I have over 30 years of experience in directing and managing communications operations and staff in a university setting. I also have similar experience in producing a variety of video-based informational/educational programs, ranging from PSAs to live, two-hour, national satellite and webcasts.  I also have hosted dozens of live and taped broadcasts as well as providing scripting, narration and editing supervision for dozens of others.

Work experience

Work experience
Jul 2009 - Present

Faculty & Director, Edward R. Murrow Video/MultiMedia Unit

Edward R Murrow College of Communicaton, Washington State University

Lead and coordinate activities for the Murrow College Video/Multimedia unit, enhancing the production of feature videos, communicating the impacts of the University to people across the state and region, and leverage the video production capacity to provide a high-quality experience for students and faculty;  perform outreach via collaborations among students, other intra-university units and external organizations;work with faculty/staff team in preparation of requests for extramural funding, contracts, and grants, and facilitate academic and educational program opportunities with KWSU/KNTW television and Northwest Public Radio.

May 2007 - Jul 2009

Director, Extension Communications and Educational Support

Washington State University Extension

I directed a unit of 40+ employees that provided communications and technology support services to the statewide WSU Extension system of over 800 employees.  My unit provided the following services: printing/publising; computing support and troubleshooting; web hosting and site management; graphic design services; video production; webcasting; video conferencing and news and media relations. My budget, at its peak, was around $2 million.

Aug 1989 - May 2007

Chair, Information Department

College of Agriculture and Home Economics-Washington State University

Chair, Information Department, College of Agriculture and Home Economics, Washington State University, August 1989-May, 2007.

(Re-appointed as chair of department, June 2005, July 2001, July 1997 and June 1994.)

Jan 1987 - Jul 1989

Director, Agricultural Communications Center

University of Idaho

Duties included all personnel, budgetary and other administrative concerns of the department


Jan 1980 - May 1983

Masters of Science

University of Idaho