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EDUCATION


Ph.D., Mass Communication and Media Studies, Film Studies, May 2014, Howard University, Washington, DC
M.F.A., Major: Graphic and Digital Design, May 2007, Howard University, Washington DC
B.A., Major: Film Minor: Graphic and Digital Design, May 2005, Howard University, Washington DC


HONORS/AFFILIATIONS


Service Award, Paul Robeson Awards Competition, Cathy Hughes School of Communication,

Department of Radio, Television and Film, Howard University, 2006

First Place Winner-Graphic Design, Student Art Competition, Division of Fine Art, Department of Art,

Howard University, 2006


PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS


Association for Education in Journalism in Mass Communication(AEJMC), 2017-
Visual Communication (Division and Interest Group), 2017-
University Film and Video Association(UFVA), 2017-
Board Member, Bussey-Bryant Foundation, 2015-


RESEARCH INTERESTS


Communication art / Visual semiotics / Black Film history / Film criticism / Cultural studies


EXPERIENCE


2014–2018: Lecturer, Department of Art, Electronic Studio and Design, Howard University, Washington, DC


• Taught courses: Digital Media and Multi Media Applications, Computers in the Arts, Presentation Graphics

• Taught Introduction to Digital Design to design majors/minors, Digital Video Narratives to film and design students

• Provided mentorship to all students seeking and securing opportunities in the field of film and visual art


2013: Adjunct Instructor, Department of Visual and Performing Arts, Coppin State University, Baltimore, MD


• Taught Introduction to Visual Art to liberal arts majors

• Introduced visual art terms and provided history of art features via films, slides, presentations and lectures


2011–2013: Instructor, Duke Ellington School of the Arts, Washington, DC


• Taught film, video and screenwriting principles to 9th, 10th and 11th grade students

• Introduced film as a communication language through periodic screening and analysis of cinematic works

• Initiated and supervised the production and coordination of special school events

• Mentored students in the development and application of individual class and group film productions


2009: Research Assistant, Cathy Hughes School of Communication, Howard University, Washington, DC


• Managed and maintained online electronic survey measuring attitudes about African-American employment in advertising

• Organized and compiled scholarship for literature review. Tested data in SPSS-15.


2009: Research Assistant, Cathy Hughes School of Communication, Howard University, Washington, DC


• Assisted in the facilitation of focus groups comprised of older population at risk for diabetes and hypertension

• Assisted with photonovela visuals consisting of diabetes and hypertension information for community and clinic utilization


2006-2007: Contracts Administrator, Carr Astronautics Corporation, Washington, DC


• Conducted contract analysis, costing data, timeline/milestone projection for large government contracts locally and globally

• Maintained project budgets on excel spreadsheets

• Processed staff time sheets and upheld administrative office tasks, including word processing, email, petty cash and travel


SKILLS


Adobe Creative Cloud: After Effects, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere

Languages: HTML, CSS  Platforms: Mac, PC  Apple: Final Draft, Final Cut

Cameras: Canon D70, Black Magic URSA PL, Black Magic Pocket Cinema Camera