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At workshop at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.

At workshop at Rider High School in Wichita Falls, Texas.

National, Regional, State and Local Conferences

2017

  • Interscholastic League Press Conference Texas statewide convention, Austin, Texas, April 22-23, 2017 | Taught two one-hour classes: "Sports Photography: More than Football" and "Why We Need Copy Editors." Received Edith Fox King Award for significant contributions to Texas scholastic journalism.
  • Journalism Education Association / National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Seattle, April 6-9, 2017 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign. Taught two hour-long classes: "Just How Far is Too Far?" and "The Magic of 3 a.m." Coordinated on-site photography competition for 235 students who submitted nearly 600 images for critique in nine contests and judging by 26 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide. Photo contests alone brought in $4,700 for JEA. Received Master Journalism Educator certification renewal.
  • Associated Collegiate Press, San Francisco, March 2-5, 2017 | Co-taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on digital workflow with Brady Teufel, associate professor of journalism and Mustang News adviser at California Polytechnic State University; Taught various hour-long classes including a one-hour session for advisers,"Advisers and Photojournalists: The Tango" and other one-hour session: "Photography Off the Field" and "Why We All Need Copy Editors." Coordinated other photo sessions with professional photographers and others in the San Francisco area including Scott Strazzante, a San Francisco Chronicle photographer, Brian Storm of Media Storm, Nick Kenig of LinkedIn and Tim O'Brien of Haldal.
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Arlington, Feb. 24-26, 2017 | Produced conference program. Coordinated judging of all conference competitions for conference with nearly 300 students in attendance at the University of Texas at Arlington. Produced closing awards presentation. Coordinated hands-on, three-hour "Cropped" contest. Taught hands-on class in "Social Media for Photographers." Presented organization's highest award, the Star of Texas, to Sherri Taylor of Syracuse University.

2016

  • Journalism Education Association / National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Indianapolis, Indiana, Nov. 10-13, 2016 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign. Taught various hour-long classes: "Our Images Are Our Legacy" and "Why We Need Copy Editors." Coordinated on-site photography competition for 260 students who submitted 1,224 images for critique in nine contests and judging by 30 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide. Photo contests alone brought in $5,200 for JEA.
  • Midwestern State University Social Media Day, Wichita Falls, Texas, Oct. 24, 2016 | Coordinated the university's first even of this kind. About 100 people attended. Coordinated publicity including creating posters and mailings to all area high schools. Produced name badges and registration materials. Produced one-page website for event. Obtained outside funding for meals for all high school students attending and T-shirts for all attendees. Taught 30-minute class, "Twitter: From Start to Finish in 140 Characters" to about 100 members of the community, high school students and college students.
  • Associated Collegiate Press, Washington, D.C., Oct. 20-23, 2016 | Coordinated on-site photo contest: A D.C. Portrait. Taught various hour-long classes:  "The Gray Area: Photojournalistic Ethics," and "Why We All Need Copy Editors." Administered Dow Jones News Fund internship exams.
  • Journalism Education Association / National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Los Angeles, California, April 14-15, 2016 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign, and conference sessions "An Evolution of Copyright Law for Photojournalists" and “Themed Photography”; coordinated on-site photography competitions for 226 students who submitted 529 images for critique in nine contests and judging by 25 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide.
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia, South Carolina, March 4-6, 2016 | Named Endowment Speaker. Delivered Friday night keynote to more than 500 students in attendance. Taught half-day pre-conference workshop, a hands-on workshop on photojournalism. Taught three one-hour workshop: "Sports photos: Action and reaction," "Wanted: Copy editor" and "Photo ethics."
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Austin, Feb. 25-28, 2016 | Produced conference program. Coordinated judging of all conference competitions for conference with more than 430 students in attendance at the Texas State Capitol and Austin Community College. Produced closing awards presentation. Taught hands-on class in "Videolicious." Taught one-hour class: "A Look at the Environmental Portraits."
  • Associated Collegiate Press, Los Angeles, Feb. 18-20, 2016 | Taught various hour-long classes: "Why We All Need Copy Editors," "CMYK vs. RGB, JPEG vs. TFF, PPI?," "The Gray Area: Photojournalistic Ethics" and "Students Do, Monkeys Don't: A Lesson in Media Law." Co-taught class "Advisers' Guide to Policies and Procedures" with Rachele Kanigel of the College Media Association. Coordinated photography speakers at this national conference.
  • Texas Press Association, San Marcos, Jan. 22, 2016 | With Griff Singer and various, local public safety officials, taught table-top disaster exercise for publishers, editors and reporters of local newspapers across Texas at statewide conference.

