Curriculum Vitae

Diane F. Witmer, Ph.D., APR, Fellow PRSA
Professor
Department of Communications
California State University, Fullerton
P.O. Box 6846
Fullerton, CA 92834-6846
Office: CP-650-29
Office Phone: 657-278-7008

 

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Education

Ph.D., Communication Arts & Sciences
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA., August 1994
    Emphasis: Organizational Communication
M.A., Communication Arts & Sciences,
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA, May 1993
    Emphasis: Organizational Communication
M.S., Systems Management,
University of Southern California,
Los Angeles, CA, December 1989
    Certificate: Information Systems, August 1985
B.S., Business Administration,
University of La Verne,
La Verne, CA, 1980
    Emphasis: Human Resources Management
     

 

Academic Experience

2003-Present
Professor, Department of Communications,
California State University, Fullerton, CA
1997-2003
Associate Professor, Department of Communications,
California State University, Fullerton, CA

2000, Summer
Lecturer, School of Communication, Annenberg School for Communication, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
COMM 528 Web Design for Organizations

1994-1997
Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
    COM 490S Summer Internship in Communication.
    COM 253 Introduction to Public Relations.
    COM 353 Problems in Public Relations.
    COM 456 Advertising Copywriting (Course Director)
    COM 491y Public Relations Technology.
    COM 590 Organizational Communication in the Electronic Environment.
    COM 590 Pedagogical Issues in Computer-Mediated Communication.
    COM 610C Computer-Mediated Communication.

    1991-1994
    Assistant Lecturer, Department of Communication Arts & Sciences
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA

    CAAS 102 Spoken Communication.
    CAAS 395 Communication and the Sexes.
    CAAS 401x Business & Professional Communication.
    CAAS 496 Honors Internship.
    CAAS 301 Empirical Research Methods (Computer Lab).
    MBA program, Graduate School of Business. Fall 1992 & Spring 1993 consulting for graduate oral communication program


    Fall 1992
    Research Contract, National Academy of Sciences, Washington D.C.

    Survey data entry, statistics, analysis, and reporting for National Weather Service Modernization Committee.


    1992-1994 & 1990-1991
    Instructor, Department of Communications
    California State University, Fullerton, CA

    Comm 361 Principles of Public Relations.
    Comm 362 Public Relations Writing.
    Participation in Special Events.


    Summer 1992
    Research Subcontract, Ann Majchrzak,

    Center for Manufacturing and Automotive Research
    University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA
    Survey collection, data entry, statistics, analysis, and annual report.


    1990
    Instructor, Field Studies Program
    University of La Verne, Fountain Valley, CA

    EcBus 312 Management Systems.

    Professional Experience

    1990-1992
    Principal, Penkoff Communication Resources, Laguna Hills, CA
    Client List included: Economy Auto Leasing (now S&S Auto), Huntington Beach, CA; Irvine Medical Center, Irvine, CA; March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Costa Mesa, CA.


    1986-1990
    Director of Communications, March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation
    Orange County Chapter, Costa Mesa, CA

    Responsibilities: Public relations and marketing plans; media relations; strategic planning; internal and external communications; departmental budget; volunteer management, special events coordination; desktop publishing and design; speakers' bureau; student internship program; systems acquisition.


    1984-1985
    Administrative Coordinator, Dow Industries, Laguna Hills, CA

    Responsibilities: Special events coordination; proposal writing; trade and technical show exhibits; implementation and production of employee newsletter; writing personnel policies and procedures; decision support system.


    1980-1984
    Director of Public Relations, Weight Watchers of Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino, and San Diego Counties,
    Santa Ana, CA

    Responsibilities: Internal and external communications for four counties; newsletter (circ. 30,000); ad design and insertion; special events coordination; media relations; student internship program; group leader.

Creative Endeavor, Scholarship, & Research

Books:

Witmer, D. F. (2000). Spinning the Web: A Handbook for Public Relations on the Internet. A peer-reviewed text. New York: Addison Wesley Longman

Witmer, D. F. (1997, 2002). Public relations: Study guide. Englewood, CO: Jones International, Ltd. This 163-page book guides students through an undergraduate course that surveys the processes, strategies, applications, and tactics of public relations.

