Teaching

At the University of Oregon School of Journalism and Communication, my courses explore the intersection of investigation and innovation. I teach reporting and writing courses at the graduate and undergraduate levels, and advise the national award-winning Flux Magazine. In addition, I’m an affiliated faculty member at the Lundquist College of Business, where I lead strategic storytelling workshops for MBAs and teach entrepreneurship. In 2016, I received an Outstanding Teaching award from the SOJC.

Courses/Workshops

Graduate

Journalism: J508 – Reporting/Information Strategies

Business: MBA Prologue – Strategic Storytelling/Business Writing

Undergraduate

Journalism: J205/206 – Gateway to Media | J361 – Reporting I | J408 – Investigative Reporting | J410 – Media Entrepreneurship | J475/575 – Flux Production

Business: MGMT 335 – Launching New Ventures | MGMT 455 – Entrepreneurial Opportunities

Experiential Learning

Experiential learning is at the center of what I do. Here are three recent student projects:

Conversations on Race – In 2016, my Flux team won both the national Pacemaker Award and a Gold Crown from Columbia University for its coverage of race on the UO campus. Students didn’t just report and write stories, but facilitated a series of difficult but critical conversations across a broad section of the campus community.

 

 

Dear Oregon – This year, my Flux students launched a statewide conversation called Dear Oregon. A team of graduate and undergraduate students travelled more than 1,500 miles — from Eugene to Enterprise — collecting personal letters from a diverse mix of citizens.

 

 

Storytelling and Social Change – I helped lead and co-supervise the UO’s 2017 storytelling expedition to Guatemala. On that study abroad experience, I served as on-the-ground coach for 16 undergraduate students conducting cross-cultural interviews and producing multimedia content.