2015

  • College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press, Austin, Oct. 28-Nov. 1, 2015 | Coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, including instruction on the contest. Taught conference sessions "Friday Night Lights: A Photographer’s Guide" and "Don’t Regret the Error." Also taught "If It Bleeds, It Leads?" with National Press Photographers Association attorney Mickey Osterreicher.
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Orlando, Florida, Nov. 12-15, 2015 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign, and conference sessions "CMYK vs. RGB, JPEG vs. TIFF and Raw" and “Our Images Are Our Legacy.” Coordinated on-site photography competitions for 384 students who submitted 979 images for critique in nine contests (including new Theme contest) and judging by 34 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide.
  • Instructor, Texas Association of Journalism Educators, San Antonio, Oct. 18, 2015 | Taught two large-group sessions to approximately 100 students at statewide conference: "CMYK, PDF, JPEG. What's It All About?" and "Like a Movie Without Sound: Writing Captions."
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Denver, Colorado, April 16-19, 2015 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign, and conference sessions "Portrait Photography" and “The Ideal Photography Textbook.” Coordinated on-site photography competitions for 150 students in eight contests who submitted 446 images for critique and judging by 26 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide.
  • Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, San Antonio, March 8-11, 2015 | Coordinate on-site critiques of media at convention. Taught sessions on "Shooting College Sports" and "Captions." Judged Best of Show entries.
  • College Media Association, New York City, March 12-14, 2015 | Coordinated on-site photography Shoot-Out and judging. Taught two conference sessions: "CMYK, PDF, JPEG. What's It All About?" and "Beyond the Dribble."
  • Associated Collegiate Press, Los Angeles, Feb. 27-March 1, 2015 | Co-taught hands-on photography/reporting session with Linda Puntney, "Humans of Universal City." Taught two break-out sessions: "@socialmediaphotography" and "Making Good Sports Photos."
  • “Integrating Incident Command into Media Education,” at AEJMC Scholastic Division meeting held at Poynter Institute for Media Studies in St. Petersburg, Florida. Moderated by Bradley Wilson, JEA and Midwestern State University; Speakers: Brad Dykens, Public Education Officer, City of Seminole Fire Rescue; Kyle Parks, principal, B2 Communications; Brian Eells, director of communications, Sunstar Paramedic; Richard Schomp, director of operations, Sunstar Paramedics.

2014

  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Washington, D.C., Nov. 6-9, 2014 | Taught half-day, pre-conference workshop on advanced Adobe InDesign, and conference sessions "Engaging Photojournalists on Social Media" and “The Magic of 3 a.m.”; coordinated on-site photography competitions for 308 students in eight contests who submitted 927 images for critique and judging by 38 professional photojournalists and educators nationwide.
  • College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press, Philadelphia, Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2014 | Coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, including instruction on the contest, taught pre-conference workshop "Shoot, Edit and Publish Stronger Photos" and conference sessions "Photoshop 101: The Basic Five Steps Everyone Should Know to Tone Pictures" and "Writing Policies for Photojournalists." Named Distinguished Four-Year Newspaper Adviser by College Media Association.
  • Texas Interscholastic League Press Conference, Austin, April 26-27, 2014 | Taught three sessions: "Why You Should Work for the College Media" with students from the University of Texas and Midwestern State University, "Photography and the Social Media" and "The Boston Marathon."
  • Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, San Antonio, April 12, 2014 | Taught sessions in modern print design trends and lessons learned in photojournalism ethics from the Boston Marathon. Assisted with coordination of and judged news photography contest.
  • Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers, Chantilly, Va., April 4-5, 2014 | Delivered keynote address to statewide convention. Taught sessions on the First Amendment, photojournalistic ethics and sports photography.
  • College Media Association, New York City, March 12-15, 2014 | Coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, including instruction on the contest, taught "Advisers' Guide to Establishing Policies" and "The Boston Marathon: A Lesson in Photojournalistic Ethics," and sat on panel "Fast Five: Great Ideas for Advising and Teaching in No More than Five Minutes" coordinated by Hillary Warren of Otterbein University
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Austin, Texas, Feb. 6-9, 2014 | Managed statewide conference for 26th consecutive year including coordinating judges and contests as well as producing the printed program for more than 300 students and about 30 instructors; first day held at the Texas State Capitol; second day at Austin Community College — Northridge using computer labs and studio space.

