Curriculum vitae of
Michael Ray FitzGerald
Ph.D., media studies, Department of Film, Theatre, and Television; School of Arts, English, and Communication Design; University of Reading. Reading, Berkshire, UK. Ratified May 9, 2012. Focus: media history. Specialty: minorities in mass media. Dissertation title: Superfink: The Native-American Enforcer Figure on U.S. Network Television, 1949-2009. Advisers: Jonathan Bignell, Simone Knox. Examiners: Faye Woods (Reading), Stephen Neale (University of Exeter).
Post-baccalaureate student, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla. Summer 2009-Summer 2010. Took several graduate-level courses in order to complete 18 hours in English/ literature/film studies.
Ph.D. student, College of Journalism and Communications; University of Florida. Gainesville, Fla. Summer 2007-Spring 2008. Research areas: minority representations in U.S. media, U.S. television history. GPA: 3.90. Adviser/chair: Bernell Tripp, PhD. Left to undertake a British cultural-studies approach at University of Reading (see above).
Master of arts in mass communications; University of Florida. May 2007. GPA: 3.85. Research areas: Media history, television geography. Thesis title: Sitcoms and Suburbia: The Role of Network Television in the De-urbanization of the U.S., 1948-1991. Adviser/chair: Bernell Tripp, PhD.
Post-baccalaureate student, University of North Florida. Department of Public Administration. Jacksonville, Fla. Course: independent study (PAD 6900). “Did U.S. Television Programming Promote Anti-urbanism?” (pilot study for master’s thesis). Summer 2005. Adviser: Paul G. Harwood, PhD.
Bachelor of arts, communications, Jacksonville University. Jacksonville, Fla. Focus: print journalism. Graduated summa cum laude, 2004. GPA: 3.92. Adviser: Dennis Stouse, MA.
University of North Florida. Jacksonville, Fla. Summer 2003. Course: Political Theory, POT 3075: American Politics and Pop Culture (film). Instructor: Terry Bowen, PhD.
Associate in arts, Florida Community College at Jacksonville. 2000-2002. Foci: liberal arts, journalism. Graduated with highest honors. GPA: 4.0. Full scholarship as editor of student newspaper.
EDUCATION COURSES , TRAINING, ETC.
“Avoiding Harassment in the Workplace.” Training seminar at College of Coastal Georgia, Dec. 7, 2012.
University of Florida, College of Journalism and Communications. Teaching Mass Communications (MMC 6930). Fall 2005. Professor: Julie E. Dodd, Ed.D. Focus on pedagogical research, latest teaching methods, and course preparation. Also included components on presentations using PowerPoint and creating a Web site using DreamWeaver software.
Duval County Teacher Improvement Program. Schultz Center for Teaching and Leadership, Jacksonville, Fla. July 2004.
Subject Area Examination: Language Arts. 2004. State of Florida temporary certificate to teach Language Arts, grades 6-12.
Teaching areas: media theory and criticism, writing for mass communications (journalism/public relations), public speaking, business communication, visual communication.
Instructor, Flagler College, St. Augustine, Fla. Sept. 2007-present. Speech Communication (COM 101), also Writing for Mass Communication (COM 210) and Media Literacy (COM 213). Supervisor: Tracy Halcomb, PhD. Responsible for as many as 60 students (approx. 20 per section); designed course work and assignments, provided lectures and presentations, graded written proposals, speeches, story assignments; coached students both as a group and individually; provided career advice.
Instructor, University of North Florida, Jacksonville, Fla. Fall 2014. Fundamentals of Speech (SPC 2608). Supervisor: John Parmelee, PhD. Responsible for 20 students. Designed course work and assignments, provided lectures and presentations, graded written proposals, speeches, exams, coached students both as a group and individually.
Instructor, Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla. Fall 2012-Spring 2014. Introduction to Speech Communication (COM 201). Supervisor: Scott Kimbrough, PhD. Responsible for as many as 60 students (20 per section). Designed course work and assignments, provided lectures and presentations, graded written proposals, speeches, exams, coached students both as a group and individually.
