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Curriculum Vitae

Jason Schmitt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor and Chair
Department of Communication & Media
Box 5760, 8 Clarkson Avenue
Potsdam, New York 13699
jschmitt@clarkson.edu
Cell: 315-705-5270
Experience
Clarkson University, Potsdam, NY
2018 to present
Associate Professor and Chair, Communication & Media Department

2016 to 2018
Associate Professor, Communication & Media Department

Courses Taught:
• COMM 219 Introduction to Social Media
• COMM 217 Introduction to Public Speaking
• COMM 397 Social Media Analysis and Application
• COMM 420 Automotive Journalism (independent study)
• COMM 427 Video Production II

Green Mountain College, Poultney, VT
2014 to 2016
Associate Professor and Chair, Communication Studies

Co-Chair of Documentary Studies

2012 to 2014
Assistant Professor and Chair, Communication Studies

Courses Taught:
• COM 4013 Senior Project: Integrated Media Campaign
• COM 4010 Media Practicum
• COM 3031 Oral History/Interviewing for Documentary Studies
• COM 3021 Video and Media Production
• COM 3020 Media Advocacy and Campaigns
• COM 3013 Online Behavior, Connected Life and Consumption
• COM 3007 Persuasion and Ethics in Media
• ENV 3000 Climate Change Block Course: Social Media Emphasis
• COM 2015 Social Media Analysis
• COM 2013 Writing for Media
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• COM 2010 Group Communication and Leadership
• COM 1127 Speech Communication
• COM 1011 Introduction to Media and the Information Society

Oakland University, Rochester, MI:
Fall 2009 to Summer 2012
Special Lecturer

Courses Taught:
• COM 280 Social Media Broadcasting
• COM 202 Group Communication
• COM 201 Public Speaking

Central Michigan University, Mt. Pleasant, MI:
Fall 2007 to Summer 2009
Lecturer

Courses Taught:
• COM 361 Interpersonal Communication
• COM 357 Public Speaking
• TAI 302 Voice, Diction and Speaking

Wayne State University, Detroit, MI:
Fall 2007 to Fall 2009:
Lecturer

Courses Taught:
• COM1010 Intro to Communication

Education
Doctor of Philosophy, 2008, Bowling Green State University
Emphasis: Media Studies and Online Journalism
Dissertation: “Like the Last 30 Years Never Happened:
Understanding Detroit Rock Music through Oral History”

Master of Arts, 2003, Eastern Michigan University
Emphasis: Computer Mediated Communication
Master’s Thesis: “Cell Phones and the Redistribution of Business”

Bachelor of Arts, 2000, University of Michigan-Dearborn
Emphasis: Communication
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Academic Leadership

(2018 +) Appointed Chair of Communication & Media at Clarkson University.
From this position, I report to the Dean of Arts & Sciences. I am charged in managing our fiscal
budgets, staffing, faculty appointments, full-time faculty lines, nine adjunct faculty lines,
accreditation and assessment, and PR outreach as a department. Upon appointment, I led a
strategic rebranding of the department both in print (for tangible departmental publicity) and a
targeted social media campaign showcasing our curriculum, faculty, and strengths of the major.

(2017+) Leveraged the Communication & Media Curriculum for multiple grant awards
and external recognition, Clarkson University. Working with four students from Clarkson
University, I accepted a $40,000 grant from Open Society Foundations for creation of an
academic-directed documentary on for-profit academic publishers. Upon completion of that
grant cycle and the film, I was awarded a secondary $20,000 grant (September 2018) for
promotion, dissemination, and travel to support the project. In September, I was also awarded a
$3,000 grant from Arcadia Foundation for a London-based screening of our film at the British
Library. Currently, the film is screening at 335 universities around the globe, increasing the
exposure and recognition of Clarkson University and our specific program.

(2016-2017) Led the redesign of the Communication Studies curriculum, Clarkson
University.
Gathered department views of assets of our curriculum from an alumni survey, an internship
survey and faculty views. From the input, I led the creation of four separate areas of emphasis
within the Communication degree focusing on Web/UX Design, PR/Leadership, Documentary
Film Production, and Online Journalism/Digital Content Creation. Increased the standard
required course hours from 15 to 21 hours to provide greater required skills for all majors. Led
the increase of the total COMM course hours from 36 to 42 hours which allows more
specialization to develop. Created a five-year plan to hire three full-time faculty for further
specialization. In the hiring interim, created a scaled back rollout of new programs by
diversifying faculty teaching and hiring local adjunct talent.

(2012-2016) Chair of Communication Studies: At Green Mountain College in Vermont, I
overhauled course offerings, lead and provided evaluation to three full-time faculty and 10
adjunct faculty, created/allocated budgets, and maintained a four year course rotation. Overall,
under my leadership, we witnessed a 400% increase in the number of majors from fall 2012 to
fall 2015.

(2013-2016) Co-Chair of Documentary Studies, Green Mountain College: Spearheaded from
concept through curriculum committee to launch. Created one-time equipment budget and
yearly maintenance budget. Staffed, guided and evaluated first run of courses. All courses in the
documentary program were fully enrolled and waitlisted during first year of offerings.

(2015-2016) Faculty Council Executive Board, Green Mountain College: Elected to three-
year term by college faculty to serve on the board with four other faculty that oversee the full
representation of the faculty; oversee and participate with the board of trustee meetings/retreats.
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(2015-2016) Representative to Board of Trustees Committee (Institutional Advancement),
Green Mountain College: Elected to two-year term by college faculty to attend and represent
the college at Board of Trustee meetings regarding (a) development of new enrollment strategies
and (b) marketing objectives of the college.

(2014-2016) Chair of Green Mountain College website redesign committee: Appointed by
Provost. Charged with identifying and inviting presentations of key design firms, selecting and
implementing a working budget and relationship between the college and the design firm,
meeting scope, budget and deadline of deliverable website. Worked with Stride Creative
(Burlington, VT) daily from March 2014 until the new site rolled out August 20, 2015. The
project was delivered on-time, on-budget, and was met with praise from the wide college
community and those implementations are still utilized today.

(2013-2016) Enrollment Management Committee, Green Mountain College: Appointed by
President. In charge of case-by-case decisions for borderline college applicants—end decision
weighed test scores, personal narratives, fit into desired program, and college resources versus
student needs.

(2012-2016) Advisor for The Mountaineer: Green Mountain College’s student run newspaper.
I oversaw two work-study positions that help 15+ student journalists create the paper. I also
reviewed/edited all issues prior to release.

(2014) Blue Ribbon Task Force, Green Mountain College: Appointed by Provost to serve on
a committee of five faculty charged at assessing the college’s growth opportunities, creating a
new major, minor, and online graduate program.

(2013-2014) Created and implemented two online Master of Science in Environmental
Studies courses and staffed with highly qualified adjuncts, Green Mountain College.
Created COM 6079 Online Content Creation where students learn the web publishing skills
needed to curate online content and publish original work. Created COM 6081 Media Advocacy
where students develop expertise in research, writing, editing, media production and strategic
communication analysis in a workshop orientated course.

(2012-2013) College wide re-branding of marketing material, Green Mountain College:
Elected by faculty to lead initiative to increase prospective student engagement. The Vice
President of Marketing and Enrollment and I worked with KOR Group (Boston) and Spectrum
Education Solutions for both a new marketing image/narrative for the college in tangible
materials and for a social media interface to create prospective student dialogue.

Industry Work
Documentary productions:
Versed in broadcast quality HD and 4K film production, including grant acquisition, project
management, employee management, travel logistics, international customs logistics (Carnet),
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Canon C100mkii film sequence, video editing via Adobe Premiere, lighting setup, interview
techniques, media campaigns, social media targeted promotion and audio production. In addition
to independent productions, I also have worked with the following brand partners: Honda Power
Sports, Babolat Tennis Company, Orvis Clothing, LaCrosse Footwear, Hoyt Archery, Under
Armour, Field & Stream and Browning Trail Cameras.

