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Art Lynch

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

(702) 454-1067 • (702) 714-0740 • (702) 682-0469 cell



 Overview

Communication profession in areas of marketing, public affairs, journalism, film, TV, commercial, entertainment industry, broadcasting, education and public relations. Public speaking, interpersonal communication, critical thinking, media, theater, film, commercial and marketing professional. Accomplished communications field professional with combination of academic and field experience. Experience with one on one and group training and interaction, multi-cultural student populations and blended hybrid web-assist instruction, concentrated and full term instructions, high school and college. Achieved national offices in Screen Actors Guild, awards in marketing and journalism, excellent student and faculty review, leadership in multiple organizations and acknowledgment within the community.

Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Kappa, and Lambda Pi Eta Honors Societies.



Information and Entertainment Industry

Professor: Humanities and Communication (adjunct with full time LOB).
Marketing: Marketing and Advertising Boutique owner established clients as top of mind. Full service from concept to execution to media placement and public relations.
Screen Actors Guild: National Board Director, 18 years + (see supplement)
Talent: Actor, Voice Artist, Singer, Writer, Producer, Director, Coordinator, various productions
Production: Creative Communications / A Personal Vision: commercial producer, director, and writer
Educator: Coach acting, voice, theatre, and film at Kim Flowers, JRP, Studio Casting
Broadcaster: Producer, director, host for entertainment centered talk radio and news.
Journalist: Broadcast, wire service, freelance print, web, and blog.

Click "read more" to continue reading Art Lynch's extended Curriculum Vitae and Resume.





Education

PhD. (ABD) Education            estimated 2012

Capella University, Minneapolis, MN

Specialization: Professional Studies in Adult Education
•     Relevant courses: adult education instruction and philosophy, distance education instruction and administration, curriculum design, critical thinking, evaluation and assessment (60+ credit hours). Dissertation under committee review.

Post Masters Certificate in College Teaching                                                                           October, 2008
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
•      On-line and classroom teaching preparation, design and assessment program

           

M.A. Communications            June, 2000

University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Thesis: The Performers Alliance: Conflict and Change Within the Screen Actors Guild.
Honors: Phi Kappa Phi, Theta Kappa, Lambda Pi Eta
•     Postgraduate courses in a variety of fields (67 credits total) including theater (37 credits), communication, public affairs, public administration, media, and marketing.

Post Graduate Courses in Theater, Public Affairs, Education            2000 to 2003

University of Nevada. Las Vegas
•      MFA program track, performance, education, dramaturgy and research. Public Affairs, and other advance studies included (part of PhD track studies).

B.A. Speech / Theater / Mass Communications / SDC      June, 1977
University of Illinois at Chicago
•    Program /Operations Manager WUIC, Chicago, reporter for Chicago Illini
•    Recipient of Theater Honors and Production Awards, academic honors and awards
•    Communications Honor Society, Sigma Chi Eta, NAHS, NFL, Key Club, Deans Honors
•    Faculty included Dr. Harry Skornia, media and international broadcasting scholar.
•    Guest faculty included R. Buckminster Fuller, Studs Terkel and others for SDC program


Academic Teaching Experience

Adjunct Instructor            1998 to present
University and Community College System of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
•     Includes Full time equivalency, 6 to 21 credit hours per semester at College of Southern Nevada.
•     Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
•     Teach regular semester and one month or 6 week long courses using blended environment including
      Blackboard. Web CT and Angel instruction to maximize student participation and teaching
      opportunities. Volunteer Communication Lab. Positive student and faculty evaluations.
•     Developed support and resource materials for online use to foster understanding of communication
      theory, models, public speaking including study reviews, links to primary resources and examples.
      Linked sections for larger study and resource “community.”
•    Taught Contemporary Radio at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2004).

Associate Professor                                                                                                                        2011 to present
University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, NV
•    Teach various Liberal Arts as needed, including Critical Thinking

Part Time Instructor                                                                                                                        2009 to 2011
Everest College, Las Vegas, NV
•     Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
 •    Teach overflow sections, so only as needed, not every term.

