My service endeavors are a natural overflow of both my passion for advancing the values of journalism through technological innovations and my talents, education and work opportunities. I serve my school, my university, my industry, my state, my nation and my world, by leveraging my expertise and diverse array of experiences to empower organizations to benefit their constituencies.
These endeavors not only bring value but are vital in accomplishing my mission as an Assistant Professor of Emerging Technology to position the School of Media and Journalism and its students as thought leaders, shape the industry’s future through the development and use of emerging technologies and prepare the next generation of journalists.
My service projects are often similar to my creative and teaching endeavors in that nearly all projects involve ideation and the development of storytelling technologies, encourage student participation to expose them to the process and new technologies, and are the result of partnerships or collaborations I developed. The constituencies I serve most frequently fall into one of six categories: the School of Media and Journalism, the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, the journalism profession, North Carolina, the United States and the international community.