Instructor, College of Coastal Georgia, Camden Center, Kingsland, Ga. Fall 2008-Fall 2013. Introduction to Communications (COMM 1000; survey course) and Fundamentals of Speech (COMM 1110). Supervisor: Karen Hambright, PhD. Responsible for approximately 40 students (20 per section); designed course work and assignments, provided lectures and activities, grade papers and exams, assessed presentations, provided career advice to students.
Adjunct instructor, Art Institute of Jacksonville, Jacksonville, Fla. January-March, 2009. Media Theory and Criticism (HU-3000). Supervisor: Nadia Ramoutar, PhD. Responsible for 12 film/TV and graphic-design students; designed course work and assignments, provided lectures and presentations, graded research papers, compiled exams, assessed presentations.
Writing-lab instructor, University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications.
Gainesville, Florida, August 2005-May 2007 (five terms). Writing for Mass Communication (MMC 2100), supervisor: Julie Dodd, EdD. Responsible for 40 students (two sections) per term, graded assignments, proctored exams, and assisted with workshops. Of eight instructors, I consistently had the greatest number of students who had their stories published.
Adjunct instructor, Creative Writing Department, Douglas Anderson School of the Arts,
Jacksonville, Florida, Fall 2004. Courses: Editing, speech, American literature. Taught approximately 100 students (four sections). Also created a roundtable forum featuring professional writers speaking about careers in creative writing.
Teacher’s assistant (volunteer), Lake Lucina Elementary School, Jacksonville, Fla.
Jacksonville, Florida, May-June, 2004. Assisted fourth-grade teacher in maintaining classroom control.
Native Americans on Network TV: Myths, Stereotypes, and the “Good Indian.” Lanham, Md. Rowman & Littlefield. December 2013. This book is to date the top seller in R&L’s Film & History series.
Mixed Metaphors: Selected Writings of Michael Ray FitzGerald. Jacksonville, Fla. Paradiddle Press/Lulu.com. Spring 2013.
JOURNAL ARTICLES (peer-reviewed)
“‘Adjuncts of Government’: Darryl F. Zanuck and Twentieth Century-Fox in Service to the Executive Branch, 1935-1973.” Historical Journal of Film, Radio, and Television, forthcoming.
“The Indianized White Man and the Anglicized Indian: Imperial and anti-Imperial Discourse in NBC’s Daniel Boone, 1964-1970.” Journal of American Culture. 37(3). September 2014.
“American Masculinity in Crisis: Cordell Walker of Walker, Texas Ranger and the Indianized White Hero.” American Indian Culture and Research Journal 38(3): 67-88. Summer 2014.
“The White Savior and His Junior Partner: The Lone Ranger and Tonto on Cold War Television.” Journal of Popular Culture 46(1). February, 2013.
“Boss Jocks: How Corrupt Radio Practices Helped Make Jacksonville, Florida, One of the Great Music Cities.” Southern Cultures 17(4). Winter 2011. This paper has received more than 2,400 document views on Academia.edu.
“Television Westerns, Termination, and Public Relations: An Analysis of the ABC Series Broken Arrow, 1956-1958.” Film & History 41(1). Spring 2011.
“Evolutionary Stages of Minorities in the Mass Media: An Application of Clark’s Model to American Indian Television Representations.” Howard Journal of Communications 21(4). November 2010. This paper has received more than 8,000 document views on Academia.edu.
“Rouche, Jean.” Directory of World Cinema: France. Marcelline Block and Jeremi Szaniawski, eds. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2014.
“Chronique d’un Ete” (Jean Rouch, 1961). In Marcelline Block, ed. World Film Locations: Paris. Bristol, UK: Intellect, 2012.
“Gare du Nord” (Jean Rouch, 1965). In World Film Locations: Paris.
“St.-Germain des Prés” (Jean Douchet, 1965). In World Film Locations: Paris.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. Review of Equal Time: Television and the Civil-Rights Movement by Aniko Bodroghkozy. Historical Journal of Film, Radio and Television 33(3), July 2013.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. Review of Fighting Colonialism with Hegemonic Culture: Native American Appropriation of Indian Stereotypes by Maureen Trudelle Schwarz. American Indian Culture and Research Journal 38(2).
