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					David S. Silverman                                             dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                      314-791-6049

                        Curriculum Vitae
Education
   Ph.D., Communication
    University of Missouri-Columbia (May 2004)

    You can’t air that: An examination of controversial American television programming and
       censorship from 1967 to 2002. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of
       Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, MO.

    Advisor: Michael Porter

   M.A., English Studies with an Emphasis in Technical Communication
    Illinois State University (May 1994)

    A paradigm in visual thinking and consulting: The English alumni outreach project.
       Unpublished master's thesis, Illinois State University, Normal, IL.

    Advisor: Russell Rutter

   B.A., English—Creative Writing
    Florida State University (August 1992)

Academic Employment
   Assistant Professor, Communication Program Director
    Maryville University (August 2008 – Present)
    Communication Law and Ethics, Photojournalism, Print Media, Media History, Principles
    of Public Relations

   Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
    Valley City State University (August 2006 – May 2008)
      Introduction to Professional Writing, Technical and Scientific Writing, Communication
      and Interviewing, Introduction to Media Writing, Issues in Communication, Public
      Relations, Fundamentals of Public Speaking, Digital Communication

   Assistant Professor, Department of Communication
    Xavier University of Louisiana (August 2004 – Hurricane Katrina)
      Principles of Visual Media, Desktop Publishing, Writing for Radio and Television,
      Appreciation and History of Film

   Teaching Assistant, Department of Communication
    University of Missouri (August 2000 to May 2004)
       Instructor of Record for eleven sections of Message Design and Writing for the Media.


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David S. Silverman                                             dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                      314-791-6049

         Lab instructor for twelve sections of Media Communication in Society.




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David S. Silverman                                                dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                         314-791-6049

Academic Employment (cont.)
   Research Assistant, Department of English
    Illinois State University (July 1993 to May 1994)
        Performed academic research for three departmental professors.
        Advised Graduate Director on departmental computing needs, and graded the
           University Writing Exit Exam.

   Teaching Assistant, Department of English
    Illinois State University (August 1992 to May 1993)
       Instructor of Record for two sections of Freshman Composition.

Publications
   Silverman, D. S. (2007). ―You can’t air that”: Four cases of controversy and censorship in
         American television programming. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

   Silverman, D. S., & Silverman, O. (2007). Citizens and enemies and aliens, oh my! Or, how
         Latvia gave me an alien passport in the country of my birth. International Journal on
         Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 7.

   Silverman, D. S. (2005). You can‘t air that: An examination of controversial American
         television programming and censorship from 1967 to 2002. International Conference on
         Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, 4.

Papers and Presentations
   Silverman, D. S., & Silverman, O. (2009). Latvia since the collapse of the Soviet Union. Main
         speaker/invited paper to be presented at the Ninth International Conference on Diversity in
         Organisations, Communities, and Nations, Riga, Latvia.

   Silverman, D. S. (2008, April). An ‘ugly’ dystopia? The curious case of Mike Judge’s ‘Idiocracy.‘
         Paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association, Savannah, GA

   Silverman, D. S. (2007, July). Citizens and enemies and aliens, oh my! Or, how Latvia gave me an
         alien passport in the country of my birth. Paper presented at the Seventh International
         Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, Amsterdam, The
         Netherlands.

   Silverman, D. S. (2007, April). Two networks, one Emmy, and the same outcome: ‘TV Nation’.
         Competitive paper presented at the Southern States Communication Association, Louisville, KY.

   Silverman, D. S. (2006, April). When you hire Richard Pryor, you get Richard: ‘The Richard
         Pryor Show’. Top paper (Popular Communication Division) presented at the Southern
         States Communication Association, Dallas, TX.



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David S. Silverman                                                dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                         314-791-6049

Papers and Presentations (cont.)
   Silverman, D. S. (2005, November). Tuned in, turned on, and kicked off: 'The Smothers Brothers
         Comedy Hour' and the beginning of socially-conscious television. Top five paper (American
         Studies Division) presented at the National Communication Association, Boston, MA.

