Teaching Experience

Instructor of Record - University of Pennsylvania, Annenberg School for Communication
COMM 384: Memes, Media and Meanings - Fall 2018
Developed syllabus that covers both identity politics and media logics and their interplay in an increasingly playful and rapidly changing media landscape.
Students examine Media theory, feminist media theory, and cultural studies literature
Designed case study assignments for students to conduct empirical research projects through which they will discover how we engage with media and how that engagement impacts our understandings of our social locations.

Instructor of Record – University of Colorado at Boulder, College of Media, Communication and Information
WRTG 1150: First Year Writing and Rhetoric - Fall 2015/Fall 2016
Required Writing Course for all University of Colorado students across majors                                                                       
Developed course syllabus based on Colorado Commission for Higher Education guidelines and
Program for Writing and Rhetoric Guidelines related to rhetorical argumentation and writing

Instructor of Record – University of Colorado at Boulder
WRTG 3020: Topics in Writing - Fall 2016
Developed a class titled “Cross Cultural Writing and Film” according to Colorado Commission for Higher
Education guidelines for advanced writing and rhetoric focusing on issues of identity politics, cross
cultural communication, as well as media studies

Instructor of Record – University of Colorado at Boulder         
Jour 4791: Media and the Public - Fall 2014
Required theory course for Journalism majors: 10 students
Developed course syllabus on the issues of the media and public sphere, developed lectures,
critical thinking assignments and exams. Focused on issues of media, policy, identity and politics in the public

Instructor of Record – University of Colorado at Boulder              
Jour 1001: Contemporary Mass Media - Fall 2012/2013
Required course for Journalism, Advertising and Media Studies Students: 43 students                                                                                            
Developed course syllabus and all materials, including daily lectures, exams, & critical thinking exercises/essays

Guest Lecturer – University of Colorado at Boulder
Jour 1001: Contemporary Mass Media - Fall 2014/Fall 2013
Presented lecture on the importance of books in media studies

Guest Lecturer – University of Colorado at Boulder 
Jour 4201: Media, Culture and Globalization -Fall 2016/Spring 2015/Fall 2013 
L3C’s, conglomeration and the new media frontier
Presented an examination of new business structures for media companies, as related to media structures and representation

Guest Lecturer – University of Colorado at Boulder
MIT ATLS 2000: The Meaning of Information Technology - Fall 2014/Fall 2013
Presentation: Meaning making online, Neda, CrossFit and the religious through memes, large lecture

Guest Lecture – University of Colorado at Boulder
WRTG 3020: The Rhetoric of Gender and Sexuality - Fall 2013
Presentation: New media as a tool for advocacy, powerful change and meaning making
Instructor of Record – University of Colorado at Boulder

Jour 1871 Pre-collegiate Summer Introduction to Journalism - Summer 2013  
Developed course syllabus and materials
Worked with students on creating a piece of media
Prepare rising high school students for college courses

Mentor – Summer Intensive – University of Colorado at Boulder - Summer 2013
Helped rising freshman develop multimedia projects
Worked with students to produce, write and report stories

Guest Lecturer – University of Colorado at Boulder
Jour 4201: Media, Culture and Globalization  - Summer 2013
War, photography, women and violence:
Presented an in depth examination of media and violence from center to periphery

Teaching Assistant – University of Colorado at Boulder
 Jour 1001: Contemporary Mass Media -  Spring 2013
Assisted with curriculum, creation, exam writing, student instruction and grading for large lecture sections
Provided individualized support to students during class, online and via office hours
Assigned and assisted students with various assignments including multimedia projects

Guest Lecturer – Millsaps College, Mississsippi 
Senior Communication Studies - Fall 2012
Religion and Social Media: The Case of Neda and Iran

Teaching Assistant – University of Colorado at Boulder
JOUR 2601 Principles of Journalism - Spring 2012
Required Course for Journalism Students
Responsible for leading a recitation session with 27 students
Developed recitation syllabus, weekly recitation lectures, assignments, quizzes, and facilitated preparation for final exams
Assisted in creating and grading of midterm and final exams for larger lecture