Curriculum Vitae

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Education

Doctorate of Education, 2018, Educational Leadership, Lamar University

Master of Arts, 2003, Communication, The Ohio State University

Bachelor of Science, 1991, Political Science, Temple University

 

Academic Positions

Associate Professor, Clinical Communication, School of Communication, The Ohio State University, 2019-present

Director, Sports & Society Initiative, College of Arts & Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2019-present

Assistant Professor of Clinical Communication, School of Communication, The Ohio State University, 2012-2019

Assistant Director, Sports & Society Initiative, College of Arts & Sciences, The Ohio State University, 2017-2019

Global One Health Initiative Professor, University of Gondar, Addis Ababa University, Ethiopia, 2015-2018

Journalism Lecturer, School of Communication, The Ohio State University, 2010-2012

Adjunct Professor (magazine writing), School of Communication, Ohio State University, September 2004-2010

Adjunct Professor (news writing), Capital University, Department of English Department, 2004

Guest Lecturer (journalism), Pacific Union College, 2004-2005

 

Courses Taught

  • Enterprise Reporting (Comm 4221)
  • Carmen Common Sense
  • Lantern Independent Study (COMM 3189)
  • Lantern Practicum (COMM 2223)
  • Magazine Writing (COMM 4202)
  • Media Law & Ethics (COMM 3404)
  • News Design (COMM 2211)
  • Sports Journalism (COMM 3403)
  • Student Tech for Academic Success (EXP 1500)
  • Writing & Editing for Media (COMM 2221)
  • Writing for Strategic Communication (COMM 2321)

 

Technical Teaching Skills

  • News and feature writing
  • Editing
  • Social media
  • Video recording/editing
  • Audio recording/editing
  • Final Cut
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Rush
  • WordPress and blogging
  • InDesign
  • PhotoShop
  • iPads in Education
  • Flipped classroom
  • Digital narrative
  • Active learning
  • Project-based learning

Academic Organization Service and Committees

  • Media Ethics Vice Head/Programming Chair, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2020-present)
  • Media Ethics Research Chair, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2019-present)
  • Media Ethics Professional Freedom & Responsibility Chair, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2017-2019)
  • Teaching Standards Chair, Scholastic Journalism Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (2016-2019)
  • National Center for Faculty Development & Diversity
  • Journalism Educators of America
  • Reviewer, Communication Teacher
  • Judge, Ohio Newspaper Association Hooper Awards

Selected School, College and University Service and Committees

  • Chair, Senate Council on Distance Education, Libraries and Information Technology, 2018-present
  • Advisor: Sports and Society Student Club, 2019-present
  • Advisor: Scarlet & Grey Radio, 2017-present
  • Advisor, Kappa Tau Alpha Journalism Honorary (2014-present)
  • Member, Campus Change and Community College Transfer Working Group, 2019-present
  • Member, Global One Health Conference organizing committee, 2019-present
  • Member, Senate Council On Distance Education, Libraries, And Information Technology, Ohio State University Faculty Senate, 2016-present
  • Member, Global One Health Initiative Faculty Advisory Committee, 2016-present
  • Member, School of Communication Undergraduate Journalism Committee, 2015-present
  • Member, One Health Task Force (Ethiopian Partnership), 2013-present

 

Academic Awards and honors

  • Outstanding Woman in Journalism and Mass Communication Education Award, Commission on the Status of Women, AEJMC, 2020
  • Great Ideas for Teaching, AEJMC, 2020
  • Teaching News Terrifically, AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division, 2020
  • Teaching News Terrifically, AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division, 2019
  • Teaching Excellence Award, AEJMC Media Ethics Division, 2018
  • Professor of the Year, Tech Advocate, 2017
  • David J. Adams Educator of the Year, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2016
  • Great Idea for Teaching, AEJCM, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2016
  • Top Paper, Mobile Me & You Conference, University of Nebraska, University of Nebraska Lincoln, 2015
  • Great Idea for Teaching, AEJCM, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, 2015
  • Apple Distinguished Editor, Apple, Inc., Class of 2015
  • iTunes U Best of 2014: Writing and Editing for News, Apple
  • 2014 Scholastic Journalism Division Innovation in Teaching Award, Scholastic Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2014 winner, Teaching News Terrifically, AEJMC Newspaper and Online News Division, Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication
  • 2014 Steal My Idea winner, Innovate technology Conference
  • Outstanding Commitment to Student Education, Panhellenic Association of Ohio State (2012)
  • Outstanding faculty or staff member, The Residence on 10th, 2013

 

