill
  • COMM-501: Practicum: The Quill

About Me

I am driven by curiosity, which made my career in journalism a natural fit. After eight years of full-time reporting, photography, editing and layout, I got curious about the role of news and storytelling in American culture, which led to my graduate degrees. Later, my curiosity led me to be an early adopter of digital technologies to gather and share information in words and pictures.

Teaching is my way of being a lifelong learner. The best thing about teaching at Susquehanna, where class sizes are small, is the ability to get to know each student’s strengths and passions. Then I try to help students find internships and careers that will keep them excited and engaged every single day.

Outside of the classroom, my research is about African-American representation in early newspapers. I’m a Whovian and a film aficionado, and I also like to hike and camp.

Courses Taught

  • COMM-202: Advanced Digital Media
  • COMM-331: Editing
  • COMM-435: Feature Writing
  • COMM-500: Grammar for Communicators
  • ARTH-401: Independent Study
  • INTD-505: Independent Study
  • COMM-502: Individual Investigation
  • FILM-220: International Film
  • COMM-504: Internship
  • INTD-500: Internship
  • COMM-481: Media Law
  • COMM-231: News Content and Creation
  • COMM-231: Newswriting and Reporting
  • PRDV-104: Perspectives
  • COMM-501: Practicum - The Quill
  • COMM-501: Practicum-The Quill
  • COMM-501: Practicum: The Quill