Michael Ray FitzGerald. Review of War and the American Presidency by Arthur Schlesinger Jr. The Humanist. March 2005: 45-48.
Review of Selma. Film & History. Spring 2015.
Review of Tim’s Vermeer (documentary). Film & History. Summer 2014.
Review of Muscle Shoals (documentary). Film & History. Spring 2014.
“Slumdog Millionaire vs. The Wrestler.” Thursday Night Magazine. August, 2009. http://www.thursdaynightmagazine.com/RFitzgerald
“Happily Never After”: Review of No Country for Old Men (Coen Brothers). Free Inquiry. February/March 2008, 65-66.
“More than a Murder Mystery” Review of Gosford Park (Robert Altman), Campus Voice, Nov. 22, 2002.
“Shipping News sports solid cast”: Review of Shipping News (Lasse Halstrom), Campus Voice, Feb. 2, 2002.
“Muleskinner movie truly scary.” Campus Voice, Oct. 23, 2001.
CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS, SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS, SEMINARS, PANELS
“Journalism, realism, and writing.” Clay County Writers, Orange Park, Fla. May 21, 2014. Talked about journalism as a good background for modern storytelling. Also discussed where and how to find stories and good storytelling methods, in conjunction with my book Mixed Metaphors.
“Native Americans on Network TV.” Book discussion at North Florida Writers, Jacksonville, Fla. Feb. 8, 2014. Talked about my recent book published by Roman & Littlefield.
“Lone Rangers, Superheroes, and Saviors.” Film & History Conference. Milwaukee, Wisc., Sept. 28, 2012 (panel chair).
“An Analysis of the ABC Series Broken Arrow, 1956-1958.” Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association and American Culture Association. Feb. 13, 2010. Albuquerque, N.M.
“An Application of Clark’s Model to Native American Television Representations.” Seventh Annual Cultural Studies Association Conference, Race and Ethnic Studies Division. Kansas City, Mo. April 18, 2009.
“How to Write Effective Query Letters and Get Your Stories Published.” University of Florida College of Journalism and Communications, Gainesville, Fla. Summer 2006. Provided demonstrations of effective query letters and answered students’ questions.
“Calvin and Katrina.” Humanist Society of Gainesville (Fla.). Sept. 2005. Santa Fe Community College.
“Careers in Creative Writing” (panel moderator). Douglas Anderson School of the Arts. Jacksonville Florida. October 17, 2004. Organized and facilitated roundtable featuring professional writers from four fields to address students’ career goals and questions.
“Problems and Opportunities for North Florida Musicians and Entrepreneurs” (panel moderator). North Florida Music Association. JackRabbit’s, Jacksonville, Fla. June 2000. Organized, promoted and facilitated roundtable discussions attended by prominent music-industry figures for the purpose of educating area musicians and providing networking opportunities.
“Problems and Opportunities for North Florida Musicians and Entrepreneurs” (panel moderator). North Florida Music Association. University of North Florida. May 1999.
NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL PUBLICATIONS (non-refereed):
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Animals.” Thursday Night Magazine. July 2009. http://www. thursdaynightmagazine.com/RayFitzgerald
Michael Ray FitzGerald, “Brother Ponder Keeps It Real.” Juke Jar. December 2007. http://www. canopicpublishing.com/jukejar.htm
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “The Permanent War: A Way of Life.” Merge 1 (Australia). June-July 2007: 18-19, 24. Print.
FitzGerald, Michael Ray. “Television Portrayals of Native Americans: From Tonto to Uncle Ray (1949-2006).” Left Curve 31. Spring 2007: 129-138. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald, “Animals.” Canopic Jar. Fall 2006. http://www.canopicjar.com/ Canopic17/titles.html
Michael Ray FitzGerald & Fred W. Hill. “Gimme That Red-State Religion.” Left Curve 30. Spring 2006: 38-44. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Corruption Exposé Honored.” Communigator. Spring 2006: 6. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald, “Calvin and Katrina.” Free Inquiry. December 2005: 24-25. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “The Permanent War: Militarism and the American Way of Life.” Utne.