Instructor                                                                                                                                    2008 to 2009
Student to Teacher Enlistment Program, Las Vegas, NV
Undergraduate Program
Clark Country School District/ CSN / Nevada State College, Las Vegas, NV
•      STEP-UP At-Risk Student to Teacher Enlistment Project CCSD and CSN//NSC. Taught speech
       communications at several high schools in a supportive program designed to spark student interest in
       teaching career.   STEP UP is a collaborative effort of the college and school systems, which gives an
       opportunity for at risk students to attain a teaching degree with scholarships for tuition and supplies.
       A second goal of the program is to enrich the education experience at Clark County schools with a
       multi-ethnic teaching force that reflects the district’s diverse population


Other Teaching Experience
Arts Instructor                                              2008-current
Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Boulder City, NV   
•    Offering acting workshops for children and adults to community members.
•    Assisting with ongoing collaboration to develop living history, narrative theater with Boulder City
     schools, Bureau of Land Management and other community agencies.  Activities include research,
     writing, acting, teaching, and development of school curriculum.
                                                                                                            
Acting and Life Coach                                                                                                               2009-current
CastingCallEntertainment.com, Las Vegas, NV           
•    Coach acting and voice-over, children to adult.

Studio Casting, Las Vegas, NV                                                                                        1994 to 1998
•     Director of Education and Training
•     Established program from ground up including all acting and modeling courses and showcases.

Acting Instructor             1996 to 2008
Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy, John Robert Powers Intl. / Style Entertainment,
Las Vegas, NV
•    Taught audition, scene, improv, and industry knowledge, competition preparation for beginning to
      Elite students for film and commercial work. Coached working actors and business community.
•     Developed curriculum for commercial and acting for camera classes, requiring establishment of
      requirements and goals in stepped programs established for beginning, intermediate and advanced
      students. Crafted and implemented assessment for student advancement and faculty evaluations.


Acting Coach            1984 to current
•    Teach various private and group classes in theater, film, television, commercial, event, spokes-
     modeling, voice over, and character voice. Adapted to each student and group as needed.

Instructor             1984 to1987
Las Vegas Business College / Phillips College
Courses taught: Marketing, Advertising, Public Relations, Communications, English.



Related Professional Experience


Announcer, Producer, Host            2000 to present
Nevada Public Radio (KNPR/KCNV/network), Las Vegas, NV
•    On air / live hourly announcements during programs, responsible for programs and underwriter
     broadcast within scheduled timeframes, news, promotions, troubleshooting of engineering problems.

Reporter / Columnist/ Examiner, Las Vegas, NV            2009 to present           
•    Writer, correspondent, columnist

Advertising Agency / Communications Consultant             1990 to 2002
A Personal Vision / Creative Communications  (owner), Las Vegas, NV           
•     Provided advertising, marketing, public relations, creative directing, media planning and account
      supervision consulting to wide variety of clients.
•     Clients included Canyon Rent to Own, Hammargren for Lt. Governor (successful), retail and
       professional clients, entertainment industry.
•     Produced, directed, supervised and/or wrote commercials or videos, plus print, web and other
       advertising resulting in awards, response and image recognition for clients.
•     Member Better Business Bureau (maintained to current) and Chamber of Commerce.

Advertising Manager, Marketing Director            1984 to1991
Canyon Rent To Own           
•     Locations in Nevada, Hawaii, Utah, California, Florida, Guam, Massachusetts, and Arizona.
•     Developed successful marketing plans to expanded market recognition and share resulting in “Top of
      Mind” status in all markets. Produced award-winning advertising with direct response impact.

Broadcaster, Journalist, Talk Host, Consultant                                                                             1977 to 2000
•     Award winning reporter, talk host, correspondent, operations and news director in diverse markets.
•     Includes Group W Westinghouse Chicago (WIND), Intermountain Radio Network/ABC, UPI, AP,
      Nevada Public Radio, various stations (CA, WY, IL, NV), Chicago College Radio Network.



Screen Actors Guild

Elected Positions:
1995-2014             National Board of Directors (elected by membership)
2009-2012       Regional Branch Division Executive Committee Member (by Division Board)
2001-2012            Co-Chair, National New Technologies Committee (by National Bd, Ntl. President)
2009-2012            Co-Chair, National Website Subcommittee (by Ntl. President, Com Chair)
2004-2008          Co-Chair, National Communications Committee (by National Bd. & Ntl. President)
2004-2009          Co-Chair, National Background Committee, Regional Branch Subcommittee
2001-2003       Chair, Standing Trial Board Committee, Nevada Branch (by Nevada SAG council)
1999-2011            Chair Election Nominating Committee for Nevada (by Nevada SAG council)
1998-2011             National Communications Editorial Supervisory Committee (by RBC)
1997-2001             National Nominating Committee (by Regional Branch Conference)
1997-2001             8th National Vice President Nominating Committee (by RBC)
1995-1996             Nevada Branch President (by membership in Nevada)
1994-1995             Nevada Branch Vice President (by membership in Nevada)
1990-1995             Nevada Branch Council Member (by membership in Nevada)

SAG National Presidential Appointed Positions:
2012 –current            National Board Director of SAG-AFTRA (approved March 30, 2012)
2011-2014            SAG Military Personnel and Families Support Task Force
2007-2009            New Media Task Force, co-chair (by Ntl. President, committee sunset 2009)
2006-current            Honors, Tributes and Awards Committee
2005-current            National Equal Ethnic Opportunity Task Force
2004-2006            National Spanish Language Media Task Force
2002-current            National Right-to-Work Presidential Task Force
            1999-current             Web Oversight and Steering Committee
            1999-current             Editorial Sub-Committee
1998-current             New Technologies Committee, (co-chair 2005-current)
            1998-current             Communications Steering Committee
            1998-2008            Merchandising and Marketing Sub-Committee
1995-current             Communications Committee (co-chair 2001-2004)
1999-2000             National Contract Adjustment Committee
1995-2002             National Conservatory Committee (co-chair 1998-2000)
1995-2002             Young Performers Committee
1995-1996            National Executive Search Task Force
1997-2000          Guild Government Review Committee
2002-2010            Various Indy Outreach, Low Budget, Documentary, Merchandise, New Member Orientation, Steering, Health Care Task Force, Dancers, Global Rule One, New Technology, various as member or alternate (as needed by Guild)

SAG Nevada Branch Appointments:
2000-2010            Chair, Legislative Committee and Political Affairs
Various             Chair of Standing Trial Board and Investigative Committees
1998-current             Communications Committee Chair
1996-2003          Wage and Working Conditions (Vice-Chair)
1992-current             Nevada Actor Newsletter Editor
Various            Nominating Committee Co-chair (except years up my seat up)
1993-2001             Chair and Director of SAG Nevada Conservatory Program
1994-1995          Executive Search Committee Chair



Professional Associations
National Communication Association
The American Communication Association 
National Forensic League 
Sigma Delta Chi /Society of Professional Journalists
Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Baton Rouge, Louisiana (April 28, 2005)
Professional Audio Visual Communications Association, President 1986-93; VP 1985-86


Technical Skills
Experience with Whiteboard, WebCT 4.1.5, Blackboard/Web CT CE 6.2, BlackBoard Learning Systems, Angel, Virtual College, MS Word, PowerPoint, MS and Mac, video and audio, technical theater.

