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Tuesday, July 16, 2013

America fiddles as Earth burns


by Jake Highton


Global warming is a myth only in the minds of anti-science Republicans.

David Breashers, a frequent conquerer of Mount Everest, was astonished in May 2004 to see running water at 26,000 feet on Everest. It had always been ice. Global warming.

Glaciers are retreating in the Himalayas, Alps and other high mountain areas of the world. Global warming.

Researchers have proved that the temperature of the earth is rising, the effect of greenhouse gases emitted from burning of fossil fuels. Global warming.

The Brown Cloud is a mass of air pollution hanging over northern India and vexing  Bangladesh and the Bay of Bengal. Global warming.

Retreat of Arctic ice is causing deadly methane gas to bubble to the surface of the Arctic Ocean in a scale and volume astonishing to Russian researchers. Global warming.

Ocean acidification from excessive CO2 emissions is causing oyster die-off in the Northwest. Global warming,

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration called 2011 an unprecedented       year of weather disasters from wildfires in the Southwest, floods in many regions, sectional drought and deadly tornadoes. Global warming.

Climate change is a grim reality. America and the world must combat it earnestly, urgently--and immediately.

Yet when the House of Representatives passed a climate-change bill in June, 212 deniers voted against it. Paul Krugman of the New York Times rightly called the negative vote “treason against the planet.”

Yet we have know-nothing jackasses like Rep. Paul Broun of Georgia calling climate change “a hoax perpetrated by the scientific community.”

GOP deniers espouse the capitalist mantra: business must be free to make money. Business cannot be hobbled by costly anti-pollution regulations. That’s why, as the New York Times pointed out, House Republicans voted 191 times in 2011 to undercut existing environmental protections or reject Democratic efforts to protect them.

Nevertheless, Republicans were furious when the Environmental Protection Agency recently set higher standards for mercury emissions and air toxics at power plants.

Mercury, deadly mercury! Two decades late but certainly better now than never.

The new EPA regulations would also reduce fine particle pollution, the source of health problems from heart attacks and asthma.

In the 2012 Climate Change Performance Index published by the United Nations, Sweden ranked No. 1. The United States? A disgraceful 52nd.

America fiddles while the Earth burns.

But so does China, the world’s biggest greenhouse emitter. Its capitalist greed in exemplifed by the fog and smog of Bejing which is thicker than it ever was in the “pea soup” fog days of London.

At the recent Durbin climate conference, attended by 194 countries, China’s negotiator angrily demanded: “Who gives you (European Union nations) the right to tell us what to do?”

The Chinese capitalists want no part in the global-warming battle. Neither did the United States in 1997. The Bush II administration rejected the Kyoto Protocol on climate change.

European nations enter 2012 with new limits on airline emissions. Not surprisingly, the Obama administration wants the European Union to suspend those rules and threatens “appropriate action.” The “or else” was not specified but the U.S. Transportation secretary can issue retaliatory measures.

The Obama administration, instead of eliminating snowmobiles in the sacred sanctuary of Yellowstone National Park, has merely limited their use.

Grand Canyon National Park was about to ban disposable water bottles but backed off when Coca-Cola objected. Coke sells plastic water bottles in the park. And, not incidentally, Coke has donated $13 million to national parks.

Then there is the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. A TransCanada company wants to build a 1,700-mile pipeline that would transport highly polluting tar sands from Alberta, Canada, to refineries on the Texas Gulf Coast.

An engineer and whistleblower, Mike Klink, was fired by Bechtel, pipeline contractor, for noting its “shoddy materials,” “poor workmanship” and “corner-cutting.” He oversaw Bechtel pump stations that “spilled more than a dozen times.”

President Obama, who seldom fights for anything, should draw a line in “the tar sands” to stop this environmentally unsound project. He needs to begin acting green, not just talking green.

Alternate energy is essential to curb global warming: ever more solar, wind and thermal power despite GOP cries about high costs. (The price of solar panels is falling.)

Ecologist Aldo Leopold wrote in the 1949 classic, “A Sand County Almanac”: “The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants and animals--or collectively the land.”

Now those “community boundaries” must be extended to the lands and seas of the world. Global warming poses a terrible threat to the health of Mother Earth.

