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Tyler Quiring, M.A.

Ph.D. Student & Graduate Research Assistant
Department of Communication and Journalism; Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
University of Maine, Orono 04469

Phone: (207) 417-5023
Email: tyler.quiring@maine.edu
Website: tylerquiring.com


Research Interests

  • Environmental Communication
  • Interactive and New Media
  • Sustainability Science
  • Ecological & Material Rhetoric
  • Ethnographic & Qualitative Methods

Education

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

  • Ph.D. student in Communication (current program). Advisor: Bridie McGreavy

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

  • M.A. in Communication, August 2015. Advisor: Jennifer E. Moore
  • Master's project title: NEST: Safe Beaches, Shellfish, and You
  • Graduated summa cum laude with 4.0 GPA and departmental honors

Southern Adventist University (Collegedale, TN)

  • B.S. in Mass Communication / Media Production, May 2011. Advisor: Stephen Ruf
  • Senior project title: Wings for Humanity: A Week With the Wickwires
  • Graduated magna cum laude with 3.75 GPA and departmental honors

Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (in review). Enhancing adaptive capacities in coastal communities through engaged communication research: Insights from a statewide study of shellfish co-management. Ocean and Coastal Management.
  • Lundberg, E., Gottschalk Druschke, C., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Fisher, A., Soluri, F., Dallas, H., Hart, D., & Gardner, K. (2017). Media coverage, public opinion, and communication about hydropower, dams, and climate change. In M. C. Nisbet, S. S. Ho, E. Markowitz, S. O'Neill, M. S. Schäfer, & J. Thaker (Eds.), The Oxford Encyclopedia of Climate Change Communication.
  • Quiring, T. (accepted). Sustainable stories: Integrated transmedia as an ecology of storymaking. In K. Hunt, G. Walker, & S. Depoe (Eds.), Expanding the boundaries of communication and public participation in environmental decision-making.
  • Quiring, T. (2015). From voxel vistas: Place-­making in Minecraft. Journal of Virtual Worlds Research, 8(1), 1-­17.

Other Articles and Book Chapters

  • Quiring, T. (accepted, pending revisions). Collectible nostalgia: FEZ and the ambient rhetoric of collective memory. In H. Urbanski (Ed.), Memory in popular culture. McFarland.

Conference Proceedings

  • Quiring, T. (2016). Transmediating NEST: Building a habitat for ecological storymaking. Proceedings of the 5th Summer Symposium on Science Communication at Iowa State University.

Research and Technical Reports

  • McGreavy, B., Page, C., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (2017). 2017 Maine Fishermen's Forum Shellfish Focus Day: Evaluation & recommendations. Technical report provided to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council. Published by the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the New England Sustainability Consortium.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., Quiring, T. (2017). Maine’s shellfish co-management system: Analysis of strengths and recommendations for improvement. Technical report provided to the Maine Department of Marine Resource, the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, and Maine Sea Grant. Published by the Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions and the New England Sustainability Consortium.

Media Projects


Grant Experience

Federal and State

  • 2016-2019 Environmental Protection Agency - $598,855 (not funded). Integrating Human Health and Well-Being with Ecosystem Services for the Shellfishing Sustainability Project to link science with decision making to improve water quality, shellfish management, and pain prevention. Role: Contributor.

Academic Institutional

  • 2017 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $215 for travel to present research at the Eastern Communication Association annual convention. Role: Sole author.
  • 2017 UMaine Humanities Center - $1,000. Promoting community engagement in clamming through interactive media production. Role: Collaborating author.
  • 2014 UMaine Graduate Student Government - $425 for travel to present research at the National Communication Association annual convention. Role: Sole author.