Training as Script Supervisor, Dramaturge, Trainer, Continuity, Voice Artist, Actor, Singer




Service Work

Board of Directors (working board) Dam Short Film Festival, 2008-current
Announcer and Host for Damboree 4th of July in Boulder City, 2008-current
31ers Board of Directors, Boulder City, 2007-current
Announcer and Host of Nevada Recreation and Park Services On-Site Institute, 2009
Founder and President of Us Company, Boomtown Players, Vintage Theater, others (various years)
National Board of Directors, Screen Actors Guild 1996-current, currently co-chair on New Technologies Committee and New Media Task Force, active in Communications, Young Performers, Right-to-work, Organizing, Web, and Background Performers (see Screen Actors Guild section) 
President, Nevada Branch of the Screen Actors Guild 1995-96; VP 1994-95, Council 1990-95
Founder / Director / Chair, Screen Actors Guild Nevada Conservatory 1994-2004
Editor, Nevada Actor 1990-2001       Editor, CDW News 1985-87      Editor, AdAGlance, 1991-94
Reader, Radio Reading Service for the Print Impaired, KNPR, 1993 to 2006
Board Member, Las Vegas Ad Club 1986-93, Publicist and/or Newsletter Editor 1986-1995
Chair of the National Tourism Awareness Week Logo Contest (NV/Chamber) 1992-93
Us Company Theater, 1972-1977, (cast included Dan “Homer Simpson” Castenelatta, Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio, Dale Calandare, Sean & Trish Grennan, other international award winning talent),
Founder, President, Director or Producer volunteer theater projects, 1973-2006
Produced election coverage, UICC 10th Anniversary Concert and other events WUIC 1974-1977
Program & Operations Manager / Organized and Supervised volunteers at WUIC, Chicago 1974-1977

Professional Awards
APRO Awards (national) for Canyon Rental, 1995, 1996, 1997
Telly Awards (International and National) for Canyon Rental, 1995
Addy Awards of Excellence for Young People Inc. for TV under $2,000, 1993, YPI. for TV Campaign,
1993, Hammargren for Lt. Governor, Campaign 1994, 1995 Hammargren for Lt. Governor, TV under $2,000, 1994, 1995
IABC Award of Excellence for Ad A Glance Newsletter, GLVAF / Las Vegas Ad Club, 1990, 1992           
AP California Spot News Awards, 1983, 1984; AP California Small Market News Station of the Year, 1983, AP Instant News Award (national), 1981 / Special Event Coverage Award (regional), 1982
Wyoming Association of Broadcasters Station of the Year, 1979, News Station of the Year, 1979, 1981
Program of the Year, 1980, Special Event Coverage, 1981
Associated Press (Rocky Mountain and Wyoming), News Station of the Month (numerous), 1978-1981
              Station of the Year (Wyoming), 1979
United Press International (Rocky Mountain Region) Correspondent of the Year, 1979 Rocky Mountain
              Spot News Award, 1980
Inter Mountain Radio Network / ABC Station of the Year, 1979, Spot News Awards, 1979-1981
Chicago Broadcast Association Awards coverage of the 10th anniversary of UIC and election coverage. 
Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers 2005
Chancellor’s List, 2005 (among others)
Nevada’s Most Distinguished several years
Who’s Who and Equivalent 1973-current  (several categories, numerous times)






Teaching Philosophy

Dreams can come true...It's up to you!

There is aptitude and there is talent. Both can be developed to meet personal, community, and professional needs.  How good you are, how skilled, how studied depends entirely on how much you want to put into it.  Opening our minds; agreeing to disagree; positive argumentation; understanding how we all communicate and why are key to citizenship, personal growth, prosperity and education itself.

There is no more important job than teaching, and I am gratified to be a part of this profession. I enjoy the opportunity to help students open their eyes, to dream, to flex their muscles, expand their horizons, forge new paths, and reach their goals. I hope that students see how much I enjoy being in the classroom, and that this enjoyment (really passion and enthusiasm) creates a positive classroom experience. My philosophy is rooted in passion, engagement, support and flexibility.

I believe every person has potential, perhaps more than they may realize.  The struggle may be great, but we have it in us to get there.  Individual effort is important, but reaching out for help is equally important. Also important is having a quality of curiosity, openness, and persistence, and being willing to experience some discomfort along the way.  For many students, going to college is scary – taking a lot of determination, with many students being the first ones in their family to take this step.  Coming from a working class Chicago background, I understand that students may want to focus on practical goals. I also continue to appreciate the impressive diversity of the students in my classroom, in terms of age, nationality, and socioeconomic background.