Producer/Director for the grant funded documentary entitled, Paywall: The Business of
Scholarship
This film assesses the academic publishing
climate in general and examines more
specifically the largest publisher, Elsevier,
who creates a 35-40% profit margin on their
portfolio of scholarly journals. Looking at
alternatives such as open access (OA) and the
importance of access to scholarly research to
further global investment in solving the
world’s most complex problems, this film
seeks to show the importance of access to
research and how that access is more
imperative than profits. My crew and I have
traveled 45,000 miles and filmed over 70
leaders addressing these important themes.

Press release:
https://www.clarkson.edu/news/documentary-
open-access-premiere-sept-5-2018-washington-
dc

IMDb movie site listing:
https://www.imdb.com/title/tt8657152/?ref_=nv_sr_1

Film website: http://paywallthemovie.com/

330 screenings at universities and organizations throughout the globe:
https://paywallthemovie.com/screenings

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio interview on film and need for Open Access:
http://wunc.org/post/academic-knowledge-all#stream/0

September 5, 2018: Global Premiere at the Landmark Theater, E Street Cinema (555 11th St
NW, Washington, DC).
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September 7, 2018: Sold-out screening at MIT Media Lab, Cambridge, MA, with panel
discussion after the screening with “The State of Open Access” provided by Melissa Hagemann
of the Open Society Foundations and panelists: Joi Ito (MIT Media Lab Director), Peter Suber
(Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication), Jason Schmitt (Clarkson Professor/filmmaker)
and Amy Brand (MIT Press, Executive Director).

October 23, 2018: United Nations, New York City, NY

Writer:

The Huffington Post
Regular contributor with focus on higher education, open access and new technology.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt

Forbes-Asia
Focus on global education trends that influence Asia.
http://www.forbes.com/sites/schmittjason/#73eb12384521

Slate
Wrote for Future Tense section, focused on the Citizen’s Guide to a Technological
Future.
http://www.slate.com/authors.jason_schmitt.html

EdSurge
Wrote on social media evolving the engagement factor of MOOC learning.
https://www.edsurge.com/writers/jason-schmitt

BoingBoing
Wrote on open access to research and for-profit publishing.
https://boingboing.net/author/jasonschmitt

Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Created and donated over 40 hours of oral history interview
recordings (audio) and 14 hours of video footage with focus
toward the Detroit rock music scene. All the recordings are
archived at the facility in Cleveland, OH.

Interviewer/Field Producer for
Louder Than Love: The Grande Ballroom Story
(2016 Emmy winner for best documentary/historical film)
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https://natasmichigan.org/files/2012/11/2016-EMMY-Winners.pdf
The film has been to over 35 festivals from Detroit to LA and London to Australia. Louder Than
Love debuted to standing ovations during the world premiere at the Detroit Film Theatre at the
Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by 35 different film festivals across the globe, including sold
out screenings at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum, Nashville Film Festival, CBGB /
NYC Music & Film festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest and Australia DocWeek. It screened at the
Traverse City Film Festival and was handpicked by Michael Moore who described it as “an
amazing look back at the talent and creative culture produced in this state.” It also won “Best
Doc” at the Las Vegas International Film Festival.
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DA9Q6SC/ref=cm_sw_su_dp

Creator of www.MiGovernor.com (Fall 2010)
Online journalism/social media website featuring
prominent business leader interviews (Dan Gilbert, CEO
of Quicken Loans, Alfred Taubman, philanthropist and
mall developer) with 15 feature stories written by local leaders. Site focused on providing
college students in Michigan a voice and digital platform to understand and express opinions
relating to the Michigan 2010 gubernatorial race. MiGovernor.com had 3,000 students and
nearly 10,000 unique visitors interact with the website.

Atlantic Records, Promotion Manager (2001-2003)
Acted as direct contact between local radio/media and Atlantic Records. In charge of creating,
organizing and implementing publicity/promotion campaigns, overseeing employees and interns,
and maintaining rapport with regional radio program directors.

Warner/Elektra/Atlantic (WEA) MI (1999-2001)
Responsible for supervising employee productivity for outgoing promotional campaigns and
resources.

Sad Song Studio, Producer/Recording Engineer (1998-2000)
The studio consisted of a 48-track digital/analog recording/production house with NEVE
recording console recorded backing tracks to the Bon Jovi Crush album and many other regional
acts. Responsible for all aspects of music sound production, sound engineering, business
marketing.

Interviews I conducted for Paywall: The Business of Scholarship:

John R. Adler, MD, Professor of Neurosurgery, Stanford University, Founder & CEO of Cureus
Rick Anderson, Associate Dean for Collections & Scholarly Communication, Univ. of Utah
Helena R. Asamoah-Hassan, PhD, Executive Director, African Library Association
NilamAshra-McGrath, Communicable Diseases Health Service Delivery, University of Leeds
Kim Barrett, Editor-in-Chief, The Journal of Physiology
Lars Bjørnshauge, Managing Director, DOAJ
Chris Bourg, Director of Libraries, MIT
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Amy Brand, Director, MIT Press
Erin Braswell, Developer, Center for Open Science
Amy Buckland, Head of Research and Scholarship, University of Guelph
Rachel Burley, Publishing Director, BioMedCentral/ Springer Nature
Tom Callaway, University Outreach Lead, Red Hat
Michael W. Carroll, Professor of Law, American University
Leslie Chan, Professor, University of Toronto Scarborough
Aria Chernik, Director, OSPRI (Open Source Pedagogy, Research + Innovation), Duke Univ.
Amanda Coolidge, Senior Manager, Open Education, BC Campus
Karla Cosgriff, Director of Development, The Electrochemical Society
Darius Cuplinskas, Director of Open Society Information Program
Alexandria Denis, Research Coordinator, Center for Open Science
Alexandra Elbakyan, Creator of Sci-Hub
David Evans, Executive Director, Science Teachers Association
Martin Eve, Professor of Literature, Technology and Publishing at Birkbeck, University of
London
Betsy Ferronato, Operations, Center for Open Science
Sam Gershman, Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Harvard University
Paul Ginsparg, Professor, Cornell University, Creator of arXiv.org
Cable Green, Director of Open Education, Creative Commons
Mark Hahnel, CEO, Figshare
Susan Haigh, Executive Director, Canadian Association of Research Libraries
Nathan Hall, Professor, McGill University / Creator: @ShitAcademicsSay
Heather Joseph, Executive Director, SPARC
Mostafa Azad Kamal, Professor, School of Business, Bangladesh Open University
Martin R. Kalfatovic, Associate Director, Digital Programs & Initiatives, Smithsonian Libraries
Roshan Kumar Karn, Medical Doctor, Nepal
Vincent Larivière PhD, Canada Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly
Communication
Stuart Lawson, PhD Candidate researching politics of open access research, Birkbeck, University
of London
Catriona J. MacCallum, Director of Open Science, Hindawi Limited
Hugh McGuire, Founder PressBooks and LibriVox.org
Ryan Merkley, CEO, Creative Commons
Alison Mudditt, CEO, PLOS
Laura Mullen, Science Librarian, Rutgers University
Kamran Naim, PhD Candidate, Stanford University
Andy Nobes, Programme Officer Research Development and Support, INASP, AuthorAID
Brian Nosek, Director, Center for Open Science, Professor at University of Virginia
Ahmed Ogunlaja, Medical Doctor, Nigeria
Jake Orlowitz, Head of the Wikipedia Library
Paul Peters, CEO, Hindawi
Richard Price, Founder, Academia.edu
David Prosser, Executive Director, Research Libraries UK
Scott Plutchak, Director of Digital Data Curation Strategies at The University of Alabama
Louise Page, Publisher of PLOS
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Johan Rooryck, Editor-in-Chief of Glossa, Professor of Linguistics, Leiden University
Sara Rouhi, Director of Business Development, Altmetric
Arturo Sanchez Pineda, Experiment Manager of ATLAS OpenData project, CERN
Will Schweitzer, Product Development Director, AAAS
Stuart Shieber, Professor of Computer Science, Harvard University
Nick Shockey, Director of Programs & Engagement, SPARC
Maria Juliana Soto, Public Leader of Creative Commons, Colombia
Jeff Spies, Co-Founder and CTO, Center for Open Science
Jason Steinhauer, Director, Lepage Center for History in the Public Interest
Peter Suber, Director, Harvard Office for Scholarly Communication
Jason Surma, Recruiter and Operations, Center for Open Science
Stuart Taylor, Publishing Director, The Royal Society
VitekTracz, Founder of BioMed Central, CEO of F1000 Group
Charles Watkinson, Director, University of Michigan Press
John Wilbanks, Chief Commons Officer, Sage Bionetworks
Richard Wilder, General Counsel, The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

