Resume

EXPERIENCE 

Instructor
University of South Florida Tampa, FL  8/15-present

  • Taught 1,237 hours of live in-person training and 360 hours of live online training.
  • Maintain 4.9 out of 5 student evaluation of instructor rating, which is the highest rating in the department.
  • Use strategic instructional design principles to create online courses on Canvas LMS using Microsoft Teams, Box, Panopto and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Design and measure online course modules, learning objectives, assignments and quizzes to reinforce and assess learning.
  • Oversee training and instruction for the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at WUSF-TV studios and online.
  • Taught 31 classes about TV production, multimedia storytelling, videography, video editing, graphic design, wire-framing, storyboarding, writing and web design.
  • Redesigned courses with emerging technology to teach students how to produce daily TV news content remotely for air on Tampa’s PBS station in America’s 13th largest TV market.
  • Coursework recognized with the following awards:
    • First place Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalist Radio Feature Award for “Telling Tampa Bay Stories: Progress Village” series that my Advanced Reporting class created with NPR affiliate, WUSF-FM.
    • Best online story award for multimedia story about Sarasota’s first Black mayor created in my Advanced Reporting class.
    • Students in the Florida Focus course I teach won thousands of dollars in scholarships for the social justice series I oversaw that aired on Tampa’s PBS TV station.
  • Increase student access to technology as the co-chair of the USF Enabling Technology Committee.
  • Train faculty to advance technological innovation in online teaching as Zimmerman School Innovation Chief.
  • Created instructional multimedia content on WordPress to improve online and mobile education.
  • Transformed Advanced Reporting class into an innovative multimedia mobile journalism course where students created videos using Adobe Premiere Pro and AP-style stories for WordPress.
  • Transformed News Editing class to teach students to produce and analyze SEO web and social media stories.
  • Created style guide and increased engagement as the Zimmerman School website and social media manager.
  • Redesigned student journalism website to improve visibility and credibility for student stories.

Virtual Tour Producer
University of South Florida Tampa, FL 6/18-5/19

  • Produced 360 degree photo shoots and videos to showcase USF colleges on VR campus tour.
  • Edited VR photos and videos with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro for YouVisit virtual tour platform.
  • Strategized with USF college leaders to craft messaging and visuals for virtual tour.

News Producer
WFLA NBC 8 Tampa, FL 11/13-11/16

  • Developed, launched and oversaw five new newscasts on traditional and virtual sets in America’s 11th largest TV market for Tampa’s NBC station.
  • Trained producers to write conversational and impactful news scripts.
  • Trained producers to strategically craft TV shows to increase Nielsen ratings.
  • Worked with graphic design team to create compelling visuals to enhance storytelling.
  • Assigned videographers and directed video editors.
  • Worked closely with director to lead live breaking news coverage.
  • Enhanced workflow with promotions department and enabled team to drive ratings by working ahead to discover compelling stories earlier in the editorial process.

Assistant News Director
San Diego Union-Tribune U-T TV San Diego, CA 5/12-10/13

  • Created and oversaw a $5.5 million budget.
  • Managed executive producers, production supervisors, engineers, producers, production and social media teams in America’s 28th largest TV market.
  • Assimilated and trained 125 San Diego Union-Tribune print and digital journalists onto broadcast and social platforms.
  • Launched TV station from the ground up as U-T TV’s first executive producer.
  • Hired team of 65 that included managers, talent, producing staff, and production crew.
  • Led build of state-of-the-art digital TV facility and live streaming platform.

News Producer
KGTV ABC 10 San Diego, CA 9/09-3/12

  • Won an Emmy Award for my work as an assignment editor.
  • Line produced live morning and midday newscasts.
  • Published AP-style web stories and photos on 10news.com.

Certifications & Trainings

  • Articulate 360: Interactive Learning 2021
  • Articulate Storyline Essential Training 2021
  • CITI Social and Behavioral Responsible Conduct of Research 2021.
  • Hootsuite Platform Certification 2020.
  • Mobile Journalism Certification earned at the Knight Center for Journalism 2019.
  • Online Instructor Certification earned at the University of South Florida 2017.
  • Camtasia Instructor Certification earned at the University of South Florida 2017.

CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

  • Presented the keynote address at the Mobile Movie Days MOJO conference in the Netherlands, Oct. 2019 about how mobile journalism is exposing injustices, breaking stereotypes and making a positive impact in our communities.
  • Featured on panel to discuss how to use innovative technology to fight fake news and misinformation at the Mobile Movie Days MOJO conference in the Netherlands, Oct. 2019.
  • Presented session about producing student TV news broadcasts during a pandemic at the National High School Journalism Convention Nov. 2020.
  • Prepared and led mobile video and selfie journalism workshop at the Florida College System Publications Association Conference in Tampa, Nov. 2019.
  • Taught mobile storytelling workshop at the Florida College System Publications Association Conference in Tampa, Jan. 2019.

EDUCATION

  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida 2021-present
  • Master of Arts in Digital Journalism & Design at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg 2014-2015
  • Bachelor of Arts and Sciences in Broadcast News at the University of South Florida Tampa 2005-2010

SKILLS

  • Instructional design
  • Curriculum development
  • Adobe Premiere Pro
  • Adobe Audition
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • Canvas LMS
  • Canva graphic design
  • WordPress design
  • Script writing
  • Student assessment
  • Multi-camera production
  • Mobile storytelling
  • Studio production
  • Videography
  • Social media (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, LinkedIn, Snapchat)
  • Panopto
  • eLearning
  • Multimedia storytelling
  • Video editing
  • Emerging technology
  • Public speaking
  • Remote workplace communication
  • Box CMS
  • Copy writing and editing

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