April 2005: 72-78. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Goodbye, Mister Fitz.” The Humanist. March 2005: 8-11. Print.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Manifest Destiny: American Imperial Myth, Then and Now.” Left
Curve. Spring 2005: 4-8. Print. Reprinted at Adam Ash. http://adamash.blogspot.com/ 2006_04_01_archive.html.Also reprinted at Powwows.com http://www.powwows.com/ gathering/archive/index.php?t-60769.html
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Militarism: A Way of Life.” The Humanist. November 2004: 26-31.
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Mister Nunes.” Canopic Jar. Fall 2004. http://www.canopicjar.com/ Canopic13/fitzgeraldmisternunes.htm
Michael Ray FitzGerald. “Jacksonville Blues.” Canopic Jar. June 2004. http://www. canopicjar.com/Canopic12/fitzgeraldessay.htm.
Reprinted in Southern Fried Magazine, April 18, 2012. http://www.downsouthjukin.com/SFM/index.php?option=com_content&view =article&id=388%3A387&catid=16&Itemid=7.
Also reprinted at DickeyBetts.com. n.d.
Also reprinted at Hittin’ the Web with the Allman Brothers Band. n.d.
More than 150 articles for the Jacksonville Business Journal, several for FolioWeekly and The Southeast Entertainer, plus regular columns in JAM (Orlando, Fla.) and Musician’s Trade Journal (Manchester, N.H.).
Michael Ray FitzGerald and Joe Black. Ape Call. December 2012.
CITED IN PUBLICATIONS, INTERVIEWS, ETC.
Gillota, David. “Book reviews: Native Americans on Network Television.” In Journal of Popular Culture, 47(6), December 2014. Positive review of my 2013 book.
Dintrone, Charles V. Television Program Master Index: Access to Critical and Historical Information on 2,273 Shows in Books, Dissertations, and Journal Articles (Jefferson, NC: McFarland & Co., 2014). My article “Television Westerns, Termination, and Public Relations: An Analysis of the ABC Series Broken Arrow, 1956-1958” from Film & History (Spring 2011) cited on p. 239.
Ross, Benjamin, Dead End: Suburban Sprawl and the Rebirth of American Urbanism (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2014). My 2007 M.A. thesis, Sitcoms and Suburbia, cited on p. 230, fn. 2.
Stone, Lala, “Cowboys and Indians: How Texas Historical Markers Harm Indigenous People.” Alternet, Sept. 22, 2014. http://www.alternet.org/ culture/cowboys-and-indians-how-texas-historical-markers-harm-indigenous-people. My book Native Americans on Network TV (Rowman & Littlefield) quoted.
Ono, Yoko. Imagine Peace. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/20469. May 13, 2014. My book Mixed Metaphors cited.
Ray, R. “Recommended: Native Americans on Network Television.” Choice, June 2014. As a result of this positive review, my book was picked up by 178 libraries worldwide.
Wimmer, Roger D., and Joseph R. Dominick. Mass Media Research: An Introduction, Tenth ed. (Independence, KY: Cengage, 2014), 187. My article “Evolutionary Stages of Minorities in the Mass Media,” published in Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
Dave, Shilpa S. Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in American Television and Film (Urbana: University of Illinois Press, 2013). My article “Evolutionary Stages of Minorities in the Mass Media,” published in Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010), cited on p. 163, fn. 51.
Native American Encyclopedia. http://nativeamericanencyclopedia.com/native-americans-network-stereotypes-myths-and-the-good-indian-film-and-history/. My book Native Americans on Network Television (2013) cited.
“The fantastic failure of The Lone Ranger.” Eileen Jones. Jacobin 11-12. August 2013. Article from Journal of Popular Culture (Feb. 2013) excerpted. Also reprinted in Salon.com. July 17, 2013. http://www.salon.com/2013/07/17/the_lone_ranger_is_a_failure_of_a_ film_but_its_still_fantastic_partner/.
