A prefatory note: I have included “everything under the sun” in this CV in order to demonstrate my wide range of interests and experience. One might think, for instance, that my volunteer experience working with the police in my former neighborhoods in Rochester, NY, might not be pertinent to academic editing, but to the contrary: it gave me hands-on, direct experience with criminal justice issues, particularly those involving race, gender, and class; and while I was involved I did my own informal research, becoming well-versed on crime statistics and trends as well as police procedures and their impact on neighborhoods. That gives me insight into criminal justice issues, particularly those involving race and poverty, that another editor may not have.
PhD, The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. May 1994. Areas of specialty: feminist theory, cultural studies, rhetoric of inquiry, gender and the media, media history. Research methods: history, phenomenology, ethnography, textual analysis. Dissertation: “Feminist Historiography, Journalism History, and the Problem of Human Agency”
MA, English, California State University, Long Beach. August 1976. Thesis: “Entries.” A collection of my own short stories.
BA, English and Creative Writing, California State University, Long Beach. January 1974.
Communications Assistant, LifeSpan, Rochester, NY. Provided communications assistance to two non-profit organizations as part of the Senior Community Services Employment Program. Brochures, flyers, handouts, photography, news releases. April 2009-August 2010.
Proprietor, The Writer’s Edge, a part-time, home-based consulting business. 1996 to 1998. Provided editing and coaching services for a wide variety of clients, including business people, creative authors, and graduate students.
Planned Parenthood of the Rochester/Syracuse Region. November 1999 to August 2002.
Web Content Developer — Organized and led content development for new website. Assisted clinical and administrative staff in determining and developing content specific to their departments. Coordinated work with web design and production vendor.
Marketing Communications Assistant/Graphic Designer — Assisted Regional Marketing Communications Coordinator and Corporate Director of External Affairs in developing communications strategies, planning and implementing campaigns; researching, writing, editing, and designing publications; preparing press releases, advertisements, fact sheets, surveys, fundraising appeal letters, and brochures; writing and editing newsletter articles; and other aspects of marketing communications and public affairs as needed.
Special Publications Editor, Writers & Books, Rochester’s Center for the Literary Arts. January 1995 to June 1997. Responsibilities included the design, writing, and editing of several in-house publications, organization and maintenance of archives, in-house photography assignments, supervision of photography and publication interns and volunteers. Also taught a feature writing workshop. Part-time position.
Managing Editor, Social Problems, a quarterly journal of sociology affiliated with the Society for the Study of Social Problems. Sociology Department, Drake University. August 1989 to August 1990. Assisted then-editor Professor Joseph Schneider in all aspects of the editing and production of the journal.
Editor, The Journal of Communication Inquiry. University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Served for term 1987-88. The JCI is a scholarly journal produced by the graduate program of the School of Journalism and Mass Communication. Edited and produced vol. 12 of the journal. Vol. 12 includes a general issue and a theme issue on history, historiography, and communication.
Assistant Editor, Clio Among the Media, newsletter for the history division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. September 1985-June 1986.
Assistant Conference Planner, Midwestern Journalism Historians Association Conference, The University of Iowa. 1985.
Communications Consultant, House of Ruth, Inc., a domestic violence shelter in Pomona, California. January 1982-December 1983. Duties included:
Designing, writing and producing an annual report and quarterly newsletter. In addition to writing and editing, did photographs and all production work except for typesetting and printing. Also wrote news releases, took photographs of the shelter’s activities, obtained publicity, and designed, wrote, and produced a brochure on the shelter directed at potential donors and clients.
Adjunct Associate Professor (online), Communication Department, University of Maryland University College. Course: Writing for the Mass Media; Communication Theory. Summer 2004 to 2011.
Adjunct Instructor, Visual and Performing Arts Department, Monroe Community College, Rochester, New York. Fall 2003. Course: Introduction to Mass Media.
Lecturer, Language and Literature and Professional and Technical Communication Departments, Rochester Institute of Technology. September 1995-June 1998.
|Technical Writing (for engineering students)||Technical Writing (for biology students)|
|Advanced Composition||Mass Communication|
|News Writing and Reporting||Business Writing|
Assistant Professor, Communication Department, SUNY Brockport. Fall 1990-Spring 1994.
|Public Relations Methods||News Writing and Reporting|
|Public Relations Principles||Mass Communication and Society|
|Public Relations Campaigns||Introduction to Mass Communication|
|Feature Writing||Introduction to Women’s Studies|
Adjunct Professor, English Department, Augustana College. September 1988 to May 1989. Responsible for the journalism program; faculty advisor for the school newspaper.
|Mass Media History||News Writing and Reporting|
|Freshman Writing||Advanced Expository Writing|
Instructor, The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, Summers 1985-1988.
|Introduction to Journalistic Writing||Mass Communication Laboratory|
Teaching Assistant, The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. January 1984 to June 1987.
|Introduction to Journalistic Writing||Photocommunication I|
Lecturer, Communication Department, California State University, Fullerton. September 1982-December 1983. Business and academic writing.
