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Dr. James E. Mueller
 Contact Information
Dr. James E. Mueller
Professor-Mayborn School of Journalism
 
Contact address   1155 Union Circle # 311460, Denton, TX 76203-1460     
Email  jmueller@unt.edu    Contact Number (940) 565-2278    Fax No: (940) 565-2370   
Graduate Faculty Membership Status: Full Membership-Permanent   
toggle toggle  Professional Preparation
 Degree Major/Thesis/Dissertation Institution Year
Doctor of Philosophy Journalism University of Texas at Austin 1998
Master of Arts Journalism University of Missouri-Columbia 1992
Bachelor of Journalism Journalism University of Missouri-Columbia 1982
toggle toggle Courses Taught By Semester --- Organized Classes will be uploaded from THECB Data file
SemesterSubjectCourse NumberSectionCourse NameCalculated Semester Credit HoursSyllabus 
Spring 2015JOUR4820002History of American Media Download Syllabus
Spring 2015JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2014JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Spring 2014JOUR4820002History of American Media Download Syllabus
Spring 2014JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2013JOUR1210817Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2013JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Spring 2013JOUR4820002History of American Media Download Syllabus
Spring 2013JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2012JOUR1210811Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2012JOUR1210810Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2012JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Summer 2012JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Spring 2012JOUR4820002History of American Media Download Syllabus
Spring 2012JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Spring 2011JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Spring 2010JOUR4820002History of American Media90Download Syllabus
Spring 2010JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society.603Download Syllabus
Fall 2011JOUR1210826Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2011JOUR1210803Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2011JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2010JOUR5040002Media Studies and Theories63Download Syllabus
Fall 2010JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society. Download Syllabus
Fall 2009JOUR5050001Readings in Mass Communication48Download Syllabus
Fall 2009JOUR1210001Mass Communication and Society.1002Download Syllabus
toggle toggle Appointments
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)RankDepartment / SchoolCollege / OfficeUniversity / Company
2013-PresentProfessorMayborn School of Journalism University of North Texas
2008-2013Tenured Associate ProfessorMayborn School of Journalism University of North Texas
2006-2008Tenured Associate Professor, Head of News-Editorial SequenceDepartment of Journalism University of North Texas
2000-2006Assistant Professor, Head of News-Editorial SequenceDepartment of Journalism University of North Texas
1998-2000Assistant ProfessorDepartment of Communication Pittsburg State University
1997Assistant InstructorDepartment of Journalism University of Texas at Austin
1994-1996Graduate Teaching AssistantDepartment of Journalism University of Texas at Austin
1991-1992Graduate Student InstructorSchool of Journalism University of Missouri-Columbia
1990-1991Graduate Teaching AssistantSchool of Journalism University of Missouri-Columbia
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Duration (YYYY - YYYY)Percentage TeachingPercentage ResearchPercentage Service
2014-2015503020
2013-2014404020
2012-2013404020
2011-2012404020
2010-2011404020
2009-2010404020
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  YearPublication  Type
2013
Published
Custer, the Press and the Little Bighorn.
 
James E. Mueller
University of Oklahoma Press
Book
2010
Published
"First Ladies and the Fourth Estate: Press Framing of Presidential Wives."
 
Mueller, James E.
(March 2010), Presidential Studies Quarterly, 40 (1), 197-198.
Book reviews
2010
Published
"Taking a Humorous Stand: 19th Century Newspaper Jokes About Custer and the Little Bighorn.
 
Mueller, James E.
Custer Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Symposium Annual
Non Refereed(Non-peer reviewed)Journals
2010
Published
Instructor's Manual for Media Essentials.
 
