Education

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

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

University of Maine (Orono, ME)

  • MA 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

Employment

Graduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2016-Spring 2017)
University of Maine, Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions
Co-teaching EES 398/598, a 1-credit course focused on building capacity for sustainability science research. Students attend the Mitchell Center Seminars and write reflection papers where they draw connections between diverse but connected sustainability science topics.
Supervisor: David Hart

Graduate Research Assistant (Summer 2016 - Spring 2019)
University of Maine, New England Sustainability Consortium

Studying communication dynamics related to dams and decision making for the New England Sustainability's second project about the Future of Dams in New England. Using mixed methods research to understand and evaluate the effectiveness of researcher collaboration and stakeholder engagement, and using transmedia storymaking to extend and enhance these collaborative engagements.
Supervisor: Bridie McGreavy

Research Associate (Fall 2015 - Summer 2016)
University of Maine, New England Sustainability Consortium

Researched communication capacities within the consortium. Designed an engaging research project called Clam Cam for situationally recording clam harvesting work to provide new forms of engagement and awareness about shellfish harvest.
Supervisor: Bridie McGreavy

Research Associate (Spring 2016)
University of Maine, Department of Communication & Journalism

Assisted professors in the department with their research by building a communication decision support system about a service learning project on the Penobscot River Restoration, compiling academic and popular literature on literary journalism, and compiling an archive of journalism curricula.
Supervisors: Bridie McGreavy and Josh Roiland

Adjunct Instructor (Fall 2015 - Spring 2016)
University of Maine, Department of Communication & Journalism

Spring 2016: Taught one section of CMJ 103: Fundamentals of Public Communication. 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 speeches on topics of their choice which demonstrate the key functions of public speaking. Fall 2015: Taught one section of CMJ 100: Introduction to Mass Communication. This course provides an overview of the field of mass communication research and how people engage with mass communication in their daily lives. Also led three recitation sections of CMJ 107: Environmental Communication.
Supervisor: Nathan Stormer

Graduate Research Assistant (May 2014 - August 2015)
University of Maine, New England Sustainability Consortium

Developed an online communication platform to dynamically deliver creative storytelling content about engagement between the consortium and its stakeholders. The nonlinear platform deeply integrates social media and interactive content to let the user explore the story.
Supervisors: Bridie McGreavy, Laura Lindenfeld, and Teresa Johnson

Graduate Instructor (Spring 2015)
University of Maine, Department of Communication & Journalism

Taught CMJ 237: Journalism Across Platforms. The course introduced online multimedia news writing and reporting. Students learned how to produce original media, maintain topical blogs, and coordinate material within the WordPress content management system.
Supervisor: Michael J. Socolow

Graduate Teaching Assistant (August 2013 - December 2014)
University of Maine, Department of Communication & Journalism

I served as a graduate teaching assistant in the Department of Communication for three separate media production courses on digital journalism. I coordinated lab periods, demonstrated reporting strategies, assisted students with projects, and troubleshot technical issues.
Supervisors: Josh Roiland, Jennifer E. Moore, and Michael J. Socolow

Graduate Research Assistant (May 2014 - August 2014)
University of Maine, Department of Communication & Journalism

Duties included cataloging online multimedia content, collecting and organizing news stories, and collecting articles for literature review.
Supervisor: Jennifer E. Moore

Associate Editor (August 2012 - October 2013)
Blues Rock Review [Web Publication]

As associate editor, I worked closely with the publication’s founder and editor to coordinate, select, edit, and format content for the daily publication. I also updated and helped manage the WordPress content management system while writing album reviews and in­-depth feature profiles on musical artists and their work.
Supervisor: Pete Francis

Video Producer / Tutor (November 2011 - April 2012)
Wings for Humanity [Non-Profit Organization]

I served as a volunteer in Guyana, South America and produced short documentary outreach films to share the organization’s progress by combining the emotional power of visual storytelling while presenting essential factual information. Additionally, I tutored two missionary children in their elementary school studies, teaching key subjects in creative and intuitive ways.
Supervisors: Jud Wickwire and Bill LaBore

Intern Writer (September 2011 - August 2012)
Blues Rock Review [Web Publication]

As an intern, I wrote album reviews, interviewed musical artists, and researched new music to review while routinely meeting deadlines and delivering quality written material.
Supervisor: Pete Francis

Undergraduate Teaching Assistant (Fall 2010)
Southern Adventist University, School of Journalism & Communication

As an undergraduate teaching assistant for JOUR 242: Intro to Web Design, I conceptualized, coordinated, and managed class activities, assisted students with projects, and delivered lectures.
Supervisor: Greg Rumsey


Publications

Peer-Reviewed Articles and Book Chapters

  • Quiring, T. (accepted, pending revisions). 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 MinecraftJournal 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.

Media Projects


Presentations

International Conference Presentations

  • McGreavy, B., Quiring, T., Roy, S., Wilson, K. A., Souza, S., Hart, D., Gardner, K., Gottschalk Druschke, C., Ashcraft, C. A., 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. Paper to be presented 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 optimizing management of New England dams. Paper to be 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 to be 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 USAPoster 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.
  • Druschke, C. G., McGreavy, B., Randall, S., Fisher, A., Lundberg, E., & Quiring, T. (2016, June). Manager, media, and community member representations of dam tradeoffs in New England USA. Poster presented at the Fish Passage Conference, Amherst, MA.
  • 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

  • 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 at UMaine.
  • 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 University of Maine’s 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.

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.

In-Progress Research

  • Quiring, T. & McGreavy, B. Clam Cam: A micro­experimental approach for exploring the material dimensions of clam harvest (writing stage).
  • Quiring, T. Tracing the virtual affects of documentary film: An aesthetic critique of DamNation (writing stage).

Service, Awards / Honors, & Memberships

Community Engagement Service

  • Delegate from the University of Maine's Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to the Camden International Film festival's Sustainable Maine planning meeting, September 2016.
  • Judge for the student poster competition at the Maine Sustainability and Water Conference, March 2016.
  • Delegate from the University of Maine's Mitchell Center for Sustainability Solutions to the Camden International Film Festival's Sustainable Maine engagement summit, September 2015.

Campus & Departmental Service

  • Judge: Undergraduate posters at the UMaine Student Research Symposium (Spring 2017)
  • Vice President: UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism Graduate Student Association (Fall 2016, Spring 2017)
  • Faculty Advisor: UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism Black Bear Media student association (Fall 2015, Spring 2016)
  • Vice President/Secretary/Treasurer: UMaine Department of Communication and Journalism Graduate Student Association (Fall 2014, Spring 2015)
  • Reviewer: UMaine Graduate Student Government grants (Fall 2014)

Mentorship and Advising

  • Fall 2016 - Spring 2017: James Robe, UMaine honors college undergraduate (thesis committee member)
  • Spring 2016 - Spring 2017: Carter Hathaway, undergraduate research assistant (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)
  • Spring 2016 - Fall 2016: Alexandra Smyth, undergraduate research assistant (co-supervised with Bridie McGreavy)

Professional Awards & Honors

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

Training Received

  • UMaine Fogler Library altmetrics workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library open access publishing workshop, May 2017.
  • UMaine Fogler Library MATLAB software training, April 2017.
  • ECA short course on LGBTQ history in the media and society classroom, 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.