Curriculum Vitae

Entire CarrieLynn D. Reinhard CV available for download with all conference papers.

Academic Background 

Ph.D. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Communication, 2008

Title: “Gendered media engagings as user agency mediations with sociocultural and media structures: A Sense-Making Methodology study of the situationality of gender divergences and convergences.” Adviser: Brenda Dervin, Ph.D.

M.A. Ohio State University, Columbus, OH, Communication, 2005

Title: “Hypersexualism in digital games as a determinant or deterrent of game play: Do men want them and do woman want to be them?” Adviser: Osei Appiah, Ph.D.

B.A. UW-Madison, Madison, WI, Communication Arts, Psychology, 2000

 

Work Experience

Associate Professor

Communication Arts and Sciences, Dominican University (August, 2015 – Present)

Assistant Professor

Communication Arts and Sciences, Dominican University (August, 2011 – July 2015).

Post-Doctoral Researcher

Virtual Worlds Research Group, Roskilde University, Denmark (September, 2008 – December, 2010).

Graduate Teaching Assistant

School of Communication, Ohio State University (September, 2003 – June, 2008).

Lecturer

School of Communication, Ohio State University, “Mass Communication and Society” (June, 2007 – August, 2007).

Graduate Research Assistant

School of Communication, Ohio State University, IMLS-OSU-OCLC project (August, 2004 – August, 2006).

Agent Assistant

Becsey-Wisdom-Kalajian (October, 2000 – May, 2003).

Press Department Intern

Nickelodeon, Viacom (June, 1999 – August, 1999).

 

Courses Taught

Communication Research Methods

Persuasion

Introduction to Public Speaking

Digital Communication Technology: Theory and Criticism

Convergent Media

Games and Game Design

New Media in Pop Culture

Your Social Self: Online and In Person

Gaming in Education

Ethical Communication and Communication Ethics

Fans and Fan Communities

 

Published Intellectual Contributions

Refereed Manuscripts

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (Eds.) (In process). Convergent Wrestling: Participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, and intertextuality in the squared circle. New York City: Routledge.

Reinhard, C. D. (In Process). Fractured Fandom: Contentious communication in fan communities. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Reinhard, C. D., Castleberry, G., & Olson, C. J. (Eds.) (2018). Why Professional Wrestling Studies. [Special issue]. Popular Culture Studies Journal, 6(1).

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (Eds.) (2017). Heroes, Heroines and Everything in Between: Challenging gender and sexuality stereotypes in children’s entertainment media. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2016). Possessed Women, Haunted States: Cultural tensions in exorcism cinema. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (Eds.) (2016). Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical studies into film spectators and spectatorship. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing.

Refereed Articles 

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2017). A Community of Televised Avatars: Interactivities in virtual world television promoting and acknowledging participatory communities. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 14 (1): online.

Reinhard, C. D. & Miller, K. (2015). Men watching Sex and the City, My Little Pony, and Oklahoma: The interpretation of gender appropriateness in the reception of cross-gendered media products. Participations: Journal of Audience & Reception Studies, 12 (1): 59-81 http://www.participations.org/Volume%2012/Issue%201/contents.htm.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2013). Virtual world television products and practices: Comparing television production in Second Life to traditional television production. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 6 (2), http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/past-issues/62-arts.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2012). Comparing situated sense-making processes in virtual worlds: Application of Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology to media reception situations. Convergence: The International Journal of Research into New Media Technologies, 18 (1): 27-48.

Reinhard, C. D. (2011). Studying the interpretive and physical aspects of interactivity: Revisiting interactivity as a situated interplay of structure and agencies. Communications: The European Journal of Communication Research, 36 (3), 353-374.

Reinhard, C. D. (2011). Gameplay marketing strategies as audience cooptation: The story of The Dark Knight, the Cloverfield monster, and their brethren. International Journal of Communication, 5: http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/issue/view/6.