Grants and Awards

  • 2020 Drake Institute Research and Implementation Grant Recipient, $2,500
  • 2019 Affordable Learning Exchange Grant, $1,000
  • 2018 Kappa Tau Alpha Adviser Research Grant, $500
  • 2017 U.S. State Department Ethiopia Partnership Award, primary investigator, $15,000
  • 2017 Academic Programs Section’s Innovation in Teaching Award, co-investigator, $3,000
  • 2016 One Health CDC Capacity Building, Co-Investigator, $5 million
  • 2015, “Office of Distance Education and eLearning’s Affordable Learning Exploration Grant” Office of Distance Education and eLearning. $7,500. Principal Investigator.
  • 2015, “Sports and Society Initiative Research Grant” Arts & Sciences Sports and Society Initiative, $10,100. Principal Investigator.
  • 2015, “Educating Patients on Managing Pet Ownership Risk in Immunocompromised States” Ohio State Center for Clinical and Translational Science, $9,996, Consultant.
  • 2014 “USG Sustainability Grant” Ohio State Student Government
  • 2013 Digital First iPad Course Enhancement Grant

 

Speaker

  • “Influencing through Communication,” Young Alumni Academy, Ohio State Alumni Association, 2020
  • “Digital Flagship in the Classroom,” Ohio State Alumni Advisory Board, 2020
  • Moderator, College of Arts and Sciences three-part journalism webinar series, 2020
  • Panelist, Education USA India webinar, “Create and Communicate: Programs in Film, Media, Journalism and more,” 2020
  • “Just What Are We Allowed to Say in America?” Buckeye Smart Alumni Association presentation, 2020
  • “Sports and Social Media Career Development Seminar,” Organizer/Speaker, 2020
  • “The Freshmen 15: 15 things first-year students want faculty to know,” First Year Experience Conference, 2020
  • Keynote welcome, Ohio State Data Privacy Day, 2020
  • “The First Amendment,” Ohio State Young Alumni Academy, 2019
  • “Influencing through Communication,” Young Alumni Academy, Ohio State Alumni Association, 2019
  • “Disinformation in the Digital Age,”  John Glenn College of Public Affairs leadership forum (with Jeff Trimble), 2019
  • “Disinformation in the Digital Age,” Dialogue Speaker Series (with Jeff Trimble), 2019
  • Facilitator, Ohio State LifeSports presentation of “The Mask You Live In,” 2019
  • Communicating with Student Athletes, Purdue University, Lafayette, Indiana, 2019
  • Ten Years of Teaching News Terrifically in the 21st Century: Innovative Approaches for the Modern Journalism Classroom, AEJMC, Toronto, Canada, 2019
  • Teaching the Art of the Interview: News Interviewing, the Fundamentals, AEJMC, Toronto, Canada, 2019
  • Mitigating Unconscious Bias in the Classroom, , AEJMC, Toronto, Canada, 2019
  • “Simulated Learning,” Innovate Ohio State, Columbus, Ohio, 2019
  • “Finding and Focusing Features,” Ohio Association of County Boards Annual Conference, Columbus, Ohio
  •  “Student Athletes and Mobile Technology,” Purdue University, 2019
  •  “Student Athletes and Mobile Technology,” Boston College, 2018
  • “Using Technology to Advance Career Opportunities,” Educause, Denver, Colorado, 2018
  • “Ten Tech Tools in 10 Minutes,” AEJMC, Washington, D.C., 2018
  • “Tools for Teaching Media Ethics,” AEJMC, Washington, D.C., 2018
  • Keynote, Apple World-Wide Sales Conference, Cupertino, California, 2018
  • “Navigating with students of the Digital Flagship University,’ Ohio State First Year Conference, 2018
  • Apple Higher Education Keynote Speech, Redwood City, California, 2018
  • “Social Media in Agricultural Education,” University of Kentucky, 2017
  • “10 Tech Tools in 10 Minutes”, AEJMC panel, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
  • “Self-Censorship and the Student Press”, AEJMC panel, Chicago, Illinois, 2017
  • “Using Tech in Global One Health,” International Conference of Pathogens at the Human-Animal Interface, Doha, Qatar, 2017
  • Distance Education Learning Short Course, One Health Summer Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2017
  • Lead instructor, Team iPad: Texas Tech Summer Technology Short Course, 2017
  • “Using Tech in Global One Health,” Innovate, Ohio State University, 2017
  • “Student Athletes and Mobile Technology,” Apple Athletic Academic Conference, Cupertino, California, 2017
  • “Careers in Sports Media,” Ohio State LifeSports Careers Forum, 2017
  • Distance Education Learning Short Course, One Health Summer Institute, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 2016
  • “The Myth of the Digital Native,” Innovate, Ohio State University, 2016
  • “The Myth of the Digital Native,” Apple Distinguished Educator 2016 Institute, Berlin, Germany
  • “10 Tech Tools in 10 Minutes”, AEJMC panel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016
  • “Social Media in the Classroom,” AEJMC panel, Minneapolis, Minnesota, 2016
  • Summer Institute Faculty, One Health Institute, University of Gondar, Ethiopia, 2015
  • “Making Mojos,” Mobile Me & You, University of Nebraska- Lincoln, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2015
  • “Teaching with Technology: A journalism approach,” Journalism Forum: Oklahoma University, 2015
  • “Tweet or Don’t Teach,” AEJMC panel, San Francisco, California, 2015
  • “Second Year iPad Evolution,” Innovate 2015, Columbus, Ohio, 2015
  • “Plunging the Perils and Pearls of a Social Classroom,” SXSWedu, Austin, Texas, 2015
  • “iJournalism: Using iTunes U and iPads to revolutionize education,” Ohio State Psychology Department Organizational Meeting (2014)
  • “How to Stop Worrying and Learn to Love the Flipped Class,” Campus Tech Fall Forum (2014), Chicago, Ill.
  • “iJournalism: Using iTunes U and iPads to revolutionize journalism education.” AEJMC (2014) Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • “What does Twitter have to do with learning?” Capital University Technology Forum, Columbus, Ohio (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker. “In Tune with iTunesU.” University of Notre Dame, South Bend, Indiana (2014)
  • “Digital Education: Being Smart Isn’t Enough.” SXSWedu, Austin, Texas (2014)
  • “Tuning in and Teaching with Tablets: How iTunes U and iPads have revolutionized education.” Ohio Education in Technology Conference, Columbus, Ohio (2014)
  • Keynote Speaker. “iPads in the Classroom.” Ohio State Vet Med Seminar, Columbus, Ohio