2013

  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Boston, Nov. 14-17, 2013 | Taught two sessions: “The Magic of 3 a.m.” on spot news coverage and "We Regret the Error" on media credibility; coordinated on-site photography competitions for 327 students in eight contests who submitted nearly 850 images for critique and judging.
  • College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, New Orleans., Oct. 23-27, 2013, taught half-day pre-conference workshop "So, You Want to Take Pictures for The Chicago Sun-Times?", coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, sat on panel, "Advisers’ Guide to Establishing Policies," and co-taught session "If It Bleeds, It Leads" with Mickey Osterreicher,  attorney for the National Press Photographers Association, about the legal and ethical issues resulting from photos of the Boston Marathon bombing.
  • Instructor, Texas Association of Journalism Educators, San Antonio, Oct. 19-21, 2013 | Taught three large-group sessions to approximately 100 students at statewide conference. "Boston: A Marathon Lesson in Photojournalistic Ethics," "Texas Sports Photography" and "Modern Newspaper Design."
  • Lead instructor, Walsworth Yearbooks 2013 Fall Workshop, Trinity University, San Antonio, Oct. 10, 2013 | Taught large-group presentations in photography, online/social media, yearbook design to about 160 area students. Also worked with individual staff members and individual staffs and sat on question/answer panel at end of the workshop.
  • Photography instructor, Walsworth Yearbooks 2013 Fall Workshop, Rider High School, Wichita Falls, Texas, Oct. 4, 2013 | Taught large-group presentations in photography to about 125 area students.
  • Lead instructor, Orlando yearbook workshop, Orlando, Fla., Sept. 26-29, 2013 | Taught large-group presentations in social media and photography to some 60 students and advisers; worked with individual schools on coverage, reporting, writing, design.
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, San Francisco, April 25-28, 2013 | Taught session: “Two Hours of Sports"; coordinated on-site photography competitions for 212 students in eight contests who submitted nearly 600 images for critique and judging
  • Texas Intercollegiate Press Association, Fort Worth, Texas, April 4-6, 2013 | Taught four classes: "Sports photography," Trends in Print Design," "The Thinking Photographer" and "CMYK, PDF, JPEG. What's It All About?"; judged news photo and two-person photo contests; coordinated on-site news photography contest
  • College Media Association Spring National College Media Convention, New York City, March 9-12, 2013 | Coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, including instruction on the contest, "Greetings from NYC"; taught "Life on the Field. And Off" with Josh Merwin, freelance NYC photographer; sat on panel about law and ethics with Chris Evans, University of Vermont, Loran Lewis, Wilkes University and Mickey Osterreicher, attorney for the National Press Photographers Association
  • Coppell High School, Coppell, Texas, March 1, 2013 | Taught three classes on convergence and spot news coverage to high school students in introductory journalism courses
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Arlington, Texas, Feb. 8-10, 2013 | Managed statewide conference for 25th consecutive year including coordinating judges and contests as well as producing the printed program

2012

  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, San Antonio, Texas, Nov. 15-18, 2012 | Taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions: "The Best of Texas Sports Photography." Received Master Journalism Educator certification.
  • College Media Association/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Chicago, Ill., Oct. 31-Nov. 3, 2012 | Coordinated on-site photography competition and judging, including instruction on the contest, "Reflections."
  • Creativity Workshop and Adviser's Appreciation Luncheon, April 17, 2012, featured speaker at this workshop sponsored by Walsworth Publishing
  • Virginia J-Day, April 20-21, 2012, featured speaker at this state-wide workshop, taught opening keynote: "The Universe without Journalism," as well as three other sessions on Saturday and day-long photography workshop for photographers at Harrisonburg High School
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia, S.C., March 2-4, 2012, taught sessions basic photography and photo stories; judged regional photo contest; coordinated visual coverage.
  • North Carolina College Media Association, Winston-Salem University, Feb. 18, 2012, taught session on yearbook and magazine design
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Feb. 10-12, 2012, Arlington, Texas, managed statewide conference for 24th consecutive year including coordinating judges and contests as well as producing the printed program.

2011

  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Minneapolis, Minn., Nov. 17-20, 2011, taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions: "Go Long. Or Just Punt" and "Putting Your Pictures Online."
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Orlando, Fla., Oct. 28-Oct. 30, 2011, taught day-long, hands-on class on Adobe Photoshop, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught four classes, including one research sessions. Also presented "The Internet is Dead," a session primarily for yearbook students about creating an online presence in Twitter, Facebook, SmugMug, Flickr and other social/online media.
  • Instructor, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association regional workshop, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Oct. 20, 2011. Taught classes in newspaper design, yearbook design and online media.
  • Instructor, North Carolina Scholastic Media Association regional workshop, Appalachian State University, Aug. 6, 2011. Taught classes in design trends as well as closing general session on photojournalism.
  • Virginia J-Day, Harrisonburg, Va., Southern Interscholastic Press Association, April 27-28, 2011, presented opening keynote as well as other sessions on credibility, going online with photography and sports photography.
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Anaheim, Calif., April 14-17, 2011, taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions: "The Portrait" and "Adobe Photoshop CS5."
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia, S.C., March 4-6, 2011, taught session on organizing media staffs to utilize online content, a 4-hour pre-conference workshop on moving photojournalism online (including TwitPic, Flicker, SmugMug and Soundslides); judged regional photo contest; coordinated visual coverage.
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Feb. 11-13, 2011, Arlington, Texas, managed statewide conference for 23rd consecutive year including coordinating judges and contests, producing program and teaching classes in new media.
  • North Carolina College Media Association, Boone, N.C., Feb. 19, 2011, taught session on “Saving the College Yearbook” at state college media convention. Served as chair of organization that sponsored the fourth-annual conference.