Lecturer, English Department, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. September 1977-June 1979. Freshman composition.
Instructor, English Department, San Bernardino Valley Community College, San Bernardino, California. September 1977-June 1978. Basic writing and freshman composition.
Instructor, English Department, California State University, Long Beach. Fall 1975. Freshman composition.
Selected Academic Service
Member, Personnel Committee, Communication Department, SUNY Brockport. 1992-1994.
Alternate, Personnel Committee, Communication Department, SUNY Brockport. 1991/1992.
Mentor for two students in the Brockport McNair program, a program that offers assistance and encouragement to economically and culturally disadvantaged students who have the potential for graduate study. Summer 1992.
Member, Teaching Standards Committee, History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, September 1991 to August 1992.
Member, College Awards Committee, SUNY Brockport. September 1990 to May 1992.
Member, Ad-hoc Committee on core curriculum, SUNY Brockport Department of Communication. January 1992 to May 1992.
Faculty Adviser, Brockport Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America. September 1990 to May 1994.
Student Representative, Director Search Committee, The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication, 1984-1986.
“History, Historiography, and Communication: Critical and Cultural Perspectives,” Introduction to theme issue by the same title, Journal of Communication Inquiry 12:2 (Summer) 1988, pp. 3-8.
“Cultural Studies in South Africa: An Introductory Note.” Introduction to theme section, “Cultural Studies in South Africa: A Formal Attempt at Praxis.” In Journal of Communication Inquiry 12:1 (Winter) 1988, pp. 3-5.
“Recent Research in Media History: A Bibliography.” Clio Among the Media, newsletter for the AEJMC History Division, Winter 1986.
Miscellaneous freelance articles and editorials in the City Newspaper (Rochester, N.Y.), the Rochester Democrat and Chronicle, Lake Affect Magazine, the Des Moines Register, the Daily Iowan, the Ontario Daily Report, and the Pomona Progress Bulletin.
Recipient, Summer Faculty/Student Research Grant, SUNY Brockport, for summer sessions 1992 and 1993. Awarded for “Mass Media and the Nancy Ziegenmeyer Rape Case: a Case Study in Representations of Gender, Race, and Rape.”
Presentations (Refereed Papers)
“Gender as a Category of Analysis: Some implications for Journalism Historiography.” Presented to the Midwestern Journalism Historians Association Conference, Columbia, Missouri, April 1994.
“Humanism, Social Science, and the Problem of Agency in Journalism Historiography.” Presented to the History Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada, August 1992.
“Feminist Historiography and Journalism History: Time for Conceptual Change.” Presented to the Commission on the Status of Women, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Boston, Massachusetts, August 1991.
“Picking Right: Practicing Feminism in the Academy and Beyond.” Co-authored with Cassandra Amesley, Drake University. Presented to the International Communication Association Conference in San Francisco, California, May 1989.
“Media Historiography Since 1974: A Feminist Critique.” Presented to the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Portland, Oregon, July 1988. Recognized by the division as a top three student paper.
“Feminism and the Historical Imagination: the Case of Journalism History.” Presented at the conference of the American Journalism Historians Association, St. Paul, Minnesota, October 1987.
“Gender and Progressivism: Voices from The Courant, 1899-1904.” Presented to the History Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, San Antonio, Texas, August 1987.
“Womanhood by Woman Writ: Gender Identity in The Courant, 1899-1904.” Presented to the Feminist Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 1987.
Through a Gendered Eye: Notes Toward a Socialist-Feminist Critique of Media History.” Presented to the Qualitative Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Memphis, Tennessee, August 1986.
Invited papers, panels, other presentation responsibilities
Research Panel Moderator, Commission on the Status of Women, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Kansas City, Missouri, August 1993.
“Strangling the Historical Imagination: Gender and Narrative in Mass Communication History,” Presented to the History Division, Research panel, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada, August 1992.
Discussant for research panel on women in journalism history, Commission on the Status of Women, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada, August 1992.
