Bettina Fabos

 

 

326 Lang Hall

University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA  50614-0139

fabos@uni.edu

 

 

Academic Positions

 

2009-Present

Associate Professor, Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa

2007-2009t

Assistant Professor, Visual Communication, University of Northern Iowa

2005-2007

Assistant Professor, Interactive Media Studies and Journalism, Miami University of Ohio

2001-2005t

Assistant Professor, Department of Communication Studies, University of Northern Iowa

2001

Spencer Fellow, Spencer Foundation, Chicago

1998-2001

Presidential Fellow, University of Iowa

1995-1998

Instructor, University of Northern Iowa

1992-1995

Lecturer, University of Michigan

 

 

 

 

Education

 

University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA                        Ph.D., Language Literacy and Culture, 2002.

 

University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI              M.A., Telecommunication Arts, 1992.

 

Oberlin College, Oberlin, OH                                  B.A., Literature, 1987.

 

 

Scholarly Activities

 

Books

 

Jenson, J., Gomery, D., Campbell, R., Fabos, B, and Frechette, J (2013). Media IN Society, New York: Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

 

Campbell, R., Martin, C. R., and Fabos, B (2013).  Media Essentials.  A Brief Introduction. 3rd edition (Also 1st , 2nd ed.) New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

 

Campbell, R., Martin, C.R., and Fabos, B. (2013). Media and Culture:  An Introduction to Mass Communication 9th Edition (Also  8th, 7th, 6th, 5th, 4th, 3rd, 2nd ed.).  New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s.

 

Fabos, B., Martin, C.R., and Campbell, R. (2007).  Instructor’s Resource Manual for Media and Culture:  An Introduction to Mass Communication 5th edition (Also 4th, 3rd, 2nd, 1st ed.).  New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s.

 

Fabos, B. (2004). Wrong Turn on the Information Superhighway: Education and the Commercialization of the Internet, New York: Columbia University Teachers College Press.

 

 

Refereed Journals

 

Fabos, B. (2014, FORTHCOMING).  The Trouble with Iconic Images:  Historical Timelines and Public Memory. Visual Communication Quarterly. 

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  The Commercial Search Engine Industry and Alternatives to the Oligopoly.  EastBound, an international refereed journal in the field of media and cultural studies, published three times a year by the Centre for New Media Research, Budapest. (1-1). [Online].  Available:  http://www.eastbound.eu/journal/2006-1/

 

Fabos, B. (Spring, 2005). The Commercialized Web: Challenges for Libraries and Democracy. Guest Editor, Library Trends.  Winter, 2005.

 

Lewis, C. and Fabos, B. (October/November/December 2005). Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities. Reading Research Quarterly, Vol. 40, No. 4: 470-500.  Available:  http://www.reading.org/Library/Retrieve.cfm?D=10.1598/RRQ.40.4.5&F=RRQ-40-4Lewis.html

 

Lewis, C., Ketter, J., and Fabos, B.  (2001).  Reading Race in a Rural Context.  International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education, 14(3): 317-350.

 

Fabos, B. (2001).  Forcing the Fairytale: Narrative Strategies in Women's Figure Skating Competition Coverage. Culture, Sport and Society. 

 

Fabos, B. (2000, May).  ZapMe! Zaps You.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43(8): 720-725.

 

Lewis, C., and Fabos, B. (2000).  But Will It Work in the Heartland?  A Response and Illustration.  Journal of Adolescent & Adult Literacy, 43(5): 462-469.

 

Fabos, B., and Young, M. D. (1999, fall).  Telecommunications in the Classroom:  Rhetoric vs. Reality.  Review of Educational Research, 69(3):  217-259.

 

Fabos, B., & Martin, C. R.  (1998).  Imagining the Perfect School:  Popular Representations of Educational Technology.  The Review Journal of Philosophy & Social Science, No. 1 & 2:  63-82.