2010

  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Kansas City, Missouri, Nov. 11-14, 2010, taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions: "Line \'em Up and Shoot \'em" and "What We Sell Is Credibility."
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Louisville, Kentucky, Oct. 27-Oct. 31, 2010, taught day-long, hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop and Soundslides, including workshop on the newly released Photohop CS5, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught four classes, including one research sessions.
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Portland, Oregon, April 15-18, 2010, taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions: "The Best of the Best" and "Soundslides: How and Why."
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association national convention, New York City, March 26, 2010, taught one-hour classes in coverage of emergencies and use of appropriate file formats in digital images.
  • College Media Advisers national convention, New York City, March 20-23, 2010, taught day-long course on use of photography in new media including Twitter, TwitPix, Flicker and Soundslides; also taught one-hour classes in and coordinated all photo sessions at national conference.
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia, S.C., March 4-7, 2010, taught sessions on general photography, new media / social media and photography and Soundslides.
  • North Carolina College Media Association, Elon University, Elon, N.C., Feb. 20, 2010, served as chair of statewide organization that hosted third annual state conference, assisted with judging and business aspects of convention.
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Feb. 4-7, 2010, Arlington, Texas, managed statewide conference for 22nd consecutive year including coordinating judges and contests, producing program and teaching classes in new media.
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Washington, D.C., Nov. 12-15, 2009, taught sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions and photographic coverage of the convention: "CMYK vs. RGB, etc." and "Win!".
  • Speaker, Appalachian State University Journalism Day, Nov. 5, 2009; taught sessions on "Yearbook Theme and Coverage" and "Yearbook Design Trends."
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Austin, Texas, Oct. 30-Nov. 1, 2009, taught day-long, hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop and Soundslides, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught four classes, including one research sessions.
  • Featured speaker, Colorado High School Press Association J-Day, Oct. 15, 2009. Presented sessions on "Soundslides: How and Why" and "We Regret the Error," a session on mass media credibility.
  • Speaker, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill Media Day, Oct. 22, 2009. Presented sessions on "Newspaper Design Trends" and "Yearbook Design Trends."
  • Featured speaker and keynote speaker, East Carolina University High School Media Workshop, Oct. 7, 2009. Presented sessions on "Yearbook Design Trends" and "Yearbook Coverage" as well as general session at closing on mass media credibility.

2009

  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association regional convention, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., March 6-8, 2009, taught classes in photography including opening session
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Feb. 13-15, 2009, Arlington, Texas, managed statewide conference for 22nd consecutive year.
  • Judge, Wilmington International Exhibition of Photography of the Delaware Photographic Society, Jan. 24, 2009
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2008, taught day-long, hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop and Soundslides, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught four classes, including two research sessions, "How Do You Measure Success," "The Yearbook Spread: A Photo Story," "From Playboy to Fashion Friday," and "We Regret the Error."
  • East Carolina University High School Media Workshop, Oct. 28, 2008, taught general session to some 300 students on "The Impact of Powerful Photography" and breakout sessions "Yearbook Design Trends" and "Yearbook Coverage" U.S. Naval Academy yearbook consultant, Annapolis, Md., Oct. 25, 2008
  • Central Carolina Journalism Day, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill High School, Oct. 16, taught basic and advanced design classes
  • Keynote speaker, Virginia High School League Championship Journalism Workshop, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Va., Oct. 18-19. Presented keynote opening session on "Future Shock" and three breakout sessions, "Storytelling with Soundslides," "Times Sucks and Helvetica is Boring," and "Digital Ethics."
  • Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day, Appalachian State University, Oct. 2, 2008. Taught three breakout classes on "Introduction to Adobe Illustrator," "Yearbook Design Trends," and "Introduction to Photojournalism."

 

Summer Workshops

2016

  • Mansfield High School | Taught this one-day training for the students at one of the top student media programs in the nation.
  • Going Coastal 2016, Carolina Beach, N.C., July 27-28, 2016 | Featured workshop speaker for fifth year of this growing high school yearbook workshop for Balfour Publishing Company
  • Associated Collegiate Press Summer Workshop (Minneapolis, Minnesota), July 14-17, 2016 | Taught photojournalism sequence for college students. (more)
  • Virginia jCamp, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia), June 26-30, 2016 | Taught photojournalism classes to about 40 high-school and middle-school students including coordinating coverage of various events to give students hands-on experienceUIL Capital Conference at the University of Texas at Austin, June 20-21, 2016 | Taught classes to statewide academic coordinators and contest coordinators on the UIL Copy Editing Contest and UIL Current Events Contest.
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 13-16, 2016 | Taught classes to all sequences at this regional workshop. "We Regret the Error." "Selecting photos." "Photojournalistic Ethics." "The Thinking Photographer." "Sports photography." "How Everyone Can Find Your Photos." And took the photojournalism class on-location to shoot action photos at Kenan Memorial Stadium.
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copy Editing Excellence, May 25-June 1, 2016 | Served as co-director of this prestigious workshop for college interns, covering social media management, general copy editing, headline writing, page design and editing for online media. (more)

2015

  • Going Coastal 2015, Carolina Beach, N.C., Aug. 5-7, 2015 | Featured workshop speaker for fourth year of this growing high school yearbook workshop for Balfour Publishing Company
  • Camp Lonestar Journalism Workshop, San Antonio, July 29-31, 2015 | Taught specific classes, "Social Media Promotions," "Typography and Color," "Print Newspaper Designs," "Careers in Journalism" and "Award-winning Publications." Worked with individual staffs to develop coverage ideas, yearbook theme and strategies for increasing their social media presence.
  • Balfour Yearbook Workshop, Lubbock Christian University, July 21-22, 2015 | Taught all large-group sessions for students and advisers at this regional summer workshop.
  • Virginia jCamp, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Virginia), July 13-16, 2015 | Taught photojournalism classes to about 40 high-school and middle-school students including coordinating coverage of various events to give students hands-on experience.
  • Dallas County Gloria Shields All-American Workshop, Dallas Marriott Quorum, June 29-July 2, 2015 | Taught online media class for high school students including all social media (including Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, SnapChat, Videolicious), WordPress, Eye-Fi and other techniques in online media and online video. Assisted students with production of live website.
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 14-18, 2015 | Taught photojournalism class with 20 high-school students.