Reinhard, C. D. (2010). Interviews within experimental frameworks: How to make sense of sense-making in virtual worlds. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 3 (1): http://jvwresearch.org/index.php/past-issues/31-the-researchers-toolbox.

Dervin, B., Reinhard, C. D., & Shen, F. C. (2006). Beyond communication: Research as communicating. Making user and audience studies matter — paper 2. Information Research, 12 (1).

Dervin, B. & Reinhard, C. D. (2006). Researchers and practitioners talk about users and each other. Making user and audience studies matter – paper 1. Information Research, 12 (1).

Refereed Book Chapters

Reinhard, C. D. (In Process). The Squared Circle and the Magic Circle: The moment-to-moment co-construction of kayfabe at AAW live events. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson, C. J. (Eds.) Convergent Wrestling: Participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, and intertextuality in the squared circle. New York City: Routledge.

Reinhard, C. D. and Olson, C. J.  (In Process). Introduction: Defining convergent wrestling. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson, C. J. (Eds.) Convergent Wrestling: Participatory culture, transmedia storytelling, and intertextuality in the squared circle. New York City: Routledge.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2018). AKA Marvel Goes Grimdark: Jessica Jones, social allegories, and the Netflix approach to superheroes. In T. Rayborn & A. Keyes (Eds.) Jessica Jones: Essays on the First Season. Jefferson, NC: McFarland Publishing.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2017). Introduction: Looking past stereotypes of gender identity and sexuality in children’s media. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson (Eds.) Heroes, Heroines and Everything in Between: Challenging gender and sexuality stereotypes in children’s entertainment media. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2017). A computer boy or a computer girl?: Adventure Time, BMO and gender fluidity. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson (Eds.) Heroes, Heroines and Everything in Between: Challenging gender and sexuality stereotypes in children’s entertainment media. Lanham, MD: Lexington Books.

Reinhard, C. D. (2016). Making sense of the American superhero film: Engagement and entanglement. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson (Eds.) (2016). Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical studies into film spectators and spectatorship. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2016). Introduction: Empirical approach to film spectators and spectatorship. In C. D. Reinhard & C. J. Olson (Eds.) (2016). Making Sense of Cinema: Empirical studies into film spectators and spectatorship. New York: Bloomsbury Publishing

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2013). Studying audiences with Sense-Making Methodology. In A. Valdivia & R. Parameswaran (Eds.), International Companion to Media Studies (pp. 81-104). Oxford, United Kingdom: Blackwell Publishing.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2013). Comparing novice users’ sense-making processes in virtual worlds: An application of Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology. In Louise Phillips and Ursula Plesner (Eds.), Researching Virtual Worlds: Methodologies for Studying Emergent Practices (pp. 121-144). London: Routledge.

Reinhard, C. D. (2012). Reception studies and virtual worlds: Comparing engagings. In N. Zagalo, L. Morgado & A. Boa-Ventura (Eds.), Virtual Worlds and Metaverse Platforms: New communication and identity paradigms (pp. 117-136). Hershey, Pennsylvania, United States: IGI Global.

Refereed Book Reviews

Reinhard, C. D. (2014). Cable Guys: Television and Masculinities in the 21st Century. The Popular Culture Studies Journal, 2 (1&2), 289-292.

Refereed Proceedings 

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2011). The positioning of Pooky: A semi-professional’s utilization of a virtual world for experimenting with television. Association of Internet Research: Internet Research 12.0 – Performance and Participation, Seattle, Washington, United States: Selected Papers of Internet Research.

Non-Refereed Articles

Reinhard, C. D., Castleberry, G., Foy, M. & Olson, C. J. (2018). Why Professional Wrestling Studies Now? Legitimizing a field of interdisciplinary study. Popular Culture Studies Journal 6 (1), online.

Non-Refereed Book Chapters

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2018). Superhelden (Superheroes). In A. Geimer, R. Winter & C. Heinze. (Eds.), Handbuch Filmsoziologie (Handbook of Film Sociology). Berlin, Germany: Springer.

