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Sharon Marie Ross Television Department Columbia College, Chicago 600 South Michigan Avenue 15th floor Chicago, IL 60605 Education Ph.D. 2002 M.A. 1997 B.A. 1994 Date of Birth: October 31, 1969 Nationality: U.S.A. Office Phone: 312-369-7166 Home Phone: 773-728-0684 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Radio-Television-Film, University of Texas at Austin Women’s Studies, The Ohio State University Psychology, Cleveland State University, First College, Summa cum laude
Teaching and Professional Experience Columbia College, Chicago: Television Department 2009Associate Professor 2009Associate Chair 2009-2010 Assessment Coordinator, Departmental Review 2005-2006 (college reaccreditation) 2003-2008 Assistant Professor University of Texas at Austin 2001-2002 Assistant Director, College of Communication’s Senior Fellows Honors Program 2001-2002 Instructor of Record, College of Communication’s Senior Fellows Honors Program seminar 2001 assistant, Office of Graduate Admissions, Radio-TV-Film 1998-2001 Instructor of Record, courses in Radio-Television-Film The Ohio State University, Women’s Studies Department 1996-1997 Instructor of Record, introductory courses in Women’s Studies Other designer and instructor: “The Tube and You”: Television’s Meaning in Life; Senior Exploration Summer Program for high school juniors and seniors at Yale University (Summer 2003) co-designer and co-instructor: TV News Magazine Production; Austin Museum of Art Summer Program in conjunction with University of Texas at Austin Department of Radio-Television-Film; for girls aged 9-12 (Summer 2000)
New York: Sage. faculty seminar. Columbia College 2004 nominated for Teacher of the Year. “Pressurizing the Media Industry: Achievements and Limitations” (with Mary Beltran. Columbia College Chicago (book and focus group project on Teens and TV) 2009 Disney Inc. 50. college-wide. Jefferson. University of Texas at Austin. JOURNAL SECTION EDITOR “Writing and Producing TV in the Post-Network Era. and John Downing)..” eds. Representing Race: Racisms. John Downing and Charles Husband.Awards and Honors 2010 special invitation to attend Television Critics’ Association Press Tour. Columbia College Fellowships and Grants 2012 Faculty Development Grant. . Columbia College Chicago (book and industry interviews project on the Internet and TV) 2004 Faculty Fellow at the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences faculty seminar week 2002consultant. 2005. Jefferson. Jane Park. 2008.” Cinema Journal “In Focus” section. Hewlett Grant. Ford Foundation Grant. Massachusetts: Blackwell-Wiley Publishing. Malden. University of Texas at Austin 2000 Jesse Jones Graduate Fellowship. 2008. Initiative to Improve 2003 Representations of Race and Ethnicity on U. NC: McFarland.” Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom (co-editor with Dr. BOOK CHAPTERS “Defining Teen Culture: The N Network. Ethnicity and the Media. Primetime Television. Henry Puente. Media Literacy and Ethnicity. 2008 EDITED ANTHOLOGIES Teen Television: Essays on Programming and Fandom (co-editor with Dr. College of Communication 1998 contributing researcher. 61-77. University of Texas at Austin Scholarly Publications BOOKS Beyond the Box: Television and the Internet.S. college-wide.2 (Winter 2011). International Radio and Television Society Foundation 2006 Faculty Fellow for National Association of Television Program Executives 2005 Faculty Development Grant. NC: McFarland. Louisa Stein). Louisa Stein). Los Angeles (Summer 2010) 2005 nominated for Teacher of the Year.