Witmer, D. F. (1996, 1998, 2002) Understanding the human communication process: Study guide (Revised). Englewood, CO: Jones International, Ltd. This 150-page book guides students through a master's level course that encompasses human communication at interpersonal, group, organizational, and public levels in both traditional and computer-mediated environments.

Penkoff, D. W. (1996). Human Communication: Study guide. Englewood, CO: Jones International, Ltd. This (tm)180-page book guides students through an undergraduate course that surveys a broad range of theoretical and methodological approaches to the study of human communication.

Refereed Publications:

Cozier, Z. R. & Witmer, D. F. (in press). A structurationist approach to the life cycle of Internet publics and public participation. In Mediated Public relations: Relationship Management Across Space, Time, and New Media. Sandra C. Duhé & Tyrone L. Adams, eds. New York: Peter Lang.

Witmer, D. F. (2001, March). Ethical communication: Preparing students for rewards and punishments in organizational life. In Proceedings of the 4th International, Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference, "Ethics in the Workplace." 57-58.

Cozier, Z. R. & Witmer, D. F. (2000) The development of a structuration analysis of New Publics in an electronic environment. In R. Heath, (Ed.). Handbook of Public Relations. (pp. 615-623). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Witmer, D. F. (1998, December). Staying connected: A case study of distance learning for student interns. Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 4(2). [On-Line] Available.

Witmer, D. F. (1998). Introduction to computer-mediated communication: A master syllabus for teaching communication technology.Communication Education, 47, 162-173.

Witmer, D. F., & Taweesuk, C. (1998, August). Why business people use the World Wide Web: an application of uses and gratifications theory. Proceedings of the first international conference on cultural attitudes towards technology and communication. (pp. 227-254). Sydney, Australia: University of Sydney Key Centre of Design Computing.

Witmer, D. F. (1997) Communication and recovery: Structuration as an ontological approach to organizational culture. Communication Monographs, 64, 324-349.

Penkoff, D. W. (1993). Slipping 'em a Mickey: A content analysis of drinking in Disney animated films. Animation Journal 2 (1). pp. 28-49.

Invited Publications:

Witmer, D. F. (in press). "The Real World" of public relations: PR management as a service learning course at Cal State Fullerton. In Deborah A. Silverman (Ed.). Service Learning in the Public Relations Classroom (working title). Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum.

Witmer, D. F. (2006). Overcoming System and Culture Boundaries: Public Relations from a Structuration Perspective. In C. Botan & V. Hazleton (Eds.). Public Relations Theory II. (pp. 361-374). Mahwah, NJ, Lawrence Erlbaum.

Witmer, D. F. (2001) The co-construction of self and organization: Evoking organizational spirituality. In Rodriguez, A. (Ed.) Essays on communication & spirituality: Contributions to a new discourse on communication. (pp. 1-19). Lanham, MD: University Press of America.

Witmer, D. F. (2000). Resources for on-line research. In L. R. Frey, C. H. Botan, & G. L. Kreps,. Investigating communication: An introduction to research methods, 2nd Ed. (pp. 62-66). Boston, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

Witmer, D. F. (1999, Autumn). the association(of).internet.researchers: Formed to support scholarship in and of the Internet. Information Communication & Society, 2(3).

Witmer, D. F., Colman, R. W., & Katzman, S. L. (1999). From paper-and-pencil to screen-and-keyboard: Toward a methodology for survey research on the Internet. In S. Jones (Ed.). Doing Internet Research: Critical Issues and Methods for Examining the Net. (pp. 145-161). Newbury Park: Sage.

Witmer, D. F. (1998). Practicing safe computing: Why people engage in risky computer-mediated communication. In F. Sudweeks, M. L. McLaughlin, & S. Rafaeli (Eds.). Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet. (pp. 127-146) Menlo Park, CA: AAAI/MIT Press.

Witmer, D. F., & Katzman, S. L. (1998). Smile when you say that: Graphic accents as gender markers in computer-mediated communication. In F. Sudweeks, M. L. McLaughlin, & S. Rafaeli (Eds.). Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet. (pp. 3-11) Menlo Park, CA: AAAI/MIT Press.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, March). Risky Business: Do People Feel Safe in Sexually Explicit Online Communication?Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2(4). Special Abridged Edition of Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet [On-Line]. Available.

