Teaching

Temple University

Undergraduate Courses:
Technology and Culture: 

Upper division course primarily for Media Studies and Production majors that critically examines the nature, role, and significance of new communication technologies in contemporary (largely) U.S. culture.

Mobile Media

Upper division course primarily for Media Studies and Production majors that explores the societal impact of mobile communication so that students can gain a deeper intellectual understanding of mobile communication in public life and its impact on issues such as social interaction, identity, privacy, sense of place, and surveillance. Students are also taught how to design mobile application concepts and conduct mobile application research.

LGBT Representations in Popular Media

Upper division special topics course for Media Studies and Production, and cross listed with Temple’s LGBT Studies minor. The course class investigates the history of LGBT representation in a range of popular media since the 1960s—in news, film, television, marketing, comics, video games, and on the internet.

Media and Cultural Differences

Upper division course primarily for Media Studies and Production majors that critically examines media representations of cultural difference and how diverse cultural groups incorporate media into their negotiation of everyday life.

MA Level Courses
MA Project Workshop

A co-taught Masters’ level course for students working on final MA projects for their Media Studies and Production MA degrees. This workshop-style course gives students the preproduction and previsualization tools needed to design and produce a well-crafted, well-researched media production for their Media Studies and Production Master of Arts final graduate project.

Fall 2018: PDF of Syllabus

Communication Research Methods

Required Masters level course for the Media Studies and Production MA program. Introduces students to the foundations of communications research and a variety of qualitative and quantitative research methods.

PhD Level Courses
Digital Qualitative Research Methods

Advanced Doctoral level course for the Media and Communication PhD Program. Introduces students to the specific theoretical, methodological, ethical, and technical aspects of conducting qualitative research both on and in digital realms

Researching Communication II

Required Doctoral level course for the Media and Communication PhD Program. Introduces students to the foundations of qualitative communication research.

University of Pittsburgh

LGBT Representations in Popular Media (Fall 2011): Upper division special topics course for Communication and Women’s Studies majors as well as students from across the university. The course class investigates the history of LGBT representation in a range of popular media since the 1960s—in news, film, television, marketing, comics, video games, and on the internet.

Video Games and Representation (Spring 20110: Upper division special topics course for Communication majors as well as students from across the university. The course outlines issues in minority representation in the video game industries, audiences, and texts.

University of Pennsylvania

Communication and Popular Culture (Summer 2009): Lower division course introduces students to critiques of popular culture since the 1930s and to different types of research that can be used to understand popular culture and its effects.