Jake Highton teaches journalism at the University of Nevada, Reno. He can be reached at jake@unr.edu.

Read more: Sparks Tribune - America fiddles as Earth burns

Art Lynch Resume / Curriculum Vitae




Dr. Art Lynch

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

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



 Overview

Accomplished communications field professional with combination of academic and field experience. Experience with multi-cultural student populations and blended hybrid web-assist instruction, concentrated and full term instructions, high school and college. Field experience includes broadcast and print journalism, media, marketing, advertising and public relations, film industry and theater work; also organizational development, leadership and volunteer supervision experience. Teaching includes communication, media & cultural studies, history, critical thinking, marketing, education, theater, acting and related fields.

Education

Doctor of Philosophy / PhD Education (with distinction)            January 2013

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). 4.0
Dissertation: Boulder City 31ers: A Phenomenological Study of a Community-Based History Preservation Project

Post Masters Certificate in College Teaching                                                                           October, 2008
Capella University, Minneapolis, MN
•      On-line and classroom teaching preparation, design and assessment program. 4.0 GPA

           

M.A. Communications (with honors)            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. 3.77 (3.80 UNLV total)

Post Graduate Courses in Theater and Public Affairs            2001 to 2003

University of Nevada. Las Vegas
•      MA program track, performance, public affairs, education, management, dramaturgy, and research.

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
Associate Professor
University of Phoenix            2011 to present
•     Courses Taught: Media & Culture, Critical Thinking, Communication, and various Humanities
•     Hybrid course with classroom plus on-line components

Professor / Instructor
Carrington College            2012 to present
•     Courses Taught: Communications- Interpersonal and Public Speaking (for physical therapy and repertory therapy programs)

Adjunct Instructor            1998 to 2012
University and Community College System of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV
•     Includes Full time equivalency, 6 to 36 credit hours per semester at College of Southern Nevada.
•     Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication, Theatre
•     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 Community College High School and STEP at risk High School programs.
•    Taught Contemporary Radio at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2004).

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
Instructor                                              2010 to 2011
Everest College
•    Communication, Critical Thinking (for primarily at risk student population).

Arts Instructor                                              2008 to 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                                                                                                           2008 to current
CastingCallEntertainment.com, Las Vegas, NV           
•    Coach acting and voice-over, children to adult.

Acting Instructor             1996 to 2008
John Robert Powers Intl. / Style Entertainment, Kim Flowers Talent Development Academy,
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.

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 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.


Information and Entertainment Industry

Screen Actors Guild: National Board Director, 17 years
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

Communication industry experience
Extensive broadcast and print management, journalism, talk host, operations, news director, producer, talent, film and television (various). Employers include Group W, UPI, ABC/IMN networks and various stations or employers. 

Marketing including public relations and public affairs, including University of Illinois Medical Center (internship), A Personal Vision/ Creative Communication, Canyon RTO, theater events, various clients.

Various motion picture, television, on-line and theater production experience including: Hearst Entertainment, Ted Mikels /TVM Global (Script Supervisor), Creative Communication, UIC, Biograph.






Related Professional Experience

Reporter / Columnist/ Examiner, Las Vegas, NV            2009 to 2012
Examiner.com           
•    Writer, correspondent, columnist

Announcer, Producer, Host            2001 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.

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                                                                        1974 to current
•     Award winning reporter and correspondent 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, NPR
•     Celebrity, political, arts, community and other interviews and public affairs.
•     Special event coordination including UICC’s 10 anniversary and local events in towns and cities
      served. Includes producing pageants, concerts, promotional events and press conferences.
•     Awards covering tornados, floods, plane crashes and other ongoing immediate news events.

Professional Development
Capella University Colloquiums, four five day seminars on subjects including teaching techniques, assessment, technology, at risk, non-conventional students, ESL, multi-cultural teaching environments, motivational speaking, curriculum development.

CAPE at CSN, continued professional development seminars on a wide range of topics.

University of Phoenix offers regular training on-line and in person on an ongoing basis.

Carrington / DeVry online and in person development seminars and sources on a regular basis.




