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Kiley Dorton - Resume

Kiley Dorton - Resume

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KILEY DORTON

(864) 616-5846 | kileydorton@gmail.com | www.kileydorton.com Profile Graduate Assistant at the University of Georgia obtaining a Masters in Mass Communication with concentrations in Mass Media and New Media Studies. Graduated from UGA in 2009 with a A.B. in Cognitive Science and New Media Interdisciplinary Certification. Worked extensively with digital media production, web design, mobile media content creation, traditional video production, and music production. Former president of two student organizations, the all-male a cappella group UGA Accidentals and Singing4Change (an a cappella group I founded to benefit the community and raise money for digital education in Costa Rica), and was honored to be named a Mobile Media Scholar. Combining undergraduate work in Cognitive Science (an interdisciplinary major involving Computer Science, Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, and Linguistics) with graduate work in Mass Media and New Media Studies, I have attained an expertise in new media, technology, and how they interact with the human mind. I feel at home in a fast-paced, idea-driven, team-based environment with a focus on innovation and creativity. Education University of Georgia, Athens, GA M.A. Mass Media Studies, New Media Studies in-progress Current GPA: 3.6 University of Georgia, Athens, GA A.B. Cognitive Science, New Media Certification, 2009 Mauldin High School, Greenville, SC Student Body President, Honors Graduate, May 2004 Skills
PRODUCTION Proficient in Final Cut Studio, esp. Final Cut Pro, Motion, LiveType, and Soundtrack Pro 3 years video production, highlevel camera work, set design, and lighting (reel available upon request) WEB DESIGN Adobe Creative Suite 4 proficiency, experience with HTML, CSS, PHP, AJAX, & dynamic web development 6 years web development, design, & maintenance (portfolio available upon request) MUSIC Proficient in audio editing and production software, esp. Logic Pro and Garageband. Lifetime of singing, piano, composed musical scores for several films (reel available upon request)

Experience New Media Interdisciplinary Certification Graduate Assistant, UGA New Media Institute Athens, GA — 2006-2009, 2010 Working on projects that benefit the public good, the New Media Institute has inspired me to pursue a career involving new media. In the NMI I have built an RFID digital picture frame that allows people living in Assisted Living Facilities to wirelessly receive and show off family photos, constructed a digital tourism environment in the virtual world SecondLife for GA 400, represented the NMI at the GSMA Mobile Innovation Marketplace conference in Atlanta, created mobile videos (Personal Public Service Announcements) to encourage young adults to get tested for AIDS, and co-hosted a technology podcast called New Media Update. Two years ago I was able to secure the donation of 13 XO Laptops from the OneLaptopPerChild Campaign which I brought down to San Luis, Costa Rica to integrate into the lives of 45 elementary school children. Along with a passionate team, I recently submitted a scholarly article describing our full, IRB approved experiment to test social media credibility for health communication to the National Communicators Association convention in San Francisco. Currently I am working on a project called Tugg, a mobile game that helps fight childhood obesity by pitting elementary school classes against one another in games that raise their heart rates. http://nmi.uga.edu | http://kileydorton.com/projects Student Worker, UGA IT Planning & Decision Support Athens, GA — 2008-2009 Working with professionals in the IT department at the University of Georgia, IT Planning & Decision Support (ITPDS) is an advisory committee to the office of the CIO. Involved database management, web development, and general IT problem solving for the department. http://eits.uga.edu/ Marketing Intern, Hitachi Consulting Atlanta, GA — Summer 2006 As an intern at Hitachi Consulting, my job varied widely from the graphic design of marketing materials to search engine optimization (SEO). I was also involved in marketing research with the firm, writing reports on competitors and partners of Hitachi Consulting. http://hitachiconsulting.com/ Apple Campus Representative, Volt, Inc. Athens, GA — 2005-2007 One of only two campus representatives at UGA, this highly competitive job entailed frequent presentations on Apple software, hardware, and other products. I also provided tech support and sales advice for students and teachers on campus, and executed campus-wide marketing campaigns. President & Web Developer, UGA Accidentals Athens, GA — 2005-2008, 2010 Aside from loving every minute spent with these guys, I was elected to serve as the president and business manager of this award-winning UGA vocal ensemble for three years in a row. I handled all fiscal planning and decisions, and organized booking for local, regional and national performances and competitions. Under my leadership, the group recorded and released two albums, saw record profits, greatly increased on and off campus brand recognition, and competed nationally four times. http://accidentals.squarespace.com/

References • Dr. Scott Shamp, Professor & Director of NMI, UGA, sshamp@uga.edu • Kate Baar, Marketing Director, Hitachi Consulting, kbaar@hitachiconsulting.com • Dr. Kaye Sweetser, Professor & Social Media Expert, UGA & US Navy, sweetser@uga.edu

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