Dervin, B. & Reinhard, C. D. (2009). Communication and communication studies. In M. J. Bates & M. N. Maack (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Library and Information Science (3rd Ed.). New York City, New York, United States: Taylor & Francis Group.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2009). Media uses and gratifications. In W. F. Eadie (Ed.), 21st Century Communication. Thousand Oaks, California, United States: Sage Publications.

Dervin, B. & Reinhard, C. D. (2007). How emotional dimensions of situated information seeking relate to user evaluations of help from sources: An exemplar study of informed by Sense-Making Methodology. In D. Nahl & D. Bilal (Eds.), Information and Emotion: The emergent affective paradigm in information behavior research and theory. Medford, New Jersey, United States: Information Today, Inc.

Dervin, B., Reinhard, C. D., & Kerr, Z. Y. (2006). The burden of being special: Adding clarity about communicating to researching and serving users, special and otherwise. In D. A. Nitecki & E. G. Abels (Eds.), Advances in Librarianship (Vol. 30). Boston, Massachusetts, United States: Elsevier/Academic Press.

Non-Refereed Readings

Reinhard, C. D. (Forthcoming). 3D. In B. Batchelor, N. Jones & K. Turner (Eds.) Hooray for Hollywood! A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Reinhard, C. D. (Forthcoming). Fandom. In B. Batchelor, N. Jones & K. Turner (Eds.) Hooray for Hollywood! A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Reinhard, C. D. (Forthcoming). Internet. In B. Batchelor, N. Jones & K. Turner (Eds.) Hooray for Hollywood! A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Reinhard, C. D. (Forthcoming). Social media. In B. Batchelor, N. Jones & K. Turner (Eds.) Hooray for Hollywood! A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Reinhard, C. D. (Forthcoming). Technology. In B. Batchelor, N. Jones & K. Turner (Eds.) Hooray for Hollywood! A Cultural Encyclopedia of America’s Dream Factory. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2013, 12/16). “I AM the Doctor”: Polysemic rhetoric and non-traditional audiences in Doctor Who. In Media Res: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2013/12/16/i-am-doctor-polysemic-rhetoric-and-non-traditional-audiences-doctor-who.

Reinhard, C. D. (2011, 10/18). The Interactive Audience. In Media Res: http://mediacommons.futureofthebook.org/imr/2011/10/18/interactive-audience.

 

Conference Presentations

Presentations of Refereed Papers 

International

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2016, June). The convergent nature of professional wrestling: the convergent identities, practices and experiences of sports entertainment. The Wrestling Symposium, Aberystwyth, Wales.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2013, March). Answering the whats, hows and whys of film spectatorship: An empirical investigation and comparison of film reception. Society of Cinema and Media Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2011, October). The positioning of Pooky: A semi-professional’s utilization of a virtual world for experimenting with television. Association of Internet Research: Internet Research 12.0 – Performance and Participation, Seattle, Washington.

Dervin, B., Clark, K. D., Coco, A., Foreman-Wernet, L., Rajendram, C. P., C. D. Reinhard (2011, March). Sense-Making as methodology for spirituality praxis, pedagogy, and research: Theory and examples. Spirituality in the 21st Century Conference, Prague, Czech Republic.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2010, October). Situations of media engagings: Comparing the new and the old through sense-making. Association of Internet Research: Internet Research 11.0 – Sustainability Participation Action, Goteborg, Sweden.

Reinhard, C. D. (2010, October). The metaphors of virtual worlds: How people make sense of a virtual world via the physical world. European Communication Research and Education Association, Hamburg, Germany.

Reinhard, C. D. (2010, June). Structuring virtual spaces as television places: Experiments in producing interactive television. International Communication Association, Singapore, Singapore.

Reinhard, C. D. (2010, June). Interviews within experimental frameworks: A potential on how to make sense of sense-making in virtual worlds. International Communication Association, Singapore, Singapore.

