Professional CV:

LARI J. TANNER
Emerging Media and Communications
School of Arts, Technology & Emerging Communication
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080
lari.tanner@utdallas.edu or lari.tanner@icloud.com
Skype: Meanmom4
Twitter: @EmacLari and Website: laritanner.com

ACADEMIC POSITIONS
The University of Texas at Dallas
March 2015 – Present

Lecturer I and Senior Lecturer I in Communications for the School of Arts and Humanities

• Course name: Survey of Oral and Technology-based Communication (COMM 1311) Hybrid and Online Models
Focus: Oral, Intra and inter-personal Communication, small groups and tech-based Communication (Social Media)

EDUCATION
The University of Texas at Dallas
M.A., Emerging Media and Communications

University of Phoenix, Phoenix, AZ
B.S., Business Management; Emphasis in Communications

ACCOMPLISHMENTS
Creative Writing, and RAW Conference, UT Dallas, Richardson, TX

• Awarded Professor’s choice for TX Assoc. of Creative Writing Teachers Competition received 2nd place out of 20+ submissions for the Graduate Student Short Fictioncategory

• Submitted and invited to present thesis paper on Crowdfunding & Fan Labor for the 2015 RAW Conference at UTDallas

*Nominated for “Capstone Project of the Year” Award in the Spring 2015

SPECIAL SERVICE CONTRIBUTIONS TO PROGRAM, SCHOOL, UNIVERSITY:
Support to Comm1311 Program:

• Created video instructions on how to use UTD’s Box.com application for students’ videoed speeches
• Participated in the Korean HYU program, sponsored by the School of Arts and Humanities
• Recruited, co-created, and participated in “small talk” activity with COMM 1311 students to promote inter-cultural exchange with the Korean HYU students.
• Attended Korean exchange students’ team presentations. Invited the COMM1311 students involved with the activity to also attend.

TECHNICAL SKILLS
Emerging Media and Computer
• Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, StumbleUpon, Flickr, LinkedIn, About.me, Ello, Quora
• WordPress, BlogSpot, Medium
• HootSuite, TweetDeck, XKit, IFTTT, Basecamp, PBWorks-Wiki
• Microsoft Office Suite, Outlook, Keynote
• Camtasia screen capturing software

EXPERIENCE
Allen Independent School District, Allen, TX
Substitute Teacher
Aug. 2013-Oct. 2017

• Taught K-12 for all subjects in the Allen Independent School District
• Provided 100% of educational instruction during class time
• Supervised 20+ students at any given time in a classroom setting

Pearson Educational Software, UT Dallas, Richardson, TX
IT Support Contracted Intern/Student and Instructors Consultant and Help Instructor
Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2015

• Support and instruct Comm 1311 students and instructors on how to use the eLearning program for UTDallas and Pearson’s MyCommLab and MediaShare
• Reinforce instructor guidelines while aiding 600+ students with several informational and technical issues
• Document ways in which Pearson can improve their software and customer service for UTDallas staff and students.

UTD Naveen Jindal School of Management – Richardson, TX
Writing Tutor/Consultant – Business Communication Center
Dec. 2014 – Dec. 2014

Coached international and domestic students with their class assignments and American English speaking skills
• Versed students in formatting and building bullet points for resumes to increase their chances of finding a job
• Educated students on APA Style formatting and source citing for academic papers
• Advised instructors/professors on student progress

Actavis (Forest) Pharmaceuticals, St. Louis, MS
Regional Administrative Assistant
Mar. 2003-Jan.2015

• Reported, charted, and graphed 12+ weekly and monthly progress in Excel for status rankings of 100+ sales reps.
• Calculated program request spreadsheets using Excel’s sorting and mathematics feature to analyze rankings
• Scheduled and arranged travel for two Regional Managers, 20 divisional managers, and 100+ sales reps
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ACADEMIC PROJECTS
UT Dallas, Richardson, TX
Creating Multimedia Design and Digital Textuality
• Produced, created and wrote all content for scholarly website using WordPress plug-in for my Capstone/Thesis on Crowdfunding and Fandom
• Created a digital textual narrative communicated with text, still image, sound, and moving image on multi-media platforms online
• Developed animation using Keynote for a wire frame and mock-up of an IOS7 (iPhone5) parking application for the UT Dallas Parking system

VOLUNTEER WORK
Student Association Advisor, Latter-day Saint Student Association (LDSSA) at UTDallas
UT Dallas, Observation Research Assistant for Fashion Circuits courses for Dr. Kim Knight PhD
Boy Scouts of America, Circle 10 Council, Plano, TX – Den Leader/Unit Commissioner

ACTIVITIES
Graduate Student Association of The University of Texas at Dallas
Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators (SCBWI)
CompuServe Books and Writers Community now known as thelitforum.com
Faculty Advisor-LDSSA Campus Student Organization

PUBLICATIONS:
Roy, R., Tanner, L., et. al. (2016) Purpose Anthologies, Stories, Inspiration, Possibilities.,Vol., 1, Contributor. ebook. Editor; Roy, R., RemiRoyOnline.com, bit.ly/purposeanthologies

SEMINARS AND WORKSHOPS ATTENDED:
• Baynham, K, and Carlson, E. (2016, March). “Strategies for Creating a Hybrid Class.”
Lunch and Learn Technology Session. eLearning Department of University of Texas at Dallas, Richardson, TX.
• “EffectiveTeaching with Teams and Groups” with Dr. Paul Diehl and Dr. Karen Huxtable-Jester
-Center for Learning and Teaching seminar ““Why Won’t They Talk? Using Discussion to Facilitate Learning” presented by Dr. Jay Howard.

PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS CAMPUS AND BEYOND:

The University of Texas at Dallas
• Student Success Center
• Student Organization Center (SOC)
• COMM Lab services provided for COMM 1311 students
• Office of Undergraduate Education
• eLearning group
• Information Security for Box application for assignments, training for the product, and troubleshooting
• Member of the Arts and Humanities Graduate Student Association