Leadership

“Theresa is one of those individuals that gets involved and delivers on her commitment. I am constantly impressed with her insights and her willingness to dive in… She is a leader in every sense of the word.”
— Michelle Ciulla Lipkin, Executive Director of NAMLE, 2015

Theresa is a national leader who has served in a range of notable positions in the field of digital and media literacy. Theresa’s contributions have been documented across various organizational press releases, including news and awards related to outstanding teaching, exceptional national service, and leadership in the advancement of digital and media literacy in higher education.

In conjunction with her leadership of learning communities and research groups on campus at Appalachian State University, Theresa has served in several high-profile roles nationally including:

  • Editorial Board Member for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (2019-Present)
  • Member of the Leadership Council of the National Association for Media Literacy Education (2014-2019)
  • Associate Editor for the Journal of Media Literacy Education (2015-2019)
  • Board Member of NAMLE (2011-2013)
  • Invited scholar at the Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education hosted by the University of Rhode Island, URI (2017)
  • Visiting scholar and guest faculty at the Summer Institute in Digital Literacy, hosted by The Media Education Lab at URI (2018)

Beyond the U.S. Theresa has participated in international service to the North American sub-chapter of The Global Alliance for Partnerships on Media and Information Literacy(GAPMIL), a UNESCO initiative, via attendance at biennial meetings.

Selected Awards & Press
2019 Outstanding Volunteer Award
National Association for Media Literacy Education, Link

2019 Outstanding Teaching Award
Reich College of Education, Link

Invitational Winter Symposium on Digital Literacy in Higher Education (2017), Link

The Journal of Media Literacy Education (JMLE) Welcomes New Associate Editors (2015), Link

National Association for Media Literacy Education (NAMLE) Announces New Board Members and Inaugural Leadership Council (2014), Link

Organizational Member Spotlight: Appalachian State University (2014), Link

2019 College of Education Awardees
Photo by Rebekah Saylors