2014

  • Meet Me @ Miami, University of Miami (Florida), Aug. 9-15, 2014 | Taught closing general session on using social media responsibly for coverage and marketing to high school workshop students. Taught photojournalism classes and worked with college. View the pages the students created in 48 hours.
  • Going Coastal 2014, Carolina Beach, N.C., Aug. 5-8, 2014 | Featured workshop speaker for third year of this growing high school yearbook workshop for Balfour Publishing Company.
  • Camp Lonestar San Antonio, Holmes High School, July 23-25, 2014 | Taught general sessions on newspaper production, design and coverage to high school students for Walsworth Publishing Company.
  • Lubbock Christian University Yearbook Workshop, Lubbock Christian University, July 22-23, 2014 | Featured workshop speaker for second year at high school workshop for Balfour Publishing Company.
  • Virginia jCamp, James Madison University (Harrisonburg, Va.), July 12-17, 2014 | Taught social media, photography and yearbook classes for this statewide workshop.
  • Dallas County Gloria Shields All-American Workshop, Dallas Marriott Quorum, June 30-July 3, 2014 | Taught online media class for high school students including all social media, WordPress, Eye-Fi and other techniques in social media, online media and online video.
  • Beat the Heat, Midwestern State University (Wichita Falls, Texas), June 24-26 | Coordinated all aspects of this workshop being held for the first year with about 20 students in attendance from area high schools. Coordinated everything from dining to rooms to production of workshop materials. Taught classes in photography, design and reporting/writing.
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, University of North Carolina — Chapel Hill, June 17-19, 2014 | Taught sessions to newspaper, yearbook, photography and literary magazine classes on all aspects of photography from ethics/law to composition to editing.
  • Walsworth Camp Lonestar, Gaylord Texan Resort (Grapevine, Texas), June 15-17, 2014 | Taught general sessions on advanced design, design and other aspects of yearbook production to this large (300+) group of high school students at Walsworth Publishing workshop.
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Allen High School (Texas), June 11-13, 2014 | Taught pilot class in “Photography and Social Media”
for high school photography instructors from several different states. Taught students how to interact with social media is a critical element of school curriculums. Utilizing social media to exhibit, critique and sell photography is a natural extension of the lessons learned in the classroom.
From SmugMug to Pinterest and from Instagram to SnapSeed, this class explored the latest in social media apps while making sure that teachers have up-to-date lesson plans for helping students navigate and engage with the world through social media. Photoshop and Lightroom were both be utilized in the class.

2013

  • Lead instructor, Meet Me @ Miami, University of Miami college-level, multi-media workshop, University of Miami, Aug. 2-7, 2013 and opening speaker at Camp Wannamaka, Aug. 8, 2013. | View the pages the students created at the college workshop in 48 hours.
  • Lubbock Yearbook Workshop, Lubbock (Texas) Christian College, July 24-26, 2013 | Lead instructor for this yearbook workshop with Jerry Clark, Balfour company representative.
  • Wichita Falls workshop, Wichita Falls, Texas, July 22-24 | Taught classes in photojournalism and visual reporting for this first-time regional high school at Rider High School.
  • Coastal YB workshop, Wrightsville, N.C., July 16-18 | Lead instructor for this yearbook workshop with Josh Lovell, Balfour company representative.
  • Dallas County Gloria Shields All-American Summer Workshop, Dallas, July 7-11, 2013 | Taught class online media production including use of social media.
  • Virginia Association of Journalism Teachers and Advisers jCamp, Washington & Lee University, Lexington, Va., July 15-19, 2013 | Taught photojournalism class, assisted students who produced photos for camp publication (video)
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 17-20, 2013 | Taught photojournalism class with 36 high-school students
  • Carolina Journalism Institute, the University of South Carolina, June 12-15, 2013 | Taught photojournalism class (video)
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copy Editing Excellence, May 22-31, 2013 | Taught classes in passive voice, caption writing and assisted with production of daily newspaper during this 10-day workshop for college interns (more)

2012

  • Photography lead instructor, Meet Me @ Miami, University of Miami college-level, multi-media workshop, Miami, Aug. 7-10, 2012.
  • YearbooksNV, Herff Jones yearbook workshop, Centreville, Va., July 30-Aug. 3, 2012 | Taught photojournalism class.
  • Coastal YB workshop, Wrightsville, N.C., July 23-26 | Lead instructor for this week-long yearbook workshop with Josh Lovell, company representative.
  • Virginia Tech jCamp, Blacksburg, Va., July 15-19, 2012 | Taught photojournalism class, assisted students who produced photos for camp publication.
  • Dallas County Gloria Shields All-American Summer Workshop, Dallas, July 8-12, 2012 | Taught class online media production including use of social media.
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 18-21, 2012 | Taught class in photojournalism and produced workshop show.
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors Summer Workshop for Instructors Only, Allen, Texas, June 6-9 | Co-taught class on Adobe Photoshop culminating in Adobe Certified Educator recognition.
  • 11th Annual National College Yearbook Workshop, New Orleans, May 31-June 3, 2012 | Taught Advanced Design class as well as breakout sessions on using online media and social media in yearbooks.
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copyediting Excellence, May 23-27, 2012.

