Professional CV:

Emerging Media and Communications
School of Arts, Technology & Emerging Communication
The University of Texas at Dallas
800 West Campbell Road Richardson, TX 75080 or
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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)

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

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

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

Support to Comm1311 Program:

• Created video instructions on how to use UTD’s 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.

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

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
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

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

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
Faculty Advisor-LDSSA Campus Student Organization

Roy, R., Tanner, L., et. al. (2016) Purpose Anthologies, Stories, Inspiration, Possibilities.,Vol., 1, Contributor. ebook. Editor; Roy, R.,,

• 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.


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