2016/2017 interviews I conducted researching future potential of global online
education for DOT EDU: Why Online Education Will Be America’s Next Great
Export (and how we can get ready):

Shayla Adams, CEO Remix Education
John Aldrich, VP of Military, Veterans and Community Outreach, American University
Anant Agarwal, CEO, edX, Professor at MIT
Michael Bleyhl, Director, Adaptive Solutions, Elsevier eSolutions
Wallace Boston, President, American University
Michael Burgevin, Director of Computer Science, Republic Schools
Lynn Colgin, VP of Business Development, Proctor U.com
Gunnar Counselman, CEO, Fidelis Education
Carol D’Amico, SVP, USA Funds (higher education)
PiereDuboc, CEO, Openclassrooms.com
Mallory Dyer, Professor of Math, App Developer of graphlock.com
RajagopalEchambadi, Senior Associate Dean, iMBA (University of Illinois)
Mark Fazoli, Dean of Online Education, Green Mountain College
Ian Forshew, COO, Refme.com
Julia Freeland Fisher, Researcher at Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Anshum Gupta, Vice President, Strategy, Elsevier
Mads Holmen, CEO, Bibblio.org
Don Kassner, CEO ProctorU.com
Steve Hodownes, CEO Orbis ED former CEO Southern New Hampshire University
Michael Horn, Co-creator of Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Bill Kara, CEO, TeachMe.com
Tam Le, Stay-at-home mother in Da Nang, Vietnam taking UofPeople college courses
Jim Leslie, CEO, Vidku.com
Pham Thi Ly, Returning student in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam with UofPeople
Robert Marticello, California Bankruptcy Attorney specializing in higher education
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Mark Milliron, Chief Learning Officer (co-founder), Civitas Learning
Tyler Muse, CEO, LingoLive.com
Lou Pugliese, Managing Director Action Lab at ASU, former CEO of Blackboard
Brian Nosek, Director of Center for Open Science
James Oliver, Director, VRA/HCI Iowa State University
Philip Regier, Dean, EdPlus, Arizona State University
Shai Reshef, President, University of the People (tuition-free university)
Craig Dane Roberts, Director of Learning Innovations and Global Program, Duke
Nikhil Sinha, Chief Business Officer, Coursera
Bill Sledzik, Full Professor, Kent State University (100% online job responsibilities)
Burck Smith, CEO Straighterline.com
Brian Solis, Principal Analyst, Altimeter Group
Jim Sweizer, VP of Military Programs, American University
Pham Minh Tuan, CEO, TOPICA Edtech Group
William Ward, (Dr4ward) tech savvy social media instructor for Hootsuite.com
Leslie Werner, Marketing Director, AdvancePath Academics
Saijing Zheng, Research Scientist, Microsoft
Todd Zipper, CEO, Learninghouse.com

Interviews I conducted around music, culture and technology:
Eric Babolat, CEO of Babolat Tennis (largest tennis manufacturer)
Allen Bargfrede, Music attorney, Berklee College of Music Professor
Clyde Blair, Pendragon Lightshow (Grande Ballroom)
Dawn Braithwaite, Professor/Chair of COM Studies University of Nebraska-Lincoln
Chris Brogan, Author of Social Media 101, 2.0 business consultant
John Bohannon, Contributor to Science and Wired Magazine
Roger Brown, President, Berklee College of Music
Susan Brown, Executive editor and publisher for Music Confidential
Del Bryant, President, BMI
David Carson, Author of Grit, Noise and Revolution
Geoff Cottrill, CMO, Converse Shoes
Ron Cooke, Musician for Detroit Wheels
Alice Cooper, Rock musician
Roger Daltrey, The Who
Leah DeMilio, Rocketboom.com
Jim Diamond, Music producer (most notably for The White Stripes)
Jim Eno, Musician (Spoon) and producer
Martin Eve, Author, Creator of Open Library for the Humanities
Lisa Falzone, CEO Revel Systems
Dan Fagan, Author of Toms River (2014 Pulitzer Prize winner)
Mark Farner, Rock musician, Grand Funk Railroad
Geoffrey Fieger, Attorney with knowledge of Detroit culture
Julia Freeland Fisher, Director, Education, Clayton Christensen Institute
Ben Folds, Musician
Neil Gaiman, Author, won Newbery and Carnegie Medal
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Russ Gibb, Owner of historic rock music venue: The Grande Ballroom
Dan Gilbert, Owner of Quicken Loans and Cleveland Cavaliers
David Given, Lead attorney on the Rick James class action lawsuit
Ray Goodman, SRC guitarist
Gary Grimshaw, Music poster artist
Emily Haines, Musician, lead singer of Metric
Amy Heidemann, Musician, lead singer of Karmin (Epic Records)
Ken Hertz, Senior Partner, Hertz and Lichtenstein LLP
Chad Hines, Pendragon Lightshow (Grande Ballroom)
Ruth Hoffman, Grande Ballroom patron
Neil Jacobosen, SVP, A&R Interscope Records
Jeff Jampol, Manager of the estate of Rick James
Andrea Johnson, Associate Professor, Berklee College of Music
Chris Kaskie, President, Pitchfork
Wayne Kramer, Guitarist for The MC5
Damian Kulash, Musician for Ok Go
Vikram Kumar, CEO of Mega.com the company created by Kim Dotcom
Alan Lastufka, Author of Youtube: An Insider’s Guide
Bob Lefsetz, Author, media futurist, music analyst
Lemmy, Motorhead
Jim Lucchese, CEO, Echonest
Carl Lundgren, Poster artist
Cecily Mak, Vice President and General Counsel, Rhapsody Music
Joel Martin, Manager of F.B.T. Production/Eminem
Robert McChesney, Professor of Communication at University of Illinois
Erin McKeown, Artist, Harvard’sBerkman Center Fellow
Dave Miller, Grande Ballroom MC/director
Mike Mills, R.E.M.
Scott Morgan, The Rationals
Vickie Nauman, Vice President, 7digital
Ted Nugent, Rock musician
Eve Mayer, CEO, Social Media Delivered
Harvey Ovshinsky, 5th Estate founder, Michigan film initiative activist
Trevor Parry-Giles, Director of Academic Affairs at National Communication Assoc.
Amanda Palmer, Musician
Adam Parness, Director of Music Licensing, Rhapsody Music
Mary Beth Peters, former Register of Copyrights
MilanaRabkin, United Talent Agency, Los Angeles
Kid Rock, Rock musician
Henry Rollins, Rock musician/spoken word presenter
Mitch Ryder, Rock musician
Dan Schawbel, Author of Me 2.0, personal branding practitioner
John Sinclair, Cultural leader/visionary
Slash, Guitarist for Guns N’ Roses/Velvet Revolver
Paul Springer, SVP Rhapsody Music
Rob Stone, President, Fader Media
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David Sundahl, Researcher, Clayton Christensen Institute for Disruptive Innovation
Alfred Taubman, Real estate mogul, philanthropist, Motown Motion Pictures
Dennis “Machine Gun” Thompson, The MC5
Kristin Thomson, Consultant, Future of Music Coalition
Baratunde Thurston, NYT bestselling author of How To Be Black
Robert Townsend, Director of Academy of Arts and Sciences (Washington Office)
Don Was, Music producer/musician worked with Rolling Stones
Tom Weschler, CREEM photographer
Otis Williams, The Temptations
Mary Wilson, The Supremes
Tom Wilson, President, Ilitch Holdings, formerly President of Detroit Pistons
Tom Wright, Professional photographer/manager for The Who

Research and Publications
Books
Schmitt, J. (in-process for 2019) DOT EDU:
Why Online Education Will Be America’s Next
Great Export (And how we can get ready)
[The Atlantic licensed the rights to publish the
preface prior to publication.]

