Ph.D. Student/Roy H. Park Fellow | Degree Anticipated May 2020
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Hussman School of Journalism and Media
Advisor: Daniel Riffe, Ph.D., UNC
Unpublishing the News: American perspectives on seeking truth versus minimizing harm, the impermanence of digital news, and journalism’s authority as “the first draft of history”
MA, Journalism | 2008
The University of Memphis
Thesis: Prior Restraint on the College and University Campus: An Exploratory Study of Administrators’ Knowledge and Attitudes
Chair: Joseph R. Hayden, Ph.D.
Committee: Rick Fischer, Ph.D. | Elinor K. Grusin, Ph.D.
BA, Mass Communications, Cum Laude | 1995
The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Ethics Mentorship Program | 2017 – Present
AEJMC Media Ethics Division
Mentor: Chad Painter, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Communication, The University of Dayton
Nonprofit Management Series Certificate | 2011
United Way’s Center for Nonprofits, Chattanooga, TN
Leadership Chattanooga Graduate | 2010
Chattanooga Chamber of Commerce