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I. PRESENT POSITION/EXPERIENCE
II. PRODUCTION CREDITS
III. OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY ACCOMPLISHMENTS
IV. GRANTS WRITTEN
V. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
Closed 2014. Owner, Sleight-Brennan Communications - This business was closed in 2014. This media production and consulting business developed and produced print, on-line and electronic media projects and public relations materials for private and non-profit clients. Have done media training and consulting for the UN in central Asia. Independent media producer - projects include audio and video documentaries and scripting for multimedia projects.
Closed 2011. President, Trillium Media, Inc. – a non-profit media production company dedicated to increase knowledge and appreciation of the art, history, and culture through the production of audio, video, web-based documentaries, and other public programs. 2002 -2011.
Producer/Writer – "Going Green", Trillium Media. This 15 part radio feature series and hour–long documentary was completed in April 2008. It looked at people and businesses in Ohio that have taken extra steps to do things in environmentally sound ways and it explores the reasons behind the actions.
Writer, Kentucky Coal Mine Museum. Portal 31 Tour. This new museum features an audio tour through a coal mine in Harlan County Kentucky. Lifecast figures tell the history of the mine. Voices were recorded in Harlan County.
Developed and Designed the Military Room Exhibit at the Increase Mathews House in Zanesville.
Writer/Producer, Trillium Media.
“Deep in Our Hearts”
. This radio documentary is about four women in the
Civil Rights Movement.
Producer, WOUB Radio – Producer of year-long radio series “This Time Around: Re-inventing
Community” that looks at development issues facing Appalachian,
Ohio and explores how area residents can take
charge of the region’s development.
Writer/Producer of "MOUNTAIN LIVES". A series of three features on the Appalachian Mountains produced for Interworld Radio and distributed internationally .
Writer/Producer of "COUNTDOWN TO MILLENNIUM". This 16 part radio feature series chronicles the 20th century history of southeast Ohio. Residents from the region re-tell the history as they remember it. There is an accompanying oral history collection web site and study guide for schools.(1998 - 2000)
Awards - First Place- Arts and
Culture Series, Ohio Educational
Award - First Place -
Radio Feature, Mark of Excellence Awards.1998
Awards - Award of Merit (Second Place) - Radio
Writer/Producer of "AMERICA'S WOMEN: A LEGACY OF CHANGE,"- a four part radio series on women's history commemorating the 75th anniversary of women's right to vote. It aired on over 30 public radio stations . It was concluded with an hour long call-in show on current women's issues. The project was funded by the Ohio Humanities Council, the Ohio Arts Council and the Ohio University Research Fund (1995).
Awards - 1996
First Place - Radio Documentary Series and Best of
Writer/Producer for a promotional video for the Ohio University School of Telecommunications. (1995)
Writer/Producer/Designer of a series of Public Service Announcements for the Child Care Resource Network. Also developed their PR strategy and graphic identity. (1993-94)
Writer of interactive multimedia training video for Toledo Scales. (1994)- I was hired by Electronic Vision to write the script for this computer based training program.
Writer of "NURSING 2004," (1993) This five minute futuristic vision of the nursing profession produced for the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing Education was used as a presentation piece for a national conference.
Writer/Producer of "COUNTRY ROADS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF GALLIA COUNTY, OHIO " (1993) This 1 1/2 hour audio tour uses a documentary format to focus on the history of the region and points of interest along the roadside. The project was funded by Bob Evans Farms.
Awards - 1994 Award of Merit For
Audio Visual Production,
1994 Outstanding Achievement Award for Audio Visual,
Writer/Producer of "RECYCLING: A NEW WORD FOR AN OLD IDEA" (1993) This 3-screen video looks at the history and ethics of recycling and reuse from the scientific revolution to the present. It is a companion multimedia show to an exhibit of environmental art. It was funded by a grant from the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund and toured galleries in Ohio for two years.
Script Consultant for "VITAL SIGNS INTERACTIVE VIDEODISC" (1992) Reviewed and edited script for this multimedia production produced by the Fuld Institute for Technology in Nursing Education. The videodisc is an interactive teaching tool for nursing students.
Writer/Producer of "DOWN TO EARTH" (1992) This pilot series of five 5-minute features on environmental topics aired on Ohio Public Radio stations. An accompanying half-hour documentary "DOWN TO EARTH: THE STATE OF OHIO'S ENVIRONMENT," looks at just how Ohio's environment has changed since the Clean Air Act went into effect 20 years ago- in 1972. The series was funded by a grant from the Ohio EPA's Environmental Education Fund.
Writer/Producer of "SOUND TRACKS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF SOUTHEAST OHIO " (1991) This two hour round-trip audio tape tour uses a documentary format to tell the history of the countryside and of an historic road. The project was funded by a grant from the Ohio Joint Program in Arts and Humanities.