Mueller, James E.
Bedford/St. Martins
Textbook
2009
Published
“Created Heroes, Humanized Soldiers, and Superior Western Values: A Fantasy Theme Analysis of Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima.” In War, Media and Communication, edited by Paul M. Haridakis, Barbara S. Hugenberg, and Stanley T. Wearden
 
Fuse, Koji, and James E. Mueller
Jefferson, NC: McFarland
Book chapters
toggle toggle Editorships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
2011Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationReviewed three paper submissionsExternal Reviewer
2011PearsonReviewed manuscriptExternal Reviewer
2011ContinuumReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2010PearsonReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2010CQReviewed textbook web siteExternal Reviewer
2010Bedford/St. MartinsReviewed textbook manuscriptExternal Reviewer
2010Journalism & Mass Communication QuarterlyReviewed articleExternal Reviewer
2010Southwestern Mass Communication JournalReviewed articleExternal Reviewer
2010Political Communication Division of the International Communication AssociationRevewed set of four paper submissionsExternal Reviewer
2009Texas Wesleyan UniversityReviewed set of five issues of newspaperExteranl Reviewer
2009A Tennesse UniversityReviewed tenure packetExternal Reviewer
2009American JournalismReviewed articleExternal Reviewer
2009Bedford/St. MartinsReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2009Oxford University PressReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2007Rowman & LittlefieldReviewed book manuscriptExternal Reviewer
2007Oxford University PressReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2007Holcomb Hathaway publishersReviewed book proposalExternal Reviewer
2007American JournalismReviewed three journal manuscriptsExternal Reviewer
2007Southwest Education Council for the annual Journalism & Mass Communication conferenceReviewed five paper submissionsExternal Reviewer
2006Bedford/St. Martin’sReviewerExternal Reviewer
2006International Journal on Media ManagementReviewed articleExternal Reviewer
2006Southwest Education Council for the annual Journalism & Mass Communication conferenceReviewed two paper submissionsExternal Reviewer
2004McGraw-HillReviewed a new editionExternal Reviewer
2003American JournalismReviewed manuscriptExternal Reviewer
2003Bedford/St. Martin’sReviewed new editionExternal Reviewer
2003Iowa State PressReviewed digital reporting textbook and CD-Rom proposalExternal Reviewer
2001The Journal of Media EconomicsReviewed manuscriptExternal Reviewer
1997-2000Media Management Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationSecretary and Newsletter Editor 
toggle toggle Lectures/Symposia
YearTitleRoleOrganization
2010Bridging Japan-U.S. Communication: Toyota's Crisis Communication and Media's ResponsePanelist, invited to discuss news coverage.National Communication Association convention
2010 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions.Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War and Free Expression
2010 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions.Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2009 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions.National Communication Association convention
2009 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2008 Participant. Attended professional development and research sessionsSymposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War and Free Expression
2008Banned and Burned: An Open Public Forum on CensorshipPanelist, invited to discuss censorshipLakewood Library in Dallas
2008Unconventional Historicisms and Communication of Collective Memories of the Pacific War: Moving Beyond U.S.-Japanese DichotomiesPanelist, Invited to discuss American media coverage of World War IINational Communication convention
2008 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessionsAssociation for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2008 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessionsWestern Social Science Association convention
2007 ParticipantAmerican Journalism Historians Association convention
2007 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessionsWestern Social Science Association convention
2006 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions. Helped screen candidates for department openings.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2005 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions. Attended two sessions directly related to research on George W. Bush and the press and also to the 19th Century press.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2004Presidents Under Attack: The Pre-war Press Conferences of Bill Clinton and George W. BushPanelist. Invited to participate in panel on President Clinton and the Media to discuss unpublished paperSouthwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2004 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions and participated in Media Management and Economics Division business meetings.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2004 Participant. Attended sessions on history of American West. Networked with history journal editors and book publishers.Little Big Horn Associates national convention