“Buffy the Vampire Slayer. Sherrie A. second edition. and Knowledgeable Heroism. and Samuel Ford.” Action Chicks: New Images of Tough Women in Popular Culture. “Dormant Dormitory Friendships: Race and Gender in Felicity. vol. (regular contributor.3. issue 2.” in Encyclopedia of Television. “Bridging Media Specific Approaches: The Value of Feminist Television Criticism’s Synthetic Approach” (with Amanda D.edu/flow/).communication. BEA: Washington.3. Mary Dalton and Laura Linder. 2004. Inness. PEER-REVIEWED ARTICLES “ ‘It's My Party’: Accepting TV's Invitation to Participate in Storytelling. ed. vol. Consumption and Identity. Albany: SUNY Press. 5. Lotz). Feminist Media Studies. (Fall 2004). Ed. “Xena Warrior Princess. (includes request for permission to reprint: McGraw Hill) . ONLINE JOURNALS AND BLOGS (INVITED CONTRIBUOR) Antenna (blog. Westport. “TV Revisiting TV” in FLOW (University of Texas Press: http://idg. 2005. 141-150. 2005. ed. “Toward Ethical Cyberspace Audience Research: Strategies for Using the Internet for Television Audience Studies” (with Amanda D. “Talking Sex and the City: Comparison Shopping Through Female Conversation: HBO’s Sex and the City.utexas. “Dangerous Demons.” in Encyclopedia of Television. 231-56. (2004). BFI: London. issue 5. Horace Newcomb. (2004).utexas. Buffy. vol. 2008. 2004. eds.wisc. NYU Press: New York. Horace Newcomb. Batya Weinbaum.edu/flow/). vol. ed.” Spreadable Media. “Tough Enough”: Xena.communication. issue 9.” Teen TV: Genre. issue 2. 111-22.edu/). Eds. issue 1.3. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn.” in Women in Science Fiction and Fantasy: An Encyclopedia.” The Sitcom Reader: America Skewed and Viewed. second edition. 4.edu/flow/). D. 2005.utexas. forthcoming. Lotz). 2009-current) “On The Set With Degrassi: The Next Generation~ There's Something to Be Said for Passion” in FLOW (University of Texas Press: http://idg. Department of Communication Arts: http://blog. CT: Greenwood Press. vol. Henry Jenkins. University of Wisconsin-Madison. ENCYCLOPEDIA ENTRIES “Female Friendships in Science Fiction and Fantasy Television. Palgrave Macmillan: New York. Joshua Green.commarts. New York: Fitzroy Dearborn. “Teen Choice Awards: Better Than The Emmys?” in FLOW (University of Texas Press: http://idg.” femspec: Girl Power Plus Issue. Journal of Broadcasting and Electronic Media. 82-100. Ed.160-93.C. Robin Reid. eds. Glyn Davis and Kay Dickinson.communication.
22 November 2008. issue 2. China. April 2006. Rethinking the Discourse on Race: A Symposium on How the Lack of Racial Diversity in the Media Affects Social Justice and Policy.” panel. John's School of Law. Convergence Culture Consortium. Extensions. Le Sorbonne.utexas. Madison. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Invited presentation and roundtable discussion. 185-86. MA. Vocation: Managing Competing Expectations in Academic Advancement).” Invited Lecture.” in FLOW (University of Texas Press: http://idg. vol. 4 (Winter 2007). The 21st Century Institute.” two day seminar. July 2012. Scholarly Presentations INVITED SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS “ ‘I Don't Watch TV. 48.2. no. 2005. vol. Invited presentation and roundtable discussion. Crossroads 2012. Cambridge.edu/flow/). France. Graduate Student Symposium. Queens’ Campus.communication. “Extending the TV Text. Paris. 2012. 2010.“What Do We Want from TV Studies?” in FLOW (University of Texas Press: http://idg. March 6-7. NY. Boston. Mary Beltran. University of Wisconsin. “Meaningful Mysteries: Psychoanalytic Pleasures in Today's TV. Except When I Watch it Online’: Teen Meanings and Practices of Convergence in the Post-Millennial Era.2. Salute to Chicago Television Program. BOOK REVIEWS Wallowing In Sex: The New Sexual Culture of 1970s American Television by Elana Levine. Invited presentation. PANEL AND WORKSHOP PARTICIPATION Participant (UNABLE TO ATTEND). “A Dialogue on Race between the Media Reform and Media Justice Movements” with Dr.” panel. Futures of Entertainment 3. Department of Communication Arts. New York. St. American Studies Journal. “The History of Television in the United States: From Family Living Room to Global Screens.utexas. (Convergence Culture and Transmedia Strategies). “Workshop: Teaching Ourselves to Teach: Developing Pedagogies for Cinema and Media Studies” (topic: Teaching. March 2012. Invited presentation and discussion with broadcast and cable executives from Beijing. vol. Association for Cultural Studies.communication. “Franchises. and World Building.edu/flow/). . Tenure. OTHER “A Salute to Chicago Television. MIT. Mass. issue 7.” Museum of Broadcast Communication.
