CHRIS RICHARDSON, PHD

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EXPERIENCE

AUGUST 2019 – CURRENT

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR AND CHAIR

COMMUNICATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT, YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE

Design, develop, and evaluate Communication Studies curriculum and hold classes and adhere to all established college teaching policies and standards. Supervise and manage committees and closely analyze student engagement and learning outcomes.

  • Rendered expertise as a department chair to employ the ADDIE (Analysis, Design, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation) model to ensure seamless collaborative work.
  • Adopted award-winning practices and techniques while teaching online, in-person, and hybrid classes.
  • Took appropriate initiatives and structured processes to ensure effective management and use of budgets.
  • Delivered advice and recommendations to dozens of students and oversaw the local chapter of Lambda Pi Eta, the National Communication Association undergraduate honors society.

AUGUST 2012 – JULY 2019

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR

COMMUNICATION STUDIES DEPARTMENT, YOUNG HARRIS COLLEGE

Liaised closely with instructors and administrators of various disciplines to initiate innovative and effective programs that enhanced students’ interests, motivations, and retention. Created lesson plans and curriculum in Communication Studies, Popular Culture, Cinematic Arts, and Honors programs.

  • Advised student organizations and headed the Media Studies Research Collective.
  • Conducted detailed analyses to evaluate student learning outcomes in online and in-person environments.

EDUCATION

2008-2012

PHD MEDIA STUDIES

FACULTY OF INFORMATION AND MEDIA STUDIES, WESTERN UNIVERSITY

Received multiple grants from the Institution and the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada. Designed and taught two courses for the Faculty of Information and Media Studies. Successfully completed and defended my dissertation, Communicating Crimes: Covering Gangs in Contemporary Canadian Journalism within the four-year funding period.


2007-2008

MA POPULAR CULTURE

FACULTY OF COMMUNICATION, POPULAR CULTURE, AND FILM, BROCK UNIVERSITY

Received multiple grants and awards from the institution including the Distinguished Graduate Student Award. Completed MA Thesis "Canada's Toughest Neighbourhood" : Surveillance, Myth and Orientalism in Jane-Finch within the year-long funding period.


2003-2007

BACHELOR OF JOURNALISM

SCHOOL OF JOURNALISM RYERSON UNIVERSITY

Graduated with honors and a Minor in Sociology. Received the Canadian Association of Journalists/Canada NewsWire Student Award for Excellence in Journalism with co-author Joe Friesen.


SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Richardson, C. (2020). Batman and the Joker: Contested Sexuality in Popular Culture. London: Routledge.

Richardson, C. (Ed.) (2020). Violence in American Society: An Encyclopedia of Trends, Problems, and Perspectives. Santa Barbara, CA: Greenwood Press. [2 Volumes]

Richardson, C., & Smith Fullerton, R. (Eds.) (2016). Covering Canadian Crime: What Journalists Should Know and the Public Should Question. Toronto: University of Toronto Press.

Richardson, C., & Skott-Myhre, H. A. (Eds.) (2016). Habitus of the Hood. Bristol: Intellect Press.

Richardson, C., & Elrod, M. (2016). BioShock and the Ghost of Ayn Rand: Universal Learning and Tacit Knowledge in Contemporary Video Games. In C. Duret & C.-M. Pons (Eds.). Contemporary Research on Intertextuality in Video Games (pp. 92-107). Hershey, PA: IGI Global.

Skott-Myhre, H., & Richardson, C. (2019). Deleuze and Guattari’s Geophilosophy Meets 2Pac’s Thug Life: Resistance to the Present. In D. Fancy & H. Skott-Myhre (Eds.). Art as Revolt: Thinking Politics through Immanent Aesthetics (pp. 183-198). Montreal: McGill-Queen’s University Press.

Richardson, C. (2011). “Can’t Tell Me Nothing”: Symbolic Violence, Education, and Kanye West. Popular Music & Society, 34 (2), 97-112.


SELECTED AWARDS AND FELLOWSHIPS

Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI) Scholarship, University of Victory, British Columbia, 2020. (deferred to 2021 due to COVID-19)

Governor’s Teaching Fellow, University of Georgia, Institute of Higher Education, 2014-2015.

Vulcan Teaching Excellence Award, Young Harris College, 2015.

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, Western University, 2010-2012.

SKILLS

Adobe Creative Cloud

  • After Effects
  • Audition
  • Dreamweaver
  • InDesign
  • Photoshop
  • Premiere Pro

Learning Management Systems and Tools

  • Adobe Captivate
  • Articulate
  • Blackboard
  • Canvas
  • D2L
  • Google Classroom
  • Moodle
  • Open edX

Web Tools

  • Bootstrap
  • CSS
  • GitHub
  • HTML
  • JavaScript
  • jQuery
  • mySQL