Teaching a variety of classes means I am offered a variety of projects. Some come in partnerships with students, in others I partner with staff, and sometimes I go it alone. On the daily, students are my partners for getting work done.

Instructional Projects

Since 2001, I have devoted a great deal of instructional planning time to the Penn News Network. To produce dozens of news shows a year with hundreds of stories, we have assembled an apparatus for knowledge-sharing, independent production, and growth. Over the years, the students and I have built a successful news-gathering organization, and we have had some fun doing it.

Professional Development Projects

Projects to which I give my time typically surround secondary education, and they often begin in the PNN newsroom or studio.  Many of them begin in the PNN Studio and end with a published artifact.

Storytelling is the Catalyst

A lot of what I do is tell a story. Whether it is in writing an article, producing a film, or assembling a series of photos, my goal is to inform my audience about what is going on, who it is about, and why it is important.

In 2012 I traveled to Kenya. I returned in 2013, and since that time I have been teaching honors Biology students mass-communication in the sciences.

Independent Projects

When I shoot films and photos, I use a Nikon D-7000.  I have collected a few lenses over the years, and I enjoy shooting both still and moving pictures with it.

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