 

Research Areas

  • Student-athletes and academic mobile technology
  • Academic use of mobile device
  • iPads in Education
  • Digital and e-learning teaching techniques
  • Podcasting in education
  • Digital native myth

 

Academic Publishing

Papers:          Kraft, N, Seely, N. “Making Mojos: How iPads are enhancing Mobile Journalism Education.” JMC Educator. September 2015

 

Book chapters

Beers, M. and Kraft, N. (2018). “Integrating Academic Skills and Digital Literacy”. The use of Technology in Teaching and Learning, In R. J. Harnish, K. R. Bridges, D. N. Sattler, M. L. Signorella, & M. Munson (Eds.). The Use of Technology in Teaching and Learning. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/

 

Books

Kraft, N. (2019). Always Get the Name of the Dog: A guide to media interviewing. New  York, NY: Routledge.

Kraft, N. (2019) Writing Fabulous Features. Columbus, Ohio: Ohio State University Pressbooks, https://ohiostate.pressbooks.pub/writingfabulousfeatures/

Lantern Staff (Kraft, N., & Vorheis, M., Eds.). (2015). Against all odds: How the Ohio State Buckeyes won their 8th national championship. Wisconsin: KCI Sports Publishing.

 

Publications and Media

  • AEJMC Media Ethics Division, ethics column, a quarterly newsletter.
  • Associated Press: Coverage of Columbus Blue Jackets and Ohio State Men’s Basketball for national distribution
  • Columbus Dispatch: Coverage of horse racing

 

Career Experience

Sports Writer
Associated Press, Columbus, Ohio                                                                                                  2015-present

Director of Communications
United States Trotting Association, Columbus Ohio                                                                          2006-2010     

Executive Editor, Hoof Beats Magazine
United States Trotting Association, Columbus, Ohio                                                                         2004-2010

Associate Editor, Hoof Beats Magazine
United States Trotting Association, Columbus, Ohio                                                                      1995-2004

Design Editor/Special Projects Reporter
Napa Valley Register, Napa California                                                                                              1993-1995

Public Relations Specialist
Domain Chandon Winery, St. Helena, Calif.                                                                                      1993-1995

Press Secretary
Congressman Jon D. Fox (R, PA-13)                                                                                                  1992-1994

Investigative/Political Reporter
Montgomery Newspapers                                                                                                                    1987-1992

 

Career Publishing

Books:           “100 Years in Harness,” United States Trotting Association, 2008

 

Contributor:

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  • AAA Home & Away
  • Associated Press
  • Australian Racing Times
  • Camden (N.J.) Courier-Post
  • Canadian Sportsman
  • Columbus CEO
  • Columbus (OH) Dispatch
  • Columbus Monthly
  • Dog &Kennel
  • Equus Magazine
  • The Harness Edge
  • Harness Horse Magazine
  • Hemisphere’s Magazine
  • Hoop Magazine
  • Inside Napa Valley
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Natural Living Today
  • Ohio State Alumni Association
  • Oncolink
  • Pet Life
  • Philadelphia Inquirer
  • San Francisco Chronicle
  • Washington Post

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