Public Relations Industry/Academy Service

Executive Committee Member | Public Relations Society of America Educators Academy | 2015 - present

The Educators Academy in the Public Relations Society of America is exists to "advance the field of public relations education by collaborating with college and university public relations educators and practitioners."

Chapter Co-Chair | Commission For Public Relations Education | Summer 2016 - Spring 2017

Co-chaired the chapter on online education in the 2017 report on undergraduate education in public relations.

Educators Academy Liaison | Public Relations Division of AEJMC | 2016 - Present

The Public Relations Division of the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication is one of the largest academic groups for public relations scholars.

APR Facilitator | PRSA National Online APR Course | 2012-Present

Board of Directors | Orange County Public Relations Society of America | 2012-2014

Social Media Chair | AEJMC Small Programs Interest Group | 2012-2015

Fundraising Co-Chair | AEJMC Public Relations Division | 2012-2013

Volunteer | OC PRSA Diversity Committee | 2011-2012

Volunteer | OC PRSA Community Service Committee | 2011

Volunteer | OC PRSA Young Professionals Committee | 2011

 

University Service

Faculty Assessment Fellow | Biola University | Fall 2015 - Present

Selected into a two year program designed to equip and train faculty in the highest standards and best practices of assessment in order for each fellow to serve as a liaison to their individual school or division within Biola University.

University Committee On Women | Biola University | Spring 2016 - Present

Part of the inaugural group of staff and faculty selected to serve on this committee to address the institutional needs of women within Biola University.

Protection of Human Rights in Research Committee | Biola University | Spring 2015 - Spring 2016

Served on the internal institutional research board to review research proposals from faculty and students at Biola University.

Search Committee for the Vice President of University Marketing and Communication | Biola University | 2014

Invited to serve as a member of the committee in the search for this VP level position at Biola University.

Faculty Fall Conference Planning Committee | Biola University | Spring 2013 - Fall 2014

Part of the team to plan and implement the two-day faculty training program proceeding the fall semester's launch.

Faculty Town Hall Steering Committee | Biola University | Fall 2013 - Spring 2014

Worked in a crucial year to develop a tangible communication of a new charter designed to help with the faculty governance system at Biola University.

 

Department Service

Faculty Adviser | Biola Public Relations Student Society of America | Fall 2010 - present

Developed a struggling chapter with three members into an award-winning chapter with over 40 members, which hosted a regional conference (2015) and produced three students who served on the PRSSA National Committee.

Faculty Adviser | 6th Street PR - Biola's Student Run PR Firm | Fall 2011 - Fall 2016

Designed and launched the student-run agency out of a practicum course, resulting in 6th Street being an award-winning, nationally affiliated PRSSA firm.

Faculty Adviser | PR Fellows - Biola University | Fall 2014 - Spring 2016

Created and launched this honors group for PR students who work on primary research, participate in mentorship with industry leaders, and mentor current students to inspire peers toward success.

Faculty Adviser | PRime Time | Fall 2014 - Spring 2016

Designed PRime Time, a series of events throughout the academic calendar to help students with academic advising and pre-professional preparation competencies, as well as retention for key student groups within the program.

Directed Public Relations Program | Fall 2011 - Spring 2016

Shaped the public relations program in the Journalism and Integrated Media department for the School of Arts and Sciences, ultimately launching the emphasis into a major in the 2014-2015 school year and launching four program emphasis in August 2016. During this time, the number of PR students more than doubled within the program.

Implemented robust curriculum change, with the goal of a strategic design in education to equip students with core competencies needed in the profession. I was tasked to create program learning outcomes (PLOs), course learning outcomes (CLO), and key assignments in each course to accurately assess student learning. Worked with faculty (adjuncts and full-time) on pedagogical development and program design.

Internship Committee Redesign Leader | Fall 2015

Led a team of department faculty in the process of redesigning and establishing our internship program, moving from one course that is to be repeated three times into two distinct internship experiences with progressive learning expectations and outcomes.

Senior Summit Event Design | Spring 2015 - Fall 2015

Proposed a redesign of the senior portfolio defense, transitioning the process of an individual presentation from a sole student to faculty into a seminar where students present to a panel of faculty and peers. Provided a five year suggested goal, established the first summer in Fall of 2015, provided rubrics and processes for the process including faculty reviews, external reviews, portfolio site requirements and day-of presentation requirements.

Search for Public Relations Faculty Member | Biola University | 2015

Helped develop the job description, review candidates and recommend potential faculty members for the second faculty position for public relations at Biola University.