Assistant Professor of the Practice, Journalism
Office: B9 Tribble Hall
Phone: (336) 758-5348
MA in Visual Communication, School of Media and Journalism at UNC-Chapel Hill
BA in English and Russian, Haverford College
Areas of Interest
Multimedia journalism, documentary, photography and photojournalism, audio storytelling, investigative journalism, literary journalism
Courses Taught at Wake Forest
Introduction to the Craft of Journalism
The Art of Sound: Audio Storytelling
Selected Work and Publications
(Documentary, in post-production)
A river of sonic exploration through The Big Ears Festival in Knoxville, Tennessee, this atmospheric, experiential film combines eclectic performances with visions of the city and intimate musings from audience and musicians. Musical genres fall away, judgments are destabilized, acoustic and digital intertwine, performers and audience blend. Knoxville cradles the flow.
(Video, 20 min, 2016)
Three music events—the electronic music festival Moogfest; the jazz, R&B and hip-hop-infused Art of Cool; and the traditional African American Bimbé— took place in Durham, N.C., in May 2016. In this fast-revitalizing (some would say “gentrifying” or even “homogenizing”) midsized city, this short documentary offers audiences an opportunity to reflect on the churn of past, present, and conflicting visions of the future.
(Video, 30 Minutes, 2014)
This personal exploration of Southern history, Duke University, and the civil rights movement brings to the forefront the past and its lingering effects.
(Video, 8 min, 2013)
The story of an elderly couple in the mountains of western North Carolina, as they recollect their past while facing the unknown.