   Silverman, D. S. (2005, July). Are we broadcasting diversity to our children? A close
         examination of the 2004-2005 season of children's television in the United States. Paper
         presented at the Fifth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations,
         Communities, and Nations, Beijing, China.

   Silverman, D. S. (2005, April). Do not relinquish the right to criticize: ‗Politically Incorrect
         with Bill Maher’. Top paper (Popular Communication Division) presented at the Southern
         States Communication Association, Baton Rouge, LA.

   Silverman, D. S. (2004, July). You can’t air that: An examination of controversial American
         television programming and censorship from 1967 to 2002. Paper presented at the Fourth
         International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations, Los Angeles,
         CA.

   Tschida, D., Silverman, D. S., & Pfafman, T. (2002, November). Subject positioning through
        therapeutic rhetoric in ‘Crossing Over with John Edward’. Paper presented at the
        National Communication Association, New Orleans, LA.

   Silverman, D. S. (2002, August). Conjunction Junction, what was your function? The use of
         ‘Schoolhouse Rock’ to quiet critics of children's television. Competitive paper presented
         at the Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication, Miami Beach,
         FL.

   Silverman, D. S. (2002, April). It's the end of the world, but not as we know it: Examining
         media-generated fears of (post-) Apocalyptic futures. Competitive paper presented at the
         meeting of the Central States Communications Association, Milwaukee, WI.

   Silverman, D. S. (2002, February). Following in Scott's, Amundsen's, and Shackleton's snow
         prints: Visiting modern-day Antarctica. Slide show presented at the RagTag Cinema and
         Cafe in conjunction with the documentary film The Endurance.

   Silverman, D. S. (2001, October). 200 miles from yesterday: The photography of David S.
         Silverman. Solo photography show presented at Teller's Gallery, Columbia, MO.

   Silverman, D. S. (1992, January). The cold war in perspective: How ‘Dr. Strangelove’ captured the
         era. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Conference on Literature and Film, Tallahassee, FL.

Professional Organization Affiliations
      International Conference on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations (ICDOCN)


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David S. Silverman                                             dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                      314-791-6049

      International Journal on Diversity in Organisations, Communities, and Nations
       (IJDOCN)
      National Communication Association (NCA)
      Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)




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David S. Silverman                                               dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                        314-791-6049

Professional Service
      Liaison to secure Riga, Latvia, as the site of the Ninth ICDOCN, to be held at the Riga
       International School of Economics and Business Administration (2009).
      Paper judge for SSCA Conference, April 2009, Newport News, VA.
      Chair, ―Are We There Yet? Mediated Visions of (Near-)Dystopian Futures,‖ Popular
       Communication Division, SSCA Conference, April 2008, Savannah, GA.
      Chair for Popular Communications Division, SSCA (2007 - 2008).
      Permanent Board Member for both ICDOCN and IJDOCN (2005 - Present).
      Vice-chair for Popular Communications Division, SSCA (2006 - 2007).
      Chair, ―Film and Hegemony,‖ Popular Communication Division, SSCA Conference, April 2006,
       Dallas, TX.
      Paper judge for SSCA Conference, April 2006, Dallas, TX.
      Chair, ―Studies Concerning Masculinity in Mass Communication,‖ Mass Communications
       Division, NCA Annual Conference, November 20, 2005, Boston, MA.
      Paper judge for NCA Conference, November 16-20, 2005, Boston, MA.
      Student paper judge for NCA Conference, November 11-15, 2004, Chicago, IL.
      Paper judge for AJHA-AEJMC Joint Meeting, March 13, 2004, Columbia University, NY.
      Student paper judge for NCA Conference, November 19-23, 2003, Miami Beach, FL.
      Paper judge for the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, March 6-8, 2003, Little Rock, AR.

