Research and Creative Activity InterestsMedia law and regulation, social network analysis, media and information literacy, broadcasting and journalism education, computer-mediated communication, newspaper and electronic media use, community media issues, news reporter and source relationships. mass communication behavior, Federal Communication Commission policy, political communication and public opinion, technology and media, distance and continuing education programs
EducationBA, University of Illinois; MA, University of Illinois-Springfield; PhD, Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
Scheduled TeachingCommunication Law, Computer-Mediated Communication, Social Media Metrics, Foundation Seminar: Mass Communication
Isaacson Chair, University of Nebraska at Omaha (2013-present)
PRSA Nebraska, Paper Anvil Best Electronic Media Distribution and Best of Show, Omaha 10-10-10, November, 2010.
University Departmental Teaching Award (UDTA), University of Nebraska System, School of Communication, $25,000, 2009.
Omaha Press Club Excellence in Journalism, Best Public Relations Blog, first place, Tuesday Morning Update, 2009.
Omaha Press Club Excellence in Journalism, Public Affairs/Documentary Production honorable mention,Three Days in Omaha: Inside Berkshire Hathaway, 2008.