 

 

Book Chapters

 

Fabos, B. Carr Childers, L., and Golitsynskiy, S. (2014).  Digital Literacy, Public History, and FORTEPAN IOWA.  In J. Frechette and R. Williams, Media Education for a Digital Generation.  New York: Routledge.

 

Fabos, B. (2013).  Visual Literacy: Aesthetics, Semiotics, and the Truth Behind and Image.  In J. Jensen, D. Gomery, R. Campbell, B. Fabos and J. Frechette (Eds.), Media IN Society, New York:  Bedford/St. Martin’s Press.

 

Fabos, B. (2011). Critical Media Literacy: Critiquing Corporate Media with Radical Production.  In J. Peck and I. Stole, A Moment of Danger: Critical Studies in the History of U.S. Communication since 1945 (pp. 315-382).  Marquette, MI:  Marquette University Press. 

 

Lewis, C. & Fabos, B. (2008). Instant Messaging, Literacies, and Social Identities. .  Reprinted in D.J. Leu, J. Coiro, M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.).  Handbook of Research on New Literacies (pp. 1109-1159).  Mahwah, NJ:   Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Fabos, B. (2008).  The Price of Information:  Critical Literacy, Education and Today’s Internet.  In D.J. Leu, J. Coiro, M. Knobel & C. Lankshear (Eds.).  Handbook of Research on New Literacies (pp. 1109-1159)). Mahwah, NJ:   Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Learning Through Critical Literacy:  Why Google is Not Enough.  Joe Lockard and Mark Pegrum, Eds., Brave New Classrooms:  Educational Democracy and the Internet (pp. 169-188) New York: Peter Lang.

 

Fabos, B. (2006). Search Engine Anatomy: The Industry and its Commercial Structure. In (Cushla Kapitske and Chip Bruce, Eds.), Libr@ries: Changing Information Space and Practices. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

 

Fabos, B. (2001). Forcing the Fairytale: Narrative Strategies in Women's Figure Skating Competition Coverage. In Stephen G. Wieting (ed.) Sport and Memory in North America (pp. 185-212).  London:  Frank Cass Publishers.

 

Fabos, B.  (1999). From Rags to Riches:  The Story of Class Advancement in Women’s Figure Skating Coverage, in Mediated Women:  Representations of Women in Popular Culture, Meyers, M. ed., Cresskill, NJ:  Hampton Press, Inc.

 

 

Invited Articles

 

Fabos, B (2014). Visual Communication and the Digital Turn.  From: The Digital Turn: A Roundtable. Jim O’loughlin, Bettina Fabos, David Grant, and Adrienne Lamberti. UNIVERSITAS.  Vol. 9, 2013-2014.  [Online].  https://www.uni.edu/universitas/article/visual-communication-and-digital-turn

 

Fabos, B. (2007).  Rejoinder to “Positioning and Identity in Chinatown:  The SARS Outbreak.”  Pedagogies: An International Journal.  Edited by Allan Luke and published by Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc. Volume: 1, Number: 1-4 2006.

 

Fabos, B. (2002).  Instant Messaging.  In (B. Guzetti, Ed.), Literacy in America:  An Encyclopedia.  New York:  ABC: CLIO.

 

Martin, C. R. , & Fabos, B. (1998).  Wiring the Kids:  The TV Ad Blitz to Get the Internet into Home and School. Images:  A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, 6 (September), http://www.imagesjournal.com.

 

Martin, C. R.  & Fabos, B. (1997).  Finding the Pulse of Athletic Human Drama.  Images:  A Journal of Film and Popular Culture, 3, (March) http://www.qni.com/~ijournal/index.html.

 

Book Reviews

 

Fabos, B. and Mitchell, K.  (2011, April.) Book Review: “Professing to Learn,” UNIVERSITAS,

 

Fabos, B.  (2001).  Book review, “Weaving a Virtual Web: Practical Approaches to New Information Technologies,” Harvard Educational Review 71(1), 130-135.

