• Associate Professor, Communication

Current Courses

Spring 2022

  • COMM 5775-001
    Voices of Utah
  • COMM 7330-001
    Historical Resrch Mthds

Fall 2021

Professional Organizations

  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication. 01/2004 - present. Position : Member.
  • American Journalism Historians Association. 01/2001 - present. Position : Member.

Courses I Teach

  • COMM 1610 - Intro to News Writing   (
    This hands-on, writing-intensive course is designed to help students develop news writing and reporting skills, learn AP style and improve grammar skills. We work on gathering information and verifying facts, talking (safely) with a variety of sources, and writing clear stories that engage with audiences. In addition, students have an opportunity to build their portfolio by publishing a longer enterprise story and images.
  • COMM 5630 - Mass Communication History   (
    This class focuses on some of the major historical developments in mass communication in Utah and in the United States. It highlights some key individuals, events, and issues, and considers how the media have influenced — and been influenced by — memory, economics, technology, culture/society, and other topics. Whenever possible, race, class, sexual orientation, and gender are explored, since these social constructions have always affected media production and consumption.
  • COMM 5775 - Voices of Utah   (
    This capstone experience focuses on beat reporting so students can hone their interviewing, reporting and research skills, and develop a professional portfolio. Each semester, student-journalists focus on a different diverse beat in and around Salt Lake City.

Teaching Projects

  • "News Lab Fundamentals". Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. 09/2017 - 12/2017.
  • Voices of Utah. Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. 08/2017 - present.
  • COMM 1610, Introduction to News Writing. Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. 01/2017 - present.
  • COMM 5630, Mass Communication History (Utah Communication History Encyclopedia). Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. 01/2017 - present.
  • COMM 3000-01/3000-30 CSI: Journalism Forensics. Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. Scripps Howard Foundation 08/2011 - 03/2012.
  • Department of Communication London Internship Program. Project Lead: Kimberley Mangun. U Office of International Education 02/2010 - 12/2016.

Professional Education

  • Teachapalooza X: Front-Edge Teaching Tools for College Educators. This daylong seminar, hosted by the Poynter Institute, included sessions on "Building an Engaged Classroom Online" and "Teaching Across Racial Lines" (led by NPR journalist Eric Deggans). Number of hours: 6. Class type: Active Learning. 07/08/2020 - present.
  • Boot Camp, Center for Teaching and Learning Excellence. Attended 10 webinars covering online teaching and topics including active learning, using discussion boards effectively, creating inclusive courses, and building community. Number of hours: 10. Class type: Active Learning. 07/2020 - present.