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CURRICULUM VITAE

Kathleen Bartzen Culver
School of Journalism & Mass Communication 608/575-4082
University of Wisconsin-Madison kbculver@wisc.edu
5115 Vilas Hall, 821 University Avenue @kbculver
Madison, Wisconsin 53706 kathleenculver.com

Summary

Seasoned researcher, educator and communicator with expertise in media ethics, digital technologies and curriculum.
Demonstrated capabilities in engagement and project management, including development, programming and branding.
Strong skills in organization and leadership, particularly in designing and launching new efforts and adapting to change.

Education

University of Wisconsin-Madison
1999 PhD in Mass Communication
Dissertation: “The Price of Access: An Impact Analysis of Harms Associated with Disclosure under the
Wisconsin Open Records Law”
Adviser: Robert Drechsel

1992 MA in Journalism and Mass Communication
Thesis: “Campus Hate Speech Codes and Hostile Environment Sexual Harassment”
Adviser: Robert Drechsel

1988 BA in Journalism and Mass Communication
News/Editorial emphasis

Academic Positions

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Journalism & Mass Communication
2012 to Present Assistant Professor

2017 to Present James E. Burgess Chair in Journalism Ethics

2016 to Present Director, Center for Journalism Ethics

2012 to 2016 Associate Director, Center for Journalism Ethics

1999 to 2012 Faculty Associate (teaching focus)

1991 to 1996 Lecturer, Teaching Assistant and Undergraduate Adviser

The Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida
2008 to Present Visiting and Adjunct Faculty

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Professional Experience

UW-Madison Center for Journalism Ethics
2016 to present Director
• Lead planning and execution of events, development efforts and special projects.
• Organize annual conference, 2017 focused on “Truth, Trust and the Future of Journalism.”
• Developed Student Fellows Program to better integrate Center’s and School’s teaching missions.
• Guided development of new website, social media plan and brand identity,
ethics.journalism.wisc.edu.
• Develop and monitor budget, including outreach and events.
• Contribute to ongoing engagement with donors and alumni to build the Center’s impact and
ensure its sustainability.
• Served as Associate Director 2012-2016

MediaShift (formerly PBS MediaShift)
2013 to 2017 Education Curator, www.edshift.org
• Responsible for writing, editing and promoting content at the intersection of communications
education, digital technologies and innovation.
• Conducted market research to develop content and promotion plan for EducationShift launch.
• Oversaw planning and execution of strategy to improve impact, resulting in 300% increase in
website traffic within 6 months.

Media Ethics Consulting
2014 Conducted five days of seminars in Taipei and Kaohsiung, Taiwan, at the invitation of the U.S. State
Department. Audiences included journalists and news organizations, students and academics, and
governmental agencies. Topics covered:
• Crisis Communication in the Digital Age
• Effective Messaging in the Digital Age
• Media Ethics and Responsible Journalism in the Digital Age
• New Technologies and the Future of Journalism
• Social Media Management & Response Strategy

Independent Consulting
2005 to Present Leadership, Curriculum Innovation, and Multimedia Trainer

UW Health-Physicians
1997 to 1999 Communications Manager, Marketing Department

The Wisconsin Journalist
1993 to 1997 Newsletter Editor

Wisconsin Meetings and Incentives Magazine
1995 Editor

Society of Professional Journalists
1993 Pulliam Fellow: First Amendment publications

The Milwaukee Sentinel
1987 to 1991 Correspondent, Reporter and Intern

The Daily Journal (Kankakee, Illinois)
1989 to 1990 Reporter

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Research & Publications

Journal Articles
2016 Culver, K. Disengaged Ethics: Code Development and Journalism’s Relationship with “the Public.”
Journalism Practice.

2016 Robinson, S., and Culver, K. When White Reporters Cover Race: The News Media, Objectivity, and
Community (Dis-)trust. Journalism.

2014 Culver, K. From Battlefield to Newsroom: Ethical Implications of Drone Technology in Journalism.
Journal of Mass Media Ethics.

2014 Culver, K. Advocacy and Infrastructure: Community Newspapers, Ethics and Information Needs.
Journalism Practice.

2007 Martin, H. & and Culver, K. Concentrate, Intensify or Shorten?: Intensive Courses in Summer Sessions.
71 Continuing Higher Education Review 89.

1994 Culver, K. An Open Door with a Big Spring: Cameras in the Federal Courts and Media News
Judgments. 1 Visual Communication Quarterly 17.

Book Chapters
2016 Culver, K., and Mirer, M. Constrained Independence: Digital Branded Content in Sports through the
Lens of Journalism Ethics. In Don Heider and Bastiaan Vanacker, Ethics for a Digital Age. Bern,
Switzerland: Peter Lang.

2015 Shah, D., Culver, K., Hanna, A., Macafee, T., Yang, J. Everyday Political Talk Online. In Stephen
Coleman and Deen Freelon, Handbook of Digital Politics. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar.

2014 Culver, K. Advocacy and Infrastructure: Community Newspapers, Ethics and Information Needs. In S.
Robinson (ed.) Community Journalism Midst Media Revolution. New York: Taylor & Francis.

Research Reports
2017 Culver, K., and Duncan, M. Drones in the Newsroom: Insights into Audience Opinions and
Expectations. Center for Journalism Ethics White Paper.

2014 Culver, K. Rights, Ownership, Ethics and Sensors in Journalism. In F. Pitt, ed., Sensors and Journalism.
Columbia University Tow Center for Digital Journalism.

In Progress
Forthcoming Culver, K. Rights, Drones in the National Airspace: Ethics, Participation and the Public Interest. Book
chapter in Heider, D., and Vanacker, B., (eds.), Ethics for a Digital Age. Bern, Switzerland: Peter Lang.

Forthcoming Culver, K. Trump, Democracy, and the Extension of Journalism Ethics. Book chapter in Gutsche, Jr., R.
E. (Ed.). The Trump Presidency, Journalism and Democracy. New York & London: Routledge.

In progress Shepard, J., and Culver, K. Academic Freedom and the First Amendment: The Media “Outrage
Machine” and Campus Free Expression in Polarized Times.

In progress Culver, K., and Duncan, M. Ethics, Openness, and Trust: Public Opinion of Drones in News.

In progress Culver, K., and Lee, B. Trust vs. Evaluation: The Interplay of Ethics and Participation in News.

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Industry, Professional and Teaching Publications
(links to full text available at kathleenculver.com)
2017 Culver, K. What You Need to Know About Drones in J-Schools. MediaShift (September).

2017 Culver, K. In Memoriam: Steve Buttry -- Journalist, Teacher, Friend. MediaShift (February).

2017 Culver, K. What One Educator Learned About the Journalism Education Revolution. MediaShift
(February).

2016 Culver, K. Taking on the Challenge of Verification. MediaShift (October).

2016 Culver, K. Special Series: Teaching Verification. MediaShift (October).

2016 Culver, K. Networked News Organizations Band Together to Shed Light on Youth Mental Health.
Editor & Publisher (August).

