Communication professor, creative photographer, video producer, writer, encourager, teacher, speaker
What a great ! I am inspired by all the research and teaching applications. It’s also such a collegial organization to connect and network with colleagues.
During the Visual Communication division’s annual luncheon, I met the inspiring Louie Palu Photographer and Tim Gordon founder of the Foundation for the Augmentation for the Augmentation of African Americans in Film.
Save the date for the AEJMC SE Colloquium hosted by our College of Communication & Information at U.K.
Just showing up and saying "Yes" to new opportunities can lead to adventure. I stayed to watch all graduates walk across the stage at the spring CI commencement and got the chance to celebrate with our honored guest, Dr. Larry Patrick. https://ci.uky.edu/about/news-and-media/2023/w-lawrence-patrick-receive-honorary-degree-uk
While my research is under review with a communication journal, I am excited to share this article highlighting related research by gerontologists. This notes several similar themes to my research findings, mainly that communication is best (i.e., most effective) when it honors the individual's identity and autonomy as well as the relationship. I can't wait to share the specifics of my findings--hopefully coming soon! I am so grateful for the assistance on this manuscript from doctoral candidate, Anita Silwal. Stay tuned...
But don’t turn the conversation into a power struggle.
📣 ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT until Ad Legends! 🚀
Unlock the secrets of successful marketing, how to make an award-winning campaign and learn about some dos and don'ts at Ad Legends 🌟
We have the most in-demand business keynote speaker in America, Marcus Collins, coming to Lexington on June 30th. In addition, we have Patricia Yanez/ESPN, who will talk about TROLLING IN SPORTS. To top off the day, we will have the team from Cornett tell us the secrets behind their award-winning Horse Kicks campaign.
🗓️ Date: FRIDAY, June 30th
🕒 Time: 12pm - 5pm
📍 Venue: Limestone Hall
First 100 people receive a FREE For The Culture Book from Marcus Collins
Get tickets here- https://ow.ly/LrmH50OWjfG
What a great opportunity!!
We are seeking a ROCK STAR Digital Marketing Coordinator to add to our growing team! 💻📱📸🤳
The ideal candidate MUST have experience taking quality pictures and videos, planning out content, and managing multiple social media platforms. This individual should have a strong proficiency in Canva or a similar design platform, as a graphic design skill set is required.
The Marketing Coordinator will oversee the maintenance of the company’s website, Google Business Profiles, routinely tracking/analyzing data, and keeping up with industry standards. The Marketing Coordinator also plays a large role in public relations within each of our communities, working with all of Marshall's departments to make the good works of the practice known.
Sign-on bonus of $2,000, outstanding benefits, and company culture! To read the full job description, use the link below and reach out directly to Brittany in HR with interest! We can’t wait to learn more about you!
Are you a new CI grad? Thinking of staying here in Lex post-grad? 🤔 Explore options for starting your career right here at UK during the university-wide job fair TOMORROW 10 a.m-2 p.m. in the student center. Learn more and view current UK opportunities: https://hr.uky.edu/jobfair
Today I was blown away when I received the Ken Freedman Outstanding Faculty Advisor award. Standing in the room with so many phenomenal nominees and advising professionals, I was overwhelmed with awe at all these colleagues who are passionate about mentoring students. I am incredibly honored.
Congratulations to my fellow award recipients and all the nominees this year. What an honor to be nominated! We are standing on the shoulders of giants (e.g. Alicia Mason, Mike Gullett), empowered by our own mentors, we invest in and nurture others to turn their passions into professions (CI).
Commencement is such a poignant moment to celebrate our students’ achievements. As we reflect on their journey here at UK, at the same time, we are looking forward with hopeful anticipation for all the possible things to come. Congratulations to the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information graduates!! 🎉🎈🎊 We are so proud of you!
What an incredible opening night for the Alzheimer's and Dementia Photo Voice Showcase! This project highlights the perspectives and insights of individuals and families who have been impacted by this disease.
Photographs were taken by CI students which represent their perceptions and feelings about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, and family and caregiving experiences. From the more than 1,600 photographs submitted, 31 are showcased in this exhibit.
This project milestone was years in the making. I was honored to have two incredible undergraduate research fellows join me these past 12 months as we worked to make this exhibition a reality. I hope this initial exhibit is the first of many. Thank you to everyone who helped make this possible and most especially my research assistants Kennedi Beam and Ashley Fisher.
If you're in the Lexington area or passing through, stop by to see the exhibit until May 5. I'm attaching photos of the exhibition images and captions, but it's best appreciated in person.
There is much more to come as I continue analyzing data for this multi-stage research project.
A few weeks ago I was surprised at the College of Communication & Information Excellence Awards ceremony. I am honored to be selected for the 2022-23 Faculty Community Service award. I'm especially passionate about service that makes a positive impact to marginalized and underrepresented groups, organizations, and individuals. My hope is that I can help make a difference for others through the sharing of my time, insight, experience, and skill. I am most interested in service that results in stronger nonprofit and community organizations, more effective campus resources and student services, and improved academic programs.
