résumé (Updated Nov. 2015)

RECENT WORK EXPERIENCE

Cinema Under the Influence (Athens, GA/Queens-Astoria, NY)
Public Relations/Media Relations Specialist 2014-Present

• Curated and organized screening of film events and accompanying live music with growing film repertory program.
• Served as liaison between Cinema Under the Influence and venues hosting remote screenings in the Southeast.
• Generated publicity for events by contacting key local and national media outlets.
• Designed and edited written program for those in attendance and worked with sponsors to secure in-kind donations to support events.

Packway Handle Band (Athens, GA)
Tour Manager/Media Relations Consultant 2014-Present

• Managed logistics and accounting duties during band’s three-month long summer US tour opening for Kid Rock and Foreigner as well as during Sixthman Production cruise performances.
• Gathered and edited video content and interacted with key media players to generate publicity for band in major US music markets.

Flagpole Magazine (Athens, GA)
Music Writer/Contributor 2012-Present

• Curated multimedia web-based series featuring individuals working in Athens music scene.
• Contributed frequently to print and online editions (hundreds of pieces of published content, which have generated over tens of thousands of social media shares).

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
Visiting Assistant Professor, Department of Communication & Rhetorical Studies 2009-2010

• Served as instructor of record for several introductory and upper-level undergraduate courses includingpublic speaking and political communication.

EDUCATION

University of Georgia (Athens, GA)
Ph.D., Communication Studies (GPA: 3.87) 2010-2015

• Specialized coursework and research in rhetorical studies at a nationally ranked doctoral program.
• Presented research frequently at national and regional academic conferences.

Syracuse University (Syracuse, NY)
M.A., Communication & Rhetorical Studies (GPA: 3.95) Graduated: 2009

• Concentrated coursework and master’s thesis in contemporary rhetorical theory.
• Assisted distinguished faculty with several research projects that have since been published.

Marshall University (Huntington, WV)
B.A., Communication Studies/Political Science (GPA: 3.6) Graduated: 2007

• Awarded four-year tuition waiver for academic achievements.
• Earned internship credit with Senator John D. Rockefeller IV in Washington, DC office.

COMPUTER SKILLS

Macintosh and Windows Operating Systems, Microsoft Office Suite, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, Prezi, Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Vimeo), Wordpress/CMS, HTML/CSS