Curriculum Vita

J. Richard Stevens
rick.stevens@colorado.edu
720-239-2563
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Journalism and Mass Communication
1511 University Ave, 478 UCB
University of Colorado Boulder
Boulder, Colorado 80309


Formal Education:

Ph.D., Journalism, University of Texas at Austin, 2004.  Dissertation: Technology’s Role in the Social Construction of American Privacy, 1890-present.

M.S., Digital Media, Abilene Christian University, 1999. Thesis: A Laboratory Experiment to Determine the Effect of the Computer-Administered Testing Medium on Student Performance.

B.S., Advertising, Abilene Christian University, 1996.

Academic Positions:

Fall 2008 – pres. – Assistant Professor, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado at Boulder.

Fall 2004 - 2008 – Assistant Professor of Journalism, Division of Journalism, Southern Methodist University.

Spring 2004 – Assistant Instructor, Technology Literature and Culture, University of Texas at Austin

1999 - 2002 – Research Assistant, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin.

1999 - 2001 – Teaching Assistant, School of Journalism, University of Texas at Austin.

1998-1999 – Informal Lecturer and Faculty Instructor in Information Technology, Abilene Christian University


Research Center Affiliations:

2009-2012 – Faculty Research Affiliate Group, Center for Environmental Journalism, University of Colorado-Boulder.

2012 – Faculty Director, Digital News Test Kitchen, University of Colorado-Boulder.

Honors and Awards:

2013 Pyle Teaching Award, for recognition of outstanding teaching by an Assistant Professor, JMC.

Research:

A. Publications (Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles)

Stevens, J.R. (2014). Digital Curation’s Dilemma: Contrasting Different Uses, Purposes, Goals, Strategies, and Values. The International Journal of Technology, Knowledge, and Society 9(4): 1-11.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). Easy Riding: The Liberalization of Captain America Through Motorcycle Journey. The International Journal of Motorcycle Studies 8(2): 1-27.

Crow, D.A. & Stevens, J.R. (2012). Local Science Reporting Relies on Generalists, Not Specialists. Newspaper Research Journal 33(3): 35-48.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). Privacy and the Illusion of Simplicity: The Role of the Aesthetic of Simplicity in Presenting Digital Context. ISOJ: The Official Research Journal of the International Symposium on Online Journalism 2(2): 50-70.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). The Kindle vs. the Nook: Two Models of Social Reading. International Journal of the Book, 9(2), 1-10.

Stevens, J.R. & Bell, C. E. (2012). Do Fans Own Digital Comic Books? Examining the Copyright and Intellectual Property Attitudes of Comic Book Fans. International Journal of Communication 6(1), 751-772.

Stevens, J.R. (2011). “Let’s Rap With Cap”: Redefining “American Patriotism” through Popular Discourse and Letters. Journal of Popular Culture 44(3), 606-632.

Stevens, J.R. (2009). On the Front Line: Portrayals of War Correspondents in Marvel Comics’ Civil War: Front Line. The Image of the Journalist in Popular Culture Journal 1(1), 37-69.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). The Aesthetics of Online Privacy: Do We Communicate Context Through Interface Design? Forum on Public Policy 3(1). 1-23. Available at: http://forumonpublicpolicy.com/archivespring08/stevens.pdf

B. Published Papers (Peer-Reviewed Conference Proceedings)

Crow, D.A. & Stevens, J.R. (2012). Framing Science: The Influence of Expertise and Jargon in Media Coverage. In J. Goodwin (Ed.), Between Scientists & Citizens: Proceedings of a Conference at Iowa State University. (pp. 109-120).Aimes, IA, June 1-2.

Stevens, J.R. (2009). Lost in the Ashes: A Case Study Demonstrating the Importance of Embracing the Share Economy for Environmental and Scientific Journalism. Proceedings of the 2009 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 17-18.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Usability 10 Years Later: Are We Listening? Proceedings of the 2008 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 4-5.

Stevens, J.R. (2007). Making History Useful: Web 2.0 and the U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project Web Site. Proceedings of the 2007 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, March 30-31.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2005). Bloggergate: How the CBS National Guard Story Affected Coverage of Webloggers. Proceedings of the 2005 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 7-9.

Stevens, J.R. (2004). Weblogs and the Search for User-Driven Ethical Models. Proceedings of the 2004 International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 16-17.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2001). New Media and Legacy Data Collection Methods: Questions and Concerns. Proceedings of the 2001 World Association of Public Opinion Research Conference. Hamburg, Germany, June 21-23.

