I am teaching primarily in the journalism program at VCU. In recent semesters, I have developed and taught classes on mobile and social media journalism, social media campaigns and leadership, global communication, global health and social media and social media research. My signature teaching projects have been the iPadJournos Mobile Newsroom (please watch the video below) and the IYLEP Social Media Institute.
In 2015, I received a first-place award in the Best Practices in Teaching Competition of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) for my “Global Health and Social Media” open online course. I also won the Community Engagement Award for Teaching at VCU in 2013, 2014 and 2015. The College of Humanities and Sciences at VCU awarded me its Distinguished Teaching Award in 2016.
The following are syllabi and course materials from recently taught classes. They are updated every semester. Please e-mail for additional information on these classes.
VCU Votes Campaign (MASC 291, Fall 2016)
Social Media Institute (MASC 491/691 and IYLEP, Summer 2016)
Social Media and the Global Agenda (Spring 2016)
Global Communication (online course): MASC 151 Syllabus Spring 2016
Global Health and Social Media (MASC 291, Fall 2015; online course)
Social Media Research: MASC 591 Syllabus Spring 2015
Reporting for Print and Web: MASC 303 Syllabus Spring 2014
Social Media and the Presidential Race (HONR 398, Fall 2012)
Business of Media (online course): MASC 685 Syllabus Spring 2012
Research Methods: MASC 611 Syllabus Fall 2011
Convergence Law and Ethics (online course): MASC 646 Syllabus Fall 2009
Journalism Seminar: MASC 495 Syllabus Fall 2009
Online Journalism: MASC 642 Syllabus Summer 2009