Patton, Charlie. “Reinventing himself a way of life for Jacksonville’s Michael Ray FitzGerald.” Florida Times-Union, July 16, 2013. Also appeared in Jax Air News and Mayport Mirror.
Action News (Channels 30 and 47), Jacksonville, Fla. Interviewed by anchor-reporter Mark Spain with regard to Jacksonville’s contribution to southern rock. June 2012.
Dive, Shilpa S. Indian Accents: Brown Voice and Racial Performance in Television and Film (University of Illinois Press, 2013), 163-185. 2010 article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
Colston, Cherese E. “Seeing the Unseen: Underrepresented Groups in Prime-Time Television.” Honors Thesis. Eastern Michigan University. 2013. http://commons.emich.edu/cgi/ viewcontent.cgi?article =1330&context=honors. Article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
“Seeing the Unseen.” Undergraduate Symposium XXXIII. Eastern Michigan University. Dec. 28, 2012. http://symposiumsurfs.wordpress.com/. Article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
Frederick, Andrew. “Discrimination and Stereotypes in Media and Entertainment.” n.d. http://andrewsfrederick.weebly.com/uploads/1/1/2/7/11271861/discrimination_and_stereotypes_in_the_media.pdf. Article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
Clarysse, Bieke. “The Representation of Minorities in Reality TV.” Master’s thesis, University of Ghent. 2012. http://lib.ugent.be/fulltxt/RUG01/001/894/941/RUG01-001894941_2012_0001_AC.pdf. Article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spring 2010) cited.
Lundstrom, Heidi. “Ethics of the Use of Deaf Speech in a Television.” Western Washington University. June 2012. http://heidilundstrom.files.wordpress.com/2012/06/ethics-of-deaf-speech-on-television.pdf. Article from Howard Journal of Communication (Spriing 2010) cited.
Course syllabus, Triumph & Tragedy: United States Foreign Policy, 1945-1990 (HIST 3150Y). David Sheinin. Department of History, Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario. Fall 2012. p. 13. http://www.trentu.ca/history/documents/HIST-3150Y-FW-TriumphandTragedy-USForeignPolicy-Syllabus-2012-13-Sheinin-draft.pdf. Article from Film & History (Spring 2011) used as required reading.
Dagnes, Alison. Politics on Demand: The Effects of 24-hour News on American Politics. Westport, CT: Praeger, 2010. Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (May 18, 2003) cited, p. 66.
Carstarphen, Meta G., and John P. Sanchez. “The Binary of Meaning: Native American Indian Media in the 21st Century.” Howard Journal of Communication. Nov. 2010. Article from Howard Journal of Communications (Spring 2010) cited.
Native Americans in the Movies: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library. University of California at Berkeley. n.d. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/ IndigenousBib. html Article from Howard Journal of Communications (Spring 2010) listed.
Cohen, Elliot D. Mass Surveillance and State Control: The Total Information Awareness Project. London: Palgrave-MacMillan, 2010. Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (May 18, 2003) cited, p. 229.
“Michael Douglas and Yoko Ono Support Mayor Akiba and Nuclear Disarmament at John Catsimatidis’ Fifth Avenue Home.” Huffington Post. May 5, 2010. My 2005 article from Utne Reader cited. http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jim-luce/michael-douglas-and-yoko_b_564204.html
“Power to the People.” Speech by Yoko Ono. Mayors for Peace. New York, N.Y. May 4, 2010. My 2005 article from Utne Reader cited.
Clark, David. “Japanese Portrayals of African Americans in Literature and Television: 1940-2010.” April 16, 2010. Senior thesis, Princeton University. Personal correspondence (Feb. 21, 2008) cited.
Rowley, Stephen. Picture Perfect Towns: The Idealized Community and the Perils of Dream Building. PhD dissertation. School of Culture and Communication, University of Melbourne (Australia), 2010. Master’s thesis (2007) and data sets cited.