Koch, A. & Schmitt, J. (2018) Purposeful
Communication in a Digital Age (2nd ed.),
Routledge, New York: NY.

Koch, A. & Schmitt, J. (2018) Speaking With a
Purpose (10th ed.), Routledge, New York: NY.

Koch, A. & Schmitt, J. (2014) Speaking With a
Purpose (9th ed.). Pearson, Boston: MA.
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Articles
Schmitt, J. (2018, October) “For-Profit Publishing, Plan S, and Pulling the Band-Aid Right Off.”
Eurodoc: The European Council of Doctoral Candidates and Junior Researchers
http://eurodoc.net/news/2018/jason-schmitt-on-for-profit-publishing-plan-s-and-pulling-the-
band-aid-right-off

Schmitt, J. (2018, September) “Why For-Profit Academic Publishers are Laughing All the Way
to the Bank.” BoingBoing https://boingboing.net/2018/09/18/why-for-profit-academic-
publis.html

Schmitt, J. (2017, March) “Asia Advances Open Access Research,” The Huffington Post
https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/asia-advances-open-access-
research_us_58dd0e6de4b0fa4c09598679

Schmitt, J. (2017, January) “Creativity in the Digital Era: OK Go’s Damian Kulash Schools the
Next Generation,” The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/creativity-in-the-
digital-era-okgos-damian-kulash_us_5878f1eae4b077a19d180d27?

Schintler, L & McNeely, C. (2017, January) The Encyclopedia of Big Data. Springer Nature:
CA. (entry on Salesforce Marketing Cloud)
https://link.springer.com/referencework/10.1007%2F978-3-319-32001-4

Schmitt, J. (2016, November) “College 101: What Musk and Zuckerberg Can Teach Future
Leaders,” The Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/college-101-what-musk-
and-zuckerberg-can-teach-future_us_5806288ee4b021af34776250

Schmitt, J. (2016, October) “Why Hundreds Of Asian Students Are Flocking To This Boutique
Online University,” Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/schmittjason/2016/10/31/university-of-
the-people-a-boutique-alternative-in-online-education/#179ceb4914f6

Schmitt, J. (2016, August) “The Philippines and Other Developing Countries Ramp Up Online
Education Culture,” Forbes http://www.forbes.com/sites/schmittjason/2016/08/25/the-
philippines-and-other-developing-countries-ramp-up-online-education-culture/#53dc72f666e5

Schmitt, J. (2016, May) “Facebook Schools MOOCs on Engagement,”
EdSurgehttps://www.edsurge.com/news/2016-05-19-facebook-schools-moocs-on-engagement

Schmitt, J. (2016, May) “Mortar is Messy: Online Tech Fills in the Higher Ed Brick Walls,” The
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/mortar-is-messy-online-
te_b_10114794.html

Schmitt, J. (2016, March) “The Open Data Button Takes on For Profit Academic Paywalls,” The
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/the-open-data-button-
take_b_9402168.html
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Schmitt, J. (2016, March) “Higher Ed Gen Ed Misled?” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/higher-ed-gen-ed-misled_b_9354836.html

Schmitt, J. (2016, January) “Five Career Essentials Not Taught in College,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/five-career-essentials-no_b_8941898.html

Schmitt, J. (2016, January) “Hype It Up: How Video Built the New Product Launch,” The
Huffington Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/hype-
ituphowvideobuilt_b_8922026.html

Schmitt, J. (2015, December) “Can’t Disrupt This: Elsevier and the 25.2 Billion Dollar A Year
Academic Publishing Business,” Medium (210,000 reads/740FB shares)
https://medium.com/@jasonschmitt/can-t-disrupt-this-elsevier-and-the-25-2-billion-dollar-a-
year-academic-publishing-business-aa3b9618d40a#.banbm0qkz

Schmitt, J. (2015, December) “Why Upper Deck Baseball Cards Taught My Generation to be
Timid,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/why-upper-deck
baseball-c_b_8811016.html

Schmitt, J. (2015, September) “Technology and Topspin: Will Connected Tennis Harness the
Crowd?” The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/technology-
andtopspin-wi_b_8078360.html

Schmitt, J. (2015, May) “#Startups: Low-Tech Pitches Rule the High-Tech World,” The
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/startups-lowtech-pitches
_b_7337018.html

Schmitt, J. (2015, March) “Moving Beyond the PDF: The RG Format Leads Scholars Into the
Social Age,” The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/moving-beyond-
the-pdf-the_b_6834288.html

Schmitt, J. (2014, December) “Academic Journals: The Most Profitable Obsolete Technology in
History,” The Huffington Post (285,000 reads/980FB
shares)http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/academic-journals-the-
mos_1_b_6368204.html

Schmitt, J. (2014, October) “Communication Studies Rise to Relevance,” The Huffington Post
(410,000 reads / 1,499 FB Shares) http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-
schmitt/communication-studies-ris_b_6025038.html

Schmitt, J. (2014, September) “#Existence_Error: How I Refreshed the Page,” The Huffington
Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/existence_error-how-i-ref_b_5828438.html

Harvey, K. (2014) The Encyclopedia of Social Media and Politics. SAGE Reference, Thousand
Oak: CA. (two entries: Social Media Addiction and The Snowball Effect)
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https://us.sagepub.com/en-us/nam/encyclopedia-of-social-media-and-politics/book239101

Schmitt, J. (2014, February) “Diluting Digital Activism,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/diluting-digital-activism_b_4761938.html

Schmitt, J. (2013, October) “How the NSA Halted My Rise as a Vermont Drug Lord,” Slate
http://www.slate.com/blogs/future_tense/2013/10/31/nsa_spying_government_surveillance_and_
vermont_s_drug_laws.html

Schmitt, J. (2013, February) “Job Cred: Social Media Certification Revs the Resume,” The
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/job-cred-social-media-
cer_b_2706359.html

Schmitt, J. (2013, January) “Social Media Reels in Job Opportunities,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/social-media-is-the-hook-_b_2449829.html

Schmitt, J. (2012, December) “Cyborg Utopia: Downloading IQ, Uploading Creativity,”
TEDWeedends/The Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/cyborg-
utopia-downloading_b_2365490.html (this piece was solicited by TED and syndicated on
Time.com)

Schmitt, J. (2012, December) “Amanda Palmer: You Need the Crowd Before the Kick,” The
Huffington Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/amanda-palmer_b_2301663.html

Schmitt, J. (2012, October) “Green Mountain College Has Oxen and Morals,” The Huffington
Post http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/green-mountain-college-
oxen_b_1987920.html

Schmitt, J. (2012, May) “Karmin Holds the Music Business Hostage,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/karmin-viral-videos_b_1471886.html

Schmitt, J. (2011, November/December) “Down But Never Out,” [cover article] Elmore
Magazine, 16-23. http://www.elmoremagazine.com/2011/11/features/down-but-never-out

Schmitt, J. (2011, November) “Detroit’s Nonstop Road Trip Runs Into Music, Sports, Autos,
And Bumps, But Never A Dead End,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/11/20/detroits-nonstop-road-
trip_n_1104135.html?ref=detroit#comments

Schmitt, J. (2011, November) “Rock Music’s Political Thump Turns To Thud,” The Huffington
Posthttp://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/rock-musics-political-thump_b_1101648.html

Schmitt, J. (2011, August) “Back Track,” DBusiness: Detroit’s Premiere Business Journal, 109.

