Resume

M.A. Communication

University of Colorado Denver, USA

GPA: 4.0

Co-Advisors: Dr. Sonja K. Foss & Dr. Lisa B. Keränen

Areas of study:

  • Rhetorical theory and criticism

  • National identity

  • Civil disobedience and protest culture

  • Hong Kong/China relations

MA project: “The Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong’s Resistance Through the Politicization of Daily Life.”

B.A. (Hons) Corporate Communication

Manchester Metropolitan University, England

Awarded: First Class Honours

Areas of study:

  • Strategic Communication Management

  • Organizational Communication

Thesis: “How Strategic Communication Management and Deliberate Public Relations Can Be Used Effectively in the Music Industry.”

 
Education

In Progress:

 

Published in Foss, S. K. (2017). Rhetorical Criticism: Exploration and Practice, 5th ed., Long Grove, IL: Waveland.

 

  • Gilmore, A. “Romancing the Chinese Identity: Rhetorical Strategies Used to Facilitate Identification in the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. “Legitimization of an Unwanted Transition: Jaing Zemin’s Ideology to Legitimize the Handover of Hong Kong.” 

  • Gilmore, A.  “Reassurance Through Normalization: A Fantasy-Theme Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Rhetoric at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. "Circumvention of Power: A Pentadic Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. “Offering Reassurance Through Multiple Displays of Power: A Cluster Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. “Laying the Foundations of Power: A Neo-Aristotelian Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Rhetoric at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. "Reframing an Unwanted Transition: A Metaphor Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. “To Ensure a Smooth and Successful Transition: A Narrative Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong.”

  • Gilmore, A. “A Genre Analysis of Jiang Zemin’s Address at the Handover of Hong Kong.” 

 

Publications
  • "Everyone Could Be Batman: The Functions of Superheroes in Protest." Paper accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX, November, 2017.

  • Chair of program, "Uniting the Sacred and Profane: Theoretical and Social Productivity of Merging Rhetoric and Religion," at the annual meeting of the National Communication Association, Dallas, TX, November, 2017.

  • "Rhetoric of Social Justice Prerogatives Through Art: discussing Emerging Paradigms." Roundtable discussion at  the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City UT, February, 2017.

  • Respondent for Top Paper Session for the Communication Theory & Research interest group at  the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Salt Lake City UT, February, 2017.

  • “The Umbrella Revolution: Hong Kong’s Resistance Through the Politicization of Daily Life.” Paper presented the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA, February, 2016.

  • Chair of program, “Reconceptualizing Protest Rhetoric: Embracing Networked Protest in China, Hong Kong, and Taiwan,” at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association Convention, San Diego, CA, February, 2016.

  • “Romancing the Chinese Identity: Rhetorical Strategies Used to Facilitate Identification in the Handover of Hong Kong.” Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western States Communication Association, Spokane, WA, February, 2015. Top Student Paper Award.

  • “Hong Kong, the Umbrella Revolution, Democracy?” Guest Lecture presented to Dr. Stephen J. Hartnett’s class, Communication, China, and the U.S., April, 2015.

  • “The Marshmallow Challenge: Team Building Activity.” Guest Lecture presented to Jeremy Make’s class, Business and Professional Communication, March, 2015.

  • “Stories, Community, and Narratives of the New China—Engaging English Language Learners and Building Intercultural Bridges.” Hosted by the Council on Diversity and Inclusion Interdisciplinary Exchange. I was part of a panel invited to discuss how the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Colorado Denver could best meet the needs of English Language Learners, September, 2014.

Conference Presentations, Panels, and Lectures
Awards
& Grants
  • Top Student Paper Award, Communication Theory and Research Interest Group, Western States Communication Association Conference, Spokane, WA, February, 2015.

  • Waveland Press Communication Scholarship for best master’s student in the Communication Department, University of Colorado Denver, $1,000, October, 2014.

  • Grant of $800 from the Communication Department, University of Colorado Denver, to support travel to San Diego, CA, for the Western States Communication Association Conference, February, 2016.

  • Grant of $500 from the Dean’s Fund for Excellence to develop online resources for Presentational Speaking, August, 2015.

  • Grant of $500 from the Chair’s Professional Development Fund to conduct research in Hong Kong, May, 2015.

  • Grant of $500 from the University of Colorado Denver Graduate Committee to conduct research in Hong Kong, May, 2015.

  • Grant of $700 from the Communication Department, University of Colorado Denver, to support travel to Spokane, WA, for the Western States Communication Association Conference, February, 2015.

  • Grant of $1,500 from the Communication Department, University of Colorado Denver, to support travel to Beijing, Shanghai, and Nanjing, May, 2014.

Service
  • Chair, Communication Theory and Research Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2017 – present

  • Chair-Elect, Communication Theory and Research Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2016 – 2017

  • Secretary, Communication Theory and Research Interest Group, Western States Communication Association, 2015 – 2016

  • Reviewer of papers submitted to the Communication Theory and Research Interest Group for the Western States Communication Association, October, 2016

  • Reviewer of papers submitted to the Communication Theory and Research Interest Group for the Western States Communication Association, October, 2015

Teaching
  • 2017 - present: Adjunct Professor, Howard Community College, Columbia, MD

  • 2016 - present: Adjunct Professor, Department of Humanities, University of the District of Columbia, Washington, DC

  • 2014 - 2016: Graduate Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, CO

  • How to use Blackboard Collaborate Ultra, University of the District of Columbia, December, 2016

  • Building and Teaching Online with Dr. Elgloria Harrison, Special Assistant to the Dean. Dr. Harrison, University of the District of Columbia, December, 2016

  • Inclusive Pedagogy Workshop with Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado Denver, September 2015

  • Time Management Workshop with Dr. Amy Hassinoff, Assistant Professor, Communication Department, University of Colorado Denver, February 2015

  • The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI Program)/Institutional Review Board (IRB) training: Web-based training prior to interviewing human subjects in Hong Kong, January 2015  

  • Online Skills Mastery (OSM): A ten-week faculty training course designed to prepare participants for teaching with digital tools, March 2015

  • ZOOM Web Conferencing: A workshop highlighting best practices for online meetings and presentations using the ZOOM web conferencing tool, December 2014

  • Community Voices: An Evening of Digital Stories. My digital story, Olympic Legacy: Ruinscapes of the New China?, was showcased as part of a public digital storytelling event, September 2014

  • Gender and Power in the Ivory Tower with Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado Denver, March 2014

  • Digital Storytellling Workshop Series (funded by the University of Colorado Denver Graduate School), February 2014

  • Diversity Workshop with Dr. Brenda J. Allen, Professor and Associate Vice Chancellor for Diversity and Inclusion, University of Colorado, January 2014

  • Search Engine Optimization and Online press release distribution training (hosted by Chartered Institute of Public Relations, UK): A workshop on how to optimize and distribute press releases, July 2009

  • Adfero Newsmanager training: An introduction to Adfero’s press cutting and media monitoring service, August 2008

  • Cutting Edge software training: Training on the use of Cutting Edge media coverage evaluation software, March 2008

Professional
Development
Affiliations

 

  • Member, Western States Communication Association

  • Member, National Communication Assosiation

Professional
History

Aug 2016 - present    

Ivymount Schools and Programs

Coordinator of Communications and Public Relations​

  • Manage communications and public relations functions for Ivymount Corporation and affiliated organizations

  • Establish and maintain recognition for Ivymount’s programs and activities through written and digital communications, media relations, and cultivation of appropriate contacts

  • Collaborate with a team that manages all external and parent communications for Ivymount Corporation (including public relations, digital media, newsletters, media contacts, and advertising) and handles all fundraising efforts as well as the coordination of special events, the PTA, volunteers, and the Ivymount Foundation

Jan 2015 - present    

Western States Arts Federation (WESTAF)

Content and Copywriter

  • Increase the region’s capacity for arts advocacy through advancing public support for the arts

  • Provide advocacy support to state and local arts agencies

  • Assist funding and strategic advocacy campaigns

  • Write press releases, blog posts, think pieces, and interview stories on a weekly basis

  • Contribute to and edit research reports for publication to external audiences

  • Create and maintain databases for Creative Vitality Suite, a research-based economic development tool that provides high quality creative economy data and reporting

Jan 2014 - December 2014  

University of Colorado 

Content Writer

  • Advanced the university’s reputation through digital communications and media relations

  • Wrote think pieces, profile pieces, event reviews, and university news stories for weekly publication in print and online media

  • Interviewed prominent faculty members and visiting scholars to publicize the university’s groundbreaking medical research to a broader audience

 

Jan 2011 - Aug 2013       

Communication, Events, and Education Program Manager

Harp Services (HK) Limited, Wanchai, Hong Kong

  • Showcased internationally renowned classical musicians for public and private performances

  • Organized and managed entertainment for global brands

  • Designed after school and summer education programs and workshops for students to improve music education, playing ability, and team work

  • Wrote and distributed press releases, newsletters, and event programs

  • Managed social media platforms and company e-newsletter

  • Auditioned musicians and negotiated contracts

  • Managed in-house graphic designer and web designer to produce advertisements and promotional items

  • Handled daily communication with all stakeholders, including staff, students, parents, suppliers, and contractors 

 

July 2008 - Jan 2011    

Office Manager

SKV Communications, Manchester, England

  • Managed the office of a dynamic organization with over 20 staff members and contracts with some of the UK’s leading companies

  • Ensured the smooth running of the office and maintained all office systems, including IT and other technical issues

  • Handled credit control and managed of all incoming and outgoing invoices

  • Prepared client contracts and produced tender documents

  • Booked all travel, hotels, and couriers for staff and clients

  • Processed all staff expenses

  • Managed the hiring process and schedules of all company interns

  • Managed the company mobile phone contract, all insurance policies, and office rent and utility payments

  • Maintained the company website and social media presence

  • Organized regular team gatherings and social events

 

Sept 2007 - Jan 2011    

PR Account Executive

SKV Communications, Manchester, England

  • Provided public relations, crisis communication, and event management for 10 national organizations

  • Wrote press releases, pitched stories to publications, and managed photo-calls and interviews for clients

  • Built and maintained relationships with journalists

  • Oversaw and tracked award submissions

  • Produced new business pitches and presentations

  • Worked as Assistant Producer on a multi-award winning viral marketing campaigns for Visit Blackpool. The campaigns generated over $7 million worth of press coverage

  • Monitored and evaluated media coverage using Gorkana, Meltwater, and Cision monitoring tools

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