Independent Study Faculty Advising
(Jan 2013 – present)
Serve as faculty advisor to 1-3 students each semester for special, independent study projects related to public relations, social media, blogging, web development, campaign design and implementation, and other integrated strategic communication activities.
Alpha Kappa Psi – Beta Lambda Chapter
Served as faculty advisor to “Alpha Kappa Psi, the largest and longest standing business fraternity in the United States, develops its members into principled business leaders. Washington State University’s chapter, known as Beta Lambda, unites students, professors, and professionals who share a passion for business and a commitment to their communities.” – WSU Alpha Kappa Psi
Washington Consortium for the Liberal Arts PR Campaign (WaCLA) $10,000 award. Serve as a faculty advisor on design and implementation of the #ifeelinspired PR campaign that encourages the re-envisioning of liberal arts through the discovery of one’s own creativity, driving a grassroots initiative that combines an interactive web microsite, social hashtag conversation, videos, and engagement between WaCLA ambassadors and students state-wide.
Murrow Innovation Internship
Faculty mentor with the Murrow Innovation Internship is a 1-2 semester paid internship for students seeking to expand their skills in digital media, apply them to practical real-world projects, and teach those skills to other students.
Amazon Catalyst at WSU
Served as one of four faculty advisors and two senior staff members leading the promotion, training, and administration of the Amazon Catalyst initiative at WSU. The project included representatives from the WSU Office of Research, the WSU Office of Corporate Relations, and the WSU colleges of Communication, Engineering and Architecture, CAHNRS, and Education. The initiative was based on a partnership with Amazon, Inc. to identify entrepreneurial concepts that address global issues and solve problems in local communities. In 2018, the project funded 10 teams for a total of $300,000.
Public Relations Student Society of America (PRSSA) – Jay Rockey Chapter
Served as faculty advisor to executive board and mentor to student members; oversee activities of the student-run PR firm Murrow Public Relations; facilitate professional development opportunities, workshops, and meetings.
Served as faculty advisor to scholarship program designed to bridge gaps and create alliances between engineering, science, business, and communications. Role: Faculty mentor to two students/year
Harold Frank Entrepreneurship Institute
2013-2015 + Silicon Valley trips in 2017 and 2018
Served as faculty advisor and mentor to a cross-disciplinary group of engineering and business students interested in technological entrepreneurship – providing a competitive forum to pursue ideas. Role: Faculty mentor to two students/year