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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

Jul 2009Present

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 2007Jul 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 1989May 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 1987Jul 1989

Director, Agricultural Communications Center

University of Idaho

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


Jan 1980May 1983

Masters of Science

University of Idaho