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					David S. Silverman                                                        david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                        701-845-8991



                             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 Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Missouri-Columbia,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.

   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 Unpublished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.

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

Academic Work Experience

   Assistant Professor, Communication Arts
     Valley City State University (August 2006 – Present)
       Introduction to Professional Writing, Technical and Scientific Writing, Communication and
           Interviewing, Introduction to Media Writing, Issues in Communication, Public Relations.

   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 Communication 210, Message Design and Writing for
           the Media.
       Lab instructor for twelve sections of Communication 103, Media Communication in Society.

   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)
David S. Silverman                                                     david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                     701-845-8991


         Instructor of Record for two Freshman Composition classes.




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David S. Silverman                                                               david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                               701-845-8991


Publications

   Silverman, D. S. (in press). You can’t air that: Four case studies of controversy and censorship in
          American television programming. Syracuse, NY: Syracuse University Press.

   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. (2007, July). Citizens and enemies and aliens, oh my! Or, how Latvia gave me an alien
         passport in the country of my birth. Paper to be 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. Paper to be
          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.

   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.



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David S. Silverman                    david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                    701-845-8991




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David S. Silverman                                                          david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                          701-845-8991


Papers and Presentations (cont.)

   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

      Association of Educators in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC)
      International Conference and Journal on Diversity
      National Communication Association (NCA)
      Southern States Communication Association (SSCA)

Professional and University Service

      Proposed and organized hosting of the Sixth International Conference on Diversity in Organisations,
       Communities, and Nations Conference to be held at Xavier University of Louisiana, June 12-15, 2006,
       New Orleans, LA.
      Permanent Board Member for the International Conference and Journal on Diversity in Organisations,
       Communities, and Nations.
      Vice-chair for Popular Communications Division, Southern States Communications Association.
      Valley City State University Welfare Committee (2006-Present).
      Xavier University Strategic Planning Committee Member (2004-2005).
      Chair, ―Exploring Community Through Popular Rhetoric and Genres,‖ Southern States
       Communication Association, March 2007, Louisville, KY.
      Chair, ―Film and Hegemony,‖ Popular Culture Division, Southern States Communication Association,
       April 2006, Dallas, TX.
      Chair, ―Studies Concerning Masculinity in Mass Communication,‖ Mass Communications Division,
       NCA Annual Convention, November 20, 2005, Boston, MA.
      Paper judge for Southern States Communication Association, April 2006, Dallas, TX.
      Paper judge for NCA Annual Convention, November 16-20, 2005, Boston, MA.
      Student paper judge for NCA Annual Convention, November 11-15, 2004, Chicago, IL.
      Paper judge for AJHA-AEJMC Joint Meeting, March 13, 2004, Columbia University, NY.
      Student paper judge for NCA Annual Convention, November 19-23, 2003, Miami Beach, FL.
      Paper judge for the AEJMC Southeast Colloquium, March 6-8, 2003, Little Rock, AR.

Personal Data

      Historic Preservation Commission, City of Columbia, MO (2000 – 2004)
      Eagle Scout, November 1986.
      St. Louis/Lyon (France) Sister Cities Cultural Exchange Student, June to July 1985.



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David S. Silverman                                                      david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                      701-845-8991


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                                                       david.silverman@vcsu.edu
PO Box 14 Valley City, ND 58072                                                       701-845-8991


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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