C. Chapters

Stevens, J.R. In Press. Of Jungle Queens and Amazons: Marvel’s She-Hulk As Post-Structural Feminist Icon. In E.R. Helford, M. Howard, S. Gray-Panesi, and S. Carroll (Eds.), Engaging the Woman Fantastic in Contemporary American Media Culture.

Crow, D. A., & Stevens, J.R. (2012). Citizen Engagement in Local Environmental Policy: Information, Mobilization, and Media. In H. Schachter & K. Yang (Eds.), The State of Citizen Participation in America (pp. 131-162). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Stevens, J.R. (2010). Web Hosting. In Bidgoli, H. (Ed.), Handbook of Technology Management (pp. 626-638).New York: Wiley.

Stevens, J.R. (2005). Amateur Hour in the Professional Debate: Weblogs and Communication Ethics. In Satish, D. & Rajesh Prabhakar, K. (Eds.), Blogs: Emerging Communication Media (pp. 92-112). Hyderabad: ICFAI University Press. 

D. Publications (Book Reviews)

Stevens, J.R. (2009). Review of Lawrence Lessig, Remix: Making Art and Commerce Thrive in the Hybrid Economy, International Journal of Communications Law and Policy 13, 211-214.
http://www.ijclp.net/issue_13.html

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Review of Henry Jenkins, Convergence Culture: Where Old and New Media Collide. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, April 2008. http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=541&BookID=389

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Review of Axel Bruns, Gatewatching: Collaborative Online News Production. Resource Center for Cyberculture Studies, May 2008. http://rccs.usfca.edu/bookinfo.asp?ReviewID=548&BookID=394

E. Conference Papers Presented

Stevens, J.R. (2013). Bullet-proof Joe: A cultivation analysis of the intersection between hyper-commercialism, gun norms and children's media. Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Denver, CO, May 28-30.

Stevens, J.R. (2013). “With Great Power Comes Great Responsibility”: The Superheroic Framing of Barack Obama. Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association national conference, Washington, DC, March 26-31.

Stevens, J.R. (2013). Digital Curation’s Dilemma: Contrasting Different Uses, Purposes, Goals, Strategies and Values. Technology, Knowledge and Society Conference, Vancouver, Canada, January 13-14.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). Patriotic Violence: Examining the Intersections Between Violence and Patriotism in 70 Years of Captain America Comic Books. Rocky Mountain Conference on Comics and Graphic Novels, Denver, CO, June 13-15.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). The Liberalization of Captain America Through Motorcycle Journey, International Journal of Motorcycle Studies Conference, Colorado Springs, CO, June 7-10.

Crow, D.A. & Stevens, J.R. (2012). Framing Science: The Influence of Expertise and Ambiguity in Media Coverage. Great Plains Society for the Study of Argumentation Conference: Between Scientists and Citizens, Aimes, IA, May 31-June 1.

Stevens, J.R. & Bell, C. E. (2012). What Makes a Comic Book a Comic Book?: Examining the Attitudes of Comic Book Store Patrons. International Communication Association Annual Conference, Phoenix, AZ, May 21-28.

Stevens, J.R. (2012). Privacy and the Illusion of Simplicity: The Role of the Aesthetic of Simplicity in Presenting Digital Context. International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX, April 19-21.

Crow, D.A. and Stevens, J.R. (2012). Communicating and Reporting Science: Public Perceptions and Policy Implications. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, April.

Stevens, J.R. (2011). The Kindle vs. the Nook: Two Models of Social Reading. The Ninth International Conference on the Book, Toronto, Canada, October 14-16.

Stevens, J.R. & Crow, D.A. (2011). Teaching Millennials to Engage THE Environment instead of THEIR Environment: A Pedagogical Analysis. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, August.

Crow, D.A. & Stevens, J.R. (2011). Mass Media, Environmental Policy, and Citizen Engagement. Midwest Political Science Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL, March-April.

Stevens, J.R. (2010). Unpopular Culture: Remediation of Comic Book Icons in the Right-Leaning Press. Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Conference, St. Paul, MN, October 1-3.

Stevens, J.R. (2010). “Hands Off My TV/Internet!”: The Use of Agnotology to Discourage Technological Innovation. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Denver, CO, August 4-7.

Stevens, J.R. (2009). The American MANomyth: Why Super Political Challenges Produce Supermen and Exclude Superwomen. Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference, Detroit, MI, October 30-November 1.