Honors & Awards

  • 2017: Top graduate paper in communication, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: Outstanding graduate student award, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: 1st place graduate student paper, UMaine Business School Net Impact Sustainability Challenge
  • 2015: Phi Kappa Phi outstanding student award
  • 2015: Phi Kappa Phi honor society
  • 2014: 2nd place poster in social sciences, UMaine Graduate Expo
  • 2011: Lambda Pi Eta honor society
  • 2011: Who’s Who Among Students in American Universities & Colleges

Presentations

International Conference Presentations

  • McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Roy, S., Wilson, K. A., Souza, S., Hart, D., Gardner, K., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Ashcraft, C. M., Fultineer, S., Jansujwicz, J., Klein, S., Mo, W., Vogler, E., Gold, A., Uchida, E. (2017, August). How do we decide what to do with dams? Dynamic Design Planning (DDP) to shape collaboration for sustainability science. Presentation at the Resilience Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • Roy, S., McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Uchida, E., Wilson, K. A., Smith, S., Klein, S., Fox, E., Zydlewski, J., Jansujwicz, J., de Souza, S., Hart, D., & Gardner, K. (2017, August). Opportunities for resilient communities, ecosystems, and infrastructure by balancing dam decisions in New England. Poster presented at the Resilience Conference, Stockholm, Sweden.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Smith, S., Roy, S., Gerard, B., & Hathaway, C. (2017, July). Communicating coastal resilience: Interdisciplinary research partnerships to support shellfish management and protect public health. Paper presented at the Conference on Communication and the Environment, Leicester, UK.
  • Druschke, C. G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Fisher, A., Lundberg, E., & Quiring, T. (2016, September). The undamming of America: Media discourse about dam removal and hydropower decision making in the Northeastern USA. Poster presented at the Under Western Skies conference, Calgary, AB.

National Conference Presentations

  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Lundberg, E., & Randall, S. (accepted). “Are dams set in stone?”: How things come to matter through media. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Quiring, T., Hathaway, C. (accepted). Enhancing adaptive capacities in coastal communities through engaged communication research: Insights from a study of a statewide shellfish co-management system. Paper to be presented at the National Communication Association Conference, Dallas, TX.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B., Vogler, E., Roy, S., Souza, S., Hart, D., Gardner, K., & Gold, A. (2017, June). Sustaining team science: Dynamic Design Planning as a collaborative ecology. Poster presented at the Science of Team Science Conference, Clearwater, FL.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2016, May). Boots in the mud: Micro-experiments with material rhetorics in clam harvesting research. Paper presented at the Rhetoric Society of America biennial conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, June). Engaging ambience in the technological milieu. Paper presented at the Conference on the Communication and the Environment, Boulder, CO.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, November). Virtual wayfarers: An analysis and critique of thatgamecompany’s Journey. Paper presented at the National Communication Association annual convention, Chicago, IL.

Regional Conference Presentations

Student Symposia Presentations

  • Hathaway, C., Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2017, April). Studying shellfish harvest: Engaged digital media research with Clam Cam. Oral presentation at the University of Maine Student Symposium, Bangor, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, April). Safe beaches, shellfish, and you. Oral presentation at the University of Maine Graduate Exposition, Orono, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, April). Ambience and identity: A concept clarification within communication research. Poster presented at the University of Maine Graduate Exposition, Orono, ME.

Invited Presentations

  • Quiring, T. (2017, September). Exploring “successful” dam decision making: Communication researchers on the case. Guest lecture in CMJ 107: Communication and the Environment.
  • Schreiber, H., Herakova, L., Picciotto, B., Quiring, T., & Carver-Bialer, D. (2017, September). Skills-based approaches for teaching academic integrity. Pedagogy roundtable for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T., McGreavy, B., & Hathaway, C. (2017, September). Clam Cam: Engaged media research to showcase clamming in Maine. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Page, C., Quiring, T., & Hathaway, C. (2017, September). Shellfish focus day: Evaluation and recommendations. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • Schreiber, H., Herakova, L., Carver-Bialer, D., & Quiring, T. (2017, August). Facilitating difficult conversations in the classroom. Discussion co-lead as part of the UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism teaching assistant orientation, Orono, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., & Quiring, T. (2017, March). How do we innovate in shellfish co-management and industry? Recommendations from a study of Maine’s Municipal Co-Management System. Presentation at the Shellfish Focus Day of the Maine Fishermen’s Forum, Rockport, ME.
  • McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Hathaway, C., & Quiring, T. (2016, November). Maine’s shellfish co-management system: Analysis of strengths and recommendations for improvement. Invited presentation to the Maine Shellfish Advisory Council, Ellsworth, ME.
  • Quiring, T. (2016, November). Video as production and research. Guest lecture in CMJ 370: Visual Communication.
  • Quiring, T., & McGreavy, B. (2016, April). When stories leave the NEST: Online archives for stakeholder engagement in sustainability science. Research presentation for the University of Maine's Senator George J. Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions Seminar Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2015, October). Transmediating NEST: Building a habitat for ecological storytelling. Research presentation for the UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism Colloquium Series.
  • Quiring, T. (2014, December). NEST: Safe beaches, shellfish, and you. Oral/multimedia presentation at the Maine Experimental Program to Stimulate Competitive Research (EPSCoR) annual conference, Orono, ME.

Academic Activities

Appointments & Relevant Experience

  • 2016-present: Graduate Instructor, UMaine Mitchell Center
  • 2014-present: Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Mitchell Center
  • 2017: Project Coordinator, Coastal Community Sustainability Innovation Toolbox
  • 2016: Research Associate, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015-2016: Adjunct Instructor, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2015: Graduate Instructor, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2014: Graduate Research Assistant, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2013-2015: Graduate Teaching Assistant, UMaine Department of Communication & Journalism
  • 2012-2013: Associate Editor, Blues Rock Review

University Courses Taught

Intro to Mass Communication (CMJ 100), Fall 2015
This course provides an overview of the field of mass communication research and how people engage with mass communication in their daily lives. Students complete a substantial research project focused on demonstrating media literacy by providing a nuanced critique of a relevant media object.

Public Speaking (CMJ 103), Spring 2016
This course provides an introduction to public speaking. It seeks to engage students in critical thinking and professionalism related to developing key research and writing skills. Students deliver original presentations on topics of their choice which allow them to practice the key functions of public speaking.

Communication and the Environment (CMJ 107), Fall 2015 (co-taught)
This course focuses on communication and the environment. The goal is to inspire an awareness of the environments in which we live; promote a sense of wonder and genuine inquiry about our connectedness to these environments; and encourage engagement in natural and human communities for sustainability. Through multi-media lectures, active learning approaches, outdoor explorations, and a collaborative project on an environmental topic students learn to communicate about the environment in many different ways.

Journalism Across Platforms - Lecture and Lab (CMJ 237), Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014 (all co-taught), Spring 2015
The course introduces students to practical reporting, storytelling, and production skills that translate across a variety of media platforms. It combines aspects of traditional journalism education (composition, reporting, editing) with multimedia production. It includes a lab component focused on production time and advancement of students' practical work.

Multimedia Journalism (CMJ 351), Fall 2013, Fall 2014 (both co-taught)
This course helps students develop multimedia production and visual storytelling principles and practices. Students create original journalistic stories using a variety of storytelling tools, including blogging technologies, data visualization tools, still/video production, sound recording, social media applications and other production software. Students contribute to and maintain a class blog that houses their original work. The course includes a lab component focused on production time and advancement of students' practical work.

Digital Journalism (CMJ 481), Spring 2014 (co-taught)
This upper division undergraduate capstone course has students collaborate in production teams on a shared final media project. Students work as journalists with unique production assignments and coordinate with the instructors as editors to fold their work into a final online feature. The course includes a final showcase where the students share their results with the public.

Seminar in Sustainability Solutions (EES 398/598), Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017 (all co-taught)
This split-section upper division undergraduate and graduate course focuses on helping students build capacity for sustainability science research and practice. Students write weekly reflections intended to synthesize and expand their learning. The purpose is to explore a variety of strategies for linking diverse forms of knowledge with individual and institutional actions that can accelerate the transition to a sustainable future.

Training Received

  • UMaine Marketing and Communications WordPress CMS training, September 2017.
  • Strengthening Your Facilitation Skills, Level 1. Course by UMaine Cooperative Extension, June - August 2017, Bangor, ME.
  • Mobile Mapping for GIS Data Collection. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Mobile Mapping Made Easy. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Telling Your Story with Maps. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Getting to Know ArcGIS Online. Workshop by UNH Cooperative Extension, June 2017, Durham, NH.
  • Network Perspectives to Understand and Enable Team Science. Workshop at the Science of Team Science Conference, June 2017, Clearwater, FL.
  • Taking the Pulse of the Science of Team Science with the Toolbox Dialogue Initiative. Workshop at the Science of Team Science conference, June 2017, Clearwater, FL.
  • UMaine Fogler Library altmetrics workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library open access publishing workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library MATLAB software training, April 2017.
  • Diversity Within One Mountaineer Nation: Bringing a Freedom of Inclusiveness to the Media and Society Classroom. Short course at the Eastern Communication Association conference, March 2017, Boston, MA.
  • UMaine Academic Advising Workshops, February 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library information literacy education workshop, January 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library R software training, November 2016.
  • Maine Wabanaki REACH ally workshop, October 2016.
  • National Science Foundation NSF days grants workshop, October 2016, Bangor, ME.
  • UMaine Fogler Library grant writing workshop, October 2016.
  • Book chapter workshop for contributing authors, June 2016, Ames, IA.
  • University of Maine System faculty institute, May 2016, Augusta, ME.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association science communication workshop, May 2016.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association academic poster workshop, March 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association academic publication workshop, February 2015.
  • Umaine Fogler Library grant funding opportunities workshop, January 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association CV workshop, January 2015.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association speed reading workshop October 2014.
  • UMaine Humanities Center environmental storytelling in games workshop, September 2014.
  • UMaine Communication & Journalism Graduate Student Association grant writing workshop, January 2014.

Service

Public

Department & Institution

  • 2017-present: Editorial board, Future of Dams collaborative blogging initiative
  • 2017-present: Decolonizing UMaine campus action group
  • 2017-present: President, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2016-present: Stakeholder Engagement Working Group, New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams project
  • 2016-present: Communication Working Group, New England Sustainability Consortium Future of Dams project
  • 2016-2017: Vice President, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2016: Judge, UMaine Student Research Symposium undergraduate poster competition
  • 2015-2016: Adjunct Advisor, UMaine CMJ Black Bear Media student association
  • 2014-2015: Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer, UMaine CMJ Graduate Student Association
  • 2014: Reviewer for UMaine Graduate Student Government grants (Fall 2014)

Profession

Advising & Mentorship

Committee Membership

  • James Robe, Undergraduate honors thesis, 2016-2017

Undergraduate Research Assistant Mentorship

  • Maliyan Binette, Wabanaki Youth in Science Intern, 2017-present (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy and Darren Ranco)
  • Brawley Benson, International Affairs major, 2017-present (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Cassandra Page, Communication major, 2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Carter Hathaway, Journalism major, 2016-2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Alexandra Smyth, Communication, 2016-2017 (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)

Technical Skills

Office

  • Microsoft Windows, Apple OS X, and Ubuntu desktop operating systems
  • Microsoft Office, Google Docs, and OpenOffice software suites
  • Mendeley reference software
  • VeraCrypt file encryption software
  • Parallels Desktop and VirtualBox virtualization software

Data Management and Analysis

  • ArcGIS online mapping software
  • NVivo qualitative data analysis software
  • Git version control software
  • GitHub and Bitbucket repository managers

Media Production

  • Adobe Creative Suite (Acrobat, Audition, Photoshop, Premiere Pro, InDesign, Dreamweaver)
  • Apple Final Cut Pro software
  • Digital audio recording and mixing
  • Photography and videography (Canon and Blackmagic cameras)
  • DaVinci Resolve and FilmConvert color grading software

Web Design

  • WordPress and Squarespace content management systems
  • Frontend design with Bootstrap and HTML/CSS
  • OpenStack and Google Cloud Platform virtual machine management
  • Nginx server administration software