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Education, Research, and Professional Experience

My research, professional endeavors, presentations, and attendance at conferences are ongoing. Below are many of my past achievements.

Education

1975 - New Mexico State University - Bachelor of Science, Journalism and Family Studies, Certified Teacher, K-12 Vocational Home Economics, Journalism and Language Arts

1975 - New Mexico State University - Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communications

1977 - New Mexico State University - Master of Science, Television and Family Studies Dissertation: Development of an Interactive Multimedia Presentation for Use in Public Delivery Setting

1991 - Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University - Doctorate in Educational Technology

Research and Professional Experience

2005 - Present: Director of Media Productions/Agricultural Communications and Professor, New Mexico State University.

1991 - 2005: Professor, Instructional Designer and Executive Producer, Multimedia and Video Supervisor, Agricultural Communications, NMSU.

2004 - 2005 Sabbatical in China creating educational media for agricultural training program in Yunnan for minority tribes and TV productions for minority cultural programming.

1998 - 1999 Smithsonian Institution Sabbatical, Washington D.C., Director of Digital Desert Library & Distance Outreach National Curriculum Project.

1992 Named to the NMSU Graduate Faculty

1989 - 1990 Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Project Manager of USDA's First National CD-ROM Sampler: Sabbatical at Virginia Tech.

1984 - 1991 Associate Professor, Agricultural Communications, NMSU.

1986 - 1987 Acting Department Head, Agricultural Communications, NMSU

1979 - 1984 Assistant Professor, Agricultural Communications, NMSU

1975 - 1979 Instructor, Agricultural Communications, NMSU

Professional Presentations and Conferences

2009

Ten Steps Toward Bigger Grant Awards. Oregon State University, Oct. 2009, Portland, OR.

Ten Keys to Successful Grantsmanship During Difficult Times. ACE/NETC, June, 2009; Des Moines, IA.

Building a Communications Program in Iraq and Afghanistan. ACE?NETC, June, 2009; Des Moines, IA.

Science Pirates - Curse of Brownbeard: Anatomy of a Game: Design, Development, Testing and Execution of a Four-Year Project. ACE/NETC, June, 2009; Des Moines, IA.

Four-Year Project. ACE/NETC, June, 2009; Des Moines, IA.

Bowling and Dragon Slaying While at Work. ACE/NETC, June, 2009; Des Moines, IA.

Games, Songs, Bells and Whistles for Food Safety Education, Great Plains Institute for Food Safety, July, 2009; Fargo, ND.

Iraq Capacity Building for Iraq's Ministry of Agriculture Communications Programs, Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization Workshop, Erbil, Iraq, June - July 2009

Photo Composition for Agricultural Professionals, Iraq Agricultural Extension Revitalization Workshop, Erbil, Iraq, June - July 2009

Amazingly Cheap Technology Tricks for Communications and Productivity. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Conference; Baltimore, MD, May, 2009.

Creative Video for Youth Programs. CHidren, Youth and Families at Risk Conference; Baltimore, md, May, 2009.

Grant Funding: Myths, Mysteries and Methods. NM 4-H Inservice Training, Jan, 2009; Albuquerque, NM.

2008

Exergames Unlocked: A National Exergames Initiative. Houston Games for Health, Dec, 2008; Houston, TX.

Social Media for Food Safety Programs, December, 2008, Central Agricultural Broadcasting and Television SChopl, National Training School; Mainland China

Innovative Media for Food Safety Programs, China Scientific Exchange, Nov,-Dec, 2008; Mainland China

Communications Tools for Afghan Agricultural Professionals. Agricultural Water and Technology Transfer Project, Sept. 2008; Kabul & Mazar-e-Sharif, Afghanistan.

Emerging Technologies for CYFAR Programs. CYFERnet Planning Conference, Sept. 2008; Washington, DC.

Learning through Gameplay. GLS (Games-Society-Learning), July, 2008; Madison, WI

Ten Secrets of Grantmanship. ACE/NETC, June, 2009; Traverse City, MI

Learning Games: Why Now? How Come? What's Next? Children, Youth and Families at Risk Conference, June, 2008, San Antonio, TX

Ten Technology Tips for CYFAR Programs. CHildren, Youth and FAmilies at Risk Conference, June, 2008. San Antonio, TX

Communications Programs for Afghan Specialists. Agricultural Water and Technology Transfer Project, June, 2008, Chicago, IL.

Communications Opportunities in China. ADEC National Meeting, April, 2008; Minneapolis, MN.

How Games Can Empower Learning. ADEC National Meeting, April, 2008; Minneapolis, MN.

Designing a Communications Program. Iraqi Training Conference, March 2008; Amman, Jordan.

Composition and Design in Photography. Iraqi Training Conference, March 2008; Amman, Jordan.

Games, Songs, Bells and Whistles for Educational Games. ADEC Pan-American Conference, Feb., 2008; Zamorano, Honduras.

Educational Benefit from Learning Games. Association for Distance Education, (ADEC), January, 2008; CA

Linking the Teacher to the Learner in China. Association for Distance Education, (ADEC), January, 2008; CA

2007

iPhoto and Digital Albums, Association of Communications Excellence, June 2007; Albuquerque, NM

Video Editing for the Non-Video Editer, Association of Communications Excellence, June 2007; Albuquerque, NM

NMSU's Media Productions Showcase - Chinese Food Safety and Eat, Move, Learn Association of Communications Excellence, June 2007; Albuquerque, NM.

2006

Video for CYFAR Programs. Youth and FAmilies at Risk Conference, June, 2006. Atlanta, GA.

Computer Games and Learning: Program Ideas and Possibilities; and Digital Photography; From Using the Camera to Integrating Images with Your Program. Children, Youth and Families at Risk Conference, May, 2006; Atlanta, GA.

Capstone Presentation: How to Make your Funding Dreams Come True (Without Having Nightmares). Food Safety Education Conference, September, 2006; Denver, CO.

Spanish and Multilingual Media for "At Risk" Audiences. Food Safety Education Conference, September, 2006; Denver, CO.

The Games, Songs, Bells, and Whistles of Food Safety. Food Safety Education Conference, Septemver, 2006; Denver, CO.

Learning Games Initiative at NMSU. Association for Communications Excellence International Conference, Quebec City, Canada, June, 2006.