Howard Univesity, Washington, DC (Assistant Professor, 2023-current)
CCMS722 Political Communication & Public Opinion (2024 Spring): This graduate seminar offers an in-depth exploration of theoretical perspectives and research methods related to the impact of communication on public opinion, political processes, and the functioning of democracy. Our discussions will begin with an examination of the contested nature of public opinion, its measurement strategies, and the various perspectives on how media shape public opinion. The course will also cover the democratic consequences of traditional and emerging media, including polarization, political knowledge, and civic engagement. Readings will consist of an interdisciplinary collection, incorporating different scientific methods.
SCOM130 Ethical Issues in Communications (2024 Spring): This course provides students with an overview of one of our most important systems of integrity: our ethical values. We will explore a wide range of ethical issues and problem-solving in communications, offering a critical perspective on historical and modern ethical issues. Students will engage in discussions that focus on the ethics of mass media, using cases from pop culture, news, and commentaries to connect these issues with the appropriate set of moral and ethical guidelines. Throughout the course, students will be encouraged to think critically and ethically. By the end of the semester, students will have established an ethical foundation for decision-making in journalism, advertising, public relations, and media entertainment, thus fostering lifelong ethical values.
CCMS727 Technology & Health Communication (2023 Fall): This Ph.D. seminar examines the role of communication and media technology in shaping people’s beliefs, attitudes, and behaviors in public health. It helps students address contemporary challenges and both the positive and negative impacts of emerging technology on health communication. The discussion encompasses topics such as privacy concerns arising from technology and health data, beliefs about health misinformation, the impact of algorithms and big data on public health, health disparities, and the design of effective health campaigns for marginalized communities.
The University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX (Lab Instructor, Teaching Assistant, 2019-2022)
***I have offered online workshops or seminars; I recently co-presented a workshop on digital data collection as part of the Center for Media Engagement's Computational Methods workshop series.
Computational methods workshop leader (2023 January): I co-developed and provided a workshop on digital data collection for UT graduate students. This workshop helped students learn effective and ethical strategies for collecting big data, such as news data (Media Cloud) and social media data (Crowdtangle, Twitter API, TikTok, and Reddit). Recording and PowerPoint slides are available upon request.
To grow as an instructor, I have participated in workshops and seminars on teaching practice and pedagogy. I have earned a certificate in Advanced Teaching preparation programs (2021) and completed the Fundamentals for Teaching Assistants Seminar (2019).