Witmer, D. F., & Katzman, S. L. (1997, March). On-Line Smiles: Does Gender Make a Difference in the Use of Graphic Accents?Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication, 2(4). Special Abridged Edition of Network and Netplay: Virtual Groups on the Internet [On-Line]. Available.

Convention & Conference Presentations:

Cozier, Z. R., & Witmer, D. F. (2005, November). Restructuring Public Participation: A Structurationist Analysis of Three Alliances for The Mentally Ill. Presented to the Public Relations Division, National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

Cozier, Z. R., & Witmer, D. F. (2003). A structurationist perspective of public relations: A metatheoretical discussion of boundary spanning. Presented to the Public Relations Division of the National Communication Association national convention November 19-23, 2003, Miami Beach, FL.

Witmer, D. F. (2001, March). Ethical communication: Preparing students for rewards and punishments in organizational life. Presented to the Fourth International, Interdisciplinary Public Relations Research Conference, South Miami, FL.

Witmer, D. F., (2000, November). From chalk to CRT: Developing online delivery of course content. Presented to the Human Communication & Technology Commission at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Seattle, WA.

Featured Speaker, (2000, June). 2000 NCA International Conference Rhetoric and Communication in the 21st Century. Jyväskylä, Finland.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, June). Saving Some Trees: Using the World Wide Web to Reduce Paper and Enhance Teaching and Learning. Presented to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Acapulco, MX.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, February). Once Upon a Time: Using Old Tales to Teach New Skills. Y2K Sixth CSU Regional Symposium on University Teaching, Cal State University San Marcos, CA.

Cody, M. J., Dunn, D. S., & Witmer, D. F. (1999, November). Commonality and Community: Developing Friendships Through Discourse. Presented to the Human Communication & Technology Commission at the annual convention of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Witmer, D. F., (1999, July). What Can/Should We Expect for Assessment and Testing in the New Tech Environment? Presented to the National Communication Association Summer Conference on Communication and Technology, Arlington, VA.

Witmer, D. F., & Pate, L. E. (1999, May). Ethical behavior in organizations: Are we preparing students for reward or punishment? Presented to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, San Francisco, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1998, July). Staying connected: A case study of distance learning for student interns. Presented to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel.

Witmer, D. F. , & Taweesuk, C. (1998, July). Flow or function? Examining uses and gratifications of the World Wide Web by Mexican and U.S. Communicators. Presented to the NCA/ICA conference, "Communication: Organizing for the Future," Rome Italy.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, November). The co-construction of self and organization:Evoking organizational spirituality. Presented to the annual conference of the National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, May). Sequencing Students' Introduction to Computer-Mediated Communication: A Master Syllabus for Teaching Communication Technology. Presented to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

Witmer, D. F., Katzman, S. L., & Colman, R. W. (1997, May). Smiles and Frowns: Uses, Perceptions, and Consequences of Graphic Accents in Computer-Mediated Communication. Presented to the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, April). Questioning the Questions: What are the Underlying Assumptions of Using CMC? Panel presentation delivered at the annual conference of the Central States Communication Association, St. Louis, MO.

Penkoff, D. W., Colman, R., & Katzman, S. L. (1996, May). From Paper-and-Pencil to Screen-and-Keyboard: Toward a Methodology for Survey Research on the Internet. Poster session presented at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Penkoff, D. W. (1996, February). Rising Above It All: Transcendent Action and Organizational Spirituality. Presented to the organizational communication conference entitled, "Organizational Communication and Change: Challenges in the Next Century," sponsored by the International Communication Association, the Speech Communication Association, and Department of Speech Communication at Southwest Texas State University, Austin, TX.

Penkoff, D. W. (1995, May). Communication and recovery: Structuration as an ontological approach to organizational communication. Presented to the 45th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Penkoff, D. W. & Katzman, S. L. (1994, July). Smile when you say that: Graphic accents as gender markers in computer-mediated communication. Presented to the 44th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.

Penkoff, D. W. (1994, July). Practicing safe computing: Why people engage in risky computer-mediated communication. Presented to the 44th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Sydney, Australia.

