TAMIU-KLRN Student Reporting Lab, Supervisor, Spring 2017-Present

This is the newscast produced by Communication majored students. Student journalists covered Laredo-related stories, shot the b-roll footage, and produced the reports. Student newscasts have been posted to the KLRN (San Antonio-based, PBS-affiliated) News website: http://www.klrn.org/news/

Graduate Courses

COMM 5301 Communication Theories, Texas A&M Int’l University, Spring 2021

This graduate seminar course is designed to offer students an overview of communication theories. The main objectives of this course are to help students comprehend various topics in communication studies and develop their own theoretical frameworks for exploring the specific, communication-related topics that they are interested in. This course will also help students to train research skills on a higher level—how to read, write, and present academically, and utilize scholarly resources.

COMM 5303 Qualitative Research Method in Communication, Texas A&M Int’l University, Spring 2019.

This course introduces the humanistic approaches to communication research. It examines the fundamental epistemologies, design, methods, and data analysis in communication research. The goal is for students to learn and apply course concepts by analyzing texts and conducting research projects.

COMM 5320 Media Flows and Audiences, Texas A&M Int’l University, Summer 2018

This course explores the exchange of audiovisual media flows and the patterns of consumption and appropriation of foreign and national media contents in the American continent. It discusses the impact of international treaties and historical, political and economic relationships between countries in the Americas have had in the Inter-American supply and consumption of media products.

COMM 5329 Digital Media and Technology, Spring 2023

This course questions how media and communication technologies have affected the world and what refers to a fundamental change. In this course, readings are from classic works on the cultural politics of media technology, critical studies of emergent media to case studies of social, cultural, and political dynamics arising from the contemporary media landscape.

COMM 5334 Advertising, Texas A&M Int’l University, Fall 2017

This course considers advertising theory and practice and reviews application of theory to advertising promotion, and media selection strategies. The course requires development of an advertising plan, media selection rationales, evaluation of selected campaigns, and use of advertising media research techniques.

Undergraduate Courses

COMM 3309 East Asian Media and Popular Culture, Texas A&M Int’l University, Fall 2018.

This course explores East Asian media and popular culture, giving attention to transnational interactions between regional countries—China, Japan, Korea, and Taiwan. Students will obtain an in-depth understanding of how new media, such as the Internet and mobile media, have fundamentally enhanced the presence of East Asian media and popular culture in the global market. In addition, students will explain how historical and social cultural tensions in the region have influenced media productions, transactions, and consumption in the region.

COMM 3325 Mass Communication Processes, Texas A&M Int’l University, Spring 2018-2021

This course provides an introduction to mass communication theories, structures, organizations, content, and effects. The course aims to give students an in-depth understanding of how media technologies have shaped the structure of communication and have formed new types of content and flows. This course covers the various aspects of mass communication processes in the realm of politics, economics, culture, and social life.

COMM 3332 Broadcasting Production I, Texas A&M Int’l University, Fall 2016-Fall 2020.

This is a hands-on broadcasting production course.  In this course, students will learn the foundations of broadcasting, the production process, the role of the various crewmembers, the use of production equipment and facilities, and the specific production techniques that are used in the creation of television and radio programs. Production exercises are designed to present students with content development, script writing, staging and lighting, and studio production problems. The course emphasizes aesthetic development of sound and imagery, technical proficiency in the studio and on-site camera environment.

COMM 3333 Broadcasting Production II, Texas A&M Int’l University, Spring 2019-2021

This course requires the application of broadcasting production skills to create quality media projects. This advanced hands-on production course emphasizes the aesthetic creativity, technical proficiency, and the communication competency required to become a broadcasting producer, director, or editor. Course exercises are designed for students to create talk shows, news programming, commercials, and narrative dramas in a multi-camera television studio and on-location settings, and to solve various problems in the production process.

COMM 4320 Trends in International Communication, Texas A&M Int’l University, Spring 2018-2020

This course is an intensive study of the interdependent relationship between mass and digital communication and culture in an international context. Students will examine conceptual and experiential problems that affect media communication across physical and cultural boundaries including problems of interpreting and evaluating different cultural values, world views, international media conglomerates, cultural imperialism, nationalism, information flow, and the effects of globalization.

COMM 4340 Communication Ethics, Texas A&M Int’l University, Summer 2017, 2019-2020.

This online course provides an in-depth understanding of the ethical dimensions of comunications in the digitalized and globalized media world. This course focuses on a two-pronged definition of ethics: 1) the rules and standards that determine how an individual acts given a set of choices with moral implications and 2) how moral issues are manifested at the larger social level—related to social and economic inequality, large-scale racism, and other macro-level social problems.

COMM 4360 Communication Theory and Practice, Texas A&M Int’l University, Fall 2016, 2018-2020

This course aims to provide you with an opportunity to integrate some of the most relevant media and communication theoretical approaches with real-life projects and topics that you will encounter as a professional communication practitioner. This senior capstone course will help students make connections between the academic expertise you have learned and developed in your degree with some local and regional social and market needs in the communication professional field.

MSP 0821 Future of Your TV, Temple University, Fall 2015

This course unpacks how we interact with TV has changed and continues to evolve. In a large lecture, students will learn about the history, trends and contemporary issues concerning these changes; in groups, students will take the driver’s seat as critical thinkers and creators of content. Assignments include careful analysis of readings, lectures, and the course material.

ADV 1141 Introduction to Advertising Research, Temple University, Spring 2013-Fall 2015

This is a hands-on research course.  In this course, you’ll learn to understand and use research to help provide one essential piece of the puzzle for successful advertising.  You’ll learn to use your skills in research to inspire more creative and successful advertising, corporate communications, or marketing campaigns.  We will focus more on how research is designed and what it can and can’t accomplish in advertising. You will see that research is creative thinking, not mindless statistical analysis.

Television Program Planning and Scriptwriting, Hallym University, Fall 2006-Spring 2007

This course is designed to teach how to write scripts for television dramas, documentaries, and reality shows.  Students will understand the overall process of television production and the general structure of television scripts. The student will learn the core elements of television writing, including concept, pitch, proposal, format, techniques, analysis, organization, workflow, and presentation.


Teaching in Higher Education, Spring 2014