2004 Participant. Attended seminars, networked with potential employers for students, attended speeches by President George W. Bush and Sen. John Kerry for research on Bush and the press.American Society of Newspaper Editors convention
2004 Participant. Attended a variety of sessions on journalistic techniques and networked for job and internship opportunities for students.Texas Associated Press Managing Editors convention
2004-2005Journalism 1210 Mass Communication, presented research on George W. Bush and the press during unit on politics and the pressGuest lecturerUniversity of North Texas
2003 ParticipantGrants for Research and Scholarship seminar hosted by T. Lloyd Chesnut, vice president for research and technology transfer
2003 Participant. Attended sessions on historical research and other journalism topics.Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2003Journalism CareersSpeakerUniversity of North Texas Careers Exploration Class
2003Ethics in the WorkplaceSpeakerUniversity of North Texas chapter of the National Association of Black Journalists
2003 Participant. Attended teaching, professional development and research sessions and participated in Media Management and Economics Division business and executive board meetings.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication national convention
2003 Participant. Attended sessions on history of the American WestCuster Battlefield Historical & Museum Association Symposium
2002The Proactive Triad In the African-American Community: Interrelationships Among the Church, Politics and Press as Examined Through a Qualitative Content Analysis of the Arizona InformantSubstitute paper presenterSouthwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2002 Participant. Attended sessions on historical research and other journalism topics.Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention
2002 Participant. Attended sessions on research methodology and current research.American Journalism Historians Association convention
2002The presentation advised the paper on developing a cooperative relationship with area high schools.Consultant, provided seminar materials and helped develop a presentation for two reporters to give at their paper, The Daily Astorian of Portland, Oregon 
2002 Participant. Attended sessions on operations of community newspapers.National Newspaper Association convention
2002 Participant. Attended teaching and professional development sessions, met with potential applicants for department faculty openings, and attended Media Management and Economics Division business and executive board meetings.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication national convention
2002Leads, Structure and Nut Grafs! Oh My!SpeakerTexas Intercollegiate Press Association Convention
2002 Participant. Represented The North Texas Daily at awards ceremony. Attended sessions on such topics as political reporting.Society of Professional Journalists regional convention
2002Speech (in two sessions) entitled “Creating a Buzz: Publicizing Your Chapter in the Campus and Commercial Press”SpeakerThe National Society of Collegiate Scholars at the national convention
2001“Social Responsibility of the Media,” a seminar for professional journalistsPanelistUniversidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique, August
2001 Participant. Attended a variety of sessions on topics including online journalism, diversity in the newsroom and the application of U.S. Census data to the newspaper industry.Texas Associated Press Managing Editors Convention
2001Speech on media coverage of the 2000 Presidential campaignSpeakerFort Worth chapter of the Public Relations Society of America
2000 SpeakerInternational Telephone Conference Roundtable on 2000 U.S. elections, hosted by Universidade Eduardo Mondlane, Maputo, Mozambique
2000 Participant. Attended sessions on a variety of topics to gather information for the administration of The North Texas Daily.College Media Advisers annual convention
2000 Participant, Attended a variety of sessions on topics including employee retention, increasing readership and using new technology.Associated Press Managing Editors convention
2000 ParticipantNew Advisers Workshop, August. Two all-day workshops for new college newspaper advisers held at CMA advisers convention
2000 Participant. Attended a variety of workshops on reporting and writing.Society of Professional Journalists regional convention
1997Teaching Journalists History: Providing Context for the TextPanelist. Discussed failure of many journalists to provide the proper historical context for Colin Powell’s role in the 1996 presidential campaign.Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication convention
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Start DateEnd DatePresentation/Project
2010 2010 Fuse, Koji, and James E. Mueller
"Pop Nationalism Gone Wild: A Cross-Cultural Fantasy Theme Analysis of Japanese and U.S. Nationalist Comic Books." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association in San Francisco.
2010 2010 Mueller, James E.
"'Custar' Was Conspicuous: How the Press Covered George Armstrong Custer in the Gettysburg Campaign." Paper presented at the Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War and Free Expression, Chattanooga, Tennessee. The paper won the conference's Award of Excellence.