2011

  • Photography lead instructor, Meet Me @ Miami, University of Miami college-level, multi-media workshop, Miami, Aug. 10-13, 2011.
  • Instructor, YearbooksNV, Herff Jones yearbook workshop, Centreville, Va., Aug. 2-4, 2011. Taught photojournalism class.
  • Instructor, Virginia Tech jCamp, Blacksburg, Va., July 24-28, 2011. Taught photojournalism class, assisted students to provide photos for camp publication, produced slideshows of camp images.
  • Instructor, Associated Collegiate Press Summer Journalism Workshops, Minneapolis, Minn., July 21-24, 2011. Taught college classes in advanced photojournalism.
  • Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill summer workshop for advisers, July 5-8, 2011. Taught college-credit class (JOMC 605) to advisers on online media, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Instructor, North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 13-16, 2011. Taught class in photojournalism and produced workshop show.
  • Instructor, 10th Annual National College Yearbook Workshop, New Orleans, La., June 2-4, 2011. Taught Advanced Design class as well as breakout sessions on using online media and social media in yearbooks.
  • Instructor, Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copyediting Excellence, May 30-June 2, 2011.

2010

  • Instructor, Friesens Corporation yearbook workshop July 27-30, 2010. Taught workshop to students and advisers on yearbook design in Anaheim, Calif.
  • Instructor, Associated Collegiate Press 27th Annual National College Summer Journalism Workshops, University of Minnesota, July 22-25, 2010. Taught classes in Soundslides, color correction and pre-conference "Photojournalism: Beyond the Basics."
  • Instructor, jCamp, Virginia Tech University, July 18-22, 2010. Taught classes in photojournalism to high-school students and advisers.
  • Instructor, Friesens Corporation yearbook workshop July 13-15, 2010. Taught workshop to students and advisers on yearbook design in Altona, Manitoba.
  • Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill summer workshop for advisers, July 6-9, 2010. Taught workshop to advisers on WordPress, Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Instructor, North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 14-17, 2010. Taught class in photojournalism.
  • Instructor, Ninth Annual National College Yearbook Workshop, New Orleans, La., June 3-5, 2010. Taught Advanced Design class as well as breakout sessions on Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Instructor, Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copyediting Excellence, May 29-June 2, 2010.

2009

  • Instructor, Virginia Tech University J-Camp, July 19-23, 2009. Taught class in photography.
  • Instructor, Friesens Corporation yearbook workshop July 15-17, 2009. Taught workshop to students and advisers on yearbook design in Altona, Manitoba
  • Instructor, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill summer workshop for advisers, July 7-9, 2009. Taught workshop to advisers on Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator.
  • Instructor, Ball State University Summer Journalism Workshop, June 25-28. Taught class to high-school advisers on Adobe InDesign and Adobe Photoshop.
  • Instructor, North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 15-18, 2009. Taught class in advanced design.
  • Instructor, Dow Jones News Fund Center for Copyediting Excellence, June 2-5, 2009.
  • Instructor, Eighth Annual National College Yearbook Workshop, New Orleans, La., May 28-30, 2009. Taught Advanced Design class.