Schmitt, J. (2011, July) “Detroit Shakes Up the Music Industry,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/team-eminem-shakes-up-the_b_892349.html
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Schmitt, J. (2011, May) “Rethinking the Music Business,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/rethinking-the-music-busi_b_857434.html

Schmitt, J. (2011, March) “What New Technology Firms Can Learn From Detroit Rock and
Roll.” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/what-new-technology-firms_b_838658.html

Schmitt, J. (2011, January) “Quicken Loans Turns Success into a Philosophy.” The Huffington
Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/quicken-loans-turns-succe_b_812217.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, December) “Detroit 2.0, Is It Enough To Get Them To Stay?” The Huffington
Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/detroit-20-is-it-enought-_b_799744.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, October) “Tenure is for Wimps: An Untenured Professor (re)Contemplates
Life,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/tenure-is-for-wimps-life-_b_762831.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, June) “Radio Gives Payola a Facelift to Stay Afloat,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/radio-gives-payola-a-face_b_612403.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, June) “Droid Does Apps, Verizon Does Us All,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/droid-does-apps-verizon-d_b_622862.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, June) “Gluten Free Made Me Smarter,” The Huffington Post
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/gluten-free-made-me-smart_b_627918.html

Schmitt, J. (2010, May) “Download Illegally, It’s the right thing to do,” The Huffington Post
[this piece was also featured on the front page of Google News]
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-schmitt/download-illegally-its-th_b_587043.html

Online Content
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(2018) Through a CC BY 4.0 copyright license (and free online distribution and access) my film
“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” was screened at 335 institutions around the globe and
received over 100,000 views of the film via Vimeo, YouTube, Facebook, Internet Archive etc.

(2017) Created sharable video segments revolving around Sci-Hub and the lessons that can be
learned from creator Alexandra Elbakyan:
https://vimeo.com/241888700

(2015) Led my students to create a sharable segment detailing a new technology innovation by
Babolat Tennis. The video was shared through Babolat Tennis and various tennis sites globally:
https://vimeo.com/144139508

(2015) Produced/directed three minute online video for Field & Stream:
https://vimeo.com/126635238

(2014) Produced/directed 122-minute DVD entitled, “Beginners Guide to Archery For Women,”
distributed through F&W Media: http://beginnersguidetoarchery.vhx.tv/

(2014) Directed/filmed two video segments for Destination Whitetail (viewership of 40,000,000
households) on locavore eating debuts fourth episode of Fall 2014 on Outdoor Channel,
NBC/Sports, Pursuit Network:http://www.thesportsmanchannel.com/shows/destination-
whitetail/
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(2014) Produced, edited and directed “5 Best Archery Tips for Beginners” (112,000+ views):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=scrXvklW1Po

Press coverage

“The Danger of For-Profit Science” interview on The Young Turks—Rebel HQ with Cenk
Uygur (2018, November): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbSKx4O8Co0&t=336s

“It’s Time For Science to Embrace Open Access” in Research Features, Issue 130 (2018,
November): http://cdn.researchfeatures.com/3d_issues/RF130/index.html

“A Pirate Bay of Knowledge?” Team Human podcast conducted by Douglas Rushkoff (2018,
October): https://teamhuman.fm/episodes/ep-109-jason-schmitt/

“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Review—Analysis of a Scandal” in NewScientist (2018,
October): https://www.newscientist.com/article/2181744-paywall-the-business-of-scholarship-
review-analysis-of-a-scandal/

“Science’s Quality-Control Process Gets A Makeover” in Undark (2018, October):
https://undark.org/article/science-peer-review-makeover/

“Documentary Makes Powerful Plea for Open Access Publishing” in BioEdge (2018, October):
https://www.bioedge.org/bioethics/documentary-makes-powerful-plea-for-open-access-
publishing/12839

“The Business of Academic Publishing: A Catastrophe” in The Lancet (2018, October):
https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(18)32353-5/fulltext

“Open Access at the Movies” in Inside Higher Ed (2018, September):
https://www.insidehighered.com/news/2018/09/10/open-access-movement-hits-silver-screen

“Open access — the movie” in Nature (2018, September):
https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-06140-7

“Documentary puts lens on the open-access movement upending scientific publishing” in
Science (2018, September): http://www.sciencemag.org/news/2018/09/documentary-puts-lens-
open-access-movement-upending-scientific-publishing

“Paywall the Movie—Opening Access to Global Research” in Research Features, Issue 116
(2018, September): https://researchfeatures.com/2018/09/20/time-science-embrace-open-access/

“Documentary “Paywall: The Business of Scholarship” Premieres in Washington, DC” in
Association of Research Libraries (ARL) (2018, September):
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https://www.arl.org/news/community-updates/4615-documentary-paywall-the-business-of-
scholarship-premieres-in-washington-dc#.W-ne7WJKhBw

“Fighting for open access: Why academic publishers are making a killing” in Big Think (2018,
September): https://bigthink.com/matt-davis/inside-the-fight-for-open-access-research

“Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Documentary in English and Russian,” Life Extension
Advocacy Foundation (2018, September): https://www.leafscience.org/paywall-the-business-of-
scholarship/

“Documentary Paywall: The Business of Scholarship Premieres in Washington, DC”
Association of Research Libraries (2018, September): http://www.arl.org/news/community-
updates/4615-documentary-paywall-the-business-of-scholarship-premieres-in-washington-
dc#.W6UqCJNKhTY

“New Film Stresses Need for Open Access Publishing” Electronic Information for Libraries
(EIFL) (2018, September): http://www.eifl.net/news/new-film-stresses-need-open-access-
publishing

WUNC North Carolina Public Radio interview on the need for open access to research entitled,
“Academic Knowledge for All,” (2018, March):
http://wunc.org/post/academic-knowledge-all#stream/0

Interviewed for “Why Researchers Sometimes Publish Their Papers In Fake Scientific Journals,”
in Mic.com (2017, December)
https://mic.com/articles/186725/why-researchers-sometimes-publish-their-papers-in-fake-
scientific-journals#.L3B0VyphX

My class and I were the focus of our work with the Social Media Campaign #LetsCUgive,
helping to raise $135,000 in 2016 and $141,000 in 2017 for Clarkson Athletics in “When Your
Campus is Your Client,” for Clarkson Magazine (2017, December)
https://magazine.clarkson.edu/when-youre-campus-is-your-client/

Interview for WWNY-TV 7 on net neutrality and the importance for New York residents (2017,
December)
http://www.wwnytv.com/story/36983131/what-could-fccs-net-neutrality-vote-mean-for-the-
internet

Clarkson University faculty profile piece (2017, November) “A media professor practices what
he preaches.” https://www.clarkson.edu/node/32976

Fraser, H. (2017, October) “Opening Access to Global Research: Paywall the Movie,” Research
Features Magazine, London: England.
http://researchfeatures.com/2017/10/20/paywall-movie-opening-access-global-research/
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(2016) Guest for Unpeeling the Onion, a 42-minute academic podcast:
https://soundcloud.com/marcus-banks-94644991/jason-schmitt-unpeeling-the-onion (2016)

Fox, J. (2016, January) “Academic Publishing is All About Status,” Bloomberg View
https://www.bloomberg.com/view/articles/2016-01-05/academic-publishing-is-all-about-status

(2015) WBAL 1090AM Maryland’s News Now, on-air guest talking about digital privacy
(November 2013).