2016 Culver, K. How Gannett Used Engaged Ethics to Help Kids in Crisis. MediaShift (August).

2016 Culver, K. Why We're Moving Forward with Realism, yet Optimism. Center for Journalism Ethics
(May).

2016 Culver, K. Special Series: The Importance of Training Journalism Teachers. MediaShift (April).

2016 Culver, K. Why 2016 Should be the Year of Engaged Ethics. MediaShift (January).

2015 Culver, K. Special Series: Teachable Moments from the Mizzou Protests. MediaShift (November).

2015 Culver, K. A Different Lens on Race, Media and Ethics. MediaShift (December).

2015 Culver, K. The Accidental Publishers. Editor & Publisher (September).

2015 Culver, K. In Memoriam: Dan Reimold, the Voice for College Media. MediaShift (August).

2015 Culver, K. How Student Media Are Approaching a Tipping Point on Print. MediaShift (June).

2015 Culver, K. Why a Metaphor is Taking Knight's Eric Newton Westward to ASU. MediaShift (June).

2015 Culver, K. Getting Bruce Jenner Right. Center for Journalism Ethics (April).

2015 Culver, K. Special Series: Teaching Data Journalism. MediaShift (March).

2015 Culver, K. Virtual Reality Journalism. Center for Digital Ethics and Policy (February).

2015 Culver, K. 6 Tips About Students for Professionals Entering a Classroom. PBS MediaShift (January).

2015 Culver, K. Special Series: From Newsroom to Classroom. PBS MediaShift (January).

2014 Culver, K. A Magical Putter and the Year in Journalism Ethics. Center for Journalism Ethics
(December).

2014 Culver, K. 9 Reasons for Optimism for the Future of Journalism Education (December).

2014 Culver, K. Special Series: Common Core and Journalism Education. PBS MediaShift (October).

2014 Culver, K. 5 Important Time-Savers for Educators. PBS MediaShift (September).



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2014 Culver, K. Special Series: Blended Learning. PBS MediaShift (August).

2014 Culver, K. Remix: Put Data Journalism into Every Entry-Level J-School Class. PBS MediaShift (July).

2014 Culver, K. Special Series: Teaching Data Journalism. PBS MediaShift (July).

2014 Culver, K. Forget ‘The Dark Side.’ Journalists Should Learn Marketing, Business Skills. PBS MediaShift
(July).

2014 Culver, K. How to Use Social Media Ethically. PBS MediaShift (June).

2014 Culver, K. Remix: Put the Lessons of the NYT Innovation Report into Practice. PBS MediaShift (May).

2014 Culver, K. A Social Media Experiment. PBS MediaShift (May).

2014 Culver, K. Takeaway from Journalism Interactive: Time for Educators to Go Full Bore. PBS MediaShift
(April).

2014 Culver, K. Taking Action: EdShift Launches to Move Journalism Education Forward. PBS MediaShift
(February).

2014 Culver, K. #EdShift Chat: Teaching Entrepreneurship in Journalism Schools. PBS MediaShift (February).

2014 Culver, K. Assignment Remix: Intern-preneurs and Building Bold Thinking. PBS MediaShift (January).

2014 Culver, K. Special Series: Teaching Tomorrow’s Entrepreneurs. PBS MediaShift (January).

2014 Culver, K. New Year’s Resolutions for the Journalism Classroom. PBS MediaShift (January).

2014 Culver, K. #EdShift Chat: Tips for Journalism Educators to Get Grants for Innovation. PBS MediaShift
(January).

2013 Culver, K. A New Source for a New Day in Journalism Education. PBS MediaShift (December).

2013 Culver, K. #EdShift Chat: How Journalism Professors, Students Can Collaborate, Communicate Better.
PBS MediaShift (December).

2013 Culver, K. Syrian Citizen Journalists Set Ethical Example Focused on Dignity, Truth. PBS MediaShift
(September).

2013 Culver, K. Wisconsin Lawmakers Try to Remove Investigative Reporting Center from University of
Wisconsin. PBS MediaShift (June).

2013 Culver, K. In Digital Ethics, Transparency Wasn’t Enough for CNET, CBS. PBS MediaShift (February).

2013 Culver, K. Where the Journal News Went Wrong in Mapping Gun Owners. PBS MediaShift (February).

2012 Culver, K. Ethics Aloft: The Pros and Cons of Journalists Using Drones. PBS MediaShift (December).

2012 Culver, K. How journalism educators can train students for jobs that may not yet exist. Poynter
(August).

2012 Culver, K. Rethinking objectivity: a recall case. Columbia Journalism Review (August).

2012 Culver, K. My Open Letter to Journalism Funders: Change Your Plan of Attack. Mediated
Communication (SJMC Blog) (August).


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2012 Culver, K. 5 ways journalism educators can teach students to use multimedia in breaking news
coverage. Poynter (June).

2012 Culver, K. Resources for journalism educators to stay current on media news & trends. Poynter
(April).

2012 Culver, K. Should journalism educators ban students from using technology in class? Poynter
(January).

2011 Culver, K. How journalism professors can use screencasts as an effective & efficient teaching tool.
Poynter (October).

