Speaking and Media

Microphone for speaking to a crowd.In addition to writing and editing, I teach public speaking as an adjunct faculty member of Lincoln Memorial University.

I have years of experience speaking to audiences on a variety of topics and am available to speak about journalism, science writing and environmental and nonprofit communications.

Past speaking engagements include:

  • Invited Lecturer for Michigan State University Writing Program – WRA 341: Nature, Travel and Environmental Writing – 2012.
  • Invited presenter at local Rotary, Kiwanis and Sertoma Clubs, Blount and Knox County, 2010-2012.
  • Invited Lecturer in the Environmental Writing Class in the Department of Journalism and Electronic Media, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, 2005 to 2009.
  • Marketing and Outreach, Final Report for the University of Tennessee Challenge X Team. Presentation at the Spring Workshop in Washington, D.C., 20 May 2008.
  • “Media Frames of Mountaintop Removal.” Paper presentation at the University of Tennessee, College of Communications and Information Sciences 30th Annual Research Symposium, 29 February 2008.
  • Marketing Plan for the University of Tennessee Challenge X Team. Presentation at the Winter Workshop in Anaheim, California, 30 November 2007.
  • “Bra-Burners and Miss America: Media Framing of the Feminist Protest of the 1968 Miss America Protest.” Paper presentation at the Southeast Women’s Studies Association 11th Annual Women’s Multidisciplinary Conference, 23 March 2007.
  • “SLAPP Suits and First Amendment Rights.” Paper presentation at the University of Tennessee, College of Communication and Information Sciences 29th Annual Research Symposium, 16 February 2007.

In the the Chat Room

When I became Executive Director of the Hearing and Speech Foundation, I was featured in the Chat Room, a feature published by Blount Today.