Professor of Communication
Program Director for Communication
Phone: 260.399.7700 x 8008
Jane feels that these areas need to be seen as Arts which communicate the human experience. "The power of these communications can be seen in their ability to show us what it is like to be human and to allow us to communicate our own experiences. As producers we have the responsibility to entertain, educate and inform our audiences. The stories which we tell explain and help to shape the human condition."
Degree: May, 1993 MFA
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Greensboro, North Carolina
School of Broadcasting and Cinema
Major: Film and Video
Degree: May, 1986 BA
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC
Major: Communication-Television Tract
Honors: Magna Cum Laude
Mu Sigma Epsilon (May 1984)
Who's Who in American Colleges (1986),
Alpha Psi Omega (Vice President 1984-1985)
August 1999-present Associate Professor/Program Director, Communication
August 1997-1999 Assistant Professor/Program Director, Communication
August 1993-1997 Instructor/Program Director, Communication
School of Creative Arts Communication Program
University of Saint Francis Fort Wayne, IN
Responsibilities: Teaching, advising, recruiting, committee work, grant writing, advising film club, overseeing the television studio, preparing budgets, committee representation for SOCA.
August 1989-May 1990 Teaching Assistant Television Studio
University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Responsibilities: Instructed beginning lighting, audio, switcher, and camera operation, served as a resource for television lab students in a studio setting, responsible for testing and grading undergraduate students.
August 1987-May 1989 Teaching Assistant/Advisor
WUAG Radio Station University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Responsibilities: Supervised students in a classroom and on an individual basis dealing with voice quality and on-air performance/procedures, grading, served on the executive board of the station in an advisor capacity, served as secretary for FCC policy meetings.
May 1986-August 1997 Assistant Production Manager
May 1985-May 1986 Production Assistant
Catawba Valley Cable TV, Hickory, NC
Responsibilities: Editor, director, floor manager, switcher, camera operation, audio production. Directed a variety of community programs, commercial productions, industrial videos and commercials, supervised personnel and volunteers (undergraduate students), scheduled personnel, developed scripts, edited scripts, prepared budgets, developed procedural methods, coordinated office activities and correspondence.
January 1984-May 1985 Production Assistant
Television Studio, Learning Resource Center
Lenoir-Rhyne College, Hickory, NC
Responsibilities: Assisted in a variety of college produced projects, director, camera operation, switcher, editor, audio production. Assisted in the graphics laboratory as a photographer, darkroom assistant, layout and design.
Specializations in Teaching
Production: Television and Video production, editing, audio, broadcast technology, and cinematography, screen and script writing, and traditional animation.
History and theory: Editing theory, animation history, film history, auteur theory, genre studies, communication theory, broadcast history, argumentation, and media law.
Specializations: Redheads in the media, study of the works of Joss Whedon, Boyer Model application, NASAD documentation preparation, Women, Media and WWII and Scholarship of Teaching.
- Introduction to Mass Communication
- Introduction to Audio/Video Production
- Advanced Audio/Video Production
- Introduction to Traditional Animation
- Topics in Debate and Discussion
- Writing for the Media
- Film as Art and Communication
- Editing Theory and Processes
- Mass Media and Multimedia Law
- Group Communication
- iConnect: Monsters, Sacrifice and Redemption
- iConnect: Heroes, Heroines and Transformations
- iConnectL Global Village, Movies and Meaning
- Women, Media and WWII (team taught)
- Communication Apprenticeship
- Communication Internship
- The Millennium (team taught)
Scholarship of Teaching
May 1997 USF Teaching Excellence and Leadership Award
Presentations on Teaching
October: Submitted and accepted-book is still in the editing phase. Chapter: Using Buffy to teach elements of film production. Edited collection on Teaching with the Vampire Slayer.