Kanth, Rajani Kannepali (ed.). The Challenge of Eurocentrism: Global Perspectives, Policy, and Prospects. London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2009. Passage from essay 2005 essay in Left Curve quoted, p. 175.
Goren, Lily J. You’ve Come A Long Way, Baby: Women, Politics, and Popular Culture (University Press of Kentucky, 2009). Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (May 18, 2003) cited, p. 68.
Goins, William J. Nice/Nasty. Bloomington, IN: Trafford Publishing, 2009. Article from Utne (March, 2005) cited on p. 12.
Ptak, John F. “Automurbia: Responding to Atomic Threat by Moving Everyone Everywhere.” J.F. Ptak Science Books. Post 1018. May 3, 2010. http://longstreet.typepad.com/ thesciencebookstore/2010/05/jf-ptak-atomurbia-responding-to-atomic-threat-by-moving-everyone-everywhere-1947it-is-probably-not-worth-putting-all-r.html. Master’s thesis (2007) cited.
Native Americans in the Movies: A Bibliography of Materials in the UC Berkeley Library. University of California at Berkeley. n.d. http://www.lib.berkeley.edu/MRC/ IndigenousBib. html Article from Left Curve (Spring 2007) listed.
Burrell Joseph. Republican Treason: Republican Fascism Exposed. New York: Algora Publishing, 2008: 168-169. Article from Free Inquiry (December 2005) excerpted.
Brauer, Ralph. The Strange Death of Liberal America. Westport, CT: Prager, 2006. Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (2003) cited, p. 232.
American Soundways (syndicated radio show). June, 2006. Interviewed by host Tripp Clarke for episode concerning Jacksonville, Florida’s musical history and contributions.
Kidd, Dorothy; Francisco McGee; and Danielle Fairbairn. “Clear Channel: The Poster Child for Everything That’s Wrong with Consolidation.” In David Skinner, James Compton and Mike Gasher (eds). Converging Media, Diverging Politics: A Political Economy of News Media in the United States and Canada. Lanham, Md.: Lexington Books, 2005. Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (March 18, 2003) cited, p. 96.
Turnbull, Andy. We Need to Talk about the Future of Canada. Toronto: Red Ear Publishing, 2005. Article from Utne (March, 2005) cited on p. 295.
Cohen, Elliot D. News Incorporated: Corporate Media Ownership and Its Threat To Democracy. Amherst, NY: Prometheus Books, 2005. Article from Jacksonville Business Journal (May 18, 2003) cited, p. 283.
Williams, Fritz. “A New Spirit of Militarism.” Dialogue: Newsletter of the American Ethical Union. Summer 2005. Article from The Humanist (Nov.-Dec 2004) cited.
Ono, Yoko. “The Oxford Union Address: Game Is Not Over.” Speech at Oxford University, June 15, 2005. ImaginePeace.com. http://imaginepeace.com/archives/2619. Article from Utne (March, 2005) cited.
Omni newsletter. Omnicenter. Oct. 27, 2004. Article from Utne (April, 2005) cited. http://www.omnicenter.org/eventsactivities/EA_Oct_27_04.html
Feld, Harold. 2003. “Changing the channel: What the FCC’s recent decision on media ownership means for independent producers and what you can do about it.” Media Access Project. National Alliance for Media Arts and Culture (NAMAC). Article cited from Jacksonville Business Journal (March 18, 2003).
Historian/research consultant, Guitar Town (documentary film). Mark Kohl, director. In development.
Songwriter/recording artist, Stitches. Director/producer: Joe Black, Blue Means Pregnant Films, Los Angeles, Calif. March, 2015. Contributed two songs for independent film.
Songwriter/recording artist, Stick ‘Em. Director/producer: Joe Black, Blue Means Pregnant Films, Los Angeles, Calif. Fall 2014. Wrote and performed theme song for independent film.
Script consultant, Quarter Life Crisis. Screenplay by Joe Black. June, 2013.
Actor, Yellow Bellies. Dir. by Joe Black. Barroom patron, unnamed (speaking role). July, 2012.