 

Fabos, B. (Forthcoming, Spring 2011).  Book review, “Professing to Learn: Creating Tenured Lives and Careers in the American Research University” in Universitas, 6(2).

 

 

Selected Conferences and Invited Presentations

 

Fabos, B. (2014).  Visualizing Hungarian History: 1848-1956:  Using FORTEPAN, the Policeman’s Archive, and other Amateur Photo Resources Towards an Online Photo History of Everyday Hungarian Life.  The Association for Slavic, Eastern European and Eurasian Studies (ASEEES).  San Antonio, TX, November 21. 

 

Fabos, B., (2013), Creative UNIversity Conference, University of Northern Iowa, Maucker Union. Dec. 13.

 

Fabos, B., Grant, D., Lamberti, A., and O’loughlin, J. (2013). The Digital Turn: A Roundtable.  BrownBag Presentation, Maucker Union. November 18.

 

Fabos, B. and Martin, C. (2013).  The Digital Turn, Presented at the Bedford St. Martins’  Southern California Symposium, Fullerton, CA, Sept, 13, 2013.   

 

Fabos, B. (2013).  Historical Timelines and Historical Hegemony:  Rethinking Our Visualization of the Past.  Presented at the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication Conference, Washington, D.C., August 2013.

 

Fabos, B. (2013).  Visualizing Hungarian History: 1848-1956, June 14, Open Society Archives.

 

Fabos, B. (2013).  Breaking the Historical Hegemony: How Historical Timelines can Activate Learning, June 2, Ethnographic Museum.

 

 

Fabos, B. (2012). The Trouble with “Great Men” Iconic Images.  Kern Conference in Visual Communication.  Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT).  Rochester, NY, May 3-5, 2012.

 

Fabos, B. (2010).  Democratizing Design in Digital Culture Programs:  an overview of Interactive Digital Studies at the University of Northern Iowa.  Interactive Technology Summit, University of Northern Iowa, April 8.

 

Fabos, B. (2008).  Visualizing Research:  An Interdisciplinary Workshop on Image Creation and Exhibition.  Leader, 2008 Carver Graduate Education Summer Institute at University of Northern Iowa, May 19-29.

 

Fabos, B. (2007).  Making Critical Media: Bringing Radical Production into the Classroom. Union for Democratic Communications Conference.  Vancouver, CA.  October 24-27

 

Fabos B. (2007).  Presenter.  Teaching Panel Session:  Helping Students Think Like Disruptive Innovators:  Mindsets and Applications, Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication, August 11, 2007.

 

Fabos, B. & Fabos, A. (2007) “Interactive Multimedia and Holistic Representation: The  Ari-Gyuszi Project.” Paper presented at Documentary Now! A Conference on the Contemporary Context and Possibilities for the Documentary Genre.  Brunel University School of Arts, London, 14 April 2007.

 

 

Fabos, B. & Fabos, A. (2007)  “Entangled Narratives, Contingent Lives: A story of a sister  who stayed and a brother who left.” Paper presented at the symposium, Refugee Narratives, Centre for Narrative Research and Refugee Research Centre, University of East London, London, 20 April 2007.

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Visual Literacy Workshop.  National Council of Teachers of English Annual Conference.  Nashville, TN, November 21-26. 

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Workshop Presenter.  “Why We Shouldn’t Trust Commercial Search Engines.”  Illinois School Library Media Association Conference.  Chicago, IL, November 9-11.

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Presenter.  Building Critical Media.  Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME).  Burlington, VT, October 6-8. 

 

Fabos, B. (2006). Moderator. Teaching Panel Session:  Teaching Documentary: Plastic Realities and Critical Media, Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication, August 5, 2006.

 

Fabos, A. & Fabos, B. (2006).  Presenter.  Family Encounters: Representing Stories of Home and Exile for First- and Second-generation Hungarians.  International Association for the Study of Forced Migration Annual Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 18-22, 2006.

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Presenter.  An Exploration of Commercialism in U.S. Public Schools.  Re-imagining Urban Education: Leadership, Culture and Pedagogy.  6th Annual Miami University Department of Educational Leadership Conference, Toronto, Canada, June 18-22, 2006.

 

Fabos, B. (2005).  Presenter.  The Commercial Search Engine Industry and Alternatives to the Oligopoly.  Presented at the Re-Activism: Re-drawing the boundaries of activism in new media environment, Budapest, Oct. 14-15, 2005.

 

Fabos, B. (2004).  Presenter.  Critical Media Literacy and the Web.  Presented at the National Council of Teachers of English (NCTE) Annual Conference, Indianapolis, November 20.

 

Fabos, B (2004). Presenter.  Critical Literacy and the Commercialized Web.  Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2004, San Diego, April 14.

 

Martin, C. and Fabos, B. (2004). Presenter.  Labor Unions and the Information Superhighway: Two Critical Studies on Media.  Invited presentation, Communication Studies Seminar, University of Iowa, February 10.

 

Fabos, B. (2003). Presenter.   Search Engine Commercialization and Critical Literacy. Cedar Falls, IA.  Oct. 11.

 

Fabos, B. (2003). Presenter.  From Information Highway to Commercial Highway: The Corporate Strategy to Wire America’s Schools.  Presented at the Association for the Education of Mass Communication and Journalism (AEJMC) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO, August 2.

 

Fabos, B. and Lewis, C.  (2002)  Keynote Address:  IM in Control:  The Uses of Instant Messaging Among Adolescents. Presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA, October 11.

 

Fabos, B. (2002). Presenter.  Workshop: Critical Literacy and the Web.  Presented at the Iowa Council of Teachers of English (ICTE) Annual Meeting, Des Moines, IA, October 11.

 

Fabos, B. (2002). Presenter.  Searching for Educational Content in the For-Profit Internet.  Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AREA) Annual Meeting, 2002.  New Orleans, LA.

 

Fabos, B. (2001). Presenter.  Media in the Classroom: An Alternative History.  Presented at the American Educational Research Association (AERA) Annual Meeting 2001.  Seattle, WA.

 

Fabos, B. (2000). Presenter.  ZapMe! Zaps You.  Spring 2000 Capstone Lecture.  University of Northern Iowa, Cedar Falls, IA. 

 

Lewis, C. and Fabos, B. (1999, December). Presenter. Chatting On-Line:  Girls’ Use of Chat Room Literacy.  Presented at the National Reading Conference, 49th Annual Meeting.  Orlando, FL.

 

Fabos, B. (1999). Presenter.  Framing a Fairytale:  Narrative Strategies of Women’s Figure Skating Competition.  Presented at the Sport & Cultural Distinctiveness Symposium, The University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 28-30.

 

Martin, C.R. and Fabos, B. (1998). Presenter.  Cyberstudent Fantasies:  The World Wide Web in the Local Classroom.  Presented at The World Wide Web and Contemporary Cultural Theory:  magic.metaphor.and.power. Drake University, Des Moines, IA.

 

Martin, C. R.  & Fabos, B. (1997). Presenter.  Olympian Melodrama:  The Excess of NBC’s 1996 Olympic Games.  Presented at the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Meeting, Qualitative Studies Division, Chicago, IL.

 

Fabos, B. & Sarris, T. (1996). Presenter. Console-ing Passions conference screening of Jimmie’s Eyes, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

 

Fabos, B.  (1995). Presenter. Class, the Beauty Myth, and Women’s Figure Skating Coverage.  Presented at the Association for the Education of Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Meeting, Washington, D.C.

 

Fabos, B.  (1993).  Presenter. Alone on the Ice:  Narrative Strategies of Women's Figure Skating Championship Coverage.  Presented at the Association for Education of Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) Annual Meeting, Kansas City, MO.

 

Reviewer

 

Popular Communication

Routledge Press

Pedagogies

Critical and Cultural Studies

Teaching Education

 

 Received

 

Reaching For Higher Ground Grant:  $1000:  FORTEPAN IOWA Project.

