Associate Professor of Communication
Department Chair of Communication
Phone: (417) 873-7347
Office: Shewmaker 135
What is the future of journalism and media? It is a question that consumes my waking hours. Prior to coming to Drury, I worked for 14 years as a professional journalist at various newspapers as a reporter, an editor, and an online geek. I then spent two years at the University of Missouri-Columbia as a Reynolds Journalism Institute doctoral fellow studying how the Internet was changing the face of journalism. I now devote my time to exploring the new media and its impact on journalism. Media are evolving, and at Drury, we plan on understanding that evolution.
B.A., English, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
B.J., Journalism, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1991
M.B.A, Management Information Systems, Missouri State University, 2005
Ph.D, Media Management, University of Missouri-Columbia, 2009
Graduate certificate, organizational change, University of Missouri-Columbia
Drury University faculty member since 2008
Associate Professor since 2014
Advisor, The Drury Mirror
Advisor, KDRU radio
Member, Investigative Reporters and Editors, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
Theme Year Director, 2012-13, “Voices Unbound: New Media and the Future of Democracy”
Board member, Missouri Sunshine Coalition
Awards and Honors:
National Press Foundation fellow, Graduate School of Banking, University of Wisconsin-Madison
Executive Leadership Program graduate, Asian-American Journalists Association
Western Knight Center for Journalism fellow, Covering the Census
Reynolds Journalism Institute Doctoral Fellow
Recent research publications:
"New Media, Enduring Values: How Three News Organizations Managed Change in the Age of New Media," 2010, co-authored paper with Dr. Carrie Brown, University of Memphis, Electronic News.
"Stopping the Presses: A Longitudinal Case Study of the Christian Science Monitor’s Transition from Print Daily to Web Always," 2011, co-authored paper with Dr. Carrie Brown, University of Memphis, #ISOJ: The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, 1(2).
“WellCommons.com: Breaking Down the Barriers Between Journalists and Community,” 2012, #ISOJ: The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism, 1(2).
The Ozarks Community Journalism Foundation