Associate Professor of Media + Communication
Office
Vernon Strombeck Centre
Phone
+1 (604) 888-7511 ext. 3227

Biography

Professional Experience

Fifteen years in the television and film industry producing/directing/writing commercials, and short-form documentaries.

Notable Accomplishments and Experiences

25 papers and presentations at various scholarly conferences including:

  • the National Communication Association
  • the American Studies Commission of the National Communication Association
  • Intrapersonal Communication/Social Cognition Commission of the National Communication Association
  • American Society for the History of Rhetoric of the National Communication, Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division at the National Communication Association
  • British Society for the Social History of Medicine, Religious Speech and Communication Association at the National Communication Association
  • Society for Cinema Studies
  • Popular Culture Association
  • International Communication Association
  • the Rhetorical and Communication Theory Division of the Speech Communication Association

Research & Scholarship

Education

  • Ph.D. (Regent University)
  • MA (Old Dominion University)
  • MA (Regent University)
  • BA (McGill University)

Awards & Honors

  • Bronze Medal at the New York International Film Festival
  • 2 National Case III Awards
  • 5 RIM Awards
  • 1 Addy Award for television commercials

Recent Publications

  • Bio-Rhetoric and Bio-Spirituality: The Physiological Effects of Spiritual and Emotional Beliefs. Chapter to be published in a book tentatively titled "Communicating Spirituality in Health Care" edited by Maggie Wills to be published Fall 2008 by the Hampton Press Communication Series.
  • Confronting the Uncomfortable: Postmodernity and the Quandary of Evil. Rhetoric and Public Affairs. Vol. 6, Fall 2003.
  • Limiting Pluralism: Medical Scientism, Quackery, and the Internet. Chapter published in "Plural Medicine: 19th and 20th Century Perspectives. Routledge Press, UK, 2002.
  • Y2K Made Simple: A Natural Health Resource Guide. Brewster, MA: Paraclete Press, 1999.

Affiliations & Memberships

  • National Communication Association
  • Center for Millennial Studies at Boston University
  • Rhetoric Society of America
  • American Popular Culture Association
  • Society for Cinema Studies
  • National Storytelling Association
  • Women in Film

Expertise

Film Production, Film Studies, Rhetoric, and Mass Media