I have over 32 years experience in video production, including television news and instructional video, and have been the recipient of over 40 national awards for my work. I have been a professor for the past 11 years and prior to that taught as an adjunct for 10 semesters.
I began my television career at the public access community channel of Fresno Cable Television in 1983. In 1983 I also became the first female news videographer at KMPH TV26 and freelanced in the same capacity at KFSN Ch 30. In 1986 I began work at California State University, Fresno, coordinating instructional video production for nearly 12 years. I served in various production capacities, including, producer, scriptwriter, director, videographer, editor and lighting director. In 2000 I became Fresno State’s first Web Manager, overseeing the university’s Web presence. I led Fresno State’s Web accessibility efforts and was a leader in CSU system-wide Web accessibility initiatives. In 2003 I became an Educational Technology consultant, lending my expertise to the technology training effort at Fresno State.
In 2004 I became an Assistant Professor of Mass Communication and Journalism at Fresno State, overseeing the Digital Media option. In 2010 I received tenure and was promoted to Associate Professor. Currently I oversee the Multimedia Option teaching courses in multimedia and video production and manage the student staffed MCJ Media Production Service.
I have received 43 national video and website awards, including 14 Tellys, 9 Communicator Awards, 5 Videographer Awards and a CINE Golden Eagle. Eight videos have been distributed nationally and internationally and the North vs. South USTA Team Wheelchair Tennis Challenge video documentary was shown at the USTA annual meeting March 16-18, 2012, posted to the USTA Wheelchair Tennis Facebook page and posted on the “Disabled World” website. My Lighting For Television Website received an award from the Broadcast Education Association and was cited in the National Speleological Society’s Cavideo newsletter. I also received a Communicator award for the Video Production Basics website. Most recently in 2015 the College Next Bootcamp: The Presentation video documentary received a Bronze People’s Telly Award and an AVA Digital Awards Honorable Mention. Lifetime Comprehensive List of Media Awards
Teaching Interest Areas
- Narrative film story structure
- Client media production