University Service
      Co-author of new Communication Curriculum, Maryville University (2008 - present).
      Public Relations Faculty Search Committee, Maryville University (2008 - present).
      Graduate School Faculty Member, Valley City State University (2007 - 2008).
      Welfare Committee, Valley City State University (2006 - 2008).
      Communication Faculty Search Committee, Valley City State University (2006 - 2007).
      Multicultural Task Force Committee, Valley City State University (2006 - 2008).
      Proposed and organized hosting of the Sixth ICDOCN held at Xavier University of
       Louisiana, June 12-15, 2006, New Orleans, LA.
      Xavier University Strategic Planning Committee (2004 - 2005).

Personal Data
      Traveled extensively (Antarctica, China, France, Germany, Italy, Latvia, The Netherlands, and
       New Zealand).
      Historic Preservation Commission, City of Columbia, MO (2000 - 2004)
      Eagle Scout, November 1986.




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David S. Silverman                                              dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                       314-791-6049

Technical Writing Experience
   Contract Senior Technical Writer
    Synertech Inc., Boulder, CO (November 1999 - December 1999)
       Designed and implemented documentation library.
       Created style guide.
       Updated documentation plan.

   Contract Senior Technical Writer
    The Complete Programmer Network, Denver, CO (May 1999 – October 1999)
    The Sysix Technologies Project
       Wrote a user‘s guide for medical device tracking software.
       Advised programming team on user-end GUI requirements.

   Contract Senior Technical Writer
    Modis, Denver, CO (March 1999 - April 1999)
       Updated release notes for U S WEST Dex.

   Senior Technical Writer
    Manugistics, Inc., Englewood, CO (May 1998 - January 1999)
       Wrote and updated an online help system for commercial industrial software package.
       Led an infrastructure task force team to explore online documentation options.

   Contract Senior Technical Writer
    Maxim Group, Denver, CO (February 1998 – March 1998)

    Melody Homes Project
      Created and designed a multi-level user‘s guide.
      Scoped and completed on an aggressive timeline.

   Contract Technical Writer
    Spencer Reed, Lakewood, CO (December 1997 - February 1998)

    TIA/JD Edwards/Potlatch Project
       Wrote software documentation for customized JD Edwards software product.
       Customized JD Edwards training materials to fit client‘s needs.

   Contract Technical Writer
    Antarctic Support Associates, Englewood, CO (July 1997 - December 1997)
       Wrote, edited and placed online Standard Operating Procedures and Station
         Management Manuals for Palmer Station in Antarctica.
       Deployed to Ross Island, Antarctica, in support of the United States Antarctic Program.




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David S. Silverman                                             dave_silverman@hotmail.com
6116 S. Grand Blvd. St. Louis, MO 63111                                      314-791-6049


Technical Writing Experience (cont.)
   Contract Technical Writer
    IBM/Kaiser-Permanente Project, Boulder, CO (June 1997 - July 1997)
       Developed Systems Administration and Operations Guide for multi-year, multi-million
         dollar Kaiser-Permanente electronic patient files project.
       Completed on a fast-paced schedule.

   Contract Technical Writer
    Analysts International Corporation, Denver, CO (February 1996 - March 1997)

    Time Warner (March 1997)
       Edited training materials for National Training Center.
       Completed project ahead of schedule and under budget.

    US WEST Direct (October 1996 - December 1996)
      Developed training materials for the Quantum Project.
      Completed project on time.

    US WEST Communications (February 1996 - September 1996)
      Developed and edited process flows for Capacity Provisioning.
      Designed and maintained Intranet web sites and pages.
      Wrote, edited and distributed the 1996 Capacity Provisioning Documentation Plan.

   Technical Writer
    CACI—Commercial, Inc., Denver, CO (May 1995 - February 1996)
       Created and designed user manuals, reference guides and coding manuals for EPA
         litigation databases.
       Developed online help system for Windows-based Microsoft Access applications.

   Contract Technical Writer
    Sunnyside Temps, Denver, CO (February 1995 - April 1995)

    The CommTech International Project
      Developed CBT for US West multimedia presentation.
      Aided in development of project design.

   Contract Technical Writer
    Arrowhead Consulting, Denver, CO (January 1995)

    The MarketVision Project
      Created a user‘s guide for a marketing software package, including online help.
      Consulted with the software developer about consistency and ease-of-use issues.




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