Curriculum Vitae

Storyteller, Educator, Creator

Education

2020-[ant.] 2025
North Carolina State University

PhD In Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media

GPA: 4.0

2016-2017
Elon University

MA in Interactive Media

Department of Communication
Capstone Project: Non-profit Fundraising Using Virtual Reality Technologies
Capstone Supervisor: Derek Lackaff, PhD

2012-2015
Campbell University

BA in Communication Studies

Magna Cum Laude
Department of Communication Studies
Concentration: Broadcasting & Electronic Media
Minor: Religion

Teaching Experience

2020-Current
North Carolina State University

Instructor, Department of Communication

  • Instructor of record for four sections of Video Production, one section of Advanced Video Production and two sections Introduction to Public Speaking.
  • Integrated multimodal and digital humanities research based approaches to teaching production via instructional technologies and outcome measures.
  • Pivoted to synchronous, online teaching of courses during COVID-19 pandemic using innovative teaching methodologies.
2018-Current
Campbell University

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies

  • Teach a variety of courses mainly focused in production including converged media design and photography, and cross-cultural communication.
  • Pioneering a new student concentration in interactive media and gaming with social media emphasis.
  • Assisted in developing interactive media and gaming course curriculum requirements.

Publications

Baker, M. (2021). Reading Images: The Grammar of Visual Design, 3rd ed., by Gunter Kress and Theo van Leeuwen, Visual Communication Quarterly, 28:4, 253-254,

Baker, M. (2021). Reframing the Remains: An Infrastructural Remediation of North Carolina Plantations. Visualizing Objects, Places, and Spaces: A Digital Project Handbook.

Presentations

Baker, M., Ham, D., Hill, D., Rainey, H., Bostian, J., Addy, S., & Tomlinson, C. (2022). From Cooperation to Collaboration: Interdisciplinary Joy. [Workshop Presentation.] Presented at The Virtual MLK Project: ACLS Digital Extension Workshop.

Rosenfeld, C., Fennimore, J., Friedman, M., Baker, M., & Stout, B. (2022). vMLK in the Public Speaking Classroom. [Workshop Presentation.] Presented at The Virtual MLK Project: ACLS Digital Extension Workshop.

Baker, M. (2022). A Multimodal Apartheid: A Digital Humanities Approach. [podcast.] Presented on the NC State Hot Topics in Data Science webinar series.

Baker, M. (2022). Beyond the Barricades, Reimagined. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2022 Computers and Writing Conference: Practicing Digital Activisms.

Baker, M. (2022). Journey Into Human Tragedy: Public Memory Reconstruction of the Antebellum South in 12 Years A Slave. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2022 Southern States Communication Association Conference.

Baker, M. (2022). Contested Memories of the Confederacy: Civil War Monuments of the North Carolina Capitol Grounds. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2022 Southern States Communication Association Conference.

Dufresne, K & Baker, M. (2022). Esse Quam Videri: Make America Again. [conference presentation.] Project presented at the 2022 NC State University Equity Research Symposium.

Baker, M. (2021). Reframing the Remains: An Infrastructural Remediation of North Carolina Plantations. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2021 National Communication Association Conference.

Baker, M. (2021). Reframing the Remains: An Infrastructural Remediation of North Carolina Plantations, Digital Project. [conference presentation.] Project presented at the 2021 NC State College of Humanities and Social Sciences Graduate Research Symposium. Virtual Conference.

Baker, M. (2021). Reframing the Remains: An Infrastructural Remediation of North Carolina Plantations, Digital Project. [conference presentation.] Project presented at the 2021 Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Symposium. Virtual Conference.

Baker, M. (2021). Reframing the Remains: An Infrastructural Remediation of North Carolina Plantations, Digital Project. [conference presentation.] Project presented at the 2021 Chesapeake Digital Humanities Consortium. Virtual Conference.

