Thirty years as a photojournalist at four newspapers in Georgia, Massachusetts and Tennessee. Thirteen of those years as picture editor and senior photographer at The Tennessean in Nashville. While there he initiated the transition from film to digital, helped establish the use of their digital archive system and was the lead digital imaging trainer. Attended numerous professional workshops at the Poynter Institute, University of Missouri, UNC-CH as well as others, and has served on the multimedia team at Western Kentucky University's annual Mountain Workshops. Helped establish and served on faculty for the 2011, 2012 & 2013 BSA Photographic Workshops at Philmont Training Center in New Mexico. Came to Elon in 2005.
BS - Middle Tennessee State University
MA - Ohio University
iMedia Fly-In (Panama 2010, 11 & 12; Cuba 2013 & 14)
NPPA, Region Six Chair 2012–present
Faculty Fellow for Technology 2011, 2012
NPPA, Region Six Associate Chair 2010-12
Served as imaging coach for the 2013 Mountain Workshops in Owensboro, KY. Trained students for the imaging staff who prepared all images used on the website as well as for a fifty print exhibit to be displayed both at Western Kentucky University and for the community of Owensboro.
2007 Summer Fellowship Grant - A Study of Parallels within Visual Ethnography and Journalistic Storytelling - England
Member of the National Press Photographers Association
Member of the National Association of Photoshop Professionals
Phi Psi Cli Yearbook Advisor
NPPA Student Chapter Advisor
School of Communications Technology Committee
TLT Search Committee
NC Ambassador for ShelterBox USA
The Annual Atlanta Seminar in Photojournalism, 2005 – 2013
TEACHAPALOOSA 2013, Poynter Institute, St. Petersburg, FL
The 2012 Northern Short Course in Photojournalism, Newark, NJ
2012 ROBIN F. GARLAND EDUCATOR AWARD for outstanding service as a photojournalism educator presented by the National Press Photographers Association.
2011 Faculty Excellence for Service and Leadership Award in the School of Communications
2010 Broadcast Educators Association Best of Festival Award, Faculty, Interactive Media Category