 

Major Grant (CHAS) $1250: FORTEPAN IOWA Project.

 

Small Grant (CHAS) $300 for FORTEPAN IOWA materials request. Spring 2014

 

Hungarian Initiative Foundation for Proud and Torn: A Short History of Hungary  ($10,000)  Fall 2014

 

CHAS major grant:  ($1250):  Hungarian Timeline project. Summer, 2012.

 

Student-Faculty Collaboration Grant, for FORTEPAN IOWA Project ($3,000)

 

Capacity Building Grant (Fall 2014) for FORTEPAN IOWA Project ($16.074)

 

Humanities Iowa Grant (Fall 2014), for FORTEPAN IOWA Project ($5,000)

 

Fulbright Research Grant (Spring 2013) in Budapest Hungary, with the Open Society Archive.  Awarded to work on an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. U.S. Government ($13,900)

 

Summer Research Grant (Summer 2012). Awarded to research an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. ($1250)

 

Professional Development Assignment, University of Northern Iowa, Fall, 2011.

 

Interdisciplinary Program Development Grant ($2,500, Spring 2010).

 

 

 

Creative Activities

 

Interactive Media Development

Proud and Torn: a Short History of Hungary (working title/work in progress).  An Interactive chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956.  This project is part photomontage, graphic novel, and interactive timeline.  The project received a Fulbright Grant to Budapest in Spring 2013 and a grant from the Hungarian Initiatives Foundation.

 

FORTEPAN IOWA:  a digital archive that features curated photos taken by ordinary Iowans over the nineteenth and twentieth centuries: fortepan.us; launched March 2015.

 

Interactive Digital Studies Website:  ids.uni.edu, including award winning promotional video.

 

Fabos, B. About the Media (2006).  A video compilation of historical and contemporary shorts meant as an ancillary for Media and Culture. 

 

Fabos, B., Critical Media (2006).  A media criticism website feature 18 videos critiquing Advertising, Journalism, Public Relations, Media Economics, New Technology, and Media Effects/Representation.  Using contemporary digital technologies, the project uses content of mass media to critically comment on the mass media

 

Fabos, B. and Platt, G. (2005).  Co-Executive Producers.  Development Office Project.  Interactive CD and database, built in a Miami University Capstone Class.  Winner of the Apex Award, Multimedia & Interactive Publications.

 

 

DVD/Video/Film Work

 

Fabos, B. (2009).  Playboating in Cedar Falls, IA.  [Video Documentary].

 

Fabos, B. (2006). Executive Producer.  Critical Media.  Pedagogical media tool for media studies classrooms.  18 4 -8-minute clips.  This project provides a model for how to teach both critical skills and appropriate fair use in the classroom.  Winner of the Free Speech/Free Press Grand Prize Award (University of Film and Video Association). [DVD and Website].  Available at:  www.uni.edu/fabos/criticalmedia

 

Fabos, B. (2006).  Executive Producer.  About the Media.  Video Clips DVD to Accompany Media and Culture.  New York:  Bedford St. Martin’s Press.  [DVD].

 

Fabos, B. (Executive Producer). The Local Food Project.  [Video Series, 2003-4].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director). Meet the Symphony  [Video Documentary, 2001].

 

Fabos, B. (Executive Producer) Communication Studies Graduate Program [Promotional Video, 1997]

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director) & Sarris, T. (Producer and Director).   Jimmie's Eyes'  [Video Documentary, 1995].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director). Secretary (is a female word)  [Video Art, 1994].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer) & Barringer, C. (Director).  Good Dinner, Hon  [Video Art, 1994].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  What is a Wife?  [Video Art, 1993].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  Betty Bride [Video Art, 1992].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  Barbie-Q  [Video Art and Installment Piece, 1991].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  Lessons  [Video Art, 1991]. 

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  After the Ballet [Video Art, 1991]. 

 

Fabos, B. (Producer and Director).  Guess What?  Mum's Come to Visit  [Video Art, 1991].