O’Hare, Anna (2015, May) “What Jason Schmitt Learned From Watching 1,000 Startups at
Collision,” https://collisionconf.com/news/what-jason-schmitt-learned-from-watching-1000-
startups-at-collision

Biemiller, L. (2014, December) “Academic Journals Lead the Way in Profits,” (Feature on Jason
Schmitt).The Chronicle of Higher Education http://chronicle.com/blogs/ticker/jp/academic-
journals-lead-the-way-in-profits

Social Media Marketing with Hootsuite (2014, January) back cover reviewer, PACKT
Publishing

Opinion/commentary (2013, November) “The Spying State” reaction to my NSA Slate piece
Rutland Herald
http://www.rutlandherald.com/article/20131101/OPINION04/711019983/0/SEARCH

Lindbert, B. (2010, June) “The Grande Ballroom: A trip back in time,” Grosse Pointe News

Quinn, B. (2008, August) “Doctor of Rock and Roll,” Grosse Pointe
Newshttp://www.grossepointenews.com/Articles-i-2008-08-21-224767.112112-Doctor-of-rock-
and-roll.html

Master’s Theses Directed
“Developing a Public Awareness Campaign for the Conservation and Protection of the St. Johns
River” Laura LaBella. Masters of Science Environmental Studies (2015)

“Million Solar Stars” (additional reader: Dr. Jane Goodall) David Adam Hall. Masters of
Science Environmental Studies (2014)

“What Chicago Gave Me: Growing Food and Community In A Midwestern Metropolis,” Brekke
Bounds. Masters of Science in Sustainable Food Systems (2014)

“Seed2Table Network Construction and Implementation,” Shep Ogden. Masters of Science in
Sustainable Food Systems (2013)
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Guest lecturers in my courses:
(2017) Woodshed Agency (Shawn Neal & Jeff Wenzel) focused on crowdfunding tactics

(2016) Damian Kulash, musician/artist with band OKGO

(2016) David Meerman Scott, speaker/author of New Rules of Marketing & PR

(2015) Baratunde Thurston, NYT Bestselling Author, Fast Company columnist, Comedian

(2015) Bob Lefsetz, Media analyst, critic, author of Lefsetz Letters

(2015) Eve Mayer, CEO, Social Media Delivered, author, Forbes columnist

(2015) Amanda Palmer, musician/author Kickstarter funding leader, TED Talk

(2015) Milana Rabkin, Talent Agent, United Talent Agency (UTA)-Los Angeles

(2014) Dan Fagin, Pulitzer Prize winning author of Tom’s River: A Story of Salvation

(2014) Chris Hermans, Executive Producer of Destination Whitetail

(2013) Vikram Kumar, CEO MEGA.COM a company created by the infamous Kim DotCom

(2013) Dan Schawbel, Millennial branding expert, author, Forbes columnist

(2013) Paul Springer, SVP, Rhapsody Music (Rhapsody.com)

(2012) Alan Lastufka, Youtube.com author, record label owner

(2012) Chris Brogan, Social media expert/author/consultant

Invited Events
Invited speaker and filmmaker, Institute for Globally Distributed Open Research and Education
(IGDORE) in Bali, Indonesia (February 2019)

Invited speaker, panelist and filmmaker, The British Library, London, UK. Screening and Q&A
panel with David Prosser, Executive Director, Research Libraries UK; Ross Mounce. Director of
Open Access Programmes at Arcadia Fund, and Jason Schmitt, Filmmaker, Associate Professor
and Chair of Communication & Media at Clarkson University (January 2019)

Invited speaker, panelist and filmmaker, Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information. Q&A
panels and screenings with German OA advocates in Munich, Germany (December 2018)
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Invited speaker, panelist and filmmaker, Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information. Q&A
panels and screenings with German OA advocates in Berlin, Germany (December 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY (November 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Boston University, Boston, MA (November 2018)

Keynote speech, my hour-long presentation was focused on scholarship in a digital age,
Farmingdale State College (October 2018)
Invited speaker, panelist and filmmaker, McGill University, Montreal, Quebec. Q&A panel
consists of Nathan Hall, Associate Professor, McGill University; Vincent Larivière, Canada
Research Chair on the Transformations of Scholarly Communication and Jason Schmitt
filmmaker, Associate Professor and Chair of Communication & Media at Clarkson University
(October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Dartmouth College, Hanover, NH (October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ (October 2018)

Invited speaker, panelist and filmmaker, United Nations Headquarters, New York City. Q&A
panel to commence after screening (October 2018)

Podcast guest, Team Human with Douglas Rushkoff, https://teamhuman.fm/ (October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Bates College, Lewiston, ME (October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, University of Iceland, Reykjavik, Iceland (October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker at Erasmus University, Rotterdam, Netherlands. Q&A panel on
future of OA advocacy within Europe. Panel consists of Robert-Jan Smits, Special Adviser on
Open Access and Innovation of the European Union, and Jason Schmitt, Filmmaker, Associate
Professor and Chair of Communication & Media at Clarkson University (October 2018)

Invited speaker and filmmaker, Global Congress on Intellectual Property and the Public Interest,
Washington, DC (September 2018)

Invited panelist and filmmaker at MIT. Q&A panel on open access to scholarship follows
screening. Panel consists of: Joi Ito, Director the MIT Media Lab; Jason Schmitt, Filmmaker,
Associate Professor and Chair of Communication & Media, Clarkson University, and Peter
Suber, Director of the Harvard Office of Scholarly Communication (September 2018)

Invited speaker, University of Connecticut-sponsored open access week presentation
(Introduction given by Provost Holly Jeffcoat). My discussion focused on current open access
scholarship and implications for the Global South. The talk included preview clips from my
upcoming documentary. (October 2017)
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Invited speaker, Clarkson University Professor Marc Compeau’s SB113 Introduction to
Entrepreneurship course. Talk on: “Writing for Career Success.” (September 2017)

Invited filmmaker, Royal Society London. I was invited to film and interview scholars and staff
and shoot footage featuring the first academic research journal Philosophical Transactions of the
Royal Society of London from March 6, 1665. (August 2017)

Invited filmmaker, Springer Nature London Campus. Three hours of personal informational
sessions to learn all the assets that Springer Nature brings to scholarship. Also filmed interviews
with publishers of BioMed Central which is Springer Nature’s open access flagship journal.
(August 2017)

Invited filmmaker, Society of Scholarly Publishing, Boston, MA.Invited to attend this
convention and interact and interview key stake holders within the scholarly publishing industry.
(May 2017)

Invited filmmaker, Creative Commons Global Summit, Toronto, Canada. Invited by Ryan
Merkley, CEO of Creative Commons, to attend the summit and speak on the importance of open
access in scholarship with several leaders in the Creative Commons community. (May 2017)

Invited filmmaker, Open Scholarship Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC.
Invited to attend the Institute sessions around academic scholarship evolution and film in the
George Washington University Special Collections by Geneva Henry, Dean of Libraries and
Academic Innovation, George Washington University. (April 2017)

Invited media/reporter, Collision Technology Conference, New Orleans, LA. Reported on
startup companies operating within the higher education marketplace.(April 2016)

Invited media/reporter, Arizona State University/Global Silicon Valley Education Summit, San
Diego, CA. Interviewed leaders responsible for the massive open online course sector
growth.(April 2016)

Invited Speaker: Music Copyright and Ownership in the Digital Era/Invited Judge: Startup Pitch,
Collision Conference, New Orleans, LA.(April 2016)

Invited Judge: Startup Pitch Judge: charged with selecting startup to receive Venture Capital
Funding, Collision Technology Conference, Las Vegas, NV. (April 2015)

Invited Lecture, “Successful Scaling of the Startup,” Collision Conference, Las Vegas, NV.
(April 2015)

