Curriculum Vitae

Storyteller, Educator, Creator

Education

2020-[ant.] 2024
North Carolina State University

PhD Candidate In Communication, Rhetoric & Digital Media

Dissertation: Seeing the South: Racism, Reclamation & Memory-Making in the Upstate

Committee: Jessica Jameson (chair; NC State University), Victoria Gallagher
(NC State University), Jason Miller (NC State University), Marsha Gordon (NC State University), Ariel Seay-Howard (NC State University)

2016-2017
Elon University

MA in Interactive Media

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

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

  • Video Production (COM 334): Spring 2021 - Fall 2023, 5 Sections
  • Advanced Video Production (COM 434): Spring 2022 - Spring 2024, 3 Sections
  • Special Topics in Documentary Storytelling (COM 395): Spring 2023
  • Intro to Public Speaking (COM 110): Fall 2020 & Summer 2021, 3 sections
2018-2023
Campbell University

Adjunct Professor, Department of Communication Studies

  • Introduction to Photography (COMM 233): Spring 2018 - Spring 2023, 10 Sections
  • Converged Media Design (COMM 411): Fall 2019 - Fall 2022, 4 Sections
  • Special Topics in Introduction to Interactive Media & Gaming (COMM 299): Spring 2020
  • Cross-Cultural Communication (COMM 430): Spring 2019

Invited Teaching Presentations

Baker, M. (2023). Storyboarding for Storytelling. [Guest Lecture.] Presented for COM 267, Electronic Media Writing, NC State University.

Baker, M. & Dufresne, K. (2022). Esse Quam Videri: “Make America Again” [Invited Presentation.] Presented for ENG 495, Langston Hughes: From Pop Culture to the Civil Rights Movement, NC State University.

Baker, M. (2022). A Journey into Human Tragedy: Public Memory Reconstruction of the Antebellum South in 12 Years A Slave [Invited Presentation.] Presented for COMG 451, Visual Rhetoric, NC State University.

Research Experience

Fall 2021-Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

Research Assistant, virtual Martin Luther King Jr. Project

  • Led visual development for new phase of listening experience at the D.H. Hill Visualization Studio
  • Offered directional guidance and technical assistance on multiple video-based elements for the project
  • Collaborated with other research assistants to  produce quantitative and qualitative year-end report of COM 110 participation and experience feedback
  • Participated in COM 110 instructor orientation and facilitated COM 110 in-person vMLK listening experiences

Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal Publications, In Press

Baker, M. (2023). "Rewriting Public Memory: Documentary Filmmaking and the Restoration of Rose Hill." Carolinas Communication Journal. (Accepted).

Book Reviews

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,

Digital Publications

Baker, M. (2022). Remixing Apartheid: An Analog/Digital Experience. In Media Res. https://mediacommons.org/imr/content/remixing-apartheid-analogdigital-experience

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

Honors & Awards

2023
North Carolina State University

[Nominated] Eric Moore Outstanding Senator of the Year Award

Awarded by the Student Senate

2023
North Carolina State University

[Nominated] Outstanding New Senator Award

Awarded by the Student Senate

2023
North Carolina State University

Outstanding Teaching Award

Awarded by the Graduate Student Association

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.

Public Lectures & Presentations

Referred Conference Proceedings

Baker, M. (2023). A Tool of Resistance: A Visual Content Analysis of Anti-Apartheid Photography. [competitively selected paper presentation.] Accepted for presentation at the 2023 National Communication Association Conference.

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. [competitively selected paper presentation.] Presented at the 2022 Southern States Communication Association Conference.

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. [competitively selected research presentation.] Project presented at the 2021 NC State Graduate Research Symposium. Virtual Conference.

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

Research Presentations

Baker, M. (2023). Amplifying Voices of Black Communities: The Power of Storytelling. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2023 NC State University Black Research Symposium.

Baker, M. (2023). Documentary Production: Building Equity in the Filmmaking Space. [conference presentation.] Presented at the 2023 NC State University Equity Research Symposium.

Dial, A. & Baker, M. (2022). Technology, Race & Culture, In the Mix. [conference presentation]. Project presented at the 2022 Internet Research Conference of the Association of Internet Researchers.

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

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

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, Digital Project. [invited conference presentation.] Project presented at the 2021 Communication, Rhetoric and Digital Media Symposium. Virtual Conference

Conference Roundtables

Baker, M. (2023). Is Liberty and Justice Truly for All?: Graduate Students Tackling Important Activism and Social Justice Topics on Freedom. [conference roundtable.] Accepted for Presentation at the 2023 National Communication Association Conference.

Baker, M. (2023). Co-Creating a Bright Future: Reducing Barriers to Equitable Graduate Student Experiences. [conference roundtable.] Presented at the 2023 Southern States Communication Association Conference.

Baker, M. (2023). The Future of Communication and Public Scholarship. [conference roundtable.] Presented at the 2023 Southern States Communication Association Conference.

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.

Screenings

Baker, M. (2024). "When MLK and the KKK Met in Raleigh," Project debut at North Carolina State University Cyma Rubin Visualization Gallery, DH Hill Library. (forthcoming January 2024).

Baker, M. (2023). Restoring Rose Hill. Project debut at North Carolina State University Teaching and Visualization Lab, Hunt Library.

Baker, M. (2023). Restoring Rose Hill. Project debut at Rose Hill Plantation and State Historic Site, Union, SC.

Baker, M. (2022). Esse Quam Videri: “Make America Again”. Project Showcased & Debuted at North Carolina State University Innovation Studio, DH Hill Library.

Baker, M. (2021). Beyond the Barricades, Reimagined. Project Screened for Communication 528 Critical Media Making Showcase.

Professional Affiliations

Society of Cinema and Media Studies | 2023 - Current

National Communication Association | 2020 - Current

Southern States Communication Association | 2020 - Current

Professional Service

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

Transportation Appeals Board

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

Student Fee Review Committee

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

Tuition Review Advisory Committee

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

Wellness Advisory Committee

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

University Council

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

Student Mental Health Task Force Steering Committee

President, Graduate Student Association

2023-2024
North Carolina State University

President

Graduate Student Association

Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

President-Elect

Graduate Student Association
Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

Student Mental Health Task Force Steering Committee

President-Elect, Graduate Student Association
Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

Gertrude Cox Award for Innovative Excellence in Teaching and Learning with Technology Award Committee

President-Elect, Graduate Student Association
Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

Department of Communication Make Media ’23 Planning

Graduate Student
Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

Department of Communication Production Curriculum Review

Graduate Student
Spring 2023
North Carolina State University

CRDM Cording Ceremony Committee Planning Committee

CRDM Student Association
2022-2023
DHC-NC

Secretary

Digital Humanities Collaborative of North Carolina
2022-2023
North Carolina State University

Chair, Academics Committee

Student Senate

2022-2023
North Carolina State University

Representative

Student Senate

2022-2023
North Carolina State University

Program Committee Representative

CRDM Student Association
Spring 2022
North Carolina State University

CRDM Cording Ceremony Committee Planning Committee

CRDM Student Association
2021-2022
North Carolina State University

Representative, CRDM Student Association

Graduate Student Association

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%

Professional Experience

2014-Current
Margaret Baker Creative

Owner & Principal Photographer

2017-Current
Stanley Dentistry

Creative Director

2016-2017
Cary Christian School

Marketing Intern

2016-2017
The Summit Church

Communications Intern

2014-2015
Campbell University

Football Post-Production Manager

Community Engagement

2017-Current
Bound Together: Eswatini Partnership

Digital Coordinator

2013
Campus Outreach, Manila, Philippines

Volunteer Member

References Upon Request

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