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Thursday, June 5, 2014

Art Lynch CV / Resume

Art Lynch, Ph.D.

536 Sixth Street, Boulder City, NV 89005

(702) 454-1067 •  (702) 682-0469 cell


Actor, Writer, Teacher, Broadcaster, Marketing Professional, Public Speaker, Business Consultant. Accomplished communications field professional with combination of academic and field experience. Experience with multi-cultural client and student populations and blended hybrid web-assist instruction, concentrated and full term instruction, 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, critical thinking, film, media, marketing, education, theater, acting and related fields.

Summary of Relevant Qualifications & Skills
  • Initiated, developed and implemented projects, programs and seminars, requiring coordination, liaison tasks, scheduling and supervision of volunteers. As an example, coordinated SAG-NV Conservatory, bringing in trainers from out of state, and created link with University of Nevada Film School, and recruitment and supervision of volunteers.
  • Ongoing development of blogs and websites used for information, training and education for peers, students and public. Apply specialized knowledge of online media as a written and visual communication form to teach, train, and inform.
  • Taught critical thinking seminar for faculty at El Paso Community College, May 2013
  • Chaired, co-chaired and served on local and national committees and task forces.
  • Experienced in using spreadsheets and record keeping systems.


PhD. Education                                                                                                                         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).

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 and Public Affairs                                                          2001 to 2003

University of Nevada. Las Vegas
      MFA program track, performance, education, dramaturgy and research

Ongoing faculty development, seminars and conventions                                                            Various

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
Nevada System of Higher Education, Las Vegas, NV
     Adjunct instructor at Nevada State College, teach Communication
     Includes ull time equivalency, 6 to 21 credit hours per semester at College of Southern Nevada .
     Contemporary Broadcasting and other classes at the University of Las Vegas, Nevada (UNLV).
     Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
     Teaching experience includes 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.”
    CSN 1998-2012, NSC 2013, Taught Contemporary Radio at University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2004).

Instructor                                                                                                                              20011 to present
University of Phoenix, Las Vegas, NV
    Teach various Humanities & Liberal Arts including Film, Media, Art, Critical Thinking, Com.
    Faculty Development Committee, Faculty Enrichment Committee, Alumni Mentor, Humanities
    Monthly and Quarterly faculty enrichment and training on-line and ground classroom

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                                                                                                                                2012 to 2013
Carrington College, Las Vegas, NV
     Courses Taught: Speech, Communication, Public Speaking, Interpersonal Communication
     Medical students preferred instructor with medical background.

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                                                                                                               2008-current
Casting Call, Las Vegas, NV
    Coach acting and voice-over, on camera, auditioning, 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                                                                                                                        1994 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                                                                                                     1998 to 2014
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                                                                   1977 to 2014
     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.

Professional Associations
National Communication Association, The American Communication Association, National Forensic League, Sigma Delta Chi /Society of Professional Journalists, Phi Kappa Phi Honors Society, Greater Las Vegas Advertising Federation, Chamber of Commerce, Professional Audio Visual Communications Association (President 1986-93; VP 1985-86)

Service Work

Board of Directors (working board) Dam Short Film Festival, 2008-2014
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, Greater Las Vegas Advertising Federation 1986-93, Publicist and/or Newsletter Editor 1986-1995
Chair of the National Tourism Awareness Week Logo Contest (NV/Chamber) 1992-93

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         
Journalism and Broadcasting Awards (various)  

Screen Actors Guild (1994-2012) /

SAG-AFTRA (2012-current)

Elected Positions:
1995-current   National Board Director Screen Actors Guild, now SAG-AFTRA (member elected)
2009-2012       Regional Branch Division Executive Committee Member (by Division Board)
2001-2012       Co-Chair, National New Technologies Committee (by National Bd, Ntl. President)
2009-2015       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-various   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:
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
2002-2013       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 / Local 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

Current Professional / Academic References

KNPR/Nevada Public Radio, 1289 South Torrey Pines Drive, Las Vegas, Nevada 89146
David Becker, Program Director,,  702-258-9895

Casting Call Entertainment, Sharry Flaherty,,, 702-369-0400

Boulder City Parks and Recreation / 31ers, Patty Sullivan, (702) 400-3254 / 294-0335

Kim Flowers International / JRP, Kim Flowers (702) 296-1042 / 872-2227

Nevada State College, Gen Sharp,, (702) 992-2645

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, (702) 898-3030
Dr. Jeffrey Koep, Dean, Fine and Performing Arts, (702) 895-4210

Community College of Southern Nevada,
3200 E. Cheyenne, North Las Vegas, NV 89030
Angela Holland, Lead Faculty, (702) 651-5983
James McCoy, Associate Vice President, Academic Success,, (702) 651-7357
Dr. Tim James, Communication Department past Chair,, (702) 651-7571

Personal References

Lt. Col. Robert F Cain III (ret.) US Army Reserve, Pentagon. (312) 613-9350 home
Don Brakeman, actor,,  (702) 493-7729 home
Sandy Lukasik, (630) 357-3767 home
Hrair Messerlian, former SAG NV Executive, (559) 433-6870 home
Tony Bonnici,  Long Time VP / GM, Lotus Broadcasting (ret.), (702) 876-1460 / 433-5881
Ray Spinka, teacher / actor / retired LA County Probation Officer,,  (909) 796-7436
Jim Austin, Broadcaster  (GM/OM/PD/SM- ret.),  (704) 947-3345 / 578-4465/ 578-5464

Lollo Sievert, actor / SAG / photographer / web designer / SAG Nevada,


Laura Lynch (wife), MSW Boulder City Hospital:, 702-858-1287 / 294-5757 / 454-1067

''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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