Penkoff, D. (1994, February). Public flames and private fantasies: When is computer-mediated communication private? Presented to the annual convention of the Western States Communication Association, San Jose, CA.

Penkoff, D. (1993, November). Mensa and its members: Modernists in postmodern clothing? Presented to the 79th annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Miami, FL.

Penkoff, D. (1993, February). Electronic Research in Media Studies. Panel presentation to the annual conference of the Society for Cinema Studies, New Orleans, LA.

Penkoff, D. (1992, October). Slipping 'em a Mickey: A content analysis of drinking in Disney animated films. Presented to the 78th annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Penkoff, D. (1992, October). The enchantment of Disney animated films. Presented to the annual conference of the Society for Animation Studies, California Institute of the Arts, Valencia, CA.

Other Scholarly Activities:

Witmer, D. F. (1999, November). Invited Panelist, Nurturing Spiritual Growth through Communication Coursework, sponsored by the Religious Communication Association at the annual convention of the National Communication Association. Chicago, IL.

Witmer, D. F. (1999, May) The Organizational Communication Curriculum:Exploring Contradictions between the Classroom and the Workplace. Developer, coordinator, and participant of panel sponsord by the Organizational Communication Division for the annual conference of the International Communication, San Francisco, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1998, July). Classrooms without boundaries:Computer-mediated communication (and miscommunication). Developer, coordinator, and participant of panel co-sponsored by the Instructional & Developmental Communication Division and the Communication & Technology Division for the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Jerusalem, Israel.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, May). On-line conversations: Creating borderless communities & global community. Developer, coordinator, and participant of theme session at the annual conference of the International Communication Association, Montreal, Canada.

Workshops and Short Courses

For Professionals:

Witmer, D. F., (2005, September). A Volunteer's Experiences at the Aquarium of the Pacific: Conservation and Stewardship of Marine Ecosystems. Presented to the Daughters of the American Revolution, Mojave Chapter. Fullerton, CA.

Facilitator, Aquarium 101, ongoing full-day training for new volunteers, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

Witmer, D. F., (2003, October), What have I done? Incorporating assessment tools into your course. (revised) Teaching & Learning Academy Certificate Program, Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton. Invited Presenter. (2003, August). Summer Technology Camp. Sponsored by the Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton.

Witmer, D. F. (2002, August) . What have I done? Incorporating assessment tools into your course. Presentation for New Faculty Orientation, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (2001, October) New publics in a new age: Developing & maintaining relationships on the Internet. Breakfast Roundtable, Public Relations Society of America International Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, May). Spinning the Web: Using the Internet for Public Relations. International Association of Business Communicators, Orange County Chapter, Orange, CA.

Invited Presenter. (2000, March). Teaching and Technology Workshop. Sponsored by the Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton.

Co-Instructor. (1999, December) Public Affairs in Disaster I, American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Santa Ana, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1999, March). Extending the classroom boundaries with WebCT. Interactive presentation at the Technology in Learning and Teaching meeting (TiLT '99), Cal Poly, Pomona, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1999, February). Using Web Pages and the Internet in Public Relations. Presentation to emeriti faculty of the Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1998, April). Measuring the Effectiveness of Public Relations. The Salvation Army Territorial Development Conference, San Pedro, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1998, March). NUD*IST: Laying Bare Qualitative Research. Faculty Research & Development presentation to the faculty of the Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, November). Introduction to computer-mediated communication: Teaching the college course in communication technology. Short course presented at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association (formerly Speech Communication Association), Chicago, IL.

Witmer, D. F., (1997, September). Public Relations Technology. One-day workshops developed and presented to Latin business communicators. Hosted by Comunicometria, S.C., Mexico, D.F., MX.

Penkoff, D. W. (1996, November). At the helm of communication technology: An advanced workshop on the World Wide Web. Full-day preconference workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Diego, CA. Staff was recruited from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Southern Illinois University at Carbondale, and University of Southern California.

Kaye, B. K., Klopfenstein, B., Penkoff, D. W., Ferguson, D. A., Beadle, M. E., Esrock, S., & Wignall, D. L. (1996, May). Conceptual and applied training in the use of the Internet & World Wide Web. Short course at the 46th annual conference of the International Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

Penkoff, D. W. (1995, November). Beyond e-mail: An advanced workshop for electronic research and pedagogy. Short course at the annual meeting of the Speech Communication Association, San Antonio, TX. Staff was recruited from Wayne State University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, and University of Southern California.