2010 2010 Mueller, James E.
"Filibustering the Press: Obama's Debut Before the White House Press Corps." Paper presented at the Southwest Educaiton Council for Journalism and Mass Communication convention in Round Rock, Texas.
toggle toggle External Funding
 Performance PeriodTitleSponsorFundingRoleStatus
2001Projects: Studying Guideposts magazine and American press coverage of JapanJunior Faculty Summer Research Fellowship$5,000OtherCompleted
toggle toggle Mentoring/Advising
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Student NameClassificationTypeProject/Thesis/Dissertation
2006Samuel Taylor Internship, Lower Colorado River Authority
2006Gabe Monte Internship, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
2006Lindsay Wilps Internship, Home+Heritage magazines
2006Jessica Johnson Internship
2006Brandon Musselman Editing instruction
2005Jaclyn Barrientes internship, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
2005Jennifer Haney internship, The Bridgeport Index
2005Emily White internship, AVIDGOLFER magazine
2005Rebekah Wolf internship, Advocate Publishing
2005Noor Elashi internship, Fort Worth Star-Telegram
2005Eliana MunguambeMaster of Arts Studentthesis, “A Content Analysis of Mozambican Newspapers’ Coverage of the 2004 Presidential Election.”
2004Lindsay Brandt one-hour special problems project, in-depth reporting for summer Daily
2004Kristin Avila one-hour special problems project, in-depth reporting for summer Daily
2004Tim Baren one-hour special problems history project, “Nellie Bly: A Journalists’ Journey.”
2004Kristin Avila special problems project, “A Comparative Study of Coverage of the First Gulf War and the War in Iraq.”
2004Katie Bransford special problems project, “A Study of Women Sports Journalists.”
2004Julie Dickerson special problems project, “An Analysis of Pulitzer Prize Winners based on Circulation Size.”
2004Clarissa Ramirez internship, Dallas Morning News
2004Vanessa H. Londono special problems honor project, “An Analysis of the 2004 Presidential Campaign in the Spanish Language Press.”
2004LaNesha Wheeler special problems project, “A Comparison of Famous Journalism Ethical Cases.”
2004Gentry Braswell internship, Plano Star Courier
2003Ryan PetersonDaily stafferInternship, Waco Tribune
2003Andrea ArterberryDaily stafferInternship, Tampa Tribune
2003Cristina RodriguezDaily stafferInternship, Dallas bureau of the Associated Press
2003Yoshio KuramitsuDaily stafferInternship, The Detroit News
2003Megan Middleton special problems project, “Successful Student Newspaper Operations.”
2003Andy Hogue special problems project, “How to Establish a Student Newspaper Copy Desk System.”
2003Eric Finley special problems project, “Effective Methods of Faculty Critiques of Student Newspapers.”
2003Pablo Gaete special problems project, “How to Prevent Plagiarism on College Newspapers.”
2003Sophia Malik special problems project, Coordinating a Special Football section of The North Texas Daily
2003April Kinser special problems project, “How to Start a New Magazine.”
2002James Colby HortonMaster of Arts Studentthesis, “The Failing Media-Military Relationship: Inevitable Conflict in Maintaining a Democratic Coexistence.”
2002Megan MiddletonDaily stafferInternship, San Antonio Express-News
2002Cristina RodriguezDaily stafferInternship, Lubbock Avalanche-Journal
toggle toggle Committees
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)CommitteePositionClassification
2008-Present Head of News DivisionUniversity of North Texas
2007-PresentPersonnel Affairs CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2006-PresentWriting Instruction/GSP Test CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2005-PresentCollege of Arts and Sciences Undergraduate Curriculum CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2000-PresentStudent Publications CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2008Faculty Search CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2008Faculty Search CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2003-2008College of Arts and Sciences Council of AdvisersJournalism Undergraduate Adviser, New Student Orientation Session Leader, and memberUniversity of North Texas
2000-2008 Head of News-Ed sequenceUniversity of North Texas
2007College Exploratory CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2006-2007Personnel Affairs CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2002-2007Marketing CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2002-2007Journalism Standards Development Committee for the State Board of Educator Certification. The committee is developing standards for the new Texas Examination of Educator Standards (TExES) Journalism test.Member 
2000-2007Placement and Internships CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2000-2006Writing Instruction/GSP Test CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004News-Editorial Faculty Search CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004Media Management Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationVice Teaching Standards Chair 