Invited Lecture, “Learning to Tweet for Academic Success,” Career and Technology Center,
Green Mountain College. (January 2015)

Invited Lecture, “Baby Steps into the Digital Age” Fall 2014 Faculty Workshop, Green
Mountain College. (August 2014)
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Invited On-Air Guest, WBAL 1090AM Maryland’s News Now, on air guest talking about digital
privacy. (November 2013)

Invited Lecture, “Using Video, Media and Podcasts for Online Education” delivered to the
graduate faculty, Green Mountain College. (March 2013)

Invited Lecture, Pearson Publishing “Social Media in Education” delivered to 25 academic field
specific editors. (March 2013)

Invited Lecture, Professor Jacob Park’s ELA 4000 Delicate Balance course focused on regional
creativity and attributes which allow ideas to thrive, Green Mountain College. (September 2012)

Invited Lecture, OU-TALK’s 2nd Annual Networking Banquet for 200 undergraduate students.
Spoke about new technology trends and how to better prepare for the workforce, Oakland
University. (March 2012)

Invited Attendance, “TEDxAlvaPark” Henry Ford Institute for Innovation, Detroit, MI.
(November 2011)

Invited Lecture, “Digital Downloads and the Future of Music” Skype lecture for COM0015
Media and Society, Dr. Nicholas Zoffel, Sierra College, Rocklin, CA. (November 2011)

Invited Lecture, “What New Technology Firms Can Learn From Detroit,” Future Midwest 2011
Conference. (April 2011)

Invited Attendance, “Rethinking Music,” co-hosted by Harvard’s Berkman Center and Berklee
College of Music. (April 2011)

Invited Lecture, “From Down and Out to Up and Coming: Understanding the Catalysts Behind
Musical Success,” The Global Popular Music Business—National Historical Perspectives. Joint
Conference hosted by: Business History Unit, London School of Economics Institute for
Capitalising on Creativity and the University of St Andrews. (February 2011)

Invited Attendance, “ISMs in Action” presentation on creating creativity in business, invited
guest by Dan Gilbert (owner) Quicken Loans and Bill Emerson (CEO) Quicken Loans. (January
2011)

Invited Lecture, given for the Communication Faculty at Wayne State University on using
Computer Mediated Communication to reduce educational apprehension. (2010)

Invited Lecture, given for Dr. Julie Longo, “Artistic Success: Understood through Oral History,”
College for Creative Studies, Detroit. (April, 2010)
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Invited Lecture, given for Greg Darby, “Selling your Media to Motorola” College for Creative
Studies in preparation for students’ technology presentations to Motorola Corporation. (March,
2009)

Invited Lecturer given for Dr. Nicholas Zoffel, “Innovation: Ingrained in Culture," delivered to
COM 172 Multicultural Communication, San Jose State University. (October, 2008)

Grants
Open Society Foundation Grant (2018+)
Received a $20,000 grant for promotion and travel to support my film.

Arcadia Foundation (2018-2019)
Received a £3,000 grant for reserving the British Library in London for a screening and
session on the state of Open Access within the UK.

Leibniz Institute for Psychology Information (2018)
Received a £4,500 grant for travel and costs associated with my lectures and screenings
in both Berlin and Munich Germany.

Erasmus University in Rotterdam Netherlands (2018)
Received a £4,000 grant for travel and costs associated with my lecture and screenings in
Rotterdam.

Open Society Foundations Grant (2017-2018)
Received a $40,000 grant to produce/direct a documentary on scholarly publishing.

Individual travel grants from institutions (ranging from $500-$2,500) (2017+)
Received smaller grants for travel, costs and payment from institutions and conferences
for screenings, Q&A panels from MIT, United Nations,5th Global Congress on Intellectual
Property and the Public Interest (Washington. DC), Cornell University, Dartmouth College,
Princeton University, Boston University, McGill University, University of Guelph, Bates
College, University of Connecticut, etc. (on-going)

Routledge Publishing Research Grant (2017)
Received $1,000 grant to conduct research into new technologies that add to the
communication and media environment.

Green Mountain College Service Learning Grant (2013)
Received $1,850 grant to incorporate and service learning components into the broad
college curriculum.

The Global Popular Music Business – National Historical Perspectives. Joint Conference hosted
by: Business History Unit, London School of Economics Institute for Capitalising on Creativity,
University of St Andrews (2011)
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Recipient of London School of Economics grant ($4,000) to research and present
findings at the University of St. Andrews.

The Wayne State Jeanne Findlater Excellence in Teaching Award (2009)
One of two teaching awards given to faculty in the Communication Department.
Accompanied by a $700 research stipend.

Oral History Association Travel Grant (2008)
Recipient of $600 grant to present my research on Detroit’s ability to cultivate creativity
at the 2008 Oral History Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA.

Wayne State Faculty Improvement Grant (2008)
Recipient of $650 to pursue my research in Oral History relating to Detroit Culture.

Review Board Researcher Grant, Human Subjects Review Board, Bowling Green State
University (2004-2007)
Awarded a $550 yearly travel grant due to responsibilities for reading and assessing all
incoming research proposals, from all disciplines, and assessing the method of research
regarding the subjects involved in the study.

Bowling Green State University Doctoral Research Fellow, Bowling Green State University,
Communication Studies (2006-2007)
This competitive fellowship provided $22,000 salary for one academic calendar year to
focus exclusively on research toward Detroit music, media, and culture.

Currier Fellowship, Department of Journalism, Bowling Green State University (2005)
This competitive $3,000 fellowship funded the travel and participation in the
International Media Seminar at the American University in Paris, France.

Service to the Profession

University Service

Chair hiring committee for Clarkson University Assistant Professor of Public Relations (2018)

Created a Clarkson University focused white paper for the Dean of Arts & Sciences and Dean of
the School of Business entitled, “A Multifaceted Case for Clarkson University’s Adoption of a
Salesforce Social Studio Command Center.” (2018)

Faculty representative on the hiring committee for Clarkson University’s job search for a UX
Designer (2018)
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Elected by Dean of Arts & Sciences to serve on Clarkson University’s Digital Marketing
Committee (2017)

Elected by Dean to Bachelor of Professional Studies creation committee (2017)

Elected to the Website Advisory Committee (2017)

Brought the Detroit-based crowdfunding and social media marketing group Woodshed Agency
to Clarkson University for a November Ignite Talk on how to effectively campaign for
crowdfunding support. (2017)

Invited as faculty committee member for two digital marketing specialist hires by Clarkson
University. Working with Kelly Chezum (VP of External Relations), Melissa Lindell (Director
of Media Relations) and Jessica Carista (Director of Interactive Marketing). (2017)

Invited by Provost to participate in Clarkson University’s Ignite Center (innovation hub) creation
process. Responsible for working with Dean Dayle Smith, Dean William Jemison, Director Erin
Draper, and Professor Daved Barry in adding content and context on startup company culture,
the new technology industry culture, liberal arts role in new technology thinking, social media
command center utility, and Communication &Media’s role in aiding the creation and evolution
of the center. (2017)

Evaluation committee for School of Business Marketing Candidate faculty hire. (2017)

Consulted with Ed Sirianno, President, Creative Communication Associates, discussing Clarkson
University content strategy for future incoming freshman students. (2017)

Event presenter: Clarkson University’s Cold Out Gold Out Leadership Expo “The Keys to Good
Communication and Leadership” (2017)

Led my social media course curriculum to provide content (12sharable videos, Facebook content
and tweets) for Clarkson University’s athletic program fundraiser #letsCUgive. (2017)

Led my social media course curriculum to provide content (13sharable videos, Facebook content
and tweets) for Clarkson University’s athletic program fundraiser #letsCUgive. The fundraiser
stats: 3391 Donors (678% of the 500 donor goal): $135,360.00 total donated with a break
down: 19% Alumni, 14% Parents, 15% Students,33% Friends, 3% Faculty. (2016)