Workshops and conferences

2008 and before

  • Palm Beach Atlantic University, West Palm Beach, Fla., featured speaker at this summer workshop hosted by Taylor Publishing, July 29-Aug. 2
  • University of Minnesota Summer Workshop, July 20-25; instructor photojournalism sequence
  • Ball State University summer workshop, Muncie, Ind., July 14-18, 2008; instructor, digital photography for advisers
  • Instructor, photojournalism sequence, North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, June 16-19, 2008
  • Instructor, pre-conference Photoshop class and three-day Advanced Design class, College Media Consultants national college yearbook workshop, New Orleans, June 5-8, 2008
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, desktop publishing assistant/instructor, May 26-31, 2008 at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Anaheim, Calif., April 17-20, 2008. Taught session "Win!" on winning photo competitions and a session on creating ethical case studies.
  • First North Carolina College Media Association convention in Chapel Hill. Taught session on managing student photojournalists. Assisted with management of conference. Named chair of steering committee to create bylaws for new association.
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., March 19 - April 2, taught classes in photography
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Feb. 14-17, 2008, Arlington, Texas, managed statewide conference with students Rob Fisher and Stephen Bateman
  • Associated Collegiate Press/College Media Advisers national convention, Washington, D.C., Oct. 25-28, 2007, taught day-long, pre-conference hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and presented research paper, "Three is a Magic Number," a methodological study as a measure of evaluating objective stories.
  • Tenth Annual High School Media Workshop, North Carolina A&T State University, Oct. 11, 2007, taught "Latest Trends in Yearbook Design" and "Yearbook Content and Coverage"
  • Fourth Annual Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day instructor, Appalachian State University, Sept. 27, 2007, taught classes on Photoshop and yearbook coverage; delivered closing address on using quality photos
  • Washington Journalism Education Association summer workshop instructor in advisers sequence (Advanced Publication Advising) and student sequence, Central Washington University, Ellensburg, Wash., July 29-Aug. 3
  • Ball State University summer workshop, Muncie, Ind., July 16-20, 2007; instructor, digital photography for advisers
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, desktop publishing assistant/instructor, May 28-June 1, 2007 at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Instructor in pre-conference Photoshop class and three-day Advanced Design class for the College Media Consultants national college yearbook workshop, New Orleans, May 24-26, 2007
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Denver, Colo., April 12-15, 2007
  • Third Annual Northwest North Carolina Scholastic Journalism Day instructor, Appalachian State University, March 27, 2007
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., March 9-11, 2007 (assisted by NCSU students Brandon Wright and Mark Fenimore)
  • U.S. Naval Academy yearbook workshop instructor, Annapolis, Md., Feb. 24-25, 2007
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, Nashville, Nov. 9-12, 2006, taught three sessions in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions and photographic coverage of the convention
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, St. Louis, Mo., Oct. 25-29, 2005, taught day-long, hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught two classes
  • North Carolina A&T State University (Greensboro) 9th Annual High School Media Day, Oct. 12, 2006, instructor for three sessions, "Yearbook Trends in Design and Coverage," "Yearbook Copy: Why Bother?" and "Developing a Strong Yearbook Program."
  • Shawnee Mission North High School photography workshop, Mission, Kan., Sept. 1-2, 2006, instructor at this two-day, hands-on workshop for school photojournalists
  • College Media Consultants national college yearbook workshop, instructor in advanced design, Seattle, Wash., Aug. 23-26, 2006
  • Lifetouch Publishing summer workshop, Minneapolis, Minn., July 30-Aug. 2, instructor, high school yearbook class
  • Lifetouch Publishing summer workshop, San Jose, Calif., July 21-24, instructor, high school yearbook class
  • Ball State University summer workshop, Muncie, Ind., July 17-21, 2006, instructor, digital photography for advisers
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, June 19-22, 2006, instructor, advanced design
  • College Media Consultants national college yearbook workshop, instructor in advanced design, New Orleans, La., June 1-3, 2006
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, May 28-June 1, 2006 at the University of Texas at Austin
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association national convention, San Francisco, April 20-23, 2006, taught four sessions: "It's More than Winning," "TIFF v JPEG, RGB v CMYK, PDF v IDD," "The Ethics of Photography" and "Painting with Light" in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions and photographic coverage of the convention
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., March 3-6, 2006, taught four sessions: "The Thinking Photographer," "Painting with Light," "A look at Adobe Creative Suite 2" and "Photojournalism: Law and Ethics"; taught with two student photography editors (Austin Dowd and Nick Pironio) and Mark Murray of the Arlington (Texas) Independent School District
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors, Austin, Texas, Feb. 17-19, 2006, taught hands-on technology class, "Tips and Tricks," with Nick Pironio, as well as a class on new photo-editing software from Adobe and Apple, "Aperture and Lightroom"
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, Chicago, Nov. 10-13, 2005, taught two classes: "Times and Helvetica = Boring" and "Forget Football and Basketball" in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions and photographic coverage of the convention
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press national convention, Kansas City, Mo., Oct. 29-31, 2005, taught day-long, hand-on class on Adobe Photoshop, coordinated on-site photography competition and judging and taught two classes: "Blood and Guts, Love and War" and "The Magic of 3 a.m."
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, Seattle, April 7-10, 2005, taught two classes: "The World of Typography" and "Digital Photgraphy for Advisers" in addition to coordinating on-site photo competitions and photographic coverage of the convention
  • Ball State University summer workshop, Muncie, Ind., July 18-23, 2004, instructor, digital photography
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, photography workshop director, June 14-17, 2004