Reinhard, C. D. (2009, November). Do you want to play? How making-sense of entertainment innovations relates to engaging with media products. European Communication Research and Education Association Divisional Conference: Digital Media Revisited, Berlin, Germany.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2009, September). The application of Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology to media reception studies: Interpretivism, situationality, and the empowerment of media users. European Communication Research and Education Association Divisional Conference: Transforming Audiences 2, London, United Kingdom.

Reinhard, C. D. (2009, September). Do you want to play? How making-sense of entertainment innovations relates to engaging with media products. European Communication Research and Education Association Divisional Conference: Transforming Audiences 2, London, United Kingdom.

Reinhard, C. D. (2009, May). Discourse swings in understanding audiences: Case studies on Hollywood’s cooptation of audience activity(s) as emergent discourse. International Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. (2008, July). Cross-gender media engaging as user agency mediations with sociocultural and media structures; or, give her the ray gun, he’ll take the hankie. International Association of Media and Communication Research Digital Divides Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Reinhard, C. D. (2008, July). The internet’s role transforming the relationship between media producers and consumers: The collecting and co-opting of audience activity. International Association of Media and Communication Research Digital Divides Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.

Reinhard, C. D. (2007, July). Comics adaptations and true believers: Incorporating the readers’ perspective in comic adaptation theory. Comic Arts Conference, San Diego, California.

Reinhard, C. D. & Dervin, B. (2007, May). Situational and gender comparisons of digital game players’ preferences for game features and gratifications. International Communication Association, San Francisco, California.

Gong, L., Lu, T., Reinhard, C. D., & Kerr, Z. Y. (2006, June). Perceptions and categorization of computer-generated characters. International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany.

Reinhard, C. D. (2006, June). Hypersexualized females in digital games: Do men want them, do women want to be them? International Communication Association, Dresden, Germany.

Reinhard, C. D. (2005, May). Identification with favorite media personae: A phenomenological conceptualization of audience viewers’ reasons for identifying with mediated fictional and real individuals. International Communication Association, New York City, New York.

National

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C.D. (2016, October). Gendering Hatsune Miku: Networked gender and the co-construction of identity for vocaloids. OSCLG, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2016, March). The convergent nature of professional wrestling: The convergent identities, practices and experiences of sports entertainment. Popular Culture Association, Seattle, Washington.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2016, March). Possessed women, haunted states: Cultural tensions in exorcism cinema. Popular Culture Association, Seattle, Washington.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2014, November). Avatars, audiences and interactive television: Television productions in Second Life exemplifying the possibilities of interactive television. National Communication Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. (2014). When audiences collide: The fractured My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cross-generational fandom. Popular Culture Association, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2013, April). Avatars, audiences and interactive television: Television productions in Second Life exemplifying the possibilities of interactive television. Popular Culture Association, Washington D.C., District of Columbia.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2012). Virtual world television: Case studies in the emergence of user-generated participatory television. ACM Web Science 2012, Evanston, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. (2011, November). The metaphors of virtual worlds: How people make sense of a virtual world via the physical world. National Communication Association Annual Convention, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Dervin, B. & Reinhard, C. D. (2007, October). Predicting library, internet and other source use: A comparison of the predictive power of two user-defined categorizations of information seeking situations — nature of situation versus situation emotions assessments. The American Society for Information Science and Technology, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Dervin, B., Reinhard, C. D., Kerr, Z. Y., Connaway, L. S., Prabha, C., Normore, L. et al. (2006, November). How libraries, internet browsers, and other sources help: A comparison of Sense-Making evaluations of sources used in recent college/university and personal life situations by faculty, graduate student and undergraduate users. The American Society for Information Science and Technology, Austin, Texas.

Regional

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2017, October). “The Nicomachean Superhero.” Midwest PCA/ACA, St. Louis, Missouri.

Reinhard, C. D. (2017, March). “Fractured fandom in online spaces: Problematic communication in communication-inscribed places.”  On panel “Mis-Utilizing Media: The Negative Ramifications of Creating and Sharing Information Online.” (Joe Sirianni, Chair). Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Top Panel Award).

