Curriculum Vitae

Summary

Experienced in television production and narrative filmmaking. Skills include organized planning during preproduction, the ability to work with large crews and under stress with a tight schedule, and the ability to work alone and with others in postproduction.

Film Jobs – Specialty: Producer, Editor, Assistant Camera, Assistant Director, Production Designer

Software Knowledge: Avid Media Composer, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Audition

Education

University of Oklahoma – Norman, OK
Doctor of Philosophy: Mass Communication – Media Arts (Fall 2020 – anticipated Spring 2024)

University of Central Arkansas – Conway, AR
Master of Fine Arts: Film (Fall 2017 – Spring 2020)
Graduated with Honors and Distinction

Southeast Missouri State University – Cape Girardeau, MO
Bachelor of Science: Mass Communication – TV and Film (Fall 2013 – Spring 2017)
Summa Cum Laude – 4.0 GPA. Minors in Creative Writing and Anthropology.

Work History

Graduate Research Assistant – University of Oklahoma
Norman, OK – 8/2020 to present
Work for the Southwest Center for Human Relations Studies (SWCHRS) and the National Conference on Race and Ethnicity (NCORE). Create and post social media graphics. Create email announcements and registration emails. Edit and upload recordings of webinars. Producer and editor of the Southwest Center Film Series. Created and organized the Reels on Human Relations Film Festival to screen work from aspiring film activists in college and high school. Assist in inviting and organizing presenters and sessions for NCORE.

Adjunct Instructor – University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR – 8/2019 to 5/2020
FILM 2300: Film Appreciation. Average class size: 25 students. Create course syllabus, quizzes, essay assignments, and exams. Lecture and maintain grades, attendance, and class website.

Summer Student Worker – University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR – 5/2018 to 6/2018 and 5/2019 to 6/2019
Work in Stanley Russ equipment room for summer session. Check and fix equipment. Do inventory and add new equipment to circulation. Organize storage rooms and discard items no longer needed.

Editing Intern – AETN (Arkansas PBS)
Conway, AR – 5/2018 to 7/2018
Assistant editor of the full length documentary History on the Line: Preserving Courthouses that aired March 21, 2019. Editor of the short courthouse videos Arkansas City Ghost, Madison Ghost, and Jacob Wolfhouse.

Graduate Assistant – University of Central Arkansas
Conway, AR – 8/2017 to 6/2019
Work in the Stanley Russ equipment room. Handle social media and website for UCAFilm. Teaching Assistant for FILM 2300: Film Appreciation (Fall 2017 and Spring 2018), FILM 1305: Introduction to Film (Spring 2018 and Fall 2018), and FILM 3351: Cinema History 2 (Spring 2019). Grade student quizzes, essays, and exams. Supervise students in preproduction of short video assignments.

Master Control Operator – KBSI Fox23 and WDKA My49
Cape Girardeau, MO – 3/2017 to 8/2017
Check and dub in programs, promos, and commercials. Read tower meters and time out log. Work live program events.

Producer and Production Assistant – Mass Media Department at Southeast Missouri State University
Cape Girardeau, MO – 11/2015 to 5/2017
Help stream sport and cultural art events on the OVC Digital Network. Create graphics for games, setup and tear down cameras, and supervise students from Mass Communication classes. Work camera, replay, live text, technical director, and director.

On-Air Personality and Production Assistant – KMHM 104.1
Marble Hill, MO – 08/2013 to 9/2017
Board operator for baseball, softball, and Sunday mornings. Backup disk jockey for weekday morning airshow. Read tower meters, answer calls, and create and convert programs to air.

Awards and Distinctions

Outstanding Graduating Senior/Student of the Year Award
Department of Mass Media: TV/Film (2017)

“That Darn Cat” – Poem, First Place
Katherine Hinchey Cochran Writing Achievement Award, 2017

Honor Societies:
Sigma Tau Delta English International Honor Society, inducted 2017
Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society, inducted 2016

Scholarships:

Gaylord Family Scholarship (Spring 2021 and Spring 2022)
Jay & Kathleen Wolz Scholarship (2016-2017)
R Ferrel Ervin Scholarship (2016-2017)
John and Lillian Allen Scholar (2016-2017)
Black River Electric Co-op Award (2015-2016)
Don Crader Family Scholarship (2015-2016)
Crader Family Scholarship (2014-2015, 2015-2016, and 2016-2017)

Published Works

Contributor/Annotated Bibliography

The Journal of Multimodal Rhetorics – American Indian and Indigenous Rhetorics: A Digital Annotated Bibliography. (5.2 Issue) Fall 2021

  • “The Mascotting of Native America: Construction, Commodity, and Assimilation.” American Indian Quarterly 26:4 (2002): 605-622. 
  • Legg, Emily. “Daughters of the Seminaries: Re-Landscaping History through the Composition Courses at the Cherokee Female Seminary.” College Composition and Communication 66:1 (2014): 67-90. 
  • “The X-Blood Files: Whose Story, Whose Indian?” Native Authenticity: Transnational Perspectives on Native American Literary Studies. Ed. Deborah L. Madsen. SUNY P, 2010. 87-101.
  • Legg, Timothy. “Cherokee Language—Cherokee Behaviors.” 30 May 2012. 

Contributor/Bibliography Entries

American Indian Literature: An Encyclopedia for Students (book publication in-progress)

  • Belin, Esther (1968­-) 
  • Geiogamah, Hanay (1945­-)
  • Oliver, Louis Littlecoon (1904­-1991) 
  • Pico, Tommy (1983­-) 
  • Yellow Robe, William (1960-­) 
  • Diaz, Natalie (1980­-)

Author – Journey Student Literary Magazine, 2017

“An Understanding” (Non-Fiction)

“The Last Time” (Non-Fiction)

“Monkee Machine” (Poem)

That Darn Cat” (Poem)

“Death at My Door” (Fiction)

Volunteer Work

Social Media for Hahn Chapel General Baptist Church – 2015 to 2020

Secretary for Hahn Chapel General Baptist Church – 2015 to 2019

Student Groups and Activities

  • Graduate student Member of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), 2020 to present
  • Graduate student member of the Society of Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS), 2019 to present
  • Member of UCA Film Club, 2017 to 2020
  • Undergraduate student member of the Broadcast Education Association (BEA), 2017
  • Vice President of Journey Student Literary Magazine, 2015 to 2017
  • Member of the Japanese Student Association, 2015 to 2017
  • Treasurer of the Filipino Student Association, 2014 to 2017