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Kent State University (Kent, Ohio)
Fall 2006-Spring 2007, Fall 2010 – present
• Adjunct journalism and mass communication instructor (teaching undergraduate and graduate students in magazine and newspaper design, copy editing and multimedia techniques and storytelling)

Akron Beacon Journal/ (Akron, Ohio) 1998 – June 2019
• Executive news editor (choosing articles for print publication, presentation planning, supervising designers and graphic artists for the production of all sections; primary designer of the front page and special sections)
• Weekend editor (planning and producing Sunday and special sections)
• Assistant news editor (designing news, business and feature pages)

News-Star (Monroe, La.) 1993-1998
• Acting features editor
• Features copy editor
• News copy editor
• Reporter (covering general assignments, police, courts and education)

Doctor of Philosophy, College of Communication and Information, Kent State University
– Expected completion: 2020-21
Master of Arts, Journalism (Media Management), August 2014, Kent State University
Bachelor of Arts, Journalism, November 1992, Louisiana Tech University

Study abroad in London, U.K., engaging in qualitative research data collection about the value of diversity in newsrooms in the United States and in the United Kingdom and perceptions of media’s relationship with Brexit (2013, 2016).

• “A Seat at the Table:Exploring the Perceptions of Diversity by Minority Journalists
In the Wake of Shrinking Newsroom Staffs,” which explores the impact of diversity and inclusion in newsrooms
• Chapters in the 2014 anthology We Are What We Sell. (Praeger)
“Extra. Extra. Read All About It. Early Advertising in Newspapers” (Vol. 1)
“Social Consciousness in Advertising: The Crying Indian and More” (Vol. 2)

Adobe Creative Suite, WordPress, Microsoft Word, MTX, Coyote, ATEX, Citrix

• Robert C. Maynard Media Management four-week training program at Kellogg Business School at Northwestern University (Manager Training Center)
• Newspaper Association of America’s fellowship for the NAMME (National Association of Minority Media Executives) Leadership Development Institute
• Poynter Institute management/leadership training programs

• John S. Knight Memorial Fund Scholarship chair 2009 – present (Akron Press Club)
• Kent State University Student Media Board, professional member

• Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication member
• National Association of Black Journalists member
– Mentor, national convention’s student multimedia project 2014-2016
• Greater Cleveland Association of Black Journalists
• Society of Professional Journalists member
• American Copy Editors Society member

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