Reinhard, C. D., Olson, C. J., Tiffe, R., Hoffmann, M., & Turner, M. (2017, March). Podcasts as public intellectualism, scholarship, and engagement. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reinhard, C. D. (2016, October). “Power is an allusion”: Referencing power as causing fractures in fandom and fan communities. Midwest PCA/ACA, Chicago, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2016, October). Gendering Hatsune Miku: Networked gender and the co-construction of identity for vocaloids. Midwest PCA/ACA, Chicago, Illinois.

Wilson, K., Reinhard, C. D., Burnham, J. & Grubb, K. (2015, October). GamerGate and beyond: Harassment and shaming within fan communities. Midwest PCA/ACA, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Whaley, K., Reinhard, C. D., Herbig, A., Wilson, K., & Stolzfus-Brown, L. (2015, October). The controversial Whedon: Tensions and disagreements in the texts, fandom and scholarship of Joss Whedon. Midwest PCA/ACA, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2015, April). A computer boy or a computer girl?: Adventure Time, BMO and the networked gender. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Reinhard, C. D. & Olson, C. J. (2014, October). Feminist tensions in exorcism cinema: Case study analysis and comparison of The Last Exorcism and The Last Exorcism Part II. Midwest PCA/ACA, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Reinhard, C. D. & Robinson, E. (2014, October). When audiences collide: The fractured fandom of the My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic feature film Equestria Girls. Midwest PCA/ACA, Indianapolis, Indiana.

Reinhard, C. D. (2014, April). When audiences collide: The fractured My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic cross-generational fandom. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Reinhard, C. D. & Miller, K. (2014). Men and their engagings with stereotypically feminine media: The interpretation of gender appropriateness and the reception of cross-gendered media products. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2013, October). I AM the Doctor: Polysemic rhetorical flexibility and non-traditional audience reception in Doctor Who. Midwest PCA/ACA, St. Louis, Missouri.

Reinhard, C. D. (2013, October). Making sense of the American superhero film: Critical engagement and cinematic entanglement. Midwest PCA/ACA, St. Louis, Missouri.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2013, April). Virtual world television producers on the importance of creativity, connectivity, and community in Second Life. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Kansas City, Missouri.

Reinhard, C. D. & Amsterdam, P. (2012). Virtual world television producers on the importance of creativity, connectivity, and community in Second Life. Midwest PCA/ACA, Columbus, Ohio.

Reinhard, C. D. (2012). Men and their engagements with stereotypically feminine media products. Midwest PCA/ACA, Columbus, Ohio.

Reinhard, C. D. (2008, April). If one is sexy, two is even sexier: Female fans negotiating identities through online slash activities. Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Presentations of Non-Refereed Papers 

International

Reinhard, C. D. (2007, May). Experiences with a sense-making interdisciplinary dialogue among researchers and practitioners studying users/audiences: Being dialogic about being dialogic. International Communication Association, San Francisco, California.

Jensen, S. S., Reinhard, C. D., & Gursimsek, R. A. (2009, May). Sense-making and user-driven innovation in virtual worlds, 2008-2011. Metaverse U Conference, Palo Alto, California.

Reinhard, C. D. (2010, June). Our definitions and metaphors: Discussion of how researchers and designers as users make sense of virtual world technologies. Virtual Worlds Research Group International Research Workshop, Roskilde, Denmark.

Local

Olson, C. J. & Reinhard, C. D. (2014). A Computer Boy or a Computer Girl?: Adventure Time, BMO and the Networked Gender. The Sixth Annual Joint Gender & Women’s Studies Conference, River Forest, Illinois.

Reinhard, C. D. (2012). Men and their engagements with stereotypically feminine media products. The Fourth Annual Join Gender & Women Studies Conference, River Forest, Illinois.

Research Reports 

2006: Dervin, B. & Reinhard, C.D., Sense-making he information confluence: The whys and hows of college and university user satisficing of information needs. Final Project Performance Report., submitted to Institute for Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.

