WORK EXPERIENCE


Senior Instructor of History

(Adjunct: English/Communications/Government/Honors)
8/19 – present,  ASU Three Rivers, Malvern, AR


Distance Education Support Specialist                       
9/17 – 8/19, ASU Three Rivers,  Malvern, AR  

Adjunct Instructor (Communications/History/Honors)
8/15 – 12/17, College of the Ouachitas, Malvern, AR                 


Newspaper Editor
11/13 – 5/16, Malvern Daily Record, Malvern, AR

Managed editorial staff of 5; coordinated web news, print editions, special print editions, page design, proofreading, editing, reporting, photography, interviews                 


Study Guide/Lesson Plan Writer
7/05 – 9/17, Bookrags, Inc.                                       Freelance                     

Freelance Writer/Marketer
7/05 - 9/17, Self-Employed                                                  
Wrote web content (quilting, business start-up, how-to articles, education topics, current events), SEO articles, feature stories for various clients; developed logos, ad campaigns and marketing plans and materials for clients

General Manager
4/05 – 7/05, Clark County Broadcasting, Arkadelphia, AR          
Managed three radio stations with staff of 6; primary duties were sales promotion creation, sales, meeting targeted sales figures, election and community event broadcasts, employee training, and community relations (Left when company sold)

General Manager
10/04 – 4/05, The Current, Arkadelphia, AR           
Developed weekly news magazine pilot project for Horizon Publications; responsible for news content, advertising promotions and sales, training seminars, meeting targeted sales figures, community relations, editing articles and graphics

Advertising Manager                                                         
11/01 – 8/04, Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, AR            
Managed sales staff of 3 for a daily and weekly newspaper; responsible for sales promotions, sales, meeting targeted sales figures, community development, sales and design training

Advertising Manager                     
1/01-11/01, Malvern Daily Record, Malvern, AR                  Managed sales staff of 3 for a daily newspaper; responsible for sales promotions, sales, meeting targeted sales figures, community development, sales and design training

General Assignment Reporter                                        
7/99 – 1/01, Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, AR           
Covered city, county government beats, law enforcement beat, features, proofreading, editing sports and opinion articles (Left for management opportunity)

Advertising Manager                                                           11/98-7/99, The Tri-Lakes Edition, Benton, AR                  
Managed sales and design staff for weekly zoned edition; responsible for sales promotions, meeting targeted sales figures, sales training, community relations

Co-Owner, Operator                                                          
7/94-4/99, Chief Gas in Malvern, AR & Hilltop 66 in Bryant, AR 

Daily business operations included inventory, billing, accounts payable, payroll, employee training, stocking and merchandising, scheduling, advertising, customer relations

Advertising Sales, Manager
1/92 – 2/96,  Malvern Daily Record, Malvern, AR                 
Worked as a sales rep for daily newspaper, managing 150 active accounts; promoted to Retail Advertising Manager in January 1995  Duties included sales promotion creation, meeting targeted sales figures, sales and design training, community relations

Lifestyles Editor                                                     
7/91 – 1/92, Malvern Daily Record, Malvern, AR                 
Covered county government, designed daily lifestyle pages, features, researched community history for articles, proofreading and editing sports and news articles (Promoted to advertising staff in Jan. 1992)

Lifestyles Editor                                                     
7/90 – 7/91, The Sentinel-Record, Hot Springs, AR           
Designed daily lifestyle pages, proofreading, feature writing, article archives

News Editor                                                             
3/88 – 6/90, Daily Siftings Herald, Arkadelphia, AR           
Covered city, county government beats, law enforcement, features, story selection, training interns (Left for better opportunity)


Education

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Accomplishments & Highlights

  • NISOD Teaching Excellence Award, Arkansas State University Three Rivers
  • Outstanding eCourse Designer, Arkansas State University Three Rivers (nominated for national award)
  • Outstanding Faculty Award, 2020, Student Government Association, Arkansas State University Three Rivers
  • First Place, Editorial Writing, Arkansas Press Association
  • First Place, Editorial Writing, Arkansas Press Assoc. Managing Editors
  • First Place & other awards in advertising design, Arkansas Press Association
  • Selected 2000 Young Careerist for Clark County, Arkadelphia Business & Professional Women

MFA, Creative Writing/Nonfiction
University of Arkansas at Monticello

MLA, Social Sciences/History

Henderson State University


BA, Mass Media Communications/Broadcast

​Henderson State University

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