Penkoff, D. W. (1995, February). Using the World Wide Web in writing courses. Presented to Mass Communication Faculty, Purdue University.

For Students

Witmer, D. F., (2001, October). Web design: The standard requirements, the innovative techniques. Presented at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern California Regional Conference, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F., (2001, October). A look at public relations: The skills, the career, the future. Presented at the Journalism Association of Community Colleges Southern Regional Conference, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, September).Communication on the World Wide Web. Presented at the Southern Section Annual Conference, Journalism Association of Community Colleges, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, September). Collaborative communication: The link between public relations and journalism. Presented at the Southern Section Annual Conference, Journalism Association of Community Colleges, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (2000, September). Webcasting: What it is & why we care. Presented to COMM 382 Introduction to Television & Film, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, November). Computer Software for Qualitative Research. Invited presentation to doctoral seminar on Field Research Methods. University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, October). Writing for the Web. Presentation to the Public Relations Student Society (PRSSA), Robert Rayfield Chapter, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Witmer, D. F. (1997, February). Qualitative research and computer technology: Report of one ethnographic study.Invited presentation to graduate seminar on Research and Assessment in Organizational Communication.Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Penkoff, D. W. (1995, February & 1996, February). Putting away the scissors: Using computer technology in qualitative research. Invited presentation to graduate seminar on Research and Assessment in Organizational Communication. Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Grants

2005 Sabbatical Leave. California State University, Fullerton.

2002
University Mission & Goals Initiative. $6,500 awarded to undergo review process for Public Relations Society of America certification (CEPR) for Department of Communications Public Relations Concentration.

2002
Faculty Enhancement & Instructional Development Grant. $500 awarded for qualitative research software. California State University, Fullerton.

2001
Summer Technology Grant. $750 and technical support awarded to incorporate streaming media into World Wide Web-based instructional materials. California State University, Fullerton.

2000
Untenured Faculty Research Grant. $500 awarded to develop manuscript for Public Relations: Trends and Tactics for the 21st Century (Working Title). A peer-reviewed text. Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

2000
International Travel Grant. $500 awarded for travel to international conferences during summer 1998. Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1999
Untenured Faculty Research Grant. Three-unit course release awarded for Spring 2000 to develop manuscript for Public Relations: Trends and Tactics for the 21st Century (Working Title). A peer-reviewed text. Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1999
$1,000 to support manuscript development of Public Relations: Trends and Tactics for the 21st Century (Working Title). Funded by Addison Wesley Longman, New York, NY.

1999
Faculty Enhancement & Instructional Development Grant. $500 awarded to support manuscript development for Public Relations: Trends and Tactics for the 21st Century (Working Title). A peer-reviewed text. Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1999
$2,000 awarded by the General Education Committee to develop a proposal for a new general education course, Comm 210, "Critical thinking for Media Consumers" with Professors Cynthia King and Shay Sayre, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1999
Untenured Faculty Research Grant. Three-unit course release awarded for Spring 1999 to complete manuscript for Spinning the Web: A Handbook for Public Relations on the Internet. Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1998
$1,000 awarded for travel to support manuscript development for Spinning the Web: A Handbook for Public Relations on the Internet. Funded by Addison Wesley Longman, New York, NY.

1998
International Travel Grant. $500 awarded for travel to international conferences during summer 1998.

1998
Summer Technology Grant. $1,500 and technical support awarded to develop World Wide Web-based instructional materials. California State University, Fullerton.

1997
General Faculty Research Award. $2,000 granted to develop a proposal for a book entitled Spinning the Web: A Handbook for Public Relations on the Internet. Funded by the California State University, Fullerton Foundation.

1996
Indiana Campus Compact Curriculum Development Incentive Grant. $1,500 awarded to develop a new undergraduate service learning course entitled Public Relations Research. Funded by Lilly Endowment.

Honors and Awards

April 2006
Honoree, Recognition of Outstanding Service. California State University, Fullerton.