2006: Dervin, B., Reinhard C.D., Kerr, Z.Y., Song, M., & Shen, F.C., Sense-making the information confluence: The whys and hows of college and university user satisficing of information needs. Phase II: Sense-making online survey and phone interview study, submitted to Institute for Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.

2006: Dervin, B., Reinhard C.D., Adamsom, S.K., Lu, T., & Karnolt, N.M., Sense-making the information confluence: The whys and hows of college and university user satisficing of information needs. Phase I: Project overview, the Three-Field Dialogue project, and the state-of-the-art review, submitted to Institute for Museum and Library Services, Washington, D.C.

 

Service

Service to the Institution 

University Assignments

Co-Chair:

2013-2014: DUable Task Force on Enhanced, Blended and Online Learning Environments

Faculty Advisor:

2013-current: Dominican University Academies on Learning Technologies (Blended Learning Academy, Enhanced Learning Academy), Borra Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence

Member:

2015– current: Academic IT Committee

2015-2016: Web Services Advisory Board

2012-2015: Faculty Development Committee

Department Assignments

Member:

2016-2017: Faculty Search Committee, Communication Arts and Sciences, Dominican University

Faculty Advisor:

Summer 2015: Independent Study, Advanced Research Design

Summer 2015: Independent Study: Video and Audio Production

Spring 2015: Independent Study: Screenwriting

Fall 2014: Independent Study, Online and Social Marketing

Spring 2014: Independent Study, Online and Social Marketing

Fall 2013: Independent Study, Advanced Research Design

Fall 2012-present: Internship

Student Placement:

2006-2007: Faculty Search Committee, School of Communication, Ohio State University

2004-2005: Graduate Studies Committee, School of Communication, Ohio State University

Other Institutional Service Activities:

2016-2017: Advisor, SOIS PhD Student: Worked with SOIS Ph.D. Candidate to develop a research project focusing on game play, information-seeking behaviors and learning literacies.

2012: Foundations Working Group: Participated in the curriculum mapping as well as serving as the working group’s reporter, crafting the report to COSUAE.

2012: Mission and Curriculum Inventory Working Group: Participated in the curriculum mapping as well as served as the reporter, crafting the working group’s report to COSUAE.

2012: Higher Learning Commission Assessment Projects: Participated in the creation of the survey as well as acted as reporter for the group by creating the survey as the group discussed.

2012: LAS Seminars Faculty Workshop: Provided opinion on the formation of the LAS Seminars goals and guidelines.

2012-2013: RCAS GPS Multicultural Project

Service to the Profession 

Officer: Organization / Association

2017-2020: Co-Chair, Wrestling Studies Subject Area, Midwest PCA/ACA.

2016: Chair, Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2015: Vice-Chair, Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2014: Secretary, Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Academic Conference: Moderator / Facilitator / Respondent

2017: Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

2016: Midwest PCA/ACA, Chicago, Illinois

2016: Central States Communication Association, Grand Rapids, Michigan.

2015: Central States Communication Association, Madison, Wisconsin.

2014: Popular Culture Association, Chicago, Illinois.

2012: Midwest PCA/ACA, Columbus, Ohio.

Editorial Advisory Board

2016: The Popular Culture Studies Journal

Reviewer – Journal Article / Manuscript

2016: Journal of Popular Culture.

2016: Pop Culture Studies Journal.

2015: New Media and Society.

2015: Bedford/St. Martin’s.

2014: Arts Marketing.

2013: New Media and Society.

Invited Lecture

2013: Graduate School of Library and Information Science – Dominican University.

2009: Virtual Worlds Research Group Ph.D. Seminar Series.

2008: Young Women’s Christian Association of Columbus, Ohio. Seminar titled: Public Speaking for Professionals.

Invited Presentations

2016: LAS Seminars, Dominican University. Presentation titled: How to teaching dialogue and listening skills.

2016: 2016: Chicago Comic and Entertainment Expo. Presentation titled: The Dark Side of Fandom: Shaming, Infighting and Harassment in Fan Spaces.