May 2006 "Buffy in the Classroom: The positive outcomes of adopting BTVS across a curriculum." The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC2)
Nov. 1999 "Examination of a team-taught intensive course on the Millennium" Presented with Dr. Earl Kumfer Center for Millennial Studies Fourth International Academic Conference
2008 The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3)
2007 Kalamazoo Animation Festival International Educator's Conference Supervised student group for Cartoon Challenge
2007 "It's the end of the world. Again?!? Why Buffy Still Matters"
Mini-Conference at UNCG
2006 The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC2)
2005 Kalamazoo Animation Festival International Educator's Conference
2004 The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC1)
2002 SIGGRAPH Special Interest Group for Computer Graphics Conference
Attended with a group of students
1999 Center for Millennial Studies Fourth International Academic Conference
1997 Mid-East Honor Association, "In the Groove: Pop Culture in America" Attended with a group of students
1996 Sight and Sound Expo
1996 Process Education Workshop
1996 National Resource Center for The Freshman Year Experience
1996 Poynter Center Workshop, "Ethics and the Educated Person"
Academic Clubs SOCA Assignments and Events
2003-present Advisor for USF Film Festival
1993-present Film Club Advisor
2003-present Film Festival Coordinator and Advisor
USF Committee Service
Fall 2008: Shared Governance Task Force (Appointed)
Summer 2006: Freshman Year Experience Task Force
Summer 2005: General Education Task Force
2005-2003: Promotion and Tenure Committee (Chair 2005-2004)
2003-2001: General Education (Chair 2003-2002)
2000-1998: Academic Council (Chair 2000-1999)
Community Committee Service/Community Service
2006 Community participant in the FWMoA Text and Textures Show
2003-present Fort Wayne Cinema Center Board Term will end 2010
2003-present WFWA PBS 39 Community Service Council Vice President 2007-present Term ongoing
2000-present Fort Wayne Cinema Center Education Committee
Committee Chair 2006-present Term ongoing
2003-2001 City of Fort Wayne, Community Service Council
1999-1997 Advisory Committee, Study Connection
1996, 1995 Tutor, Study Connection Program
1996, 1995 Summer Enrichment Program Video Production Workshop
1998, 1993 Boy Scout Cinematography Merit Badge Workshop
2004, December "Values in Action Award"
Scholarship of Integration/Application
August 17, 2008 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk" Discussion Leader Film: Brideshead Revisited
July 20, 2008 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk" Discussion Leader Film: Mongol
April 20, 2008 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk" Discussion Leader Film: Miss Pettrigrew Lives for a Day
November 18, 2007 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk" Discussion Leader Film: The Darjeeling Limited
July 15, 2007 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk" Discussion Leader Film: Waitress
January 21, 2007 Fort Wayne Cinema Center "Movie Talk"
Discussion Leader Film: The Queen
June 22, 2005 Fort Wayne Cinema Center Panel Discussion: Panel Member Film: Bottle Rocket
January 27, 2005 Fort Wayne Cinema Center Panel Discussion Panel Member Film: What the Bleep?
Summer 2005 Daughters of the American Revolution Presentation Presented with Phyllis Gernhardt Topic: Women, Media and WWII
Spring 2004 Fort Wayne Cinema Center Panel Discussion: Panel Member Film: Triplets of Belleville
Sept 23, 2004 Fort Wayne Cinema Center Panel Discussion: Panel Member Film: Fahrenheit 9-11
September 22, 2005 Fort Wayne Cinema Center/ACPL Panel Discussion
(Everybody Reads Project-Community Book/Film) Panel Member Film: 1931 Frankenstein
April 10, 2003 Fort Wayne Cinema Center/ACPL Panel Discussion
(Everybody Reads Project-Community Book/Film) Panel Member Film: Fahrenheit 451
German Fest 2002 Fort Wayne Cinema Center Presentation Presenter Film: The Blue Angel
German Fest 1996 Fort Wayne Cinema CenteraPresentationPresenter Film : The Promise
Scholarship of Discovery
Panel Chair 2008 The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3) Willow II Panel: Introduced panel members and lead question and answer session. Invited by Conference co-conveners Rhonda Wilcox and David Lavery.