2011 Culver, K. How journalism students benefit from class blogs about values, practices. Poynter (July).

2011 Culver, K. How class wikis can help journalism students collaborate, stay organized. Poynter (June).

2011 Culver, K. Why Delicious is an effective teaching tool for journalism educators. Poynter (April).

2012 Culver, K. Remembering Anthony Shadid. Mediated Communication (SJMC Blog) (February).

2011 Culver, K. How journalism educators can integrate more multimedia into their teaching. Poynter
(January).

2010 Culver, K. Communication, Loss and the Death of Neha Suri. Mediated Communication (SJMC Blog)
(February).

2008 Culver, K. Double Trouble: A Determined Physician Fights a Battle Against Lung Cancer and Its Stigma.
On Wisconsin magazine (Winter).

2007 Culver, K. Living Out Loud: Covering Those Who Surrender Privacy Without Thinking. The American
Editor (September).

2007 Culver, K. Busing Decision Widens the Poverty Gap. Wisconsin State Journal (June).

2006 Culver, K. At a Loss. On Wisconsin magazine (Winter).

2004 Culver, K. When Desperation Turns Lethal. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel (April).

Conference papers
2017 Culver, K., and Shepard, Jason M. Classrooms Gone Viral: Faculty, Students, and Campus Expression in
a Polarized Age. Paper presented to Faculty Conference of the Foundation for Individual Rights in
Education, Dallas.

2017 Culver, K., and Duncan, M. Ethics, Openness, and Trust: Public Opinion of Drones in News. Paper
presented to International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago.

2017 Culver, K., and Lee, B. Trust vs. evaluation: The Interplay of Ethics and Participation in News. Paper
presented to Media Ethics Division Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication
annual meeting, Chicago.

2015 Culver, K. Drones and Accountability: The Ethical Bounds of Watching and Sensing. Research in
progress presented to International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago.

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2015 Robinson, S., and Culver, K. When White Reporters Cover Race: The News Media, Objectivity and
Community (Dis-)trust. Paper presented to Media Ethics Division Association for Education in
Journalism & Mass Communication annual meeting, San Francisco.

2013 Culver, K., and Mirer, M. Constrained Independence: Brand Content in Sports Through the Lens of
Journalism Ethics. Paper presented to International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago.

2012 Culver, K. Justice in 140 Characters: Emerging Approaches to Social Media in the Courts. Presentation
to Nieman Conference on Media, Technologies and Politics, Milwaukee.

2012 Culver, K. From Battlefield to Newsroom: Ethical and Legal Implications of Drone Technology in
Journalism. Paper presented to International Symposium on Digital Ethics, Chicago.

1995 McLeod, J.M., Daily, K., Eveland, W., Guo, Z., Culver, K., Kurpius, D., Moy, P., Horowitz, E., & Zhong,
M. The Synthetic Crisis: Media Influences on Perceptions of Crime. Paper presented to
Communication Theory & Methodology Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass
Communication annual meeting, Washington. Top faculty paper award.

1994 Culver, K. Feeding the Frenzy: Reporting on Gangs in a Midsize Midwestern City. Paper presented to
Qualitative Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication annual
meeting, Atlanta.

1994 Culver, K. The Campus v. The Workplace: University Hate Speech Codes and Hostile Environment Law.
Paper presented to Qualitative Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass
Communication annual meeting, Atlanta.

1991 Culver, K. Selective Support: Major American Media and First Amendment Challenges. Paper
presented to Qualitative Studies Division, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass
Communication annual meeting, Boston. Top paper award.

Invited Talks
2017 Culver, K. Keynote Conversation with Richard Engel. Moderator, Center for Journalism Ethics Anthony
Shadid Award for Journalism Ethics Event, Washington, D.C..

2017 Culver, K. Keynote Conversation with Margaret Sullivan. Moderator, annual Center for Journalism
Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2017 Culver, K. Rising to the Digital Challenge. Presenter, U.S. State Department, Vientiane, Laos.

2017 Culver, K. Effective Storytelling and Media Ethics. Presenter, U.S. State Department, Vientiane, Laos.

2017 Culver, K. Teaching Data Journalism: What to Do and How to Start. Panelist, Association for Education
in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Chicago.

