Creating Promising Futures Through Social Construction
Associate Professor in the Department of Arts & Humanities
Torrey Pines, California
Universiteit van Tilburg / Tilburg University:
Doctorate in Social and Behavioral Sciences, Appreciative Inquiry and Social Construction
2009 – 2013
My dissertation through the Taos PhD program, The Migrant Creative: U.S. Media Freelancers at the Border of a Changing Work Culture, examines new media and entrepreneurial work through polyvocal conversations with eleven multimedia freelancers. These career improvisers include: Jimi Izrael, a commentator on NPR’s The Barbershop; Kasumi recent Guggenheim recipient and experimental media artist; Steven Tatar entrepreneur Ohio Knitting Mills, Internet designer and former creative head of America Greetings; Kate Farrell, executive reality producer at WE-tv; Marc Jaffe, former comedy writer for Seinfeld and philanthropist; Alan McElroy a screenwriter whose latest project is scheduled to be produced by X-Men's Ralph Winter; Bill Cavanaugh, audio M-TV, VH1, and the History Channel; Carol E. Beck videographer for Mercedes Benz, Panasonic, etc. while also documenting the Emory-Tibet Partnership; Sheryl White, copywriter for national clients; Ayad Rahim, former NY Times blogger; and Laura Paglin documentarian.
Award-winning writer, researcher, educator and inquisitive social scientist engaged in all facets of developing targeted multimedia, education, and creative projects. Appreciative practices encourage high-level collaboration, improvisation, welcome diverse perspectives, and invite a team-building approach when it comes to strategy, talent development, presentation, training, and organizational change.
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