Award - 1992 Blue Ribbon for Media Production, Ohio Association of
Writer for "CORNUCOPIA PROMOTION VIDEO" (1991) This promotional video introduced a new laptop computer to potential project developers. Produced for Electronic Vision.
Producer/Writer of "A WOMAN'S PLACE: THE CHANGING ROLES OF WOMEN IN THE 20TH CENTURY" (1990) This half-hour radio feature and hour long call-in show aired on Ohio Public Radio stations and allowed callers throughout the state to talk to in-studio experts in two different cities. The project was funded by the Ohio Humanities Council.
Awards - 1992 Ohio State Award, Top Honors (1st place) for
Writer/Producer of "REMEMBERING THE SUFFRAGETTES" (1990) A half-hour radio feature for NPR's HORIZONS series. The feature focused on the events surrounding the passage of the 1920 Amendment giving women the right to vote. It aired nationally three times.
Award - 1991 Bronze Medal for History, International Radio Festival
Producer/Writer of "VANISHING LANDSCAPES" (1989) Wrote and produced the 15 part radio feature series on Appalachian Ohio history and culture. Also produced an hour long call-in show on "THE FUTURE OF COMMUNITIES IN APPALACHIA."
Award - 1990 Honorable Mention for Arts and Cultural
Writer/Producer of "FARM LIFE: THE AMERICAN IDEAL" (1989) At NPR's request, I wrote and produced a 1/2 hour feature for HORIZONS about the family farm in the earlier part of the century.
|III. OTHER PROFESSIONAL AND SCHOLARLY
Taugh radio production in Juba, South Sudan for USAID in 2010.
Taught workshop - Message Design for Communications, Ohio University. Summer, 2009
Interim Director, Kennedy Museum of Art, Ohio University, 2007- 2008
Executive Director, Athens County Historical Society and Museum, 2004- 2006
Assistant Professor, School of Telecommunications, Ohio University from 1988-2003. Taught writing for the electronic media, audio production, production planning, and writing for training and development.
Member, Ohio University American Studies Steering Committee, planning grant application for a proposed NEH Central Region Humanities Center at Ohio University, 2001-02
Consultant to UNFPA. Presented Entertainment-Education Workshop for broadcasters from Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan and Tajikistan in Ashgabat, Turkmenistan, November 1999
Presented " The Countdown To Millennium Project- Using Oral History To Build Community" Presentation at Ohio Appalachian Studies Conference , Jackson, Ohio. October, 1998
Presented "Making History Come Alive" workshop at ABLE Educators Workshop at Burr Oak State Park, November, 1993
Vice President, Oral History In Ohio Association, 1993-94. Southeast Ohio Board Representative
Presented "Using Oral History for Radio"
workshop to University School at Campus Martius Museum, Marietta in 1992, 1993,
IV. GRANTS WRITTEN
2007 "GOING GREEN" Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund
2003 "THIS TIME AROUND: REINVENTING COMMUNITY" Appalachian Regional Commission
2003 "DEEP IN OUR HEARTS" Ohio Humanities Council.
2002 "A PASSION FOR ART" Ohio Arts Council.
1997-99 "COUNTDOWN TO MILLENNIUM" Ohio University 1804 Fund. Ohio Humanities Council. Ohio Arts Council
1995 "AMERICA'S WOMEN: A LEGACY OF CHANGE" Ohio University Research Fund, Ohio Arts Council, Ohio Humanities Council.
1993 "VISUALIZING OUR ENVIRONMENT" Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund.
1992 "DOWN TO EARTH " Ohio EPA Environmental Education Fund.
1991 "SOUND TRACKS: AN AUDIO TOUR OF SOUTHEAST OHIO." Ohio Arts Council/ Ohio Humanities Council Joint Program in the Arts and Humanities.
1990 "A WOMAN'S PLACE: THE CHANGING ROLE OF WOMEN IN
THE 20TH CENTURY." Ohio Humanities Council
1983 "HAYDENVILLE ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONTEST
" Ohio Arts Council/ Ohio Humanities Council Joint Program in the Arts and
V. CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS
"Producing Radio Features", Broadcast Education Association National Conference, Las Vegas (1999)" - part of a panel on student radio production.
Oral History Association National Conference, Cleveland (1992), " From Idea To Air" - a hands-on workshop on producing radio features from oral histories.
Oral History In Ohio Association, Athens (1993), Use of oral histories in an exhibit - "Recycling: A New Word For An Old Idea."
Oral History In Ohio Association, Cleveland (1991), Producing
"Oral History For Radio."
B.G.S. (Bachelor of General Studies) Ohio University.
Areas of concentration: Radio-TV and History.