2003-2004School of Journalism Proposal CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2003-2004Daily Production CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2000-2004Daily Advertising CommitteeChairUniversity of North Texas
2000-2004North Texas Daily professional staff committeeChairUniversity of North Texas
2000-2004Scholarships CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2002-2003Division Recruitment and Retention for Media Management Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationChair 
2002-2003Faculty Search CommitteeMemberUniversity of North Texas
2001-2002Executive CommitteeMemberLarge for Media Management Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
2000-2001Professional Freedom and Responsibility CommitteeChairMedia Management Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
1999-2000student chapter of Society of Professional JournalistsAdviserPittsburg State University
1998-2000Graduate Council Pittsburg State University
1998-2000Communication Department Graduate Committee Pittsburg State University
1998-1999Public Relations Faculty Search CommitteeChairPittsburg State University
toggle toggle Memberships
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)OrganizationPositionClassification
 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass CommunicationMemberProfessional Organizations
 American Journalism Historians AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
 College Media AdvisersMemberProfessional Organizations
 Delta Phi Alpha, German language honor societyMemberProfessional Organizations
 International Communication AssociationMemberProfessional Organizations
 Kappa Tau Alpha, journalism honor societyMemberProfessional Organizations
 Newspaper Association of AmericaMemberProfessional Organizations
 Phi Kappa PhiMemberProfessional Organizations
 Society of Professional JournalistsMemberProfessional Organizations
toggle toggle Honors and Recognitions
YearTitleHonoring Organization
2008Top Poster AwardCultural and Critical Studies Division, AEJMC
2008Award of ExcellenceResearch Paper Competition, Symposium on the 19th Century Press, the Civil War, and Free Expression
2005Honorable MentionResearch Paper Competition, Southwest Education Council for Journalism and Mass Communication symposium
20042nd Place best college daily newspaperAssociated Press Managing Editors Association of Texas
2003Best overall student newspaper, Mark of Excellence Award for Region 8: First PlaceSociety of Professional Journalists
2003Individual award for best news page designAssociated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers
2003Best newspaper, Third Place, and four individual awardsSouthwestern Journalism Congress
2002Two individual awards for photographyWilliam Randolph Hearst Foundation Journalism Awards program
2002Dedicated Service to Our Students AwardUniversity of North Texas Student Support Services-Discovery program
2002Honorable Mention for Special Edition/Section; Honorable Mention for Overall Newspaper; 18 individual awards for writing, design, and photographyTexas Intercollegiate Press Association
2002Seven individual awards for writing, design and photographySouthwestern Journalism Congress
2001Fifth Place, best sports page, The Best of Collegiate DesignCollege Media Advisers
2001Third Place, Best All-Around Daily NewspaperRegion 8 (Texas and Oklahoma) Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence
20012nd Place best college daily newspaperAssociated Press Managing Editors Association
2000Third Place, Best All-Around Daily NewspaperRegion 8 (Texas and Oklahoma) Society of Professional Journalists Mark of Excellence
1998Finalist, best journalism history dissertationAmerican Journalism Historians Association
1997-1998University FellowshipUniversity of Texas
1995-1997Ada Francis Miller Endowed Graduate ScholarshipUniversity of Texas
1989Third place deadline reportingIngersoll Editorial Excellence contest
1988Finalist, non-deadline reportingIngersoll Editorial Excellence contest
1987Second Place Feature WritingPress Association of Greater St. Louis contest
1987Third Place News WritingPress Association of Greater St. Louis contest
1979-1982University ScholarUniversity of Missouri
1978-1982Dean's ListUniversity of Missouri
toggle toggle Field Experience
Duration (YYYY - YYYY or Present)Company/OrganizationPosition
1993-1994Suburban Journals of Greater St. LouisSt. Charles County Bureau Chief
1992-1993Suburban Journals of Greater St. LouisSt. Peters City Editor
1986-1989St. Charles County Police Reporter and General Assignment PhotographerSuburban Journals of Greater St. Louis
1984-1986Education and O'Fallon, Missouri, Suburban Journals of Greater St. LouisCity Hall Reporter
1982-1984Suburban News Bureau, St. LouisGeneral Assignment Reporter
toggle toggle Professional Community Engagement
YearOrganizationRoleType of Service
2008Interviewed on KRLD, on presidential election coverage, Nov. 18News Source 
2008Interviewed on Channel 11, Dallas, about presidential debate, Oct. 3News Source 
2006Towel Snapping the Press, Barnes & Noble, Columbia, Mo., Oct. 13Book signing 
2006Interviewed on Bush and the press, KBIA radio, Columbia, Mo., Oct. 11News Source 
2006Interviewed on Bush and the press, Los Angeles Times, Oct. 11. (Quotes not used in article.)News Source 