Stevens, J.R. & Bell, C. E. (2009). Do Fans Own Digital Comic Books?: Examining the Copyright and Intellectual Property Attitudes of Comic Book Fans. International Communication Association Annual Conference, Chicago, Ill., May 21-25.

Stevens, J.R. (2009). Lost in the Ashes: A Case Study Demonstrating the Importance of Embracing the Share Economy for Environmental and Scientific Journalism. International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 17-18.

Stevens, J.R. (2009). The Captain America Complex: An Examination of the Historical Intersections Between Frames of Violence and Patriotism in Captain America Comic Books. Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, April 8-11.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). The Phantom Professor: Weblogs, Social Capital, and the Politics of Institutional Disclosure. International Communication Association Annual Conference, Montreal, Canada, May 22-26.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Usability 10 Years Later: Are We Listening? International Symposium on Online Journalism, Austin, TX, April 4-5.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Interface as Context: Communicating Privacy Expectations Through Design Aesthetics. The Regulation of Cyberspace: Balancing the Issues Conference, Oxford, England, March 27.

Stevens, J.R. (2008). Killing Our Dissent: Marvel’s Civil War and the Death of Captain America. Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA, March 19.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2007). The Ultimate Critique: Neoconservativism, Captain America and Marvel's Ultimates. Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference, Kansas City, MO, October 12-14.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2007). Making History Useful: Web 2.0 and the U.S. Latino & Latina World War II Oral History Project Web Site. International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, March 30-31.

Stevens, J.R. (2007). Facing Change: The Role of Context and Privacy Expectations in Facebook Disclosure Decisions. Midwinter Conference of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Reno, NV, February 23-24.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2005). Bloggergate: How the CBS National Guard Story Affected Coverage of Webloggers. International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 7-9.

Stevens, J.R. (2004). Mapping New Media Content. Consortium for Computers in the Humanities Conference, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada, May 30-June 1.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2004). New Media/Old Methods: The Problems of Collecting and Analyzing New Media Content. International Communication Association Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA, May 27-31.
 
Stevens, J.R. (2004). Weblogs and the Search for User-Driven Ethical Models. International Symposium on Online Journalism. Austin, TX, April 16-17.

Stevens, J.R. (2002). Privacy in a State of War: The Effects of September 11 on Media Privacy Framing. Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication Annual Conference, Miami, FL, August 7-10.

Stevens, J.R. (2001). New Media and Legacy Data Collection Methods: Questions and Concerns. World Association of Public Opinion Research Conference. Hamburg, Germany, June 21-23.

F. Invited Research Presentations

Stevens, J.R. (2011 November 7). “Media Literacy in a Digital Age,” panel presentation, The Content and Context of Digital Culture: Production, Distribution, Consumption Symposium in Boulder, CO.

Stevens, J.R. (2011 August 10). “The Ethics of Environmental Reporting”  – A Panel presentation sponsored by the PF&R panel co-sponsored with Communication Theory & Methodology Division, AEJMC conference in St. Louis, MO.

Stevens, J.R. (2009 May 19). "Consumer Adoption of New Gadgetry," 6th Annual MPA-IMAG Independent Magazine Conference, Boulder, CO.
http://www.magazine.org/indy/indy_events/imag-conference-2009-speakers.aspx

Stevens, J.R. (2007 August 10). “User Generated Content: Research Trends and Concerns”  – A Research Panel presentation delivered at The YouTube Effect:  User-generated Content and Viral Marketing session sponsored by the Communication Technology (CTEC) and Advertising Division, AEJMC conference in Washington, D.C.

Stevens, J.R. (2006 August 2). “Matters of Faith and Science: Intersections of American Culture” – A teaching presentation delivered at the Issues Covering Intelligent Design: Teaching Students to Cover Controversy session sponsored by the Religion and Media Interest Group (RMIG) and Science Communication Interest Group (SCIG), AEJMC conference in San Francisco, CA.

Stevens, J.R. (2006, September 15). “Understanding New Media/New Culture” – a keynote presentation delivered at the 2006 American Marketing Association (DFW Chapter) annual breakfast, Irving, TX.

