Areas of Expertise
Media and Cultural Studies; Film Studies; Gender Studies, Queer Theory and Feminism; Rock and Popular Music; Qualitative Research Methods
Contributions: (published works or studies, conference presentations)
A variety of presentations and publications on the topics of feminist rock music, film studies, media & cultural studies, queer theory, gender studies and women in academia.
Butler Assignment (classes or work duties)
Teach Women and Rock; Media & Cultural Criticism; Media Literacy; Queering Film; Intersections of Identity; Global Women: Rights & Resistance.
Photography and music.
Ph.D. in Mass Communication, Bowling Green State University; M.A. in Communication, Indiana State University; B.S. in Liberal Studies, Medaille College;
Multiple "Apple for You" Awards from students; Butler University, "Woman of Distinction," Spring 2003; Fisher Award-BGSU Mass Communications Humanitarian Award
Association Memberships (professional/educational)
International Alliance of Women in Music; Pop Culture Association; National Communication Association
Former instructor at SUNY-Fredonia, NY, Southwest Missouri State University, and Muskingum College; Master Control Operator for WUTV-Fox 29 in Buffalo, NY