“Woman on the Edge of Time: Feminist Theory and the Horizons of History.” An invited paper presented to the Discourse, Rhetoric and Culture Conference, The University of Iowa, March 1989. A substantially revised version of papers presented at earlier conferences.
“New Approaches to Gender, Race and Class: A Dialogue.” Moderator and panel organizer for an invited panel sponsored by the Qualitative Studies and Minority Studies Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference in Portland, Oregon, July 1988.
Respondent for panel on “Images of Women in Discourse and Media” sponsored by the Feminist Studies Interest Group, International Communication Association Conference, New Orleans, Louisiana, May 1988.
“Woman on the Edge of Time: New Horizons for Feminist Media History.” An invited paper for a Committee on the Status of Women Research Panel, the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Memphis, Tenn., August 1986.
“Megan’s Garden: a study in mediation and healing.” Photo exhibit at the Center for Photography at Madison, Madison, WI. April 2012. Significantly expanded version of the exhibit at Image City. Supported by funds generated through Kickstarter.com.
“Megan’s Garden: a study in mediation and healing.” Photo exhibit at Image City Photography Gallery, Rochester, NY. July 18-August 16. Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Rochester.
“Mud Road: Stories, Poems & Images,” an exhibit of photography, computer-mediated images, poetry, stories, and graphics. The Cell Gallery, Writers & Books, May 30-August 1, 1997. . Supported in part by a grant from the Arts Council of Greater Rochester. Portions of the exhibit were also shown at The Pyramid Arts Center and at the Tea House Gallery, both in Rochester, NY.
Selected Community and Professional Service
Participant, “The Beloved Community,” an ecumenical faith based organization responding to violence in the Rochester, NY, community. November 2006-December 2010.
“Random Acts of Love,” a weblog covering a multitude of issues. February 2004 to September 2007. (Self-published). This blog is no longer available on the internet because of technological changes forced by the host.
Committee Member, ad hoc Metro Justice committee for Democracy Now! and other media issues. January 2005 to present. Major accomplishment: coordinated bringing media scholar Robert Jensen (University of Texas, Austin) to Rochester for series of lectures and workshops in January 2005.
Member, Police and Citizens Together Against Crime (Rochester, NY), February 2006 to December 2010.
Participant, Citizens Police Academy, August – November 2007. Participants are instructed in the nature of police work in Rochester in order to give them a better understanding of how the police department works.
Participant, Police-Citizens Interaction Committees, Sector 4 and Sector 10. February 2006 to present. Actively participate in communications with police regarding public safety issues in the neighborhoods.
Member, Peace and Social Action Committee, Rochester Friends Meeting (Quaker), September 2006 to present. Work on issues dealing with local and global conflict in an effort to educate members and attenders of the Meeting as well as the community at large.
Participant, Rochester Indymedia, an alternative media news source. October 2003-January 2005. Produced photo essays and news stories for this online medium and also instructed others on how to do so.
Coordinator, Women’s Work, a literary reading series devoted to fiction and poetry by Rochester, NY, area women authors, June-December, 1997.
Public Relations Consultant, The Women’s Community Performance Project of Rochester. June 1995 to June 1996. This is a theater/performance organization dedicated to helping women develop communication skills and self-confidence and experience in the performing arts.
Member, Steering Committee, Women Against a Violent Environment (a Rochester area organization), June 1993 to January 1995.
Member, Education Committee, Rochester Labor Council. October 1991 to May 1992.
Media Coordinator, Iowa City Sanctuary Project. November 1984-September 1986. Wrote news releases, set up news conferences and radio, television, and newspaper interviews, and was interviewed as a representative of the project.
Founding President, Southern California Inland Valleys Professional Chapter, Women In Communications, Inc. March 1982-December 1983. Organized new chapter, took to chartered status in one year. Delegate to the Far West Regional Conference, April 1983. Delegate to the National Professional Conference, October 1983.
Academic and Professional Associations
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
American Journalism Historians Association
International Communication Association
National Women’s Studies Association
Public Relations Society of America
Women In Communications, Inc.
National Council of Teachers of English
Carl J. Nelson Memorial Research Award. The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. April 1988.
Outstanding Doctoral Student in Research. The University of Iowa School of Journalism and Mass Communication. March 1987.
Member, Kappa Tau Alpha, an honorary society for scholarship in journalism. March 1986.
Best In-House Publication, Twin Counties Press Club, 1983, for Connections.
Second place, News Release, Twin Counties Press Club, 1983.