Faculty Council Executive Board, Green Mountain College. (2015-2016) * elected by faculty

Chair, Website Redesign Committee, Green Mountain College. (2015-2016) * elected by provost

Representative to Board of Trustees Committee on institutional advancement, Green Mountain
College. (2015-2016)* elected by faculty
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Enrollment Management Committee, Green Mountain College. (2014-2016)* elected by
president

Blue Ribbon Task Force for college major creation, Green Mountain College. (2013-2014)
*elected by provost

Search Committee: Dean of Admissions, Green Mountain College. (2013-2014) *elected by
provost

Website restructuring, (working with KOR and Spectrum for branding, layout, and media
directions) Green Mountain College. (2012-2014) *elected by vice president of enrollment

New England Association of Schools and Colleges[NEASC] section reviewer. (2013-2014)

Admissions & Marketing Committee, Green Mountain College. (2012-2014) *elected by faculty

Commencement Speaker Review Committee, Green Mountain College. (2012-2014)

Creative Arts Scholarship Review Committee, Green Mountain College. (2012-2014)

Make A Difference Scholarship Review Committee, Green Mountain College. (2012-2014)

Faculty Advisor, MindMixer, community engagement online platform, Green Mountain College.
(2012-2013)

Athletic Student Integration Committee Member, Green Mountain College. (2012-2013)

Board Member, Human Subjects Review Board, Graduate College, Bowling Green State
University. (2004-2007)

Invited Member, Academic Technology Initiative, Center for Teaching, Learning and
Technology, Bowling Green State University. (2004-2006)

Departmental Service
Led the University Admissions program (14 admissions counselors and director) in a strategic
rebrand of our department focused on new course clusters, role of department in the broader Arts
& Sciences curriculum, job market outlooks, and current department grants overview. This
session is highlighted by a new dialogue on our department and relevance given to all
prospective students and families, Clarkson University. (2018)

Created Facebook targeted regional advertising agenda to promote our new website structure for
perspective students, Clarkson University. (2017-2018)

Rebranded and restructured department website for more focus on perspective students, Clarkson
University. (2016-2017)
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Restructured required courses and developed competency areas within the Communication
degree to highlight student gained expertise, Clarkson University. (2016-2017)

Created multiple job search/opportunity locations within our department where weekly updated
jobs that relate to Communication majors are posted and displayed, Clarkson University. (2016-
2017)

Co-Director of Documentary Studies, Green Mountain College, appointed by provost. (2013-
2016)

Director of Communication Studies, Green Mountain College, appointed by provost. (2012-
2016)

Created from concept to Board approved minor, Documentary Studies, Green Mountain College.
(2013-2014)

Faculty Advisor, The Mountaineer, Green Mountain College student newspaper. (2012-2016)

Academic Advisor for 30 Communication Studies majors and 5 graduate students, Green
Mountain College. (2012-2014)

Faculty Advisor, The Stream, online media channel, Green Mountain College. (2012-2013)

Creator of COM 202 Group Communication service learning components.
Created and assessed the requirements to serve local non-profit organizations and utilize
youtube.com as a means of disseminating the service learning component to the online
community. Oakland University (2011)

School of Communication Studies Colloquium Speaker, “Understanding Detroit
Rock City through Oral History 1965-2000,” Bowling Green State University. (2007)

Invited Member, Partners in Context and Community Curriculum Assessment Committee,
Bowling Green State University. (2006)

Invited Member, Partners in Context and Community Strategic Plan Committee, Bowling Green
State University. (2005-2006)

Invited Member, Chapman Learning Community Strategic Plan Committee, Bowling Green
State University. (2005-2006)

Academic Advisor, Partners in Context and Community, Bowling Green State University. (2004-
2006)

Academic Advisor, Chapman Learning Community, Bowling Green State University.
(2004-2006)
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Service Learning Facilitator, Partners in Context and Community-Learning Community,
Bowling Green State University. (2004-2006)

Communication Studies Liaison, Human Subjects Review Board, Bowling Green State
University.(2004-2006)

Academic Advisor, Partners in Context and Community, Bowling Green State University. (2004-
2006)

Scholarly Service
Reviewer for Fairchild Books Social Media Marketing (Summer 2017).

Reviewer for Fairchild Books, Digital Strategies for the Retail Industry (Spring 2016).

Reviewer for Rowman & Littlefield Publishers Multimedia Video Production: A Hands-On
Approach for the Virtual Age (Fall 2015).

Reviewer for Fairchild Books, Social Media Marketing (Fall 2014).

Reviewer for Social Media Marketing with Hootsuite for PACKT Publishing (Spring 2014).

Elected to Program Planning Committee/Review Committee, Creativity and Cognition ACM
Conference, Sydney, Australia (Summer 2013).

Elected to Program Planning Committee/Review Committee, Creativity and Cognition ACM
Conference, Georgia Tech (Fall 2012).

Elected as Grant Reviewer, Michigan Humanities Council, Lansing, MI (2008-2009).
Responsible for reviewing and delegating $220,000 to 16 Michigan non-profits.

Reviewer, Communication History Interest Group, International Communication Association
(Fall 2007).

Reviewer for Mass Communication Division, International Communication Association (Fall
2007).

Reviewer for Popular Communication Division, International Communication Association (Fall
2007).

Reviewer for Academic Exchange Extra Journal, Kent State University (2005-2007).

Community-Based Service
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Advised Clarkson University’s outreach for the Potsdam Humane Society (2016).

Advised Green Mountain College’s service learning initiative for the Poultney Senior Center
(April 2015).

Advised Green Mountain College’s service learning initiative for The Rutland Humane Society,
Poultney Food Shelf and Charity:Water (April 2014).

Advised Green Mountain College’s service learning initiative for the Vermont Achievement
Center (April 2013).
https://vimeo.com/65241999

Advised Green Mountain College’s service learning initiative for the CureJM Juvenile
Dermatomyositis (April 2013).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3J-qz9t-jU

Advised Green Mountain College’s service learning initiative for Rutland County Humane
Society (April 2013).
https://vimeo.com/65479282

Directed an Oakland University initiative for SCAMP, a summer day camp for individuals with
disabilities (November 2011).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d4VQsAOXRcE

Directed the Love for Laura community activism group that provided support for Laura Downey,
a young mother who was involved in a tragic accident on Hall Road in Michigan (November
2010).
http://vimeo.com/21391259

Directed an Oakland University initiative for Focus Hope, a community-based activism group to
help Detroit foster children attend an all-inclusive summer camp with the intent of helping the
campers move past traumatic life events and become optimistic about their future (November
2010).
http://vimeo.com/17384474

Directed an Oakland University initiative to purchase Soccer equipment in Uganda (March
2010).
http://vimeo.com/21390548

Professional Certifications/Training

University of Buffalo Academic Leadership Academy three-day retreat, Beaver Hollow
Conference Center, Buffalo, NY. Emphasis on Academic Leadership and the Role of the
Department Chair (2018)
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Architecture and Pedagogy Workshop by David Ribble of Trinity University, San Antonio, TX
and Verna Case of Davidson College, Davidson, NC, based on the Learning Spaces
Collaboratory document, “A Guide: Planning for Assessing 21st Century Spaces for 21st
Century Learners” (2018)

HootSuite University Certified Professional (2012-2018)

Salesforce Marketing Cloud—Radian6 training (2013-2014)

Understanding Oral History Research, two-day intensive workshop led by oral historian Charles
T. Morrissey, Oral History Association, Pittsburgh, PA. (2008)

Promoting Academic Integrity Using Safe Assignment, Certified Faculty User, Wayne State
University (2008)

Service Learning Instructor Certificate, Ohio Office of Service Learning Initiatives (2006)