2006Interviewed on Bush and the press, Mark Davis show, WBAP radio, Sept. 26News Source 
2006Story and photo in Buffalo (Mo.) Reflex on Towel Snapping the Press based on press release, Aug. 9News Source 
2006Photographed during of book signing, Denton Record-Chronicle, Aug. 7News Source 
2006Towel Snapping the Press, Barnes & Noble, Denton, July 29Book signing 
2006Interviewed and quoted in story on Bush and the press, Denton Record-Chronicle, July 27News Source 
2006Interviewed and quoted in story on Bush and the press, Dallas Observer, July 26News Source 
2006Interviewed on Bush and the press, KERA radio, Dallas, July 25News Source 
2006Interviewed on Bush and the press, KMOV-TV (CBS affiliate St. Louis) July 21News Source 
2006Interviewed and quoted in story on Bush and the press, Austin American-Statesman, July 2News Source 
2006Interviewed and quoted in story on the history of the El Paso Times, in the El Paso Times, April 2, 2006, sec. a, 1News Source 
2005Science and Health Section of the CASE Region III public relations writing contestJudge 
2005Fox network news producer arranged interview on George W. Bush and the press. Interview was postponed because of breaking news. Fox plans to reschedule closer to publication of Towel Snapping the Press.News source 
2004Texas Community Newspaper Association, Inc., annual contest, San Antonio, TexasJudge. Judged all news categories including editorials, news stories, photography, layout, headlines, and general excellence 
2004Interviewed for an article on the department's cooperative program with Mozambique by the Press Freedom Department of the World Association of Newspapers headquartered in Paris.News source 
2004Interviewed and quoted by Editor & Publisher for a cover story about the creation of new tabloids in many major cities.News source 
2004Interviewed and quoted by ASNE Reporter, the newsletter for the American Society of Newspaper Editors, for story on annual convention.News source 
2004College of Arts and Sciences to study faculty moraleParticipant, invited to participate in a focus groupUniversity of North Texas
2004The North Texas DailyWith Department chair reorganized the Daily professional staff so that the Student Publications Director would supervise the other professional staff members thus easing and streamlining the duties of the incoming Daily adviser. 
2003Interviewed by New York Newsday for a story about Consumer Reports magazine.News source 
2003Interviewed and quoted by New York Newsday in a story about media coverage of the Space Shuttle disaster.News source 
2003 Recruiter, met with prospective UNT football players interested in majoring in journalismUniversity of North Texas
2003-University Interscholastic League Regional Journalism ContestDirectorUniversity of North Texas
2003University of North TexasHost, escorted visiting professor from Bemidji State University on tour of department 
2003University of North TexasRepresentative, participated in department alumni coffees at the offices on the Dallas Morning News and the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, September 11-12, 2003 
2003-University of North Texas. Preview Day for incoming students, 2003 to present. Held at various times during the year.Representative 
2003College of Arts and Sciences Ambassadors induction ceremonyRepresentative, introduced department students 
2003Discussion included incorporating book and magazine publishing into the curriculum, establishing a writers' workshop and hosting an international society of obituary writers.Representative, participated in meeting with Burle Pettit and Gayle Strange of the Board of Regents; Fran Wick of the North Texas Press; and other faculty and administrators 
2003University of North TexasConsultant, advised Lamar University professor on curriculum, technology and facilities issues and hosted a tour of the department 
2003tour of Journalism Department and DailyHost, escorted Arlington High School students and adviser 
2003-2004UNT Red Cross Disaster Action TeamVolunteer 
2003North Texas students to judge writing contest at Denton elementary schoolLiaison 
2003The North Texas DailyPublished next-day coverage of football team’s bowl game in the Daily’s online edition 
2003The North Texas DailyPublished special year-end edition on football team’s success over the past three years 
2003The North Texas DailyNews staff broke story on convicted rapist who continued attending classes between his plea agreement and sentencing 
2003The North Texas DailyImproved security of newsroom by installing alarm and new glass doors allowing staff to keep door shut while maintaining open appearance and atmosphere 
2003The North Texas DailyHelped Ad staff redesign ad office with new work stations to improve efficiency and accommodate larger staff 
2003The North Texas DailyHelped plan readership survey to be conducted in 2004 
2003The North Texas DailySupervised the establishment of the Bob Stanley Reporter of the Month award and designed certificate issued to each recipient 
2003The North Texas DailyJournalism 3320 Desk Work class special editions moved to online publication unless determined to be newsworthy and profitable 
2003The North Texas DailyWorked with Journalism 2320 advanced reporting instructor, teaching assistants and Daily staff to revise the copy editing desk to more closely follow the systems used at commercial newspapers 