Honors & Awards

2022
North Carolina State University

Representative of the Year

Awarded by the Graduate Student Association

2022
North Carolina State University

Outstanding Teaching Award

Awarded by the Graduate Student Association

2021
North Carolina State University

Humanities Award Winner

Awarded at the College of Humanities & Social Sciences Graduate Research Symposium.

2021
North Carolina State University

Teaching Award

Awarded by the Graduate Student Association.
2020-2025
North Carolina State University

Doctoral Fellowship

Awarded by the Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media program. 
2016-2017
Elon University

Academic Scholarship

Awarded by the MA in Interactive Media program.

2014
Campbell University

Academic Induction

Awarded by the Lambda Pi Eta Honor Society.

2012-2015
Campbell University

Academic Scholarship

Awarded by Campbell University.

Professional Experience

2014-Current
Margaret Baker Creative

Owner & Principal Photographer

  • Started freelance creative/production business from the ground up, including public relations, sales and marketing.
  • Creative force behind all on-location and in-studio photography, video production and graphic design work.
  • Ideate and generate detailed creative solutions for customer’s needs including branding concepts, social media projects, photography shoots, video projects and other design-based solutions.
  • Fuse tactile, concrete marketing KPIs with effective, transformative design configurations to generate sales results for clients.
2017-Current
Stanley Dentistry

Creative Director

  • Manage all creative assets and resources for Stanley Dentistry and Stanley Institute for Comprehensive Dentistry.
  • Strategize, create & execute marketing campaigns using converged media techniques.
  • Preserve brand management across all channels, while curating brand voice in new channels.
  • Create and produce graphics, video, and photos for internal and external marketing initiatives.
  • Cast vision for, maintain and cultivate social media accounts for driven social reach.
2016-2017
Cary Christian School

Marketing Intern

  • Planned, developed, and executed video content for CCS Vimeo account to attract potential new families.
  • Troubleshot web development issues and assessed current marketing techniques.
  • Developed content driven social media initiatives for school accounts to increase enrollment metrics & student retention.
2016-2017
The Summit Church

Communications Intern

  • Managed all social media accounts to promote church activities and information.
  • Assisted Director of Communications & Communications Project Manager with day to day website updates, as well as complete website relaunch.
  • Extended The Summit Church brand using photography and videography during church-wide and small group events.
  • Enhanced writing skills by creating scripts, press releases, updates and blogs for publication.
2014-2015
Campbell University

Football Post-Production Manager

  • Coordinated, developed, and produced game film and motivational videos weekly.
  • Captured and edited film for use in highlight videos and in-house production of game film.
  • Created published content for GoCamels.com.
2013
SeaWorld Parks & Entertainment

Photography Cashier

  • Aided in maintaining excellent customer service skills to resolve customer service issues.
  • Exposure to point-of-sale systems and cash management.
  • Marketed product line to potential customers through verbal and visual communication.

Technical Skills

Design

Adobe CC Illustrator

90%

Adobe CC InDesign

80%

Adobe CC Photoshop

85%

Adobe CC Lightroom

100%

Adobe CC Bridge

100%

Production

Adobe CC Premiere Pro

100%

Adobe CC Premiere Rush

100%

Adobe CC After Effects

75%

Adobe CC Audition

60%

Cinema 4D

50%

DaVinci Resolve

60%

Final Cut Pro X

60%

Front-End Development

HTML

90%

CSS

90%

JavaScript

50%

Global Engagement

2017-Current
Bound Together: Eswatini Partnership

Digital Coordinator

  • Manage and create all digital assets for the partnership.
  • Cultivate donor database and communications with partner resources.
  • Built and maintain partnership website and content library.
  • Have personally travelled to Swaziland 4 times for content gathering and to engage in community outreach and mentorship programs.
2013
Campus Outreach, Manila, Philippines

Volunteer

  • Travelled to Manila, Philippines for eight weeks, volunteering with college students and building relationships on metro Manila college campuses.
  • Engaged homeless children in large trash communities in educational and hunger initiatives.

References Upon Request

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