JUDITH G. CURTIS, Ph.D.

 

curriculum vitae

 

Judith G. Curtis, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department of Mass Communication

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

 

Ph.D.                        The Union Institute & University        2000                              Mass Communication

M.A. with honors    Hood College                                          1991                         Political Science

B.A. with distinction                                    The Pennsylvania State University   1974          Journalism

 

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

 

2009- present         Associate Professor       University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembrike, NC

2002-2008               Assistant Professor        University of North Carolina at Pembroke, Pembroke, NC

1997-2002               Adjunct Faculty               The Union Institute and University, Cincinnati, OH

1994-1997               Adjunct Faculty               Salisbury State University, Salisbury, MD

1992-1997               Adjunct Faculty               Wor-Wic Community College, Salisbury, MD

1986-1993               Managing Editor               Space Today newsmagazine, Woodsboro, MD

1980-1993               Vice President                 ARCsoft Publishers, Woodsboro, MD

1980-1993               Vice President                 Erin Advertising, Woodsboro, MD

1978-1981               Managing Editor               TAB Books, Blue Ridge Summit, PA

1977-1978               Managing Editor               Modern Electronics magazine, New York, NY

1974-1975               Production Manager        Daily Collegian, Inc., State College PA

 

COURSES TAUGHT (FALL 2002-PRESENT)

 

MCM 2100               Intro to Mass Comm        

MCM 2400               Writing for the Media      

MCM 4130               Internship, director

MCM 4360               Mass Communication Theory and Research

MCM 4050               Media Law and Ethics

MCM 4550               Senior Thesis, director

JRN 3010                 Newswriting & Reporting--WD

JRN 3050                 Feature Writing   

JRN 3060                 News Editing

JRN 3400                 Advanced Newswriting and Reporting--WD

JRN 1610-4620       Newspaper Production

 

SCHOLARSHIP (2002-PRESENT)

 

Curtis, Judith. Handbook of Online Teaching. Union Institute and University Graduate College, 2002.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation. “Ensuring Student Success in a Web-Based Course” for the Greater Cincinnati Consortium of Colleges and Universities Instructional Technology Workshop “Teaching on the Web” April 2002.

 

Curtis, Judith. Review of Cultural Politics and the Mass Media: Alaska Native Voices by Patrick J. Daley and Beverly A. James. American Indian Quarterly 29.3 & 4 (Summer/Fall 2005): 713-715.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation of Rev. of Cultural Politics and the Mass Media: Alaska Native Voices by Patrick J. Daley and Beverly A. James. American Indian Quarterly Book Review Forum. Department of American Indian Studies. University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 24 Jan. 2005.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation of Rev. of Something New in the Air: the Story of First Peoples Television Broadcasting in Canada by Lorna Roth. American Indian Quarterly Book Review Forum. Department of American Indian Studies. University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 22 Nov. 2005.

 

Curtis, Judith.  Presentation of Rev. of Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans 1880-1930 by Alan Trachtenberg. American Indian Quarterly Book Review Forum. Department of American Indian Studies. University of North Carolina at Pembroke, 16 Nov. 2006.

 

Curtis, Judith.  Review of Scott and Dear ms. The Practical Idealist: An Introduction to Newswriting for Strata Publishing, State College, Pa., May 2007.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation "Triumphs and Tribulations of Teaching in a Virtual World: Voices of Experience." At the "2008 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference" themed "Mix It Up! Creative Combinations for Learning in North Carolina." The proposal was peer reviewed. Sponsored the UNC TLT Collaborative and the UNC Faculty Assembly, 14 March 2008, at Raleigh, NC.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation "Second Life: Real Teaching and Learning in a Virtual World." At the "2008 UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference" themed "Mix It Up! Creative Combinations for Learning in North Carolina." The proposal was peer reviewed. Sponsored the UNC TLT Collaborative and the UNC Faculty Assembly, 12 March 2008, at Raleigh, NC.

 

Curtis, Judith. Review of Shades of Hiawatha: Staging Indians, Making Americans 1880-1930 by Alan Trachtenberg. American Indian Quarterly 32.2 (Spring 2008): 219-221.

 

Curtis, Judith. Review of Killing the Indian Maiden: Images of Native American Women in Film by M. Elise Marubbio. American Indian Quarterly. 32.2 (Summer 2008): 360-363.

 

Curtis, Judith. Review of Something New in the Air: the Story of First Peoples Television Broadcasting in Canada by Lorna Roth. American Indian Quarterly 32.4 (Fall 2008):533-536.

 

Curtis, Judith. ms. completed and submitted but not published. “The Effectiveness of The Passionate Editor Publication in Changing Journalism Student Attitudes Towards Career Choices.”