2003The North Texas DailyHelped establish Production Committee, which meets weekly to discuss and resolve production errors 
2003The North Texas DailyHired additional sales representative to handle increased number of accounts 
2003The North Texas DailyDaily news staff totaled 47 for Spring 2003, largest recorded number of news positions 
2002Interviewed and quoted by New York Newsday in a story about ethical controversy in which The New York Times killed two staff opinion columns that criticized the Times’ news policies.News source 
2002Journalism DepartmentHost, participated in meetings with educators from Mozambique and Kenya and Journalism Department faculty and chair to discuss department’s initiative to establish journalism programs in their countries. Escorted guests on tour of North Texas area 
2002Burle Pettit of the Board of Regents and two other Journalism Department faculty members to discuss the future of the news-editorial sequence and the departmentHost, participant 
2002Lubbock Avalanche-JournalRepresentative, participated in meetings with Burle Pettit of the Board of Regents, the department chair, the dean of Arts and Science, and employees of Lubbock Avalanche-Journal 
2002-2007Student chapter of the University of North Texas Society of Professional JournalistsAdviser 
2002The North Texas DailyPublished next-day coverage of football team's bowl game in the Daily’s online edition 
2002The North Texas DailyWorked with Dr. John-Mark Dempsey, broadcast professor, to establish NT Daily Sounds, a webcast for the Daily’s online edition 
2002The North Texas DailyWorked with Photography Prof. Susan Zavoina to convert Daily from wet lab to digital photography 
2002The North Texas DailyAdded four drops to expand newspaper distribution off campus. Distribution increased from 9,000 to 10,000 to reflect increased demand by readers. 
2002The North Texas DailyPublished special Monday edition to report on football game that clinched conference championship for UNT 
2002The North Texas DailyDaily conducted two public journalism projects: an edition devoted to parking problems at UNT, and a semester-long project covering the overpopulation of stray dogs and cats in Denton County. 
2002The North Texas DailyStaff size averages 42 for Fall and Spring 2002, reflecting success of internship program and managing salary budget. 
2002The North Texas DailyStarted publishing special advertising editions with team rosters that can be used as “Go Mean Green” posters at basketball and football games. 
2002The North Texas DailyAdded circulation assistant to help better maintain news racks and keep track of circulation. 
2001Interviewed and quoted in story in Savana, about teaching journalism in Mozambique. Savana is one of Mozambique’s leading independent newspapers.News source 
2001Reviewed Faculty Research Grant proposal for Office of Vice Provost for ResearchReviewerUniversity of North Texas
2001Student chapter of Society of Professional JournalistsSpeakerUniversity of North Texas
2001College of Arts and Sciences New Faculty OrientationPanelistUniversity of North Texas
2001Universidade Eduardo Mondlane educators on establishing a journalism programConsultant, advised 
2001Journalism Department, UNTLiaison, escorted educators and professionals from Mozambique and Nigeria on their visits to the department 
2001Texas Association of Journalism Educators Convention, San AntonioRepresentative, Operated booth at exhibit hall to recruit high school students for department, especially to improve diversity of student body and North Texas Daily. 
2001-2002arranged for North Texas students to serve as contest judges for events at Grandview High SchoolLiaison 
2001Hillcrest High School career daySpeaker 
2001The North Texas DailyPublished next-day coverage of the football team’s bowl game 
2001The North Texas DailyHelped students establish internship program to allow students to volunteer to write stories for the paper and increase size of news staff 
2001The North Texas DailyEstablished Professional Staff Committee, which meets monthly to discuss all aspects of Daily operations and policies 
2001The North Texas DailyHelped establish and served on special diversity committee including media professionals and faculty charged with studying North Texas Daily staffing and content. Helped implement and wrote reports on the actions suggested by the committee. 
2000The Dallas Bar Association’s Stephen Philbin Awards for Excellence in Legal ReportingJudge 
2000The North Texas DailyRevised “Slash,” the Daily’s weekly faculty critique 
1999High school journalism writing contest, Pittsburg State UniversityJudge 
1999Summer Internet World convention and trade show, ChicagoSession administrator 
1999Spring Internet World convention and trade show, Los AngelesSession administrator 
1999-2000Carl Junction (Missouri) High School newspaperConsultant 
 Career day, Hawk Elementary School, Corinth, TexasSpeaker 
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2000. Revised grading system and developed new procedures for Journalism 2320 advanced reporting course in order to handle increase in enrollment and changes in reporting classes.