So proud of my undergraduate research fellow, Jackson Huston on filming the first video for our Restore Hope project. Blown away by Jackson’s professional and inviting interview style, his preparedness, responsibility, and collaboration on this project for a local nonprofit organization doing great work in our community. I can’t wait to see the end result! Special thanks to David Stephenson for joining the project. Your wisdom and insight is invaluable.
Next week, join us on the third floor of Lucille Little Library on
Tuesday, April 4 from 6-8 p.m. for the Opening Reception
for Alzheimer's and Dementia Photovoice Exhibition
The reception kicks off the photography exhibit featuring images taken by CI students which represent their perceptions and feelings about Alzheimer’s disease and related dementias, people living with dementia-related illnesses, and their caregivers and family members.
The exhibition is open to the public April 4-May 5, hosted by the
University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information.
I'm delighted to have reached this point of a multi-phase research study working with undergraduate Research Fellows and Department of Integrated Strategic Communication students Kennedi Beam and Ashley Fisher.
As I reflect on the busy end of the year and fall semester, I am so proud of my fall 22 Advanced Creative Strategic Communication students who researched and prepared creative campaigns for Legacy Laser Hair Removal, a locally-owned small business in Legacy Laser was so impressed with my students' ideas, after the campaign pitches, they implemented some executions that same week! It's incredible to see University of Kentucky Department of Integrated Strategic Communication students' work being implemented in our local community.
Join us next week during ⚡Power Hour⚡ to hear from professors in JOU, MAS and ISC about portfolio preparation and deadlines!
I’m honored I was included in the University of Kentucky Research Advisory Group’s CURATE event. Representing the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information and my Department of Integrated Strategic Communication, I presented about my creative scholarship with multimedia visual communication. I am elated with the bonus: Images from my photography portfolio were selected for the event promo material. I’m so grateful for the support of my incredible colleagues and mentors, Dean Jennifer Greer, ISC Chair Chike Anyaegbunam, Adriane Grumbein, and Assoc Dean of Research Don Helme.
Special thanks to and photo credit for last photo: Jeremy Blackburn, Research Communications.
I am proud and honored to have had the opportunity to present about what I’ve been passionate about for decades at the AEJMC Seeing it all come full circle and to know that what I do is make a difference—now that is humbling, rewarding, and encouraging beyond measure. I see it.
I am proud to be a First-Gen Advocate.
Our First-Gen Advocate, Dr. Spencer, was also a first-generation student!
The Petronio CPM Fellowship award opportunity for doctoral candidates is now accepting applications. The application deadline is April 15.
The IUPUI Petronio Communication Privacy Management Dissertation Fellowship supports an annual fellowship to an outstanding doctoral student from a United States accredited university who has completed coursework and successfully defended a dissertation proposal that utilizes Communication Privacy Management (CPM) theory and research. The Fellowship awards up to $10,000 and may be used to support additional research and dissertation writing, critical stages in the dissertation process that are often difficult to fund through other means, which may include, but not be limited to, expenditures for travel, materials, or general activities related to the successful completion of a dissertation, which may also include a stipend paid to the fellow through the university where the fellow is pursuing their PhD. The recipient must present the results of their dissertation to IUPUI stakeholders that include faculty and students in the IUPUI Department of Communication Studies.
For application instructions, eligibility requirements, and awards timeline, visit
The IUPUI Petronio Communication Privacy Management Dissertation Fellowship supports an annual fellowship to an outstanding doctoral student from a United States accredited university who has completed coursework and successfully defended a dissertation proposal that utilizes Communication Privacy M...
Submit your work to the ADDYs student competition by Jan. 13!
Ready. Prep. Submit! It’s ADDY Season, baby! 🏆
The Lexington Ad Club American Advertising Awards entry portal is officially open and accepting submissions until January 13, 2023 at 11:59 PM.
Whether you’re an advertiser, a designer, or some other creative creature — old guard or new — get in and buckle up, baby. We’re getting ready to throw one helluva REUNION!
Visit the site for all the details. http://ow.ly/ppM650M0nS0
I heard from three students this semester that they were able to showcase their multimedia skills in job and internship interviews. Two of them already have offers! One started today 😄.
Spring semester 2023, Multimedia Storytelling in ISC meets T/Th 9-10:30 📷🎥🎙🎚
Now enrolling! Multimedia Storytelling in ISC includes photo, audio and video production, emphasizing the importance of storytelling in creative ISC content. Students will finish the course with an online multimedia portfolio and a group multimedia project. Both are an excellent way to showcase your creative skills and strategy for internship and full-time job interviews. Enroll today! cc: University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information
I am honored to join my colleagues in the University of Kentucky College of Communication and Information this morning to share about our “small changes” with hopes for big impact. Each of us incorporated changes to our syllabi and courses to be intentionally inclusive.
Last week The Office of First-Generation Student Success hosted the Tri Alpha Honor Society induction ceremony as part of their National First Gen week. I am proud to be one of four new faculty inducted into the AAA National Honor Society for first generation graduates. I am forever grateful for all the mentors who invested in and empowered me on my journey as a first generation student. And I’m now proud to be a faculty advocate for first generation students. My colleague from the Department of Communication, Adam Tristan was also inducted.
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