Editorial consultant, University Press of Florida. Sept., 2010. Reviewed and pre-edited book by Bob Kealing about Florida musicians, Calling Me Home: Gram Parsons and the Roots of Country-Rock, published January 2012.
Contributing writer, Thursday Night. Halifax, Nova Scotia. 2009-2011. Contributed nonfiction stories and editorial commentary for monthly Web’zine.
Contributing writer, First Coast Freethinker. Jacksonville, Fla. 2005-2009. Contributed editorial commentary for monthly newsletter.
Contributing writer, Canopic Jar and The Juke Jar. 2004-2008. Contributed creative nonfiction for Web publication. http://www.canopicjar.com.
Contributing writer, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, Florida, 1998-2008. Wrote stories for weekly tabloid about music, arts, education, and related topics, including three cover stories.
Staff writer/copyeditor, Communigator. UF College of Journalism and Communications, January-April 2006. Wrote stories about topics concerning the college, edited copy.
Correspondent, Jacksonville Business Journal. 2002-2005. Published more than 150 assignments specializing in arts and entertainment as well as general assignments for weekly business paper. Started as intern and continued as freelance.
Stringer, Associated Press. November, 2004. Covered 2004 presidential election in Jacksonville/Duval County for AP’s Miami bureau.
Editor, Cowford. Jacksonville, Florida, 2004. Edited and designed full-color magazine presenting local lore. Assigned and copyedited stories, wrote features and created page layouts in Quark Express. Distributed copies to bookstores and civic organizations.
Songwriter/recording artist, Saving Sophie. Director/producer: Lorraine Portman, Portman Productions, St. Augustine, Fla. Summer 2004. Wrote and performed closing song in award-winning independent film.
Managing editor, Jacksonville Business Quarterly. Jacksonville, Florida, 2003-2004. Contacted, coordinated and coached writers, assigned stories, edited copy, wrote departmental pieces.
Production assistant. It’s a Miracle (TV series). Clearlake Productions/PAX-TV, 1998. Personal assistant to line producer. Purchased costumes and props, handled cash for purchasing and refunds.
Contributor, co-founder, Lede magazine. Jacksonville University, 2003. Helped create student nonfiction magazine, wrote and edited stories, contributed design ideas. Adviser: Mark Dolan.
Editor, The Campus Voice. Florida Community College, Jacksonville, Florida, 2001-2002.
Assigned stories, coached writers, edited copy, wrote general stories and regular column for
bi-weekly college newspaper; also assisted with office duties including ad sales. Won Florida Community College Press Assn. award for in-depth reporting. Adviser: Robert Blade.
Assistant editor, The Campus Voice. Jacksonville, Florida, 2000-2001. Edited copy and wrote general stories and regular column for bi-weekly college newspaper, also assisted with distribution. Won FCCPA award for arts review.
Recording-studio manager/recording engineer, MusicLab. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 1995-2000. Owner: Roy M. Love Jr. Managed all aspects of business, including scheduling, sales, accounting and overseeing interns. Also served as in-house engineer. Engineered early recordings by major-label acts including Backstreet Boys (Jive Records), Yellowcard (Takeover), Trinket (RCA), Swirl 360 (Mercury), Burn Season (Elektra), and John Philip (Atlantic).
Label manager/co-owner, Rimshot Records. Jacksonville Beach Fla. 1995-1999. Handled all aspects of independent record label including scouting and signing acts, liaison with national distributor (M.S. Distributors), promotion, advertising, sales, shipping/receiving, inventory and accounting.
Contributor/columnist, Musican’s Trade Journal. Nashua, N.H., 1996-1999. Contributed stories and columns on music-industry issues for nationally distributed monthly trade magazine.
Columnist/contributor JAM Magazine. Altamonte Springs, Fla., 1995-1998. Wrote regular column on music business along with local music stories and reviews for bimonthly, statewide trade magazine.
Songwriter/publisher. “Lion’s Den.” Performed by C.J. Chenier on The Big Squeeze. Alligator Records, 1996. Still collecting performance royalties from Broadcast Music, Inc.
Recording engineer, Alan Audio. Jacksonville, Fla. 1992-1995. Engineered recording sessions for area musicians. Owner/manager: Ron Perry.
Recording-studio owner/engineer, Studio Hell. Jacksonville Beach, Fla. 1990-1992. Engineered and produced demo sessions for area musicians, including future Creed producer John Kurzweg and future Mofro singer J.J. Grey.
Contributor, The Notebook. Jacksonville, Florida, 1990. Wrote music-related stories and critiques for regional entertainment paper.
Songwriter/co-publisher. “For Everybody.” Performed by Rowdy Roddy Piper, The Wrestling Album. Epic Records, 1985; re-released by Koch Intl., 1999. Also appears on WWF Music Box Set. Koch Intl., 1999.
Music critic, Southeast Entertainer. Jacksonville, Florida, 1984-1990. Wrote album and live-performance reviews for area entertainment newspaper. Interviewed musicians and performers including Joan Jett.
SERVICE AND VOLUNTEER POSITIONS
Historian, North Florida Music Association. 1999-present. Created web-based, encyclopedic
catalogue of North Florida musicians and recording artists from 1920s to present. http://nfmhof. com
President, Graduate Students in Mass Communications Association. Fall 2006. Chaired meetings, coordinated social events, and recruited student members for college’s shared-governance committees.
Graduate Students in Mass Communications Association, committee member. Fall 2005-Fall 2006. Student Evaluations Committee member of college’s shared governance.
Consultant, Museum of Florida History (div. of Florida Department of State). 2002. Advised museum curator in connection with touring exhibit showcasing Florida musicians and recording artists. http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/services/magazine/03spring/museum.cfm
President/co-founder, North Florida Music Association. 1999, organization created to educate area musicians in music business and provide networking opportunities.
Board of Governors, National Academy of Recording Arts and Sciences, Florida Branch (based in Miami), 1999; served one term.
AWARDS, RECOGNITIONS, ETC.
• Outstanding Achievement in Communications, 2003-2004, Jacksonville University.
• President’s Honor Roll, J.U., 2003- 2004.
• Letter of commendation, Association for Racial and Cultural Harmony, March, 2003.
• Business Journal Editor’s Awards (2), 2002.
• USA Today/Phi Theta Kappa All-Florida Academic Team, 2002.
• Florida Community College Press Association Award, In-depth Reporting, 2002.
• Florida Community College Press Association Award, Arts Review, 2001.
• Phi Theta Kappa Excellence Award, 2002.
• “Who’s Who in American Junior Colleges,” 2002.
• Phi Kappa Phi honor society, Jacksonville University chapter.
• Omicron Delta Kappa leadership society, Jacksonville University chapter.
• Lambda Pi Eta honor society, Jacksonville University chapter.
• Phi Theta Kappa honor society, FCCJ chapter.
• FCCJ Campus Voice newspaper scholarship.
• FCCJ President’s List, 6 consecutive terms.
• “Faces of Change,” Florida Times-Union, December 2000. Selected by area newspaper as one of 200 influential people in Jacksonville.
• “Excellence in Rock Music” Award, 1990, awarded by radio station Rock-105 (WFYV-FM) and Jacksonville newspaper Southeast Entertainer.
• Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communications.
• Society of Professional Journalists, North Central Florida chapter.
• American Culture Association/Popular Culture Association.
• International Association for Media and History.
• Society for Cinema and Media Studies.
• Center for Film and History.
Trash Culture (journal) Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia.
Karen Hambright, Ph.D. Former chair, Division of Humanities and Social Sciences. College of Coastal Georgia. (912) 279-5877. firstname.lastname@example.org (current supervisor).
William McKeen, chair, College of Communication, Boston University. (617) 353-3450. email@example.com. (former department chair at College of Journalism and Communications at University of Florida, where I worked as an instructor).
Scott Kimbrough, PhD. Chair, Department of Humanities. Jacksonville University, Jacksonville, Fla. (904) 256-7118. firstname.lastname@example.org.
John Citrone, former managing editor, Folio Weekly, Jacksonville, Fla. (904) 305-2041. email@example.com.