Sarah Whitehead was a visiting instructor at Medaille College in Communication Department from Fall 2006–Spring 2009. While there she taught Public Speaking, Gen 110 (critical thought), Small Group Communication, Mass Communication Theory, and Gender and Communication. She has presented workshops on using technology in the classroom, served on the Faculty Development Committee and the Educational Technology Committee. Sarah currently adjuncts at GCC Arcade campus, Medaille College,and Villa Maria College, while writing and exploring new opportunities.
Sarah can be reached at email@example.com. You may also find her on LinkedIn.
Visiting Instructor, Medaille College, Buffalo, NY
Department of Communication and Department of General Education
August 2006 –June 2009
Taught a 5/4 load composed of courses in communication skills, communication theory, mass media and critical thinking, mass communication theory; developed course in communication and gender, and writing for the web; worked individually with students from diverse backgrounds with learning challenges; developed and maintained departmental web site; took lead role in coordinating Medaille Media Day, an event to connect current students with local professionals and alumni; served on the Faculty Development Committee and Educational Technology Committee; worked on revisions to the communication degree and general education courses; assessed students on classroom performance and on learning styles. Coordinated activities and events as Club Advisor for Women’s Club.
Adjunct instructor, Medaille College, Spring 2010
Teach Small Group Communication.
Adjunct Instructor: Genesee Community College, Arcade, NY
Department of Human Communication
Teach two public speaking courses to non-traditional (adult) students who are either pursing an associates or seeking to continue on to a bachelor’s degree in the SUNY system. Create website, design course work, and address the different needs of this population. “Book-buddy” to ESL student from Japan, to help student learn English.
Instructor for Communication 101, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Department of Communication
August 2005-May 2006
Taught Introductory course on communication, with strong writing and research components; created lectures, course materials, exams, and grading rubrics for a class of 40-45; met with students in individual and group settings; managed Blackboard and course weblog for students.
Teaching Assistant/Graduate Intern, University at Buffalo, Buffalo, NY
Career Services, Division of Student Affairs
August 2005-December 2005
Assisted with marketing and organization of UB Majors and Careers Night. Managed course administrative duties for UBE202 (3-credit Career Planning Course); facilitated and encouraged classroom discussions; set up and graded weblogs for students to use as online journals; managed grade book; counseled students on study habits, career development and learning styles; created and presented lectures for intercultural communication.
Sarah Whitehead: America’s Next Top Homeless Girl: America’s Next Top Model, Tyra Banks and Social Change, Presented at Reel Politics: Reality Television as a Platform for Political Discourse, Istanbul Turkey, September 2008.
Review of The Anxiety of Obsolescence: The American Novel in the Age of Television, by Kathleen Fitzpatrick.
Available at: http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=466&BookID=362
Review of Women and Everyday Uses of the Internet, edited by Mia Consalvo of Ohio University and Susanna Paasonen of the University of Turku.
Alexander Halavais, Chheng-Hong Ho, Kevin Lim, Yon Soo Lim, Sarah
Whitehead: Playing myself: The persistence of self-image in MMOG’s. Presented at AoIR in Chicago, IL, October 2005.
Medaille College Faculty Development Committee, October 2007-July 2009
Medaille College Education Technology Committee April 2008- February 2009
National Communication Association, member
International Communication Association, reviewer 2006-2007, member
University at Buffalo Communication Graduate Student Association, Vice President, 2004-05