Digital and Video Production Instructor
University of South Florida Tampa, FL  8/15-present

  • Received the 2020-2021 Outstanding Undergraduate Teaching Award, which recognizes excellence and innovation in teaching across the university.
  • Taught 31 16-week courses about multimedia storytelling, videography, video editing, graphic design, TV production, digital media, interviewing, writing, and web design totalling 1,237 hours of live in-person training and 550 hours of live online training.
  • Courses I designed, developed and taught were recognized with the following awards:
    • 2021 – Telly Award for TV show about how VR and AR will save education.
    • 2021 – Telly Award for TV show about voter suppression in 2020 election.
    • 2021 – Telly Award for TV show about Florida re-opening during the pandemic.
    • 2021 – Telly Award for TV show about the pandemic’s impact on small businesses.
    • 2021 – Telly Award for TV show about racial disparities in COVID-19 healthcare.
    • 2020 – Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists Best Online Story Award for video about Sarasota’s first Black mayor.
    • 2020 – Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists awarded thousands of dollars in scholarships to students of color for the social justice series I oversaw that aired on Tampa’s PBS TV station.
    • 2018 – Tampa Bay Association of Black Journalists First Place Radio Feature Award for “Telling Tampa Bay Stories” series that celebrates diversity and inclusion.
  • Maintain 4.9 out of 5 student evaluation of instructor rating, which is the best in the department.
  • Use strategic instructional design principles including Bloom’s Taxonomy, SAM and ADDIE to create online courses on Canvas LMS using Articulate360 Storyline, Rise, Microsoft Teams, Box, Panopto, and Adobe Creative Cloud.
  • Train faculty to advance technological innovation in online teaching as Faculty Innovation Fellow.
  • Design and create interactive learning experiences using 360-degree media, AR and VR.
  • Design, develop and assess interactive learning experiences in eBooks.
  • Convert in-person courses to online.
  • Redesigned courses with emerging technology to teach people how to produce daily TV news content remotely for air on Tampa’s PBS station in America’s 13th largest TV market.
  • Design and measure online course modules, learning objectives, projects and quizzes to reinforce and assess learning.
  • Oversee training and instruction for the Zimmerman School of Advertising and Mass Communications at WUSF-TV studios.
  • Created style guide and increased engagement as the Zimmerman School web and social media manager.
  • Increase student access to technology as the co-chair of the USF Enabling Technology Committee.

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 for the Innovative Education department.
  • Edited VR photos and videos with Adobe Lightroom, Photoshop, Premiere Pro for YouVisit virtual tour platform.
  • Strategized with USF college leaders and subject matter experts to craft messaging and visuals for virtual tour.
  • Wrote scripts and produced audio recording sessions to enhance virtual tours.

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.
  • Wrote hundreds of hours of conversational and informative scripts about complex issues.
  • Interviewed and collaborated with subject matter experts to produce video segments.
  • 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

  • Managed team of executive producers, content creators, engineers, producers and social media managers in America’s 28th largest TV market that won five Emmy Awards.
  • Trained 125 print and digital journalists on 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.
  • Created and oversaw a $5.5 million budget.

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

  • Won an Emmy Award for a newscast that I helped create.
  • Wrote hundreds of hours of scripts that aired on in one of America’s largest TV markets.
  • Interviewed subject matter experts and conducted research to simplify complex topics.
  • Published AP-style web stories and photos on
  • Line produced live morning and midday newscasts.

Museum of Science and Industry Tampa, FL  2009

  • Documented and analyzed how children interact with museum exhibits to strategize ways to enhance learning in engaging environments.
  • Researched how multimedia impacts early childhood development.

Production Assistant
WEDU PBS Tampa, FL 2007-2008

  • Assisted in the production of live and pre-taped TV shows and commercial production as a videographer, lighting/set designer, and grip.
  • Assisted in the production of “Meet the Press” and “Washington Week.”

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


  • Upcoming – Contributed to “Online Discussion or Real Conversation? Threaded Discussion Versus Linear Chat Versus Collaborative Responsive Writing,” which was submitted for consideration for the 2022 American Educational Research Association Annual Meeting.
  • Presented research paper at 2021 Association for Educational Communications & Technology International Convention titled, “The Loneliness Lesson: What the Pandemic Taught Teachers About Fostering Digital Communities with Interactive E-Books.”
  • Presented research paper at 2021 Association for Educational Communications & Technology Summer Research Symposium titled, “Forged In Fire: A Case Study of How the Class Of COVID-19 Empowered Unheard Communities in the Fight for Social Justice.”
  • Presented 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.


  • PhD in Curriculum and Instruction in Instructional Technology at the University of South Florida – anticipated graduation 2022
  • Master of Arts in Digital Journalism & Design at the University of South Florida St. Petersburg – 2015
  • Bachelor of Arts in Broadcast News at the University of South Florida Tampa – 2010


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

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