2017 Culver, K. Strategies for Leading Discussions of Race and Diversity in the Classroom. Panelist,
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Chicago.

2017 Culver, K. Pressing Issues in Digital Ethics. Moderator, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass
Communication conference, Chicago.

2017 Culver, K. Technology, Ethics and Journalism's Relationship with the Public. Presenter, SXSW, Austin,
Texas.

2016 Culver, K. Ethics and Safe Spaces. Moderator, Kent State Ethics Workshop, Kent, Ohio.

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2016 Culver, K. Inclusivity and Teaching Technology. Panelist, Association for Education in Journalism &
Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis.

2016 Culver, K. Ethics in Strategic Communication and Law. Moderator, Association for Education in
Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis.

2016 Culver, K. Roundtable on Revitalizing the Bonds of Journalism, Citizenship and Democracy.
Participant, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis.

2016 Culver, K. Ethics Aloft: Drones, Sensors and the Changing Boundaries of Media. Panelist, Association
for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis.

2016 Culver, K. Social Media, Web-based Technologies and Mobile Devices in Higher Education. Panelist,
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Minneapolis.

2015 Culver, K. 10 Things my Students Have Taught Me. Presenter, Association for Education in Journalism
& Mass Communication conference, San Francisco.

2015 Culver, K. Demystifying Data. Presenter, Association for Education in Journalism & Mass
Communication conference, San Francisco.

2015 Culver, K. Lessons from the Challenge Fund. Presenter, Association for Education in Journalism &
Mass Communication conference, San Francisco.

2015 Culver, K. How and Why Journalism Schools can Contribute to Improved Civic Engagement. Presenter,
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, San Francisco.

2015 Culver, K. Engaging Through Situated Learning. Presenter, Association for Education in Journalism &
Mass Communication conference, San Francisco.

2011-2015 Culver, K. Poynter Educators Seminar. Presenter and Trainer, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg,
Florida.

2011, 2013, 2015 Culver, K. Physician Leadership Media Training. Consultant, UW Health, Madison, Wisconsin.

2010-2013 Culver, K. A New Curriculum for a New Journalism. Presenter and Trainer, Poynter Institute, St.
Petersburg, Florida.

2009-2011 Culver, K. Multimedia Journalism for College Educators. Presenter and Trainer, Poynter Institute, St.
Petersburg, Florida.

2014 Culver, K. Content Marketing and Ethics. Moderator and Presenter, Association for Education in
Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Montreal.

2014 Culver, K. Clickbait, Ethics and the New Media Environment. Presenter, Association for Education in
Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Montreal.

2014 Culver, K. Nine Branches Sprouting Green Shoots. Keynote Speaker, Reynolds Journalism Institute
Conference, Columbia, Missouri.

2014 Culver, K. Hacking the Journalism Curriculum. Moderator, Online News Association Annual
Conference, Chicago.

2014 Culver, K. Ethics and Sensors in Journalism . Participant, Columbia University Tow Center Workshop,
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2014 Culver, K. Ethics and Brand Content. Presenter, University of Colorado Ethics Conference, Boulder,
Colorado.

2014 Culver, K. Digital Media Assignments in Concepts Courses. Presenter, Journalism/Interactive
Conference, College Park, Maryland.

2014 Culver, K. Service Learning: Education + Engagement = Impact. Presenter, Poynter Institute, St.
Petersburg, Florida.

2014 Culver, K. WordPress Essentials. Presenter and Trainer, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.

2014 Culver, K. Making Sense of Data. Presenter, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, Florida.

2014 Culver, K. Academic Summit. Participant, Edelman Worldwide, Chicago.

2013 Culver, K. Brand Journalism in a Digital Age: Is It Journalism or Marketing? Or Both?. Moderator,
annual Center for Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2013 Culver, K. Mixing Theory & Skills in Mass Communication Curricula. Presenter, Association for
Education in Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Washington.

2013 Culver, K. How Technologies Can Make You a Better Teacher. Panelist, Association for Education in
Journalism & Mass Communication conference, Washington.

