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David L. Stamps

David L. Stamps
DavidLStampsII@gmail.com
(c) 818-284-8658 / (h) 805-210-5255



Education

2014 - current        California State University, Northridge

                             Northridge, California

                             Master of Arts in Mass Communication
                             Thesis: #WeMatterProject: An Exploration of the Black Lives Matter Movement and the impact of social media  
                             Advisor: Dr. Melissa A. Wall
                             Current GPA: 3.8 out of 4.0
                            *Anticipated Graduation May 2016

2001 - 2003            Columbia College Chicago
                             Chicago, Illinois
                             Bachelor of Arts in Media Management
                             Emphasis: Media, Grant Writing and Public Relations
                             GPA: 3.93 out of 4.0, Magna Cum Laude

1999 - 2001            Saint Louis University
                             Saint Louis, Missouri
                             Bachelor of Arts in Communications
                             (Completed 60+ general education courses prior to transferring) 

Research Interests

Social construction of minorities in broadcast, print, film, and social media
Communication practices among minorities using social networking sites
Children, entertainment education, and media literacy

Teaching Experience

Graduate Assistant, Management and Organizational Behavior                                                                  January 2015 - current
Department of Management, California State University, Northridge
Manage grading for writing assignments and examinations
Proctor student examinations
Host office hours for student communications 
Facilitate Q&A sessions

Guest Lecturer, “Participatory/Social Media Strategies”                                                                           October 2014
Department of Journalism, California State University, Northridge
Presented social media statistics and promotional strategies to over 50 undergraduate students 
Created various exercises including cultivating trending practices and branding for organizations and establishing ROI initiatives 

Guest Lecturer, “Social Media and Digital Promotional Practices”                                                             October 2014
Department of Journalism, California State University, Northridge
Prepared social media activities and interactive discussions on social media practices, brand awareness, and writing promotional copy. 
Lectured on writing for digital platforms and creating messages that create trends

Teaching Associate, Introduction to Strength Training                                                                              August 2005 - May 2006
Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge 
Prepared class activities and facilitated lectures focused on basic anatomy and muscle movement for 25 undergraduate students
Created course assignments including exams and writing exercises 
Graded exams and writing assignments                                        

Teaching Associate, Jazz I                                                                                                                      August 2005 - May 2006
Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge 
Prepared class activities and lectures focused on jazz technique, choreography, and dance history for 40 undergraduate students
Created and graded course assignments including exams and writing exercises  
Coordinating first annual student performance showcase with over 12 original works by student and faculty choreographers

Teaching Associate, Ballet I                                                                                                                    August 2005 - May 2006
Department of Kinesiology, California State University, Northridge 
Prepared class activities and lectures focused on traditional ballet technique, choreography, and dance history for 20 undergraduate students
Created and graded course assignments including exams and writing exercises  
Coordinated first annual student performance showcase with over 12 original works by student and faculty choreographers

Manuscripts Under Review

Stamps, D. L. The social construction of the African American family on broadcast television: A comparative content analysis of The Cosby Show and Blackish. Submitted to Howard Journal of Communications. 

Stamps, D. L. Exploring PornHub’s Mainstream Advertising Efforts and Media’s Coverage of Porn Publicized in Public. Submitted to Spector.

Conference Presentations

Stamps, D. (2016, April). Entertainment Media's Perception of SNS use among teenagers. Paper to be presented at the CSU State-Wide 30th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Bakersfield, CA. *forthcoming

Stamps, D. (2016, April). #WeMatterProject: An Exploration of the Black Lives Matter Movement, its successes and the impact of social media with regards to Black identity. Presentation at the First Amendment Forum, Northridge, CA. *forthcoming

Stamps, D. (2016, February). Entertainment Media's Perception of SNS use among teenagers. Paper presented at the CSUN 20th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Stamps, D. (2015, November). The social construction of the African American family on broadcast television: A comparative content analysis of The Cosby Show and Blackish. Paper presented at the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Cultural Association Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Stamps, D. (2015, October). P is for pornography: Exploring PornHub’s entry into mainstream advertising and the media’s coverage of porn being publicized in public places. Paper presented at the USC Critical Studies Graduate Conference, Los Angeles, CA.     

Stamps, D. (2015, April). The St. Louis American: Digital content analysis of Ferguson coverage. Paper presented at the Broadcast Education Association Annual Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

Stamps, D. (2015, February). Children and Technology: Comparing media coverage and exploring the hype and fear of children using tablets. Paper presented at the CSUN 19th Annual Student Research and Creative Works Symposium, Los Angeles, CA.

Awards and Honors

1st Place - CSUN 20th Annual Research Symposium Oral Presentation - 2016
Graduate Equity Fellowship (CSUN) - 2015
CSU Trustee Scholar Finalist (CSUN) - 2015
Dean Recognition Award: Mike Curb College of Media and Communications (CSUN) - 2015
Nominated for Association of Retired Faculty Memorial Award (CSUN) - 2015
1st Place - CSUN 19th Annual Research Symposium Oral Presentation - 2015
Pearl M. Simmons Scholar (CSUN) - 2014
Outstanding Contribution as an Artist Awardee (Artists for a Better World) - 2007

Grants Received

Thesis Support Grant (CSUN) - 2016
Research and Graduate Studies Travel Grant (CSUN) - 2015
Associated Students Travel Grant II (CSUN) - 2015
California State University, Northridge - University Grant (CSUN) - 2015
Los Angeles Arts Commission OPGI Grant (Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles) - 2015
Associated Students Travel Grant (CSUN) - 2015
Ronald McDonald Community Grant (Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles) - 2015
First Financial Field Grant (Fenton Avenue Charter Schