About

COM210: Multimedia Content Creation, is a course offered by The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. The course is designed to teach basic digital media design and production using Adobe applications – Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition and Premiere. creation. The COM210 syllabus has more information about the course.

Course Instructor:

lisa-waananenLisa Waananen Jones
Clinical Assistant Professor
lisalynn@wsu.edu
Office: MURROW 209
Office Hours: By appointment
Lisa Waananen Jones is a clinical assistant professor at the Murrow College and a journalist specializing in data visualization and online storytelling. She earned her master’s degree from Columbia Journalism School, where she also taught multimedia skills. She worked on the graphics team at The New York Times graphics through the 2012 election and contributed to projects awarded multiple Malofiej and Society for News Design honors.

She teaches journalism, storytelling and visual communication courses. She is a WSU graduate and lifelong Coug.

Name pronunciation: LEE-sa WAHN-a-nin JONES
Students can call me: Professor Waananen Jones, Professor Lisa

Teaching Assistants:

Jared Brickman
Teaching Assistant
Email: jsbrickman@wsu.edu
Skype Handle: jsbrickman@wsu.edu
Online Office Hours: By appointment
COM210 Section:
Global Campus and Everett section: online only
Jared is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University in his final semester before earning his degree. He also did his undergraduate work at Washington State University. Jared has taught for Com210 for seven semesters, including three semesters for the online sections. He also works in PR for the Honors College and university-wide programs. Health and mobile technology are the focus of his research.

Name pronunciation: (j ae r eh d)
Students can call me: Jared

kakali
Kakali Bhattacharya Chakrabarti
Teaching Assistant
kakali.chakrabarti@wsu.edu
Office: JKSN 365
Office Hours: By appointment
COM210 Sections:
Section 8: MWF 12:10-1:00pm GTZN 117
Section 9: MWF 11:10-12:00pm JKSN 53
Kakali is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She received her Master’s degree in Mass Communication from University of Calcutta, India, with specialization in International Communication and Environment Communication. Kakali worked in India and South Asia for more than 7 years on action research, training, monitoring & evaluation and project management, on education, energy and environmental issues. Her research interest includes culturally sensitive community-based participatory campaigns for sustainable development, socio-cultural factors of environmental risk perception, and environmental public health issues, etc.

Name pronunciation:
Students can call me:

Liu%2cJiaweiJiawei Liu
Teaching Assistant
jiawei.liu3@wsu.edu
Office: JKSN 366
Office Hours: By appointment
COM210 Sections:
Section 5: MWF 8:10-9:00am GTZN 123
Section 6: MWF 9:10-10:00am JKSN 53
Section 10: Online-only (previously MWF 2:10-3:00)
Jiawei is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She earned her MA degree at Indiana University in Journalism. Her primary research interest is in health communication. She is interested in studying how people respond to messages regarding health-related stress, and how individual differences influence information processing, individuals’ attitudes and behaviors. Along with being a TA for COM 210, Jiawei has also been a RA in Communication, Emotion, and Cognition (CEC) Lab in Washington State University.

Name pronunciation: Jay-way Lay-o
Students can call me: Jiawei

Kyle_profileKyle Lorenzano
Teaching Assistant
kyle.lorenzano@wsu.edu
Office: JKSN 366
Office Hours: By appointment
COM210 Sections:
Section 7: MWF 1:10-2:00pm  GTZN 123
Kyle Lorenzano is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He received his B.S. in Communication Studies from Arizona State University and recently earned his MA here at Washington State University in Communication. His primary research interests are in political communication, media effects, and media coverage of protest/social movements. Along with being a TA for COM 210, Kyle has also been a TA for COM 102 (Public Speaking in the Digital Age) and an Instructor for COM 101 (Media & Society) during the summer session.

Name pronunciation: Kai-ul Lo-ren-zah-no
Students can call me: Kyle

David-SilvaDavid E. Silva
Teaching Assistant
david.silva@wsu.edu
Office: JKSN 365
Office Hours: Thursdays 3-4pm
COM210 Sections:
Section 1: MWF 1:10-2:00pm GTZN 117
Section 4: MWF 12:10-1:00pm GTZN 123
David is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. He received his BA in Communication Science from Northwest Nazarene University where he also worked for the Office of Marketing and Media creating promotional material. He recently earned his MA in Communication here at Washington State University. His research interests focus on online discussion civility and web design as it applies to political discourse. At WSU, David was also a TA for COM 102 (Public Speaking in the Digital Age) from 2013 to 2016.

Name pronunciation: DAY-vid
Students can call me: David (preferred), Mr. Silva

Xiaofei Song
Teaching Assistant
xiaofei.song2@wsu.edu
Office: JKSN 366
Office Hours: By appointment
COM210 Sections:
Section 2: TTh 12:00-1:15pm JKSN 53
Section 3: TTh 7:45-9:00am GTZN 123
Xiaofei is a PhD student in The Edward R. Murrow College of Communication at Washington State University. She comes from backgrounds of dance, advertising, and health communication. Her research focuses on community-based participatory research in health promotion.

Name pronunciation: Shiao-fei
Students can call me: Xiaofei