2013 Culver, K. Multimedia Innovation. Speaker, Broadcast Education Association conference, Las Vegas.

2013 Culver, K. Hands on HTML, CSS and JavaScript for Educators. Organizer and Trainer, Poynter Institute,
St. Petersburg, Florida.

2013 Culver, K. Ethics & Brand Content: Marketing and Responsibility in a Digital Age. Speaker, American
Advertising Federation-Madison Chapter, Madison, Wisconsin.

2012 Culver, K. Models for Curriculum Change. Consultant, University of Wisconsin-River Falls, Madison,
Wisconsin.

2012 Culver, K. The Truths We Tell: Reporting from Foreign Fields (A Tribute to Anthony Shadid). Speaker,
annual Center for Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2012 Culver, K. Tweets and Votes: Elections in a Social Media Age. Moderator, annual Center for
Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2011 Culver, K. Polling, Partisanship & Polarization: How numbers change and reflect who we are.
Moderator, annual Center for Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2011 Culver, K. The Curriculum Conundrum. Panelist, Journalism Interactive conference, College Park,
Maryland.

2010 Culver, K. Journalists Join the Media Revolution: An International Conversation. Panelist, annual
Center for Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2009 Culver, K. New Media, Ethics and Democratic Journalism. Panelist, annual Center for Journalism Ethics
conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2008 Culver, K. Privacy vs. Access. Moderator, 30th Anniversary of the Wisconsin Freedom of Information
Council, Madison, Wisconsin.



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2008 Culver, K. Elections & Social Media: Entrepreneurial Paths to Participation. Moderator,
“Wiscontrepreneur” event on technology, media and political engagement, Madison, Wisconsin.

2007 Culver, K. Preparing Reporters and Students for a Changing Media Landscape. Moderator, Online
News Association Regional Conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

2014 Culver, K. Surveillance by Media: Ethical Bounds of Tools for Watching, Scraping and Sensing.
Moderator, annual Center for Journalism Ethics conference, Madison, Wisconsin.

Grants, Awards & Honors

2013, 2015 Culver, K. Scripps Foundation Journalism Educator of the Year Award. Named one of the three
finalists from national pool.

2015 Culver, K. University of Wisconsin-Madison. $15,000 to support research into sensors and UAVs in
journalism.

2014 Culver, K. Vilas Life Cycle Professorship. $17,000 to support research project on media ethics and the
public.

2014 Culver, K. Online News Association. $35,000 to support test of a live news experiment, “The
Confluence,” tying work across journalism courses and the Wisconsin Center for Investigative
Journalism on issues of water quality and supply in the state.

2014 Culver, K. Wisconsin Broadcasters Association. $1,600 to support purchase of Google Glass to
integrate into The Confluence live news experiment.

2014 Culver, K., Forster, S., and Wagner, M. University of Wisconsin-Madison. $2,000 award for innovative
practices in SJMC gateway course, including digital media assignments, collaborative spaces and
situated learning modules.

2013 Culver, K. Journal Foundation. $3,500 to support research on values in online commenting policies.

2012 Wells, C., and Culver, K. University of Wisconsin-Madison. $40,000 to fund project, “Computational
Social Scientific and Data Visualization Tools for Journalists and Communication Researchers.”

2012 Culver, K. Madison Teaching and Learning Excellence Program. Participant in yearlong effort to
develop mentors and advocates for teaching among assistant professors. Included $4,500 in support
to develop online situated learning module in ethics.

2012 Culver, K. University of Wisconsin-Madison. $1,000 grant to create situated learning and case-based
scenarios in media ethics.

2011 Culver, K. Alliant Energy Underkofler Award for Excellence in Teaching, University of Wisconsin.

2011 State of Wisconsin Secretary of Administration Award. Recognized for leadership in annual Partners
in Giving charitable campaign.

2010 Culver, K. Engage Adaptation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison. $1,000 grant to build digital
media assignments into advanced law and ethics course.

2010 Culver, K. Professional Development Grant, University of Wisconsin-Madison. $2,000 grant to
improve digital video and audio training.

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2008 Culver, K. Impact Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison. $3,000 grant to create online multimedia
training modules.