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

Service Work

Board of Directors (working board) Dam Short Film Festival, 2009-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 Why 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)



Publications
Blogs:                        http://art-lynch.blogspot.com / sagactoronline.com
                        http://sagactor.blogspot.com / comprofessor.com
                        http://artlynch.org

Archive:             http://www.scribd.com/Art%20Lynch

Various freelance and public relations print on request.

Dissertation and thesis for PhD and MA.

Presentations
31ers: Lecture and recreation of engineer Frank Crowe for Nevada Parks and Recreation Convention, seminars, community events, schools and educational seminars. Researched, wrote, produced, and performed material based on primary historic documents and recorded testimonials on the building of the Boulder Dam (preferred by 31er surviving families to Hoover Dam).

The Business of Acting, acting seminars, acting conservatories and other presentations at community events, for Screen Actors Guild and park services.

Millennial Generation, teaching and critical thinking for small groups and classrooms.

Numerous presentations before committees and the board of the Screen Actors Guild.


Technical Skills
Experience with MS Word, PowerPoint, MS and Mac WebCT 4.1.5, Blackboard/Web CT CE 6.2, BlackBoard Learning Systems, Angel, Virtual College, broadcast video and audio, technical theater.
Training as Script Supervisor, AD, PA, Dramaturge, Trainer, Continuity, Voice Artist, Actor, Singer




Art Lynch

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

(702) 454-1067 • (702) 682-0469 cell • Createcom@gmail.com


Screen Actors Guild / SAG-AFTRA

Elected Positions:
2009-2012       Regional Branch Division Executive Committee Member (by Division Board)
2001-2010            Co-Chair, National New Technologies Committee (by National Board, President)
2004-2008          Co-Chair, National Communications Committee (by National Board and President)
2004-2009          Co-Chair, National Background Committee, Regional Branch Subcommittee
2001-2003       Chair, Standing Trial Board Committee, Nevada Branch (by Nevada SAG council)
1994-2011             National Board of Directors (by membership)
1999-2009            Chair Election Nominating Committee for Nevada (by Nevada SAG council)
1998-2001             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:
2011-current            Service members, Veterans and Families Action Task Force
2007-2009            New Media Task Force, co-chair (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            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:
2001-current             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
1999-2008            Nominating Committee Co-chair (except years up my seat up)
1992-2001             Chair and Director of SAG Nevada Conservatory Program
1994-1995          Executive Search Committee Chair


Art Lynch

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

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



 Supplement:

Please consider the following attributes:

• I am experienced teaching in one of the most diverse markets in America.

• I am and have been a dedicated, reliable and professional instructor. I know I would be an asset as full time faculty.

• I have taught at multiple institutions of varied mission and cultures.

• I have taught between 6 and 18 credit hours a semester of COM 101 and/or COM 102 each term plus summer school (when available) at CSN since 1999, under the supervision of Angela Holland, James McCoy, Dr. Tim James, Cameron Smith Basquiat and Joanne Vuillemot.

• I am a founding volunteer for the Communication lab, providing one on one coaching and assistance to students across curriculum and Communication studies courses and instructors.

• I have experience hiring, training, supervising and motivating both employees and volunteers.

• I always seek to help others bring out their own potential and personal best. There is aptitude and there is talent. Both can be developed to meet personal, community, and professional needs.

• I have developed syllabi and course materials for courses including public speaking, interpersonal communication, Critical Thinking, Media and Society, Film, Contemporary Radio, Journalism, Media Studies, Mass Media, Marketing, Advertising, Acting, Personnel Management, Marketing and other courses during my professional career.

• I have experience as a journalist, broadcaster, in tradition and new media, marketing professional, professional talent, communication consultant, broadcaster and writer.

• I feel that my evaluations and student references reflect that I have provided an excellent teaching experience to a diverse student body using effective teaching strategies. I have references available.

• I have taught on all three primary campus locations of CSN, in addition to Green Valley, Boulder City, Nellis Air Force Base and at risk student STEP-UP high school locations. Plus all five University of Phoenix campus locations in Las Vegas and Henderson and several other colleges and schools.

• I have taught most course times available at CSN, including four, six week, eight hour and half day sections. I have demonstrated flexibility in scheduling and service for CSN; day and evening at Carrington, early morning and late night at Everest and evenings at the University of Phoenix.