I believe in an open discussion classroom and encourage students to ask questions and learn from each other. I learn from them every term. I also assume that students have different learning styles, coming from different places and backgrounds. 

Students have the opportunity to excel to their personal best through written work, discussion, tests, and assignments. I offer a variety ways to engage students, through lectures, story telling, films, web-assist and online resources.  Occasionally I have students who are surprised (or frustrated) that a speech class would include a range of topics, including current events, history, and social issues.  By covering these issues students are given topic ideas, learn more about different sources and become exposed to conflicting opinion. Research and presentation skills are needed for future academic and professional growth. This provides good preparation for developing speeches, and helps to have a learning experience that is more interesting and challenging than a rote series of theory lectures and speech assignments. Plus this helps to encourage a habit of critical thinking.

Teaching communications, particularly public speaking, means that many students are going to be more anxious than in other classes. When you are up there you are vulnerable. An important part of my job is helping students gain confidence through a gradual progression toward goals. Students are often pleasantly surprised that they have achieved (or simply survived) this experience. 

I am currently awaiting committee review of my Ph.D. dissertation that is focused on the work of John Dewey, and I am reminded why I this philosopher impressed during my undergraduate days in Chicago.  The notion that learning should be an active process of discovery, and be relevant to student learning [that teaching should not crush curiosity and creativity] and that an education is a social and community project, not merely an individual goal, grounds my philosophy. I will never become complacent about teaching, and hope to continue offering my services as long as I am allowed.





Current Professional / Academic References

KNPR/Nevada Public Radio, 1289 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
David Becker, Program Director, davebecker@knpr.org
Casting Call Entertainment, Sharry Flaherty, 702-369-0400
Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Patty Sullivan, psullivan@bcnv.org (702) 400-3254 / 294-0335
Kim Flowers International / JRP, Kim Flowers (702) 296-1042 / 872-2227

Hank Greenspun School of Communications / Journalism and Public Relations, 
College of Fine and Performing Arts / Graduate College
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway, Las Vegas, NV 89154           

Richard J. Jensen, Prof. Emeritus, (505) 797-4530.
Dr. David Henry, Director, Greenspun School, dhenry@unlv.edu (702) 898-3030
Dr. Jeffrey Koep, Dean, Fine and Performing Arts, jkoep@unlv.edu (702) 895-4210

Community College of Southern Nevada,

3200 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Angela Holland, Lead Faculty, Angela.Holland@csn.edu (702) 651-5983
James McCoy, Communication Department Chair, James.McCoy@csn.edu (702) 651-3550
Dr. Tim James, Communication Department past Chair, Tim.James@csn.edu, (702) 651-7571


Personal References

Hrair Messerlian, former SAG NV Executive, hrair_messerlian@sbcglobal.net (559) 433-6870 home
James Campbell, voice artist/ toy designer, jimffd2@yahoo.com, (702) 528-3611
Don Brakeman, actor, donbrakeman@sbcglobal.net, (702) 493-7729
Sandy Lukasik, SAMMIE357@aol.com (630) 357-3767 home
Ray Spinka, teacher / actor / retired LA County Probation Officer, fspinka@yahoo.com, (909) 796-7436
Jim Austin, Broadcaster  (GM/OM/PD/SM), resqd1@bellsouth.net  (704) 947-3345 / 578-4465/ 578-5464
Tony Bonnici, VP / GM, Lotus Broadcasting, (702) 876-1460 / 433-5881

Lollo Sievert, actor / SAG / web designer / SAG Nevada, lollo@mrgwell.com


''Part of teaching is helping students learn how to tolerate ambiguity, consider possibilities, and ask questions that are unanswerable.''

- Sara Lawrence Lightfoot



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