Pullman, WA – San Francisco, CA – Washington, D.C.
In 2010, in partnership with the U.S. Department of State and the Study of the U.S. Institutes (SUSI), the Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University welcomed the first cohort of students from more than six Arab nations. The Arab Journalism Project, as it is referred to, was pursued as part of the communication college’s long-term goal of bringing a better understanding of international affairs to American students – helping them to see media on a global, connected level. For more than a month, students learn in classrooms and in the field about politics, American journalism and new technologies.
SUSI is a New Media and Journalism Program with 20 Middle Eastern students selected by the United States State Department. As one of three core faculty, my five-week intensive course included orienting and teaching students base skills in digital technologies and techniques, providing hands-on experience and demonstrating practical application in the intersection of journalism and marketing in digital platforms and online tools.
For the Plank Center Educator Fellowship, I was partnered with Harley-Davidson Motor Co. in Milwaukee, WI. My primary contact was the VP of Communication (Joann Bischmann) and her terrific team of leaders overseeing integrated communication, dealer communication, reputation management and organization and leadership communication. I spent two weeks with the organization (July 21-Aug 1) – fully integrated and engaged in all things internal communication and integrated systems. Role: Educator Fellow
I spent two weeks learning how The Sacramento Bee is using social media across multiple platforms. The basis for the fellowship is to examine how news delivery is transformed by digital media. My answer… Digital media gives journalists a broader audience to share their voice; PR practitioners a larger platform to disseminate their company story; and thought leaders a forum to discuss, debate and educate. The digital space is both limitless and limiting – creating a necessary level of intent, strategy and purpose in order to be successful.
Washington State University | 2018 Cohort
2018 LIFT Faculty Fellows- program focuses on the implementation of pedagogical and behavioral innovations and implementations across the undergraduate curriculum with goals to support students’ academic success, increase their life skills and resilience, and transform their experience at WSU. LIFT Fellows are part of the university-wide Transformational Change Initiative, a project funded by the 2016 strategic reallocation grants.