About Me

Wow, who am I? Well, many different things to many different people ... mostly good (I hope).

I am an assistant professor of journalism at the University of Colorado at Boulder where I teach classes, conduct research and serve my community in a variety of endeavors. In May 2004, I completed my Ph.D. in journalism at the University of Texas at Austin while studying the application of mass communication ethics to digital media communication. I received my master's degree in Digital Media from Abilene Christian University in 1999 and my bachelor's degree in advertising from ACU in 1996. While I was at ACU, I was an active member of Frater Sodalis, a men's social club.

I have not yet found a faith home in Boulder, but most recently was a member of Skillman Church of Christ and an active member of the Friends class.

I love movies! No really! My collection has been growing dramatically. I usually am pretty free about loaning out movies to friends, so I posted a listing of my movie collection.

I also have really cute nephew. But don't take my word for it, check out Bradley's Web site. And he now has a new baby sister, Aubrey Ann Stevens.

In my "spare" time, I am a professional Web developer. Some of my recent projects include the University of Texas Population Research Center, the University Avenue Church of Christ Web site and the U.S. Latinos and Latinas & World War II oral history project. I also designed the interface and look of the official Web site of the International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication.

Because of my work, I have kept up with a pretty large collection of important links for Web publishing. If you're learning, you might take a look.

If you want to catch up with me (or just keep up with me), I have a variety of online contact points. I can be reached by email at rick.stevens@colorado.edu or jrs@jrichardstevens.com (and a host of others, but those two are the main accounts). My primary AOL/IM screen name is toydude01. My MSN Messenger address is "jrs@jrichardstevens.com." I'm not online as much as I used to be, but you might catch me there from time to time. My Ebay handle is toydude, and I have a pretty decent feedback rating (though I've been pretty inactive lately). I also have an Ebay profile.

Bored yet?

Well, that's enough about me for a while. If you want to know more, contact me.