2010: Virtual Worlds Research Group March 2010 Project Workshop. Presentation titled: Innovation in practice, dialogue: Innovation Lab as case study.

2010: Fantasticon. Presentation titled: Superheroes Around the World.

2010: Virtual Worlds Research Group October 2010 Project Workshop. Presentation titled: Virtual Worlds from the Other Side of the World: The hybrid and educational virtual worlds of Singapore. Presented with Mikala Hansbol of the Danish School of Education.

2009: Virtual Worlds Research Group February 2009 Project Workshop. Presentations titled: Innovating methods for studying virtual worlds; Innovating interfaces with virtual worlds.

2009: Roskilde University CBIT Seminar. Presentation titled: Knowing audiences with Dervin’s Sense-Making Methodology.

2007 – 2008: Anime Punch!. Presentation titled: Fandom Psych.

2006 – 2008: Anime Punch!. Panel called: Anime in Academia

Reviewer: Conference Paper

2013-2016: Central States Communication Association Annual Conference.

2013: National Communication Association Annual Convention.

2012: International Communication Association.

2006 – 2007: International Communication Association.

Session Presider / Organizer

2016: Midwest Popular Culture Association, Chicago, Illinois. Panel title: Communicating Professional Wrestling: The social media relationship among promoters, wrestlers and fans.

2015: Midwest Popular Culture Association, Cincinnati, Ohio. Panel title: The True Nature of Professional Wrestling: The convergent practices and experiences of sports entertainment.

2015: Central States Communication Association, Madison, Wisconsin. Panel title: The True Nature of Professional Wrestling: The convergent practices and experiences of sports entertainment.

2014: Central States Communication Association, Minneapolis, Minnesota. Panel title: Children’s Media for More Than Just Children: Elevating the discourse about the production and reception of children’s media

2010: Eastern Communication Association Annual Conference, Hamburg, Germany. Panel title: Making sense of virtual worlds as sites of innovation in communication.

2010: International Communication Association, International Communication Association, Singapore, Singapore. Panel title: Researchers making sense of virtual worlds: Panel discussion concerning the methodologies, methods of studying virtual worlds.

 

Honors / Awards

Award 

2017: Top Panel Award, Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference.

2015: Academic IT Special Equipment Grant

2015: Faculty Development Committee Summer Stipend.

2014: Top Paper Award in the Communication and the Future Division. National Communication Association.

2014: Borra Technology Fellow for 2014-2015 academic year at Dominican University.

2013: Top Paper Award, Media Studies Interest Group, Central States Communication Association Annual Conference.

2012: Faculty Development Committee Research Grant.

2012: Academic IT Special Equipment Grant.

2012: Academic IT Special Equipment Grant.

2009: Top Three Paper Award in the Popular Communication Division. International Communication Association.

Honor 

2012: Borra Technology Scholar appointment for 2012-2013 academic year.

2007: The 2007 Honorable Mention Award for Best Information Behavior Conference Poster. The American Society for Information Science and Technology.

 

Professional Memberships 

Central States Communication Association, 2013-present

Midwest Popular Culture Association, 2012-present

National Communication Association, 2011-present

International Communication Association, 2005-present

Popular Culture Association, 2013-present

Society for Cinema and Media Studies, 2013-2014

Association of Internet Researchers, 2008-2012

European Communication Research and Education Association, 2008-2011

International Association for Media and Communication Research, 2008-2010

Phi Beta Kappa, 2000-present

Phi Kappa Phi, 2000-present

Psi Chi, 2000-present

 

Public Intellectual Contributions

Podcast

2014 – present: Co-creator, co-host, and technical director of a scholarly podcast The Pop Culture Podcast Lens to discuss the media of the past through the lens of today.

Blog

2011 – present: Construction, administration and publication of a personal academic blog Playing, with Research for my research interests and an experimentation in how to report research.

2008 – 2011: Responsible for the publication of several blog posts for the Virtual World Research Group blog. Publications range from 2008-2010.

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