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, June 1-4, 2004
  • Taylor Publishing, end-of-the-year recognition luncheon, April 23, presented luncheon address on the future of scholastic journalism
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, San Diego, Calif., April 1-4, 2004, sessions on lighting, photography portfolios and evaluating photos in addition to coordinating Web site coverage and on-site photo competitions
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, University of South Carolina, Columbia, S.C., March 5-7, 2004, multiple sessions on Adobe InDesign, digital photography and other aspects of photography
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, Washington, D.C., Nov. 20-23, 2003, "How to Get the Figure You Want," "Photo Editing Basics" and "Photography for Advisers."
  • College Media Advisers/Associated Collegiate Press, Dallas, Texas, Nov. 5-9. 2003, "Cross Over: (When) Is Race an Issue," "Photography for Non-Photographers," "Lighting: Quantity, Quality and Direction," and two-day, pre-conference workshop on Adobe Photoshop
  • Yearbooks CA, University of Southern California/Santa Cruz summer workshop, Aug. 3-7, 2003, photography instructor
  • National Scholastic Press Association summer workshop, Minneapolis, Minn., July 26-Aug. 1, 2003, photography instructor
  • Ball State University summer workshop, Muncie, Ind., July 21-25, 2003, instructor, digital photography
  • Dallas County Gloria Shield’s All-American Workshop, July 6-10, 2003: newspaper design instructor
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors Summer Workshop, instructor, "Life as a Journalism Teacher," Texas A&M/Commerce, June 25-28, 2003
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, photography workshop director, June 10-13, 2003
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, June 2003
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, Portland, April 10-13, “Sports Photography” and “Photography for Advisers”
  • College Media Advisers, New York City, March 20-22, “Painting with Light”; did on-site critiques of some 20 college newspapers
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York City, March 20-22, Taught and coordinated day-long hands-on photography course
  • Associated Collegiate Press, Seattle, March 6-9, “Ways to Motivate Your Unmotivated Staff” and “Photoshop Tips for Photographers and Designers” (team-taught with Matthew Tarver of Southeastern Louisiana University); completed on-site critiques with some 30 college photojournalists
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, Columbia, S.C., Feb. 28-March 2, “Basics of Digital Resolution,” “Sports Photography,” “Putting Your Publication Online,” “Using the Electronic Flash and Other Photo Equipment” and “Focus is not a Special Effect.”Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association convention, Dallas, Nov. 21-24, 2002, “Sports Photography” and “Photography for Advisers”
  • Arkansas Scholastic Press Association, Little Rock, April 20, 2002, “The Thinking Photographer,” “Sports Photography” and “Content before Design”
  • Columbia Scholastic Press Association, New York City, March 22, 2002, “Digital Ethics” and “The Thinking Photographer”
  • Student Journalism Education Association at Kansas State University, March 9, 2002, “The Thinking Photographer”
  • Oklahoma Interscholastic Press Association state convention, Oct. 22,2001, Redesign workshop for newspaper students/advisers
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, national convention in Boston, Nov. 9-11, 2001, “Attack on America,” “The Magic of 3 a.m.,” “The Thinking Photographer,” and “Digital Ethics”
  • Kansas Press Association, “Visual Coverage of 9-11,” part of a panel of professionals discussing the coverage of 9-11, Manhattan, Kan, Oct. 20, 2001
  • Kansas High School Press Association: along with college photojournalists taught sessions on studio photography and portfolio development as well as Web communication
  • South Carolina Scholastic Press Association, September 2001: featured photography speaker taught sessions on ‘Sports photography,’ ‘The Thinking Photographer,’ covering emergencies and digital photography.
  • National Scholastic Press Association summer workshop, Minneapolis, Minn., July 2001: photography instructor
  • Dallas County Gloria Shield’s All-American Workshop, July 2001: newspaper design instructor
  • Southern Interscholastic Press Association, March 2001: “Digital Photography,” “Sports Photography,” “The F-Stops Here,” and keynote photography address
  • Washington Journalism Education Association, instructor for advisers’ sequence, keynote speaker, Aug. 2000
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, photography workshop director, June 2000
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, June 2000
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Anaheim, Calif., April 2000: “Preparing a Portfolio,” “The Magic of 3 a.m.,” “Living in a Digital World”
  • Association of Texas Photography Instructors Shortcourse, workshop director, Feb. 2000
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Washington, DC, Nov. 1999: “Preparing a Portfolio,” “Living in a Digital World,” “How to Win a Photography Contest”
  • Empire State Press Association, summer workshop instructor, July, 1999
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, June 1999
  • North Carolina Scholastic Media Institute, June 1999: “Design Trends,” “Photography 101,” “Caption Writing”
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Washington, DC, April 1999: “Thinking Digitally,” “Preparing a Photography Portfolio”
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Washington, DC, Nov. 1998: “Getting Started in the Digital Age”
  • Empire State Press Association, summer workshop instructor, August, 1998
  • Dow Jones News Fund Center for Editing Excellence, instructor in desktop publishing, June 1998
  • Sam Houston State University summer workshop instructor, June, 1998
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Seattle, April 1998: “The Magic of 3 a.m.,” “The Media and Politics,” “Digital Publishing” (with Steve Matson)
  • Interscholastic League Press Conference, April 1998: “The Magic of 3 a.m.”
  • Interscholastic League Press Conference, June 1997: desktop publishing workshop instructor/coordinator
  • Syracuse University Ambulance, Volunteer Recognition Dinner slide show, May 1997
  • Journalism Education Association/National Scholastic Press Association, Chicago, Nov. 1996: “Politics and the Media,” “The Ethics of Photography”
  • Empire State Press Association, Oct. 1996: “Designing with Photography”
  • Interscholastic League Press Conference, June 1996: desktop publishing workshop instructor/coordinator
  • Southern Methodist University, June 1996: Yearbook workshop instructor teaching classes on everything from publications design to photo editing to marketing to team building