Cynthia is currently a Lecturer in Technical Communications at Sam Houston State University. She is a native of Michigan. She recently completed a PH.D in Writing, Rhetoric, and American Cultures and Master’s in Art in documentary photography from Illinois State University (ISU). She understands photography as an emerging art form, as well as a tool for inquiry, with a focus on storytelling through still image, moving image and multimedia. She finds herself situated in the field of Technical Communication as a result of my work as an engaged scholar in collaboration with nonprofit organizations advancing the Sustainable, Organic and Regenerative Agriculture Movement. For fifteen years she worked alongside farmers, scientists, engineers, and government officials to help make complex ideas accessible to a general public. From 1991-2006, she traversed the United States to collect primary source materials in oral history interviews, and both still and moving visuals. She documented to inform, persuade and inspire action in an audience through communication composed, created, and distributed through multimedia. The scope of the events ranged from conferences, educational or entertainment venues, story-based public conversation events, public television, and workshops.
Date(s) - May 5, 2019
10:30 am - 11:30 am