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Experience & Expertise

EDUCATION

Texas A&M University                                                                                                           College Station, TX
Ph.D. Student Philosophy in Communication ​​Coursework and focus in Media, Race and Identity in relation to Popular Culture
August 2018 – Present

  • Fall 2018 - Teaching Assistant – COMM 203 and COMM 101

  • Fall 2018 - Graphic Designer and Graphic Facilitator for “Media Literacy and Civic Engagement in Digital Age” Conference

  • Fall 2018 – Fall 2020 - Hispanic/Latino Graduate Student Association President

  • Spring 2019 – Teaching Assistant COMM 203

  • Spring 2019 – Facilitator of Difficult Dialogue

  • Fall 2019 – Teaching Assistant COMM 275

  • Fall 2019 – Facilitator of Difficult Dialogue

  • Fall 2019 – COMM 340 Grading Assistant

  • Spring 2020 – Teaching Assistant COMM 205 and COMM 275

  • Spring 2020 – Research Assistant for Dr. Srividya Ramasubramanian

  • Spring 2020 – Logistics Coordinator for Difficult Dialogues

  • Spring 2020 – Graphic Designer and Graphic Facilitator for Communication Diversity Conference

    University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)                                                                                      El Paso, TX                                                              M.A. in Communication                                                                                                                   
    Coursework in Comic Book Studies, Identity and Popular Culture

  • August 2013 – May 2015                                                                                                                 

  • Thesis: “Comic book fandom: An exploration study into the world of comic book fan social identity

  • through parasocial theory”

  • Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) Vice President – Fall 2014

  • Communication Graduate Student Association (CGSA) President – Spring 2015

  • Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society – Spring 2015
     
    University of Texas at El Paso (UTEP)                                                                                                El Paso, TX
    B.F.A. in Drawing/ Graphic Design                                                                                                                                                                              August 2007 – May 2012

PUBLICATIONS AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Conference Presentations

Western States Communication Association                                                                                         San Diego, CA

February 2016

“Assessing Cultural Difference in New & Recent Superhero Movies:

Or, Giving An Account of Representation in Popular Superhero Movies, 2000-2015”


Communicating Diversity Conference                                                                                               College Station, TX

March 2019

“Identidad Heroica: Latinx Identity of Blue Beetle and the characters of Border Town”


Global Fusion Conference                                                                                                                                           Austin, TX

October 2019

“Historias de La Frontera: A framing analysis of Latinx identity and border representation in comic books”


National Communication Association Conference                                                                            Baltimore, MA

November 2019
“Identidad Heroica: Latinx Identity of Blue Beetle and the characters of Border Town”


Invited Lectures:

Texas A&M University

  February 2020                                                                                                                                                   College Station, TX

Guest Lecturer for COMM 330 “Popular Music”


Texas A&M University                                                                                                                                 College Station, TX

 November 2019

 Guest Lecturer for COMM 330 “Video Games”

                                   

Texas A&M University                                                                                                                               College Station, TX             

November 2018 & March 2019

Guest Lecturer for COMM 101 “Popular Culture: Comic Books and Identity”


El Paso Community College                                                                                                                                       El Paso, TX

October 2017

“Popular Culture: Comic Books and Identity”


El Paso Community College                                                                                                                                      El Paso, TX

January 2017

Student success panel discussion

HIGHER EDUCATION EXPERIENCE

El Paso Community College, Student Support Services Program (SSSP)                                      El Paso, TX

Program Advisor

Feb 2017 – Present 

• Supervise academic tutors and make sure they turn in any weekly/monthly reports.

• Provide students with an introduction presentation to the program.

• Provide assistance any information they might have on the program or college.

• Assist students to complete and submit FAFSA and scholarship applications.

• Assist students with registration process.

• Provide academic tutoring for developmental and college level courses in English and other language arts      
   classes to all program participants.

• Conduct follow ups to keep track of students’ academic progress and to assess student needs.

• Deliver study skills and financial literacy workshops.

• Keep records of program participants and prepare daily and monthly reports.

• Refer students to other departments for further assistance and guidance.

• Conduct class presentations and other outreach activities to promote program services.

• Maintain a close working relationship with faculty and staff to facilitate referrals and better assist students.

• Assist with various projects such as designing the program newsletter and flyers.

• Run the social media web pages for the program.


El Paso Community College, Student Support Services Program (SSSP)                                     El Paso, TX

Academic Tutor

Oct 2015 – Feb 2017 

• Assist students to complete and submit FAFSA and scholarship applications.

• Assist students to register for classes system.

• Provide academic tutoring for developmental and college-level courses in English to all program participants.

• Conduct follow-ups to keep track of students’ academic progress and to assess student needs.

• Deliver study skills and financial literacy workshops.

• Keep records of program participants and prepare daily and monthly reports.

• Refer students to other departments for further assistance and guidance.

• Conduct class presentations and other outreach activities to promote program services.

• Assist with various projects such as designing the program newsletter.

SKILLS

  • Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator. Adobe InDesign 

  • Microsoft Office Suite, Microsoft Publisher     

  • Basic HTML/XHTML

  • Windows OS | Mac OS 

  • UT System (BIS/Define) 

  • Banner

  • Language: Bilingual speaker of both English and Spanish   

 

©2020 by Anthony R. Ramirez