Speaker. Philadelphia. “Workshop: Now What? Examining the Study of Gender.” Society for Cinema Studies . LA. March 2008. May 2004. September 2009.Speaker.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. LOL: Urban Teen’s Thoughts on Media.” Reception Studies Society panel: Reading Complex Narratives. Atlanta. University of Texas at Austin. Society for Cinema and Media Studies. Cambridge. LA.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. and Quality: Fan Responses to the Female Action Heroes in Buffy and Xena. “Dormant Dormitory Friendships: The Continuing Saga of Race and Gender on Felicity.Performing/Female Friendship in Xena. “Queer-y Me This: Fan Responses to the Fantastic Queer Bonds on Buffy and Xena.” FLOW Conference roundtable: Glee! Give Us Something to Sing About.” Media in Transition Conference. Speaker. New Orleans. Cambridge. PA. “Diversity and Cultural Production Communities. Peril. October 2006.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies. New Orleans. Speaker.” Fantasy: Play. University of Texas at Austin Women’s and Gender Studies Programs Conference.. LA.” International Digital Media Arts Association. Participant. New Orleans. Participant. May 2005. GA. Speaker. March 2004.” FLOW Conference roundtable. “The TeleVisions Project. Speaker. “All the World is But a Stage. New Media. Warrior Princess. Speaker. MIT. “ ‘OMFG!’: The Incorporation of Fan Reception Practices Into the Marketing and Narrative of Gossip Girl. “When The Digital Frontier Throws Up Roadblocks: A Case Study In Digital Applications For Teaching Television.. March 2011. August 2004. West Lafayette. Speaker. University of Toledo. May 2003. Speaker. LA. OH. November 2007. October 2010. Speaker. November 2001. New Orleans.” Console-Ing Passions: The International Conference of Feminism and Television. November 2011.” University Film and Video Association Conference. “Workshop: Teaching Television Today” (topic: Teaching TV to Millenials and Beyond: How to Manage and at Times Subvert the Millenial Mindset). “Talking Sex and the City: Comparison Shopping Through Female Conversation HBO’s Sex and the City. Television. IN.” Media in Transition Conference. and Audio. Genre.” National Communication Association. Purdue University. MA. “Gender. “Where Supernatural and Reality Television Meet. and Feminism in the Millenium. University of Texas at Austin. Video. “Hollywood Losers: The Appeal of Failing Entertainment ‘Characters’ on TV. PA. MA. “OMG. March 2011. Co-Presenter. MIT. “Gleeful Teens: The Appeal of Mixing Past and Present Desires in Teen TV. Participant. Participant. Philadelphia. and Politics.
” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. PANELS AND WORKSHOPS CHAIRED “The More Things Change…:Writing for Television in the 21st Century. Los Angeles. Atlanta. Chicago. Washington. and The OC.S. March 2000. D. College of Communication) Narrative Strategies in Film and Television (Radio-TV-Film) Mass Media and Representations of Race and Ethnicity (Radio-TV-Film) OHIO STATE UNIVERSITY Introduction to Women’s Studies through the Social Sciences Introduction to Women’s Studies through the Humanities INDEPENDENT STUDIES Spanish-Language Television in the U.Conference. Speaker. March 2010.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference. PA. Learning Community) Critical Studies: Television (college core Writing Intensive. Chapel Hill. “Telling Stories/StoryTelling: Witnessing Black Women in Julie Dash’s Daughters of the Dust and Spike Lee’s 4 Little Girls. MD. Speaker. April 2000. University of North Carolina. CA. (CC) . May 2001. Philadeplphia.” Society for Cinema Studies Conference.” Real to Reel: Black Life in Cinema Conference. Smallville. March 2004. IL. March 2008 “Querying Queer Spectatorship: Fan Responses to Buffy. Teaching COLUMBIA COLLEGE History of Television (department core) Studies in Television: Teen TV (college core Humanities) Studies in Television: 1980s TV (college core Humanities) Aesthetics and Storytelling (department core. “Rowing Upstream on Dawson’s Creek: Decoding the Ideology of Sexual Orientation in Youth-Oriented Melodrama. “Television as a Cultural Center: the Future of the Public Sphere. GA.. Xena. departmental advanced concentration) Producing the Television Interview (coordinated with Academy of Television Arts and Sciences) (departmental capstone advanced class) Television Program Development (departmental capstone advanced class) Script Analysis: Buffy the Vampire Slayer (elective) UNIVERSITY OF TEXAS AT AUSTIN Women/Feminism/Media (honors. NC.C.” Society for Cinema and Media Studies Conference.
