Speaking & Consulting


  • Trainer
  • Panelist
  • Moderator
  • Guest lecturer
  • Short course design
  • Training series design
  • Communications strategy
  • Guest blogger and author

Recent Virtual Sessions

Mar 11, 2021

Role: Facilitator/Trainer

This is a train-the-trainer model with Rebecca and Alykhan leading sessions with trainers commissioned for Professional Development courses who are accustomed to teaching in-person but now must adjust to lead 3-day workshops via live, synchronous sessions.

Mar 25, 2021

Role: Co-Presenter


  • Message design in public health awareness campaigns
  • Identifying target audiences and appropriate social channels
  • Tools and tactics to reach your audience
  • Formulating a campaign plan
Apr 15, 2021

Role: Co-Presenter


  • Best practices in execution (mediums, frequency, reach, etc.)
  • Setting benchmarks to define success
  • Metrics in health communication
  • Optimizing for improved outcomes

Jan 19, 2021

Role: Speaker

This session focused on creating and cultivating your online presence as a complement to conference participation and publishing credits.

I discussed setting up a professional online portfolio and social media presence to maximize visibility and impact.

Jan 18, 2021

Role: Guest

Guest on TheSuite Talk podcast with Kim Mattina. We discussed my use of Google Drive tools as part of live, synchronous teaching with an emphasis on Google Slides, Google Docs, and Jamboard.

Feb 15, 2021

Role: Guest Moderator

Served as guest moderator for #formativechat with support of Rachelle Dene Poth. The focus was on assessment strategies and tactics.

July 30, 2020

Role: Panelist

Session explored eService-Learning best practices and insights from faculty who have experience teaching online courses with both virtual/remote and in-person engagement opportunities.

Oct 27, 2020 & Mar 16, 2021

Role: Speaker

The topics were built around the 7C’s of effective online communication conceptualized by author and online education specialist Dr. Melissa Veneable, College of Charleston. My goal was to add value by discussing how Global students could set themselves up for success in the virtual communication space.

Sep-Dec 2020

Role: Instructor

15-week course providing faculty with real-time coaching and guidance in best practices for designing and delivering online courses. Key themes included instructional design principles for online course delivery, student engagement strategies and techniques, and building community in the virtual space.

Career Adaptability July 7
July 7, 2020

Role: Panel Moderator

Change requires everyone involved to adapt. This webinar featured myself, Lance Lijewski, Media Director of The Coug and The Land, and Rachel Rhomberg, Account Executive at Amazon Advertising. We discussed their career transformation experiences and discuss ways to be more reactive than resistant to change.

WiSE training
July 22, 2020

Role: Training Facilitator

With continued mandates for social distancing, online course delivery, and virtual meetings, it is important that WiSE faculty, postdocs, and students embrace technology and practices for online interpersonal communication. Through this training, participants gained confidence in hosting and attending meetings.

AEJMC Summer 2020
Aug 6-9, 2020

Role: Panelist

AEJMC VisCom Teaching Innovation Panel (Teaching Marathon)… “Canva in 5 and the Elation of Creation”

AEJMC Scholastic Division: Remote Teaching Panel… “We’ve Got This: Best Practices in Online Teaching, and How Teaching Journalism and Mass Communication Prepares Us for the Big Pivot Online”

Highlighted Published Works

“Integrated Digital Marketing Campaigns”

Rebecca L. Cooney, MS
Great River Learning
ISBN #9781680757965 (2nd edition)

Connecting with Students from a Distance: 10 Ways to Stay Engaged Inside and Outside the Learning Environment

The Evolllution
June 29, 2020

Conscious Onboarding: 10 Ways to Support New Online Instructors

The Evolllution
Oct 17, 2019

Upcoming Activities & Presentations

Advising Session for moving in-person “Engaging the Media” to virtual deliveryTrain-the-trainer session with the Aga Khan University Graduate School of Media and Communications – Professional Development program (Naorobi, Kenya) instructors to equip them with knowledge, skills, and confidence in running live, interactive sessions.
7-9a PSTVirtual
Global Coug Leadership Program Speaker: “Effective Communication: Integrity and Professionalism in the Virtual Space”
6-7:30p PSTVirtual
Higher Ed Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and RecoverySpeaker: “Strategically Crafting Your Digital Campaign”
2p ESTVirtual
EdUp Podcast appearanceTopic: Transformation of education during Pandemic
12p PSTVirtual
WSU Celebrating Excellence Award CeremonyAward winner: President’s Distinguished Teaching Award for Career-Track Faculty
6p PSTVirtual
Murrow SymposiumModerator for “Entrepreneurship: Steer Your Startup to Success” on Wed, Mar 31 at 3p
8a-5p PSTVirtual
WSU Global Connections“Careers in Communication
6-7:30p PSTVirtual
Higher Ed Center for Alcohol and Drug Misuse Prevention and RecoverSpeaker: “Engaging Your Audience & Evaluating Success”
2p PSTVirtual
#formativechat on TwitterLive chat moderator
4:30p PSTTwitter
Community Engagement InstitutePanelist: “Integrating community engagement projects in the classroom”
8-5p PSTWhitworth University
The SuiteTalk PodcastGuest discussing application of Google tools in curriculum
3p PSTVirtual
#AEJMC21Panelist: AEJMC Innovations in Teaching Panel – “Virtual Peer Evaluation Exercise in Small Groups”

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