2000. Revised Journalism 2310 from beat reporting course to laboratory course in order to handle dramatic increase in enrollment and better prepare students for working on the campus newspaper and in advanced reporting classes

2001. Revised Journalism 5010 and Journalism 5020 for teaching summer courses at Universidade Eduardo Mondlane in Maputo, Mozambique, where the primary language is Portuguese
The teaching was funded by a $10,000 Africa-UNT Graduate Program Initiative proposed by The Toulouse School of Graduate Studies and the Office of the Vice Provost for Research to the Charn Uswachoke International Development Fund.

2002. Created Reporting Lab Committee to improve cooperation between The North Texas Daily and department’s reporting classes

2002. Revised long-semester Journalism 2310 for adaptation to Summer sessions.

2003. Developed exemplary course objectives for Journalism 2310 beginning reporting, which is part of Arts and Sciences core

2003. Helped adjunct faculty members revise Journalism 2320 advanced reporting course to portfolio grading system

2003. Revised Journalism 2310 beginning reporting course to include more live reporting assignments while retaining emphasis on laboratory training

2004 Revised Journalism 3310 Feature Writing class to include more emphasis on magazine writing
Coordinated course requirements and logistics with adjunct professor teaching a section of the course.

2004. Assisted Graduate Director Mitch Land in writing thesis guidelines for master's students in the department’s Mayborn Graduate Institute of Journalism

2004. Developed syllabus and lesson plans for Journalism 4321 Opinion Writing, which had not been taught for at least five years

2004. Revised Journalism 4510 Newspaper Management and Ethics course from lecture to case study format

2004. Taught first two days of Summer Journalism 2310 beginning reporting course and helped adjunct prepare syllabus and lesson plans for the course

2005. Developed syllabus and lesson plans for Journalism 4820 Media History to focus on research projects rather than lecture and exams

2005. Mentored new adjuncts and teaching assistants for Journalism 2310 beginning reporting course
None had taught the course before.

2005. Revised syllabus and lesson plans for Journalism 4321 Opinion Writing
Based class on compilation of materials collected by both students and instructor instead of textbook.

2006. Revised syllabus and lesson plans for Journalism 1210 Mass Communication and Society
Adopted use of remote control devices for student use in the auditorium so this large class (about 500 students Fall and 250 students Spring) could participate in class discussion via polling and quiz questions incorporated in Power Point.

2008. New prep for Journalism 5050. Created new reading list for graduate class

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