 

Curtis, Judith. Focus Group Participant. Educators Using Second Life. Texas Woman’s University July 2009.

 

Curtis, Judith. Survey Participant. McGraw-Hill Higher Education. December 2009.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation “From Clapping Erasers to TELEPORT: Giving Online Courses A Makeover! Inspiring Innovation, Vision & Motivation Using a Virtual Classroom.” Summer Institute “Putting Your Course Online” sponsored by UNCP Teaching and Learning Center. 19 May 2010.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation “Practical Applications -- Hands On Session.” Summer Institute on “Putting Your Course Online” sponsored by the UNCP Teaching and Learning Center. 19 May 2010.

 

Curtis, Judith. Featured interview guest. Academe Today, hosted by Bruce Ezell, Ph.D.  WNCP-TV October 2010.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation “Using Second Life in Higher Education including new Mary Livermore Library Services.” Sponsored by UNCP Teaching and Learning Center. 2 November 2010.

Curtis, Judith.  Review of Tim Harrower The Newspaper Designer’s Handbook 7th edition for McGraw Hill Publishing Company. December 2010.

 

Curtis, Judith. Peer Review Committee member conducting blind peer reviews for the UNC Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference in Second Life.  Spring 2010, Summer 2010, Spring 2011.

Curtis, Judith. Faculty Mentor for Young, Rachel. “The Tiger Woods Affair: Dichotomy Between Soft and Hard News.” Second Place Award in the UNCP PURC Symposium, Spring 2011.

 

Curtis, Judith. Faculty Mentor for Simpson, Hannah. “U.S. Media Objectivity: Coverage Focused on Opposition of the Proposed Ground Zero Mosque.” Honorable Mention award in the UNCP PURC Symposium, Spring 2011.

 

Curtis, Judith. Faculty Mentor for Simpson, Hannah. ““U.S. Media Objectivity and Arab Issues: A Content Analysis of Coverage of the Proposed Ground Zero Mosque” Explorations,  Volume 6. The 2011 Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina.

 

Curtis, Judith. External Reviewer for Promotion and Tenure candidate. Department of Arts, English & Humanities. Louisiana State University-Alexandria. September 2012.

 

Curtis, Judith.  Faculty mentor for Locklear, Elizabeth. "Native American Mascot Controversy and Mass Media Involvement: Do the Media Promote Racism Through Native American Athletic Imagery or Support Those Who Are Offended." Explorations: The Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities for the State of North Carolina. Vol. 7, Dec. 2012: 152-159.

 

Curtis, Judith. Faculty Mentor for Cole, Ashley. “Let’s play a Love game: The Prevalence of Sex in Lady Gaga’s Lyrics and Music Videos.”  Second place award in UNCP PURC Symposium, Spring 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith. Faculty Mentor for Menzel, Karen E. “Stereotyping of Women in Primetime Basic Cable Television Shows.”  Third place award in PURC Symposium, Spring 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation. “Tomorrow’s Media Gatekeepers: How Infusing Multiculturalism in Journalism Curriculum Can Impact Future Career Goals.”  UNCP Diversity and Leadership Summit. April 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith. Presentation. “Making a Difference: How A Diverse Campus Newspaper Staff Can Lead to Positive Change.”  UNCP Diversity and Leadership Summit. April 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith and Anthony Curtis. Presentation. “Implementing a Digital Toolbox to Transform Journalism Education.”  New Media Consortium Summer Conference. June 4-7, 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith and Anthony Curtis. Presentation. "UNCP Hospital for Nursing: Professional Education and Clinicals in the Virtual World." Virtual Worlds Best Practices in Education conference. Second Life. July 26, 2013.

 

Curtis, Judith and George Harrison. “A New Level of Experiential Learning: Mass Communication Students Role Play the Media in Military Exercises,”  Carolinas Communication Annual, Volume XXIX, October 2013.

 

Curtis, Anthony and Judith Curtis. “UNCP Hospital for Nursing in Second Life - Professional Education and Clinicals in the Virtual World.” Virtual Education Journal. Fall 2013.

 

SERVICE (FALL 2002-PRESENT)

 

Faculty Senate Chair 2013-2014.

 

University Budget Advisory Committee. Member 2012-present.

 

University Intellectual Property Committee. Member 2013-present.

 

University Campus Appeal Board. Chair. 2013-present.

 

University Promotion and Tenure Review Committee.  Co-Chair. 2013-present

 

Faculty Senator 2008-2011; 2012-2015.

 

Faculty Senate Executive Committee 2008-2010; chair 2013-2014.

