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Education and Certifications

Degrees

Ph.D. | Journalism and Mass Communication | Gaylord College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Oklahoma | 2018

Graduate Certificate | Women's and Gender Studies | University of Oklahoma Graduate College | 2011

M.A. | Communication | Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University | 2008

B.A. | Journalism | Elliott School of Communication, Wichita State University | 2006

Certifications and Professional Development

2022

Lean/Six Sigma Green Belt | Gallogly College of Engineering, University of Oklahoma 

Learning Experience Design Certification | LX Studio | University of Central Oklahoma 

Articulate Storyline Certification | Association for Talent Development 

Cleaning Up Your Writing | Presented by Dr. Kenna Griffin | Webinar attended March 10

Word, PowerPoint, & Articulate Rise Accessibility Training | Oklahoma ABLETech, Oklahoma State University | 2021-22

2021

Oklahoma Women in Higher Education Conference | Pathways, Pitfalls, and Purpose in Higher Education | Attended November 28                                 

eLearning Facilitation Certification | Center for eLearning and Connected Environments (CeCE) | University of Central Oklahoma | 2021 and 2015  

Honors and Awards

University of Oklahoma

  • 2013-14 | Lachenmeyer Scholarship, $750
  • 2010-13 | Gaylord Graduate Student Scholarship, $1,000
  • 2010 | Betty Baum and Norman Hirschfield Endowed Scholarship, $4,000
  • 2009 | Top Student Paper, AEJMC Magazine Division, $100  

Wichita State University

  • 2009 | Best Graduate Thesis
  • 2009 | Best Graduate Scholarly Paper
  • 2005 | Grace Howell Memorial Journalism Scholarship, $500
  • 2004 | Wichita Professional Communicators Scholarship, $750
  • 2004 | Society of Professional Journalists Scholarship, $1,000
  • 2004 | W. L. Graham Journalism Scholarship, $1,000

Classes Taught

University of Oklahoma | Michael F. Price College of Business

  • Business and Professional Basics (*transitioned online during COVID-19)
  • Business Communications (*transitioned online during COVID-19)

Gaylord College of Journalism & Mass Communication 

  • Writing for the Mass Media (lab instructor)
  • Mass Communication Law (teaching assistant)
  • Mass Communication Law (instructor of record)

The University of Central Oklahoma | Department of Mass Communication

  • Fundamentals of Speech

Oklahoma City Community College | Division of Arts and Humanities

  • Introduction to Public Speaking
  • Success in College and Life

Mid-America Christian University | College of Adult and Graduate Studies

  • Introduction to Public Speaking*
  • Introduction to College English*
  • Organizational Communication*

Butler County Community College | Department of Arts, Humanities and Communication 

  • Interpersonal Communication 

Wichita State University | Elliott School of Communication

  • Fundamentals of Public Speaking 

Research, Published Work, and Scholarly Activities

Publications

Johnson, C. R. & Eaves, K. L. (2013).  An ounce of time, a pound of responsibilities and a ton of weight to lose: An autoethnographic journey of barriers, message adherence, and the weight-loss process. Public Relations Inquiry 2(1), 95-116.  

Conference Presentations

2014

Just another lifestyle choice? Murphy Brown, single mothers, and the development of an American ideograph. Paper presented at the Making Motherhood Visible conference, March 5-7, New York, NY.

2013

Communicating the possible – you CAN survive comps! Panel presentation presented at the Central States Communication Association conference, April 4-6, Kansas City, MO. 

2011

Money, mothers, and mediators: A thematic analysis of Say Yes to the Dress.  Paper accepted to the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference August 10-13, St. Louis, MO. 

2010

Eaves, K. L., Delaney, D., & Huang, Q., The image of motherhood: A content analysis of mother images in parenting magazines. Poster presented at the National Communication Association conference November, 14-17 San Francisco, CA. 

Social identity, the “mommy wars,” and the media: A theoretical exploration. Poster presented at the National Communication Association conference November 14-17, San Francisco, CA. 

Agency, activism or both? Feminism and mothering in the public sphere. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference, August 4-7, Denver, CO. 

2009

Unrealistic expectations: Representations of celebrity motherhood in People magazine. Paper presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication conference August 5-9, Boston, MA.  

2007

How could this have happened? A rhetorical criticism of the apologia employed by newspapers after an incident of journalist fraud. Paper presented at the National Communication Association conference November 15-18, Chicago, IL.

She’s not a woman, she’s a newspaperman. Panel presentation at the American Journalism Historians Association Conference October 12-14, Richmond, VA. 

How could this have happened? A rhetorical criticism of the apologia employed by newspapers after an incident of journalist fraud. Paper presented at the Sooner Communication Conference March 2-3, Norman, OK.

Where is the love? How parenting magazines discuss the mommy wars and why it matters. Paper presented at the Southwest Popular Culture Association conference February 25-28, Albuquerque, NM. 

Professional and Community Involvement

Campus and Department Talks | University of Oklahoma

2021                  

Managing Toxic Teams: How to successfully navigate and overcome dysfunctional team dynamics. Guest lecture for Prof. Michelle Grunsted, BAD-3091. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. March 15, Norman, OK. 

2020

Toxic Teams: Managing dysfunctional teams and teammates. Guest lecture for Prof. Michelle Grunsted, BAD-3710. Price College of Business,  University of Oklahoma. March 2 & October 19, Norman, OK.

Effective Presentations. OU Executive MBA in Energy. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. January 3, Norman, OK.

2019    

Effective Presentation Basics. OU MBA Student Orientation. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. August 14, Oklahoma City, OK.                       

Engaging Audiences and Conquering Presentation Anxiety. Delta Sigma Pi  Business Student Honor Society. Price College of Business, University of Oklahoma. August 28, Norman, OK.

Professional Service | University of Oklahoma

  • 2021 | Guest Speaker, BAD-3091
  • 2020 | Guest Speaker, BAD-3710
  • 2020 | Guest Speaker, OU EMBA Seminar
  • 2019 | Guest Speaker, OU MBA orientation
  • 2019 | Guest Speaker, Delta Sigma Pi                                                                            
  • 2012 | Moderator for AEJMC Mid-Winter conference panel                                                           
  • 2011-2012 | Academic Appeals and Student Misconduct Committee panel
  • 2010 | Moderator for AEJMC Mid-Winter conference panel
  • 2010 | Registration worker for AEJMC Mid-Winter conference panel                                                              

Professional Service | Wichita State University

  • 2007-08 | Co-President, Elliott School of Communication Graduate Student Association       
  • 2007 | Assistant to the Registrar, American Journalism Historian  Association                                     
  • 2007  Guest Lecturer for Professor Dan Close
  • 2007 | Judge, Kansas High School Scholastic Press Association                                              
  • 2007 Judge, History Day Competition

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