G. Research Grants

  • Faculty Research Grant, “Environmental Messaging: Persuasion, Use, and Policy Outcomes” ($5000), School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, 2009-2011.
  • Ethics and Civic Engagement Course Development Grant, (co-recipient Jim Sheeler and Kendra Gale), “Storytelling and Civic Engagement” ($5,000), School of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Colorado, 2009-2010.
  • Awarded Meadows Faculty Research Grant ($1,000) for “Eye on Bloggers: The CBS Election Scandal’s Effect on the Media Framing of Weblogging,” Spring 2005.
  • Awarded SMU University Research Council Grant ($4,500) for “The Meaning of American Privacy in a State of War,” Spring 2005


H. Research Association Membership

  • International Communication Association (ICA)
  • Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
  • Popular Culture Association (PCA)
  • American Culture Association (ACA)
  • Consortium for Computers in the Humanities (COCH/COSH)
  • World Association for Public Opinion Research (WAPOR)

I. Research Association Administrative Activity

  • Reviewer for the Southwestern Mass Communication Journal, 2010-present.
  • Reviewer for Communication History Division conference submission, International Communication Association: 2009.
  • Reviewer for Journalism Studies Interest Group conference submission, International Communication Association: 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009.
  • Reviewer for Communication and Technology conference submissions, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication:  2005, 2006, 2008.
  • Reviewer for Communication Theory and Methodology conference submissions, AEJMC: 2005, 2006.
  • Reviewer for Religion and Media Interest Group conference submissions, AEJMC: 2006.
  • Judge, Promising Professors Competition, AEJMC: 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007.

 

Teaching:

A. Courses: University of Colorado at Boulder

  • JOUR1001: Contemporary Media AnalysisJOUR 3001: Public Affairs Reporting
  • JOUR 4502: Reporting 3
  • JOUR 4872: Special Topics: Digital Newsroom
  • JOUR 4872: Special Topics: Digital Curation
  • JOUR 5502: Newsgathering 2
  • JOUR 5511: Newsgathering 1
  • JOUR 5872: Special Topics: Digital Newsroom
  • JOUR 5872: Special Topics: Digital Curation
  • JOUR 6871: Trends in Communication: Information Technology

B. Courses: Southern Methodist University

  • CCJN 2365: Understanding the World-Wide Web  (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 2365: Technology Reporting (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 2380: Digital Journalism (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 2380: Web Language and Design (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 4390: Advanced Webmastery and Cybercasting (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 4394: Media Effects (Southern Methodist University)
  • CCJN 5301: Topics: SMUNews.co - Multimedia Journalism Production (Southern Methodist University)


C. Courses: The University of Texas at Austin (Teaching Assistant)

  • Technology, Literature and Culture TLC 331: Social Impact of Technology
  • Journalism 334/395: Multimedia journalism (undergraduate/ graduate)
  • Journalism 349/395: International Reporting (undergraduate/ graduate)
  • Journalism 352: Journalism and Religion
  • Journalism 352/395: Online Journalism (undergraduate/ graduate)
  • Journalism 367E: Journalism in Latin America





D. Doctoral Dissertation Advising: Journalism and Mass Communication

E. Master’s Thesis Advising: Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Katherine Nettles, “Climate Change in Popular Magazines: The Role of Long-Form Journalism in Communicating ‘The Most Important Issue of Our Time,’” committee member, May 2012.
  • Jenny Dean, “In Search of an Effective Citizen Journalism Platform: A Case Study of the Resolving Door Project,” committee member, May 2011.
  • Cara Bottjen, “Is Your Newspaper Helping You Understand Technology?: The Framing of Network Neutrality in U.S. Newspapers,” committee member, May 2010.


F. Master’s Project Advising: Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Grant Henderson, “Untestable: Concerns of Homeopathy in the Unites States,” committee member, May 2012.
  • Leila Bighash, “Online Dating and Communicating: An Inside Look into the Research and Anecdotes of Online Dating,” committee member, May 2012.
  • Eric Wang, “Shao Lin Hung Mei,” committee member, May 2012.
  • Kristen Painter, “U.S. Popular Press Coverage of Obstetric Fistula: Framing Health Rights, Developed-Developing Interplay, and Reader Response,” committee member, December 2011.
  • Judith Holding, “CO65Plus.org, A Web-based Guide to Health-related Issues Concerning Coloradan Elders,” committee member, May 2009.
  • Molly Rettig, “Taking Green Building to Polar Extremes,” committee member, May 2009.

G. Undergraduate Research and Honors Thesis Advising: Journalism and Mass Communication

  • Jennifer Hefty, “Identity Construction and Digital Media,” committee chair, December 2011.
  • Kyle Haas, “Fast Cars, Fun Life,” committee chair, December 2010.