 

Faculty Senate Academic Affairs Committee 2008-2010; 2012-2013

 

Student Affairs and Campus Life Committee of the Faculty Senate. Chair 2008-2010; Secretary 2005- 2008; Member 2010-2011. Secretary 2005-present.

 

Enrollment Management Subcommittee of the Faculty Senate. Chair 2008-2010; Secretary 2005-2007.

 

Student Publications Board, subcommittee of the Faculty Senate. Member 2002-present; Chair 2004-2005; 2007-2008; 2010-2011.

 

Ad Hoc Committee on Reorganization of Academic Affairs Div. 2009-2010.

 

Ad Hoc Task Force on Student Computing Requirement. 2009-2010.

 

Strategic Planning and Resources Council. Writing Committee Chair 2006-07

 

Strategic Planning and Resources Council. University-wide committee to develop Strategic Plan. Writing Committee Chair 2006-2007.

 

University Textbook Task Force. Faculty representative on University-wide committee. 2006-present.

 

North Carolina Consortium on Distance Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. University representative on UNC System-wide committee.  Spring 2005-present.

 

Friends of the Library Board. President 2010-2011; 2011-2012. Vice President 2009-2010.  Immediate Past President 2012-2013.  Faculty Representative 2007-2009.

 

Member of the Steering Committee of the University of North Carolina Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference 2009-present.

 

Faculty Advisor to the campus student newspaper, The Pine Needle. 2002-2012. Successful grant application for $25,000 for 2005-2006 operations.

 

Writing Across the Curriculum. Teaching Circle of the Teaching and Learning Center. Member 2003- present.

 

Dow Jones Newspaper Fund internship test administrator for university. 2002 to present.

 

University Center Annex Committee. Member 2002-2003.

 

Department of Mass Communication Peer Evaluation Committee Chair, 2008-2009; 2009-2010.

 

Department of Mass Communication faculty search committee member 2004-2005 and 2006-2007.

 

Department of Mass Communication liaison with Disability Support Services. 2004-2005.

 

Volunteer assisting teacher and students at Marlboro County  (S.C.) School of Discovery to formulate and write a proposal for a NASA Mars Imaging Project research contest. The students’ research proposal was accepted and they traveled to Arizona State University to participate in research. 2004-2005.

 

North Carolina Student Media Association Workshop co-convener. March 2006.

 

MEMBERSHIPS

 

Mass Communication & Society Division of Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. 2004-present.

 

Scotland Memorial Hospital Foundation, Highland Society. 2004- present.

 

Scotland County Habitat for Humanity. 2005-present.

 

American Radio Relay League. Life Member.

 

Pennsylvania State University Alumni Association. Life Member.

 

W.A.R. Goodwin Society. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 1981-present.

 

Raleigh Tavern Society. Colonial Williamsburg Foundation. 1981-1989.

 

AWARDS AND HONORS

 

Faculty Adviser to The Pine Needle, which has received 17 awards:

 

Awarded First Place by American Scholastic Press Association 2009

Awarded Outstanding Sports Section by American Scholastic Press Association 2009

Awarded First Place by American Scholastic Press Association 2010

Awarded Outstanding Online News Site by NC College Media Association 2010

Awarded Honorable Mention for News Writing by NC College Media Association 2010

Awarded Honorable Mention for Page Design by NC College Media Association 2010

Awarded Third Place in Feature Writing by NC College Media Association 2011

Awarded Honorable Mention in News Writing by NC College Media Association 2011

Awarded First Place by American Scholastic Press Association 2011

Awarded Outstanding Investigative News by American Scholastic Press Assoc. 2011

Awarded Third Place in Sports Writing by NC College Media Association 2012

Awarded Honorable Mention for Online News Site by NC College Media in 2012

Awarded First Place by American Scholastic Press Association 2012

Awarded Outstanding Sports Coverage by American Scholastic Press Association 2012

Awarded Honorable Mention for Graphics Illustration, NC College Media Association 2013

Awarded First Place with Special Merit by American Scholastic Press Association 2013

Awarded Outstanding News Story by American Scholastic Press Association 2013

 

UNCP Honorary Chair of Relay for Life. 2013.

 

Featured in “When People Care: UNC Pembroke Professor” Healthy Perspectives magazine, a publication of the Scotland Health Care System.  Winter 2013.

 

UNCP Outstanding Teaching Award. 2011.

 

UNCP Student Athlete Faculty Appreciation Award. Spring 2005.

 

Profiled in UNCP publication Professional Profiles magazine. Spring 2005, Spring 2012.

 

Faculty Award for Excellence in Teaching from the Southwestern Ohio Council for Higher Education. 2001.

 

Inducted into Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society 1991.