 

Fabos, B. (Producer, Sound Engineer, and Editor) & Caruana, J. (Director). Breakfast in America [Film Documentary (16mm) 1991].

 

Screenings

 

Art in General exhibit featuring Good Dinner, Hon, New York, NY. (1995).

 

Center for New Television premiere screening of Secretary is a Female Word, The Bop Shop, Chicago, IL (1994).

 

Second Annual Women's Film Festival featuring Lessons, Women's Resource Center of New York, Inc., New York, NY (1994). 

 

The Central Arts Collective "The Nielsons Don't Live Here Anymore" exhibit, featuring What is a Wife, Betty Bride, and Lessons, Tucson, AZ (1994).

 

20th Athens International Film and Video Festival screening of Betty Bride, Athens, OH (1993).

 

12th American Film Institute (AFI) National Video Festival New Work Award for Lessons, Hollywood, CA (1993).

 

National Conference of the Society for Photographic Education/Women's Caucus film and video program: "Film & Videos by Women," featuring Lessons, Seattle, WA  (1993).

 

Michigan Update '93 Film and Video Festival, screening of Betty Bride and Lessons, Detroit, MI (1993).

 

New Angle Video Festival Award for Lessons at Angle Intermedia, Downtown Community Television, New York, NY (1992).

 

Poetry Short Video Festival screening of Lessons, San Francisco, CA (1992).

 

Decordova Contemporary Art Museum exhibit featuring Lessons in Lincoln, MA (June-Sept, 1992).

 

"Talking About Mom," art exhibit at the University of Michigan featuring Guess What?  Mum's Come to Visit in Ann Arbor, MI (1992).

 

Consulting

 

The Lost Landscape:  The American Tall Grass Prairie (2004, 60 minutes).  Film documentary directed by David O’Shields.  August/September, 2002-2004.

 

 

Exhibitions Curated

 

Iowa Independent Film and Video Festival III, 1998, 1997, 1996

Co-director of nonprofit Midwestern film and video festival, in cooperation with the University of Northern Iowa.  Reviewed film and video submissions, headed juries that selected entries for screening and award-winners. Attendance of more than 400 people during the two-day festival.  

 

Sunday Series, an independent community film series, 1997-1998

Co-director of successful nonprofit international/independent community film series at the Oster Regent Theatre in Cedar Falls, with project director Christopher Martin and the Cedar Arts Forum. 

 

Growing up Female, 1994

Directed video art exhibit at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI.  Reviewed more than 25 videos and films and selected 6 entries for a special topical screening.

 

In Search of Family Values, 1992

Directed video art exhibit at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Reviewed more than 30 videos and films and selected 8 entries for a special topical screening.

 

Talking About Mom, 1992

Directed video art exhibit at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI. Selected 8 videos and films for a special topical screening.

 

 

Fellowships and Awards

 

 

American Advertising Federation Silver Addy for video promotion, awarded for the Interactive Digital Studies Promotional video, March 2014.

 

Fulbright Research Grant (Spring 2013) in Budapest Hungary, with the Open Society Archive.  Awarded to work on an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. 

 

Summer Fellowship (Summer 2012). Awarded to research an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. 

 

 

Professional Development Assignment (PDA) (Fall 2012). Awarded to research an Interactive Chronology of Hungarian History: 1848-1956. 

 

Grand Prize Winner of Faculty/Student Collaboration ($1500).  Free Speech and Fair Use Contest.  University Film and Video Association (2006, August).  [Online: http://www.centerforsocialmedia.org/videos/sets/critical_media/]

 

Apex Award, Multimedia & Interactive Publications, Development Project, Interactive Media Studies Capstone (2006, Spring.)

 

Delta Kappa Gamma Educator’s Award.  “This award recognizes outstanding women authors whose work may influence the direction of thought and action necessary to meet the needs of today’s complex society.”  (August, 2005).