University of Wisconsin Madison —outside faculty committee member). current MULTI-SECTION COURSES DESIGNED AND COORDINATED (CC) History of Television Critical Studies: Television Writing for TV TV Arts: Writing Aesthetics and Storytelling 1 Aesthetics and Storytelling 2 TV and Society COURSES COORDINATED (CC) Business of Broadcasting Rock on TV Studies in Television: John Cleese Studies in Television: Dick Van Dyke Studies in Television: 1950s Drama Studies in Television: 1968 Studies in Television: Mad Men Studies of Television: Seinfeld Studies in Television: The Daily Show Writing the Sitcom Writing for Television: Genre Script Analysis: Mad Men Script Analysis: Twin Peaks Adminstration and Service PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATION MEMBERSHIPS AND SERVICE Society for Cinema and Media Studies member. Cinema Journal (2010-current) pedagogy award committee (2011-2012) . 2010 MFA student (Interactive Arts and Media. 2007 DISSERTATION COMMITTEE Ph. Television and New Media Special Interest Group (20092010) editorial board. Television and New Media Special Interest Group steering committee.Developing an Original TV Series (CC) Characterization and Story Development in TV (CC) Representations of Blackness and Gender in Films of the 1990s (UT) Management of Television Production Sites (UT) THESIS ADVISING MA student (Arts and Entertainment Media Management. Television and New Media Special Interest Group (2007-2010) chair. candidate (Communication Arts. CC). CC).D.
com interview with Carl Reiner (public presentation) faculty representative on Committee for New Advising Initiative. with Maureen Ryan. Journal of International Digital and Media Arts Association (2004-current) University Film and Video Association committee member. “MTV: Blurring the Lines of Traditional Media. TV critic HuffingtonPost. sponsored a visit from Jane Espenson. documentarian and Academy Award nominee .edu/flow/). College Council sponsored a visit and screening session from Paul Stekler. FLOW (online television studies journal. Academic Affairs subcommittee micro-teaching sessions. grant selections for Carole Fielding Student Grants in documentary (2006) member planning committee. School of Media Arts faculty representative on Committee for new proposed crossdepartmental major in School of Media Arts TV representative. national website development UNIVERSITY LEVEL SERVICE TV representative. part of Critical Encounters Initiative sponsored a visit from James Longley. 2005 Conference Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Archive of American Television nominating committee (2005current) ADVISORY AND EDITORIAL BOARDS Museum of Broadcast Communication (2006-current) editorial board. professor and documentarian.org/index. University of Texas Press: http://idg.utexas. 20042005 CONSULTING AND REVIEWING Journal of Illinois History Feminist Media Studies Television and New Media Cinema Journal Journal of Popular Communication Blackwell-Wiley Publishing University of Toronto Press Oxford University Press ME-TV.php/twc/index). (2008-current) editorial board.communication.” Admitted Student Days. Cinema Journal (2010-current) consulting editor. Faculty Senate. Transformative Works and Cultures (online journal: http://journal. television and web series writer and producer.International Digital Media Arts Association advisory board (2008-current) associate editor.transformativeworks.
” Television Department co-production with Girl Scouts of America (Greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana). executive producer of Desperate Housewives (public presentation) sponsored a visit from Elizabeth Collins and Nav Singh. “Saved by the Bell: How and Why It Lives On” faculty organizer. Film and Video sponsored a visit from Diane Zander. a Los Angeles-based sound post-production company (cross-departmental) debater participant for Film Department’s Cinema Slapdown. ad hoc committee on Professor Emeritus status sponsored a visit from Bob Daily. Teen Voices in Chicago Media video competition . also appeared as local expert on teen girls and media panel judge. adjunct faculty evaluations coordinator. student government association TV Department representatives presentation for Television Department student organization. Sharon Palermo Scholarship fund-raising reception Television Department liaison for Chicago International Film Festival Academic Excellence Scholarship selection committee EXTERNAL SERVICE coordinated “Reality Check. managers of NovaStar. Student Emmys (Midwest Division) panel judge. Internship Coordinator coordinator. undergraduate film student competition. Barbarella (public presentation) tenure-track faculty representative. IPS committee on Employee Morale organizing committee. Chicago International Film Festival panel judge for Chicago Film Festival’s TV competition panel judge. local Emmys (Cleveland division) jury member. Asian American animation film festival (with Center for Asian Arts and Media) sponsored a visit from Horace Newcomb. Director of the Peabody Commission for Excellence in Television (public presentation) panel judge. local Emmy (Miami division) guest judge. the International Communications Film & Video Competition.member. student work aids faculty liaison. live studio shoot. documentary filmmaker (public presentation) DEPARTMENTAL LEVEL SERVICE supervisor. working group. Student Activities Coordinator. 3 departmental staff: External Relations Coordinator.
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