• I have taught in computer labs, science labs, living rooms, small offices, large lecture halls and the full diversity of course room opportunities at CSN and elsewhere.

• I have functioned in the capacity of student advisor for my students, and others, including those who utilized the communication lab during my volunteer hours. I also advise those interested in careers in communication, theater, film and other areas on a regular basis through my other outside activities.

• I have completed a PhD in Education, including course design, execution, evaluation and competencies by course outcomes.

• I have a professional background in marketing, advertising and the needed skills to participate in recruitment and other activities.

• I have experience on committees, in leadership positions with volunteer organizations, as well as other skills that will ensure that I am a valuable addition to full or adjunct time faculty.

• I maintained an office and I regularly keep office hours at the Com lab or at specific tables on the campus location where I teach. I also arrive early or leave late when classroom space is available, to facilitate meeting with students.

• I am looking forward to regular participation in department, college and professional development activities. I have used what is made available through the school for adjuncts.

• I have a Masters degree in Communication, plus experience in the field.

• I feel I have more then demonstrated proficiency in teaching public speaking and interpersonal communication and other courses at the college level. I feel confident in my ability to teach group communication and other courses as needed.

• I feel that in over 16 years of being a part of the education community I have shown my commitment to and knowledge of the Community College, public and private university and professional colleges missions and philosophy.

• I have a strong commitment to remaining current in the communication and related disciplines. I write active blogs, keep on top of trades, participate in various organizations and have kept in touch with professionals in the field, as well as other faculty members.

• I have a strong commitment to ongoing professional development, including professional seminars, pursuing advanced studies, use of technology in my teaching, co-chair of the communication and new technologies committees of a national organization, and the constant challenge of adapting to changes within Communication and related disciplines. I serve as one of only four board members for the Dam Short Film Festival in Boulder City, am past president of the Professional Audio Visual Communication Association, have launched and run theater, broadcast and community organizations.

• I am strongly committed to a diverse student community, the success of our students and the advancement of any school I work for as a leader in advance degrees, academic and professional certificate studies, ongoing adult education and community service.





Art Lynch

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

(702) 454-1067 • (702) 682-0469 cell • art.lynch@artlynch.org


 
Current Professional / Academic References

Capella University.
Dr. Mark Rossman. markrossman@hotmail.com
(303) 953-8687 , (612) 977-5217, (303) 419-9280.

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
Linda McCollum, American Stunt Fighters Assn. mccollum@unlv.edu (702) 895-3662

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, As. VP Student Affairs, James.McCoy@csn.edu. (702) 651-3550

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, castingcallentertainment@yahoo.com 702-369-0400

Boulder City Parks and Recreation, Patty Sullivan, psullivan@bcnv.org (702) 400-3254 / 294-0335

Screen Actors Guild
Hrair Messerlian, former SAG NV Executive, (559) 433-6870 home / (559) 244-1830; hmesserlian@yahoo.com
David White, National Executive Director, Screen Actors Guild, (323) 549-6555 dwhite@sag.org

Personal References

Laura Lynch, LCSW, wife, (702) 454-1067 / (702) 898-1287, LPCordelia@gmail.com
Don Brakeman, actor, (702) 493-7729, donbrakeman@sbcglobal.net
James Campbell, voice artist/ toy designer, (702) 528-3611,  jimffd2@yahoo.com,
Sandy Lukasik, (630) 357-3767 home. SAMMIE357@aol.com
Lollo Sievert, actor / SAG / web designer, lollo@mrgwell.com
Michael Toole, writer/film maker, 702-741-0812,
Ed Luckett, Jr, M.Div.M.Am, Instructor, Chaplain, 702-380-1006, b.e.luckett.jr@gmail.com
Ray Spinka, teacher / actor / retired LA County Probation Officer, (909) 796-7436, fspinka@yahoo.com
Jim Austin, Broadcaster  (GM/OM/PD/SM), (704) 947-3345 / 578-4465/ 578-5464, resqd1@bellsouth.net
Lt. Col Robert Cain, Army Surgeon Gen Of, ret. Pentagon, (703) 862-7825, rob@ancientromerefocused.org

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

- Sara Lawrence Lightfoot