Presentations June 5, 2008 2008 The Slayage Conference on the Whedonverses (SC3) Proposal Accepted The Dark Redhead: Willow and her fury or "Are you kidding? She's like Dark Phoenix up there".
March 16, 2007 "It's the end of the world. Again?!? Why Buffy Still Matters"
Proposal Accepted 2007 Mini-Conference at UNCG "Redheads, Witches and Willow: Exploring Media Stereotypes of Redheads through the character of Willow Rosenberg"
March 22, 2006 Ryan Presentation Proposal accepted "SOCA Closer Look Lecture Series"
1996 "Ice-T's Copkiller" accepted by Ready Reference on Censorship, Salem Press.
Summer 2008 Editing Supervisor "Hoosier Big Top" PSA aired on Indiana's News Center July & August 2008
Spring 2008 Videographer/Editing Supervisor "Conversations on Maury" SOCA internal publication
Spring 2007 Editing Supervisor SOCA AIDS Installation SOCA Gallery presentation
Sept 2006 Videographer/Editing Supervisor "Liljegren Interview" SOCA Gallery presentation
Spring 2006 Script supervisor/editing supervisor "ICON Documentary" SOCA Fundraising DVD mailed to donors
Spring 2005 Videographer/Touch up Supervisor "Website Testimonials: Faculty and Students" SOCA website broadcast
Fall 2005 Consultant/Copy Editor/Advisor Fundraising Video Terra Firma Literacy Group
2004 Producer/Supervisor "Believe in Me: Jester's Documentary" SOCA production fundraising video Annual Christopher Video Contest Winner: Honorable Mention-Renee Dunham
2004-1998 Director/Editor "The Kevin Donley Show" USF Sports aired on Local and College Access (10 shows each fall)
2003 Producer/Supervising Editor "I am art" SOCA recruitment video SOCA website broadcast and mailed to potential students ADDY Award winner Multi-media Presentation Category 2003
1998-1997 Editor/Audio/Consultant "The Values of Saint Francis" USF Campus Ministry Video internal publication
1998-1997 Director/Editor "The SFC Sports Show" SFC Sports aired on Local and College Access
1996 Editor "Philippine Mission Video" Sisters of Saint Francis History Project
1995 Editor/Audio "Angels Among Us" SFC Public Relations Video internal publication
1995 Director/Editor "Scenes From Campus" SFC Programming aired on Local and College Access
1993 Director/Editor/Videographer/Sound/Effects "Picasso Faced Morning" Thesis Production Experimental Film
1992 Costumes/Props/Audio/Sound Effects "Hunter's Prey" 16mm Film for festival entry
1991 Director/Editor/Videographer "Note She Wrote" Music Video 16mm Film for festival entry
1990 Animator "Shape Dancing" 8mm 3.5 min. animated short
1990 Co-Director/Videographer/Editor/Audio "Taming Lackawanna 15 min. short narrative for festival entry
Runner Up UNCG Film Festival Narrative Category
1990 Editor/Costumes/Props/Audio/Lighting "Thin Line" 30 min. narrative for festival entry
1989 Director/Videographer/Editor "Kaleidoscopes 20 min. documentary
1988 Director/Videographer/Editor "Through the Garden" 8 min. documentary
1986 Assistant Director/Assistant Editor/Script Supervisor
"Cataract Laser Surgery" industrial video for Catawba Valley Eye Clinic
1984 Assistant Director/Assistant Editor/Script Supervisor "Introduction to FBC-004 Fiber Optic Cutter" industrial video for Siecor Corp.
1987-1984 Director "Catawba Valley Sports Round Up" locally aired Saturday coaches show
1987-1984 Head-End Editor Local Cable Ad Insertion
1988-1986 Assistant Director/Assistant Editor "United Way Fund Raising Video"
1986-1985 Director/Editor/Production Coordinator "Students about Students" locally aired student produced community program
1984 Director "L-R Today" locally aired college promotional programming