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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ph.D. student & Park Fellow
Journalism & Mass Communication
August 2000 June 2003

University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Masters Degree in Political Science
May 1992 (GPA 3.96)

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Bachelor of Arts in Journalism
Outside Area of Concentration: Business Administration
May 1987 (Major GPA 3.4)

Teaching Experience

Associate Professor of Journalism, Berry College Department of Communication, Mt. Berry, Georgia. Courses taught: Media Law, Digital Storytelling, Cross-platform Editing, Writing for Digital Media, Visual Rhetoric (Fall 2003 to the present).

Teaching assistant, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Course: Electronic Information Sources, an introductory survey course of the Internet, electronic databases, and HTML Web authoring. Approximately 45 students in two two-hour lab sessions in which students are taught online database search skills, research skills, basic HTML, Macromedia's Dreamweaver 4 Web authoring software, Adobe Photoshop, photo scanning, and Web publishing using file transfer protocol, among other topics. (Fall 2001, Spring 2002).

Instructor of record, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Course: Electronic Information Sources, an introductory survey course of the Internet, electronic databases, and HTML Web authoring for 20 students. Responsible for all aspects of this second summer semester class, including syllabus design, lecturing, lab advisement, and evaluation. (Summer 2001).

Guest Lecturer, Furniture Marketing Program, High Point University, High Point, N.C. (Spring 1998, Spring 1999).

Guest Lecturer, Electronic Information Sources, School of Journalism and Mass Communications, UNC Chapel Hill, (Fall 2000).

Journalism Experience

E-business Editor and International Editor, Furniture/Today, High Point, N.C. Write and edit weekly coverage of the Internet economy for the furniture industrys leading trade publication. (April 2000 to present.)

Case Goods Editor and Online Editor, Furniture/Today. Wrote and edited weekly coverage of case goods (bedroom and dining room manufacturers), international trade and the Internet. Editor for Furniture/Today International, a monthly section devoted to international news. Editor responsible for management of and content creation for Furniture/Today Interactive, the newspaper's Web site at (December 1994 to April 2000.)

Staff Writer, Furniture/Today. Beats included home office, home theater, occasional furniture, leather upholstery and retail technology. (May 1992 to December 1994.)

Associate Editor, Game Player's Sports for Kids, Greensboro, N.C. (Promoted September 1989 from Assistant Editor.) Wrote and edited articles for national monthly magazine for sports-active kids ages 7 to 17. Managed editorial-to-production, including supervision of six writers. (September 1989 to October 1991.)

Assistant Editor, Game Player's Magazine and PC Gamer. Wrote and edited game reviews and features for five national electronic entertainment publications. Scripted and produced instructional videotapes. Chief editor of solutions workbook for PageMaker. (September 1989 to October 1991.)

Copyeditor and Book Page Editor, The Japan Times, Tokyo, Japan. Edited and rewrote copy for domestic news desk of Japan's largest English-language daily. Edited and did layout of Sunday book page. (May 1987 to February 1988.)

Free-lance Experience

Sports Writer, Greensboro News & Record, Greensboro, N.C. Provided event coverage and write features on area collegiate and professional sports. Primary beats are minor league baseball (Greensboro Bats) and college soccer (UNC-Greensboro men, UNC-Chapel Hill women). (August 1990 to present.)

Contributing Editor and Writer, Carolina Alumni Review, E-Commerce Business magazine, Carolina Quarterly, N-MEDIA-C online journal, Sports Spectrum Magazine, Piedmont Baseball News, SoHo Today, and Kids Today.

Fiction Editor, Carolina Quarterly. Since 1948, The Carolina Quarterly has printed creative writing by established and emerging writers and poets along with eviews and features. Past contributors include A. R. Ammons, T. Coraghessan Boyle, Raymond Carver, Mark Doty, Ha Jin, Joyce Carol Oates, Dave Smith, and Charles Wright.

Current Activities


Baseball, language study, guitar and saxophone, running and travel.


Available upon request