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Snell Hall

Snell Hall 030J

2150 SW Jefferson Way

2150 SW Jefferson Way
Corvallis, OR 97331
Curriculum Vitae: 
Credentials: 
MS, Journalism/ Literary Nonfiction, University of Oregon, 2010
BA, English Literature, University of Oregon, 1991
Office Hours: 
9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., by appointment

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At OSU
Affiliated with: 
New Media Communications
Courses Taught: 

NMC 320 History of Telecommunications

NMC 321 History of Broadcasting

NMC 322 Landmarks in Media Content: Transmedia Franchises

NMC 341 Media Spin and Deception Detection

NMC 356 Podcast Production

NMC 357 Advanced Podcasting & Audiobook Production (in development)

NMC 461 Transmedia Publishing I: Creating IP

NMC 462 Transmedia Publishing II: Exploiting IP

Research/Career Interests: 

My primary research interest is the building and management of trans-media franchises as a venue for creative expression. I pursue that interest through two primary franchises: Offbeat Oregon History, and Pulp-Lit Productions.

Offbeat Oregon History ("A public-history resource for the state we love") is a trans-media franchise centered around a weekly syndicated newspaper column published regularly or occasionally in 21 newspapers and magazines around the state. It includes a central searchable hub page with 540 columns sorted by date of first publication; a Facebook page with 5,300 likes; a Twitter feed with 1,200 followers; a Pinterest board; and several other social-media hotspots. It also includes a thrice-weekly podcast with an average of 800 downloads per episode. All franchise elements can be accessed through the hub page, at http://offbeatoregon.com. This franchise was established in 2008.

Pulp-Lit Productions is an Oregon publishing firm that specializes in annotated editions of classic novels from the pulp era — roughly 1910 to 1941. Pulp-Lit Productions takes an "audio-first" approach to its projects, engineering them for maximum utility for audiobook listeners, but also produces hardcover, paperback, Kindle and ePub editions of its titles. This franchise was established in 2014.