April 2005
Honoree, Recognition of Outstanding Teaching. California State University, Fullerton.

April 2003
Honoree, Recognition of Outstanding Service. California State University, Fullerton.

2002
Who's Who in the World, 19th edition.

Spring 2001
Carnegie Faculty, Selected for the Carnegie Academy For The Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (CASTL), California State University, Fullerton, CA.

March 2001
Honoree, Recognition of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activities. California State University, Fullerton, CA.

October 2000
College of Fellows, Public Relations Society of America, New York, NY.

May 2000
Dean's Technology Cash Award, $500 to recognize incorporation of emerging communication technologies into the curriculum through revision of existing courses, College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

March 2000
Golden Circle Award, Volunteer Recognition by the American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Santa Ana, CA.

March 1999
Honoree, Faculty Recognition for Teaching and Technology Innovations, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

March 1999
Selected Academic Presenter to the meeting on Technology in Learning and Teaching (TiLT '99), Cal Poly, Pomona, by the California State University, Fullerton Faculty Development Center.

1996-1999
Who's Who of American Women, 19th, 20th, 21st, & 22nd editions.

1997-1999
Who's Who in America, 52nd, 53rd, and 54th editions.

March 1998
Honoree, Recognition of Faculty Scholarship and Creative Activities that have involved the application or use of technology. California State University, Fullerton, CA.

April 1997
Participant, Top Ranked Panel at the Central States Communication Association, St. Louis, MO.

1996
Who's Who in the Midwest, 25th edition.

1994-1995
Who's Who in the West, 23rd & 24th editions.

May 1995
Top Ranked Paper, Organizational Communication Division, at the 45th annual convention of the International Communication Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Fall 1994
Nominee, 1994 McLaren/Lambart Award for Best Scholarly Article on Animation, sponsored by the Society for Animation Studies and the National Film Board of Canada.

October 1992
Top Four Paper Award, Student Section, at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Speech Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

1992, 1993
Who's Who in the West, 23rd & 24th editions.

May 1991
Protos Award of Excellence for Media Relations, PRSA, Orange County Chapter, CA.

May 1988
Protos Award, PRSA, Orange County Chapter, CA.

May 1980
Departmental Honors, University of La Verne, 4.0/4.0 g.p.a., Department of Economics & Business, La Verne, CA.

Service to Department & University

Fall 2006-Present
Graduate Studies Coordinator, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton.

Spring 2006
Interim Faculty Advisor, Public Relations Student Society of America, California State University, Fullerton.

Fall 2005-Present
Co-Faculty Advisor, Titan Divers, Student Scuba Diving Club, California State University, Fullerton. Fall 2003-Fall 2004, Faculty Mentor, Honors Program, California State University, Fullerton

2003-2004
Member, Planning, Resource & Budget Committee, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

2002-2003
Elected Chair, Senate Executive Council, College of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

January 2002-Fall 2005
Elected Vice Chair, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

January 2002-Present
Ad Hoc Committee on Departmental Names, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Spring 2001-Fall 2002 & Fall 2004-Fall 2006
Ad Hoc Committee on Assessment of Student Learning, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Fall 2001 Panelist, New Faculty Orientation, Faculty Development Center, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Spring 2001-2002
Ad Hoc Committee for Online Distance Learning, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Fall 2000-Fall 2006
Public Relations Concentration Coordinator, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Summer 2000-Fall 2002
Faculty Development Center Advisory Board, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

Summer 2000
Web Design Advisory Committee, University Extended Education, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

December 1999-January 2005 & Fall 2005-Present
Instructional Resources Allocation Committee, Associated Students, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

August 1997-August 2000
Faculty Advisor, Robert Rayfield Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

August 1998-Present
Graduate Committee, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA

August 1997-Present
Curriculum Committee, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA

1997-1999
Web Development Task Force, School of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA.