H. Invited Lectures

  • “Bullet-proof Joe: A cultivation analysis of the intersection between hyper-commercialism, gun norms and children's media,” Media Research Methods (Christopher Bell), University of Colorado Colorado Springs, April 2013.
  • “Patriotic Violence: Examining the Intersections Between Violence and Patriotism in 70 Years of Captain America Comic Books,” Media Research Methods (Christopher Bell), University of Colorado Colorado Springs, April 2012.
  • “Technology Coverage in the Media,” Technology Law and Policy Clinic (Brad Bernthal), University of Colorado Boulder, April 2010.
  • “Online Media for Journalists,” Principles of Journalism (Tom Yulsman), University of Colorado Boulder, March 2010.
  •  “New Media Communication,” Contemporary Mass Media (Michael Tracey), University of Colorado Boulder, November 2009.
  •  “Technology Coverage in the Media,” Technology Law and Policy Clinic (Brad Bernthal), University of Colorado Boulder, April 2009.
  •  “Technology-Based Journalism,” Principles of Journalism (Tom Yulsman), University of Colorado Boulder, February 2009.


Professional Development

  • Holden Faculty Workshop, Smart Mobs: Mobile and Tablet Computing in the Classroom, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, October 29, 2010, Boulder, Colorado
  • Leadership Education for Advancement & Promotion (LEAP), Introductory Leadership Workshop, June 8-10, 2010, Boulder, Colorado
  • Faculty Video Workshop, School of Journalism and Mass Communication, January 8-9, 2009, Boulder, Colorado


Media Positions:


2007-2008: Productive Aging Resources, Dallas, Texas. Web Designer/Webmaster.

2004-2005: ParkCitiesInfo.com, Dallas, Texas. Web Designe.

2002 - 2004: Population Research Center, Austin, Texas, Web Designe.

2001 (Feb. - Dec.): University Avenue Church of Christ, Austin, Texas, Web Designer and WebMaster.

2000 - 2004: U.S. Latinos and Latinas & World War II, Austin, Texas, Webmaster.

1992 – 93: Abilene Reporter-News, Abilene, Texas, Sports Reporter.

1992 (Aug) – 1992 (Nov): Dallas Morning News, Dallas, Texas, Sports Stringer.

1990 (Aug) – 92 (April): Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas, Sports Reporter and Photographer.


Service Activities:

A. Professional/Scholarly Service

  • SheHeroes Advisory Board, Boulder, CO, 2009-present.
  • Advertising Faculty Search Committee, 2008-2009.
  • SJMC Space Cluster team member, 2008-present.
  • SJMC undergraduate Curriculum Cluster team member, 2008-present.
  • Productive Aging Resources Advisory Board, Dallas, Texas, 2007-2008.
  • Southern Methodist University Faculty Senator, 2005-2008.
  • Subcommittee on Admissions and Financial Aid, 2005-2007.
  • University Admissions Council, 2005-2007.
  • Meadows School of the Arts Technology Committee, 2004- present.
  • Division of Journalism Faculty Search Committee, 2004-2005.
  • Division of Journalism Curriculum Committee, 2004-present.
  • Meadows Academic Planning Committee, 2007-present.
  • Abilene Christian University Journalism and Mass Communication Visiting Advisory Committee, 2004-present.
  • International Communication Division of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Web Designer and WebMaster, Fall 1999-Spring 2001.
  • Judge, Texas University Interscholastic League, Journalism competition, 1998

B. General University Service

  • Resolving Door, Faculty Advisor
  • SMUDailyData.com, Faculty Sponsor, 2005-2008.
  • SMUNews.com, Faculty Sponsor, Fall 2004.
  • Panelist, Town Hall Meeting: “So When Can I Call Someone a Nappy-Headed Ho? Race, Gender and Media in the Age of Imus,” April 30, 2007 - a town hall meeting that centered around the ramifications of radio personality Don Imus’s racist and sexist comments about the women’s basketball team at Rutgers University, and the parameters under which such commentary is allowable.
  • Panelist, “Topping Expectations: Teaching the Millenials using Technology,” Faculty Club Luncheon, January 24, 2007.
  • Panelist, Served on two Faculty Panels at AARO, Summer 2007.
  • ExploreUT, Course Presenter, UT Open House, Spring 2004
    “How to Build Your Own Web Site” – 2 sections
  • Campus Cents (student e-zine),Production Adviser, 2000-2001.
  • Studio 352 (student e-zine),Production Adviser, 1999.