EDUCATION: Ph.D., Media and Public Affairs, Louisiana State University; MA, Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Iowa; BA, Journalism and Mass Communication and Theatre, University of Iowa
TEACHING/RESEARCH: Digital media, media diversity, broadcast and marketing of media
EXPERIENCE: Former television news producer, client strategist and marketing communication specialist
PUBLICATIONS: Articles published in Health Communication, Communication Research, Howard Journal of Communications, Visual Communication Quarterly, Electronic News, Journal of Communication Inquiry, Journal of Public Interest Communications, Communication, Society and Media, and Global Case Series.
Books include Oil and Water: Media Lessons from Hurricane Katrina and the Deepwater Horizon Disaster (2013); Indian Country: Telling a Story in a Digital Age (2014); Resistance Advocacy as News: Digital Black Press Covers the Tea Party (2017); and Getting Voices Heard: Underserved Communities and Digital Discourse (2018)
SERVICE: Native American Journalists Association (NAJA) Lifetime Member; Former NAJA Board Member (2016-2019; Vice President 2017-2019); NAJA Student Fellow Newsroom (Mentor 2015; Co-Director 2016-2019); Co-Editor American Indian Media, Media Diversity Forum (2013-present) and OU Chapter PRSSA adviser (2018-present)
AWARDS: Associated Press (State-level) Best Newscast (2009) and recipient of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication’s Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education award, Commission on the Status of Women division (2018)