1997-1998
Technology Committee, Department of Communications, California State University, Fullerton, CA

1995-1997
Faculty Advisor, Purdue Chapter, Public Relations Student Society of America, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1997
Member, School of Liberal Arts Grievance Committee, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1996
Consultant, School of Liberal Arts Honors World Wide Web page, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

Fall 1995
Mentor, HORIZONS Student Support Program, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1996
Developer, Department of Communication World Wide Web site, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1996
Steering Committee Member, School of Liberal Arts Grievance Committee, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1996
Member, School of Liberal Arts Honors Committee, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1997
Alternate Member, School of Liberal Arts Grade Appeals Committee, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1997
Member, Undergraduate Committee, Department of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995-1996
Member, Internship Committee, Department of Communication, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

February 1995
Faculty Interviewer, Profiles in Excellence Seminar, a program sponsored by the Graduate School to train outstanding undergraduates to apply for prestigious funded graduate study, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1995
Department of Communication Representative, School of Liberal Arts World Wide Web Server Development Committee, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN.

1994
Secretary, Council of Graduate and Professional Students, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

1994
Member, Advisory Board, University of Southern California Electronic Bulletin Board Service (USCBBS), University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

1993
Summer Librarian, Communication Graduate Students Association, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

1992
Member, Social Committee, Communication Graduate Students Association, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

Service to Profession & Community

Spring 2006
College of Fellows Mentor, Public Relations Society of America.

February 2006
Respondent, Panel entitled Communicating Hope in Community Organizations and Service Learning, Organizational Communication Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, Palm Springs, CA.

2005-Present
Web design & maintenance, American Academy of Underwater Sciences.

Fall 2005
By-Laws Chair, Daughters of the American Revolution, Mojave Chapter, Fullerton, CA.

2003
Member, Educators' Academy National Board, Public Relations Society of America.

July 2003
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Bedford/St. Martin Press.

June 2003-Present
Member, Editorial Board, Communication Studies, (formerly the Central States Speech Journal).

April 2003-Present
Training Team Member, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

November 2002 Reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

January 2002-January 2003
Co-Chair of Programs, Public Relations Society of America, Orange County Chapter Board of Directors.

May 2002-Present
Presentation Dive Volunteer, Aquarium of the Pacific, Long Beach, CA.

Fall 2001
Mentor, Public Relations Society of America, College of Fellows.

Fall 2001
Rreviewer, Communication Yearbook, an official journal of the International Communication Association.

2000-2001
Co-Chair, Human Communication and Technology Commission, National Communication Association.

Spring 2001
Elected Secretary, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

September 2000 Ad hoc reviewer, Communication Theory, an official journal of the International Communication Association.

June 2000
Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Online Behavior

March 2000
Reviewer, CATaC '2000, 2nd International Conference Culture Attitudes toward Technology and Communication, Perth, Australia, 12 July - 15 July 2000.

February 2000
Reviewer, Human Communication & Technology Commission, National Communication Association.

November 1999-Present
Executive Board Appointee, association(of),internet.researchers.

November 1998-Present
Web Coordinator, Human Communication and Technology Commission, National Communication Association

November 1999-2000
Co-Vice Chair of Programs, Human Communication and Technology Commission, National Communication Association

November 1998-1999
Elected Co-Vice-Chair, Publications, Human Communication and Technology Commission, National Communication Association

November 1998-Present
Web Coordinator, Public Relations Division, International Communication Association

February 1999-Present
Public Information Officer in Disaster, American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Orange County, CA.
 

Summer 1999
ad hoc reviewer, MIT Press

Summer 1999
Web site design and revision, American Red Cross, Orange County Chapter, Santa Ana, CA. 
 

Summer 1999
ad hoc reviewer, Lawrence Erlbaum

March 1999
Elected Paper Reviewer, Public Relations Division, National Communication Association.

January 1999
Ad hoc reviewer, Electronic Journal of Communication/La Revue Electronique

January 1999
Ad hoc reviewer, Communication Research.

December 1998-June 1999
Reviewer, Communication Yearbook, an official journal of the International Communication Association.

January 1999
Ad hoc reviewer, Communication Theory, an official journal of the International Communication Association.

November 1998-Present
Coordinator, On-line Internship Network, Orange County Chapter, Public Relations Society of America, Orange County, CA.

November 1998
Ad hoc reviewer, Wadsworth.

August 1998
Judging committee, Annual Awards Competition for San Diego Chapter PRSA by Public Relations Society of America, Orange County Chapter, CA.

June 1998
Ad hoc reviewer, Human Communication Research, an official journal of the International Communication Association.