 

D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize for the top dissertation at the University of Iowa, 2002. “Nominees' dissertations represent highly original work that is an unusually

significant contribution to their fields. Each year the winner of the D.C. Spriestersbach Dissertation Prize has been the University of Iowa's nominee in the national competition for the Council of Graduate Schools/University Microfilms International Distinguished Dissertation Award.” (2002)

 

Howard R. Jones Achievement Award for “a student in a graduate program in the College of Education at the University of Iowa who has made a noteworthy scholarly presentation at a national professional conference or who has published a significant scholarly article in a reputable professional journal or other substantial work.” (2001)

 

Spencer Foundation Dissertation Fellowship for a doctoral candidate who brings fresh insights to “the history, theory, and practice of formal or informal education practices in the world.” (2001-2002)

 

Presidential Fellowship, University of Iowa (1998-2001).

 

The NEA Regional Media Arts Fellowship (1993).

 

Newton Television Foundation Outstanding Student Video Award for Lessons at the New England Film and Video Festival, Boston, MA (1992).

 

Certificate of Merit Award for Breakfast in America at the Chicago International Film Festival, Chicago, IL (1992).

 

Best Film of the Year Award for Breakfast in America at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI (1991).

 

 

Teaching

 

Undergraduate Courses

 

                  Digital Culture and Communication

Technology and Human Communication

                  Interactive Digital Communication

Interactive Digital Visualization

                  Media Literacy

                  Online Journalism

                  Interactive Media Studies Capstone

                  Digital Video Editing

                  Digital Culture & Production/Communication Technology/Technology and Human Communication

                  Introduction to Visual Media

                  Mass Communication and Society

                  Introduction to Electronic Media

                  Video Production:  Field Production

                  Electronic Media Literacy

                  Television Content and Criticism: Documentary Theory

                  Beginning Writing for Electronic Media.

                  News Writing for Print Media

                  Public Relations Writing

                  Video Practicum

                  Broadcast Newswriting and Criticism

                  Television and Radio Scriptwriting

                  Introduction to Television Directing

                   

 

Graduate Courses

                  Seminar in Communication: Mass Communication

                  Seminar in Communication:  Visualizing Research and Performance

 

 

Selected Service

 

2010-Present          Advisor, Digital Collective

 

2010-2012               Communications Committee, United Faculty

 

2002-2005               Faculty Advisor to Cedar River Productions, student media production organization.  Conduct weekly meetings, facilitate video projects for paying clients.

 

2004-2012               Board member, Board of Control of Student Broadcasting

 

 

Membership in Professional Associations

 

Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)

National Conference on Media Reform

Action Coalition for Media Education (ACME)

American Educational Research Association (AREA)

Union for Democratic Communications (UDC)

Iowa Educational Technology Connection (ITEC)

National Association of Photoshop Professionals (NAPP)

Interactive Digital Media Arts Association (IDMAA)

Humanities, Arts, Science, and Technology Advanced Collaboratory (HASTAC)

 

Professional Experience

 

Bettina Fabos Productions

Proprietor, video production company producing commercial videos and video documentaries.(1992-1995)

 

Gardner Communications, Ann Arbor, MI

Associate producer for independent video production company producing commercial videos. (1992-1994)

 

Aga Khan Foundation, Geneva, Switzerland

Editorial assistant for U.N.-related foundation dedicated to recognizing architecture in the Arab world (1989)

 

New England Monthly, Haydenville, MA

Art assistant and editorial assistant for regional, award-winning magazine, circulation 100,000 (1987-1989)

 

Paris Free Voice, Paris, France

Freelance feature writer for the monthly city newspaper, circulation 100,000 (1988)

 

Daily Hampshire Gazette, Northampton, MA

Beat reporter and feature writer for daily newspaper serving the greater Northampton area, circulation 18,500 (1987-1989)

 

Amherst Bulletin, Amherst, MA

Feature writer and arts critic for the weekly broadsheet newspaper serving Amherst, MA, circulation 12,000 (1988)