Professionally, I hold the position of Associate Professor of Journalism at Eastern Illinois University in Charleston, Ill. 2019 marked my 13th year at EIU. My areas of interest include digital media, social media, photojournalism, journalism ethics, news and media literacy, history and journalism law. My academic publications and papers are archived at Academia.edu
I currently serve as Executive Assistant to the Executive Board of EIU-UPI, the campus chapter of University Professionals of Illinois Local 4100.
I also study art in the Art Department at EIU, and am pursuing a BFA in 2D Studio Art. Artistically, I am also a partner in Coles Artists Collective, LLC, and we run a gallery/studio called Gallery 619.
When I’m not otherwise occupied, I am also a musician. I have written numerous songs that you can find on my YouTube channel. I currently play bass guitar for local stalwarts Altared Ego (Facebook Page).
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