June 1998
Panel reviewer, Organizational Communication Division, Western States Communication Association.

May 1998
Ad hoc reviewer, California State University Institute, for Archipelago Productions, a division of Harcourt Brace.

April 1998
Ad hoc reviewer, Wadsworth.

1998-Present
Contributing Editor, New Media & Society.

November 1997
Elected Paper Reader, Organizational Communication Division, National Communication Association.

November 1997
Respondent, Spiritual perspectives of organizational cultures, sponsored by the Spiritual Communication Commission, National Communication Association, Chicago, IL.

1997
Elected Paper Reader, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association.

1997
Paper Reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

1997-1998
Member, Taskforce to plan the NCA 1998 Summer Conference on Public Relations and Education

June 1997
Ad hoc reviewer, Wadsworth.

1997
Publicity Director, Board of Directors, Women Halting On-line Abuse (W.H.O.A.)

May 1997
Invited Participant, Doctoral Consortium, Preconference to the annual International Communication Association convention, Montreal, Canada.

1997
Elected Paper Reader, Organizational Communication Division, Speech Communication Association.

1995-1997
Chair, Speakers' Bureau, Sagamore Division March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation.

1996-Present
Member, Academic Advisory Board, Jones International University, Englewood, CO.

1996
Member, Board of Directors, Sagamore Division March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Lafayette, IN.

1996
Invited Reviewer, Central States Communication Association, Communication Studies.

1996
Chair, Top Student Papers, Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association, 46th Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

1996
Paper Reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

1996
Paper Reviewer, Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association.

Spring 1996
Co-Editor, World Wide Web Home page for Public Relations Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

May 1995
Respondent, International issues in telecommunications, Communication and Technology Division of the International Communication Association, 45th Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.

1995-1996
Chair, Speakers' Bureau, Sagamore Division March of Dimes Birth Defects Foundation, Developed and facilitated full-day speaker training program for Speakers' Bureau volunteers.

July 1996
Ad hoc reviewer, Longman.

January 1996
Ad hoc reviewer, HarperCollins.

1994-2004
Member, Editorial Board, The Journal of Computer-Mediated Communication.

1995
Paper Reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

1995
Elected Paper Reader, Organizational Communication Division, International Communication Association.

1994
Paper Reviewer, Communication and Technology Division, International Communication Association.

1994
Ad hoc reviewer, Harcourt Brace.

1992
Member, Strategic Planning Committee, Long Beach/South Bay Unit, Arthritis Foundation, Long Beach, CA.

1991
Member, Silver Anvil Awards Judging Panel for New Orleans Chapter, Public Relations Society of America, Orange County Chapter, CA.

1990
Judge, Bateman Case Study, Public Relations Society of America, Inland Counties Chapter, CA.

1988-1989
Secretary, Orange County Press Club, Orange County, CA.

1988, 1989, 1991
Member, Oral Review Panels, PRSA APR Accreditation, Orange County Chapter, CA.

1988
Member, PRSA Awards Banquet Committee, Orange County Chapter, CA.

1987
Member, PRSA Community Service Committee, Orange County Chapter, CA.

Consulting

Fall 2002
Content expert, Jones International University, Englewood, CO. Revised course content and study guide for BC 370 Public Relations.

Spring 2002
Content expert, Jones International University, Englewood, CO. Revised course content and study guide for BC 511 Understanding the Human Communication Process.

Spring 1998
Content expert, Jones International University, Englewood, CO. Revised course content and study guide for BC 511 Understanding the Human Communication Process.

Fall 1997
Workshops on Public Relations Technology developed and presented for Comunicometria, S.C., Mexico, D.F., MX.

Spring 1997
Content expert, Jones International University, Englewood, CO. Designed course content and study guide for BC 370 Public Relations.

Spring 1996
Content expert, Jones International University, Englewood, CO. Designed course content and study guide for BC 511 Understanding the Human Communication Process and BC 350 Human Communication.

Spring 1996
On-air presenter, Jones International, Englewood CO. Contributed to writing and performance of intros, and outros for telecourse video segments.

Professional Associations

American Academy of Underwater Sciences
National Communication Association
Public Relations Society of America (Fellow)
 

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Updated July 7, 2006