2007 Culver, K. Engage Adaptation Award, University of Wisconsin-Madison. $800 grant to develop
podcasting for introductory course.

Teaching Experience

University of Wisconsin-Madison
School of Journalism & Mass Communication

Courses
2012 to Present Assistant Professor
J202: Mass Media Practices, gateway undergraduate skills and concepts course. Taught Fall 2012,
Spring 2014, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
J411: Multimedia Graphics, undergraduate skills and concepts course. Taught Spring 2013, Spring
2016.
J417: Magazine Publishing, intensive writing, strategy and production course. Taught Fall 2012, 2013,
2014.
J676: Digital Media Law and Ethics, undergraduate and graduate concepts course. Taught Spring
2013, Fall 2013, Fall 2015, Fall 2016.
J880: Media Ethics, graduate seminar. Taught Fall 2014.

1999 to 2012 Faculty Associate (teaching focus)
J202: Mass Media Practices, gateway undergraduate skills and concepts course. Taught every
semester Fall 2000 to Spring 2012.
J335: Intermediate Reporting, undergraduate skills course. Taught Fall 2001 and Spring 2002.
J401: In-Depth Reporting, undergraduate skills course. Taught Fall 2000 and Spring 2010.
J411: Multimedia Graphics, undergraduate and graduate skills course. Taught every Spring 2002 to
2008 and Summer 2009.
J417: Magazine Publishing, intensive writing, strategy and production course. Taught every Fall 2002
to 2011.
J676: Digital Media Law and Ethics, undergraduate and graduate concepts course. Taught Spring 2009
and Spring 2011.


1991 to 1996 Teaching Assistant and Lecturer
J559: Law of Mass Communication, undergraduate and graduate concepts course. Taught Fall 1994 to
Spring 1996.
J230: News Editing, undergraduate skills course. Taught Spring 1994, Summer 1995 (as lecturer).
J204: Reporting, undergraduate skills course. Taught Spring 1991, Fall 1991, Spring 1992, Summer
1992 (as lecturer), Fall 1992, Spring 1993, Fall 1993.

Independent Study Supervision
2000 to Present Oversaw 51 students in varying-credit directed study projects.

Internship Supervision
2000 to Present Oversaw 205 students in one credit of J697: Internship.

2014-15 Supervised intern responsible for platform development and posting for The Confluence live news
experiment.

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Senior Thesis Supervision
2009 to 2010 Oversaw research and writing of senior thesis on the future of narrative for undergraduate student
Carolyn Vidmar.

Doctoral Committee Memberships
2015-2016 Michael Mirer, focus on mixed media ethics and implications of brand publishing in sports. Successful
dissertation defense, May 2016.
2015 Mark Mederson, focus on race and history of boxing coverage in U.S.

Service

University of Wisconsin-Madison
2015 to present Affiliated faculty, Internet of Things Laboratory.

2014 Search Committee, Executive Director of University Communications.

2014 Educational Innovation Project Team
• Consulted on efforts to improve self-paced modular learning on campus.

2007 to 2012 Marketing Committee, Partners in Giving Charitable Campaign.
• Worked on marketing strategy and execution for annual employee charitable campaign.

2009 to 2011 Pedagogy Team, UW-Madison Engage Adaptation Award.
• Assisted with development of Engage Award to stimulate student-generated media content in
courses across campus.

2012 Selection Committee, Alliant Energy Underkofler Award for Teaching Excellence.
• Served on committee to select winners of University of Wisconsin System teaching award.

2008 Internship Committee, UW Athletics
• Consulted on development of internship program as part of Big Ten Network contract.

2008 Lead instructor, InSite Internship Program.

School of Journalism & Mass Communication
University of Wisconsin-Madison
2009 to 2015 Conference Social Media Coordinator, Center for Journalism Ethics
• Organized and moderated social media coverage of annual ethics conference, including video
stream, blogs, photo stream and live coverage.
• Supervised team of students promoting and covering events.

2015 to present Annual Development Campaign Committee

2014 Director Nomination Committee
• Conducted interviews with faculty and staff to discern issues and priorities for department and
assisted with analysis and drafting of report.

2014 Curriculum Revision Subcommittee
• Participated in efforts to review and reconstitute initial courses in the major.

2014 Social Media Development Campaign
• Assisted with plans and promotion for #SJMCgaveme, a social media engagement campaign.

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2013 to 2014 Undergraduate Admissions Committee
• Stimulated movement to online application to improve efficiency and data tracking. Worked with
administrative staff to develop, test and launch application.

2000 to 2013 Undergraduate Curriculum Committee
• Participated in extensive examination of curriculum offerings and possible revisions, including
data analysis of staffing and student flow.

2010 to 2012 Advisory Board, Center for Journalism Ethics
• Consulted with Center director and other board members on variety of issues, including content
and speakers for annual conference.
• Led effort to formulate and execute development plan.

2000 to 2011 Constituent Relations Committee (chair 2003 to 2010)
• Service included planning and execution of centennial celebration and development campaign.
Development surrounding centennial exceeded $2.1 million.
• Executed overhaul of website and established social media accounts and guidelines.
• Worked on pilot of new brand identity standards on campus and developed print and digital
materials for department.

2008 to 2009 Facilities and Equipment Committee (chair)

Ongoing Search Committees
• Digital studies faculty positions, 2011 to 2012.
• Strategic communication faculty position, 2008 to 2009.
• Strategic communication instructor position, 2005.
• Undergraduate adviser position (chair), 2001.

Ongoing Lecture and Event Coordination
• Contribute to lectures and other events bringing prominent communicators to campus.

Intermittent Student Group Adviser
• Social media team
• Society of Professional Journalists
• Association for Women in Communications
• Public Relations Student Society of America

1996 to 1997 Project Assistant
• Assisted director with special projects, including publications, alumni relations and website.
• Responsible for producing newsletters for alumni and undergraduates, writing and editing
content for Web pages, and indexing and organizing alumni information.

Professional and Community
2015 Editorial Committee, Online News Association Ethics Code Project
• Reviewed and revised more than 40 modules for digital ethics tool for public communicators.
• Served as liaison with tech development team.

2014-present Social Media Chair, Media Ethics Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass
Communication

2014-2016 Co-chair, All-City Swim competition planning committee.

2014-2016 Panel and Abstract Reviewer, Association for Practical and Professional Ethics

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2014 Reviewer, case for promotion from associate professor to full professor, Tennessee Technological
University.

2010 to present Board member (currently president), Seminole Pool and Tennis Association.

2007 to 2010 Board member and president (2009-10), Education Commission, Queen of Peace School.

2001 to 2011 Contest Judge
• Judged national writing competition for the Association of Food Journalists.

2005, 2006 Presenter and Trainer, Rotary Ethics Symposium
• Worked with high school students on developing strategies for ethical thinking.

2002, 2003 Newsletter Designer
• Designed newsletter pro bono for Independent Living Incorporated, a local advocacy group that
helps older adults maintain healthy, independent lifestyles.

2001, 2002 Contest Coordinator
• Served as coordinator for Inland Press Association’s Local News Competition. Recruited judges,
organized entries, evaluated reporting and reported results.

Professional Memberships
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (Media Ethics Division), current.
Association for Practical and Professional Ethics, current.
Investigative Reporters and Editors, past.
Online News Association, current.
Public Relations Society of America, past.
Society of Professional Journalists, past.
Association of Women in Communication, past.

Media Mentions
Associated Press, Big Picture Science (Public Radio Exchange), BBC, Boston Globe, Broadcasting and
Cable, CBC, Central News Agency (Taiwan), Chicago Tribune, Columbia Journalism Review, Editor &
Publisher, Gannett Wisconsin Media, Georgia Public Radio, The Guardian, HuffPost Live, International
Business Times, Liberty Times (Taiwan), Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, NewTalk (Taiwan), New York
Times, Nieman Reports, the Oregonian, PBS MediaShift, Politico, Poynter Institute, Snopes, Taiwan
Reports, UDN News (Taiwan), USA Today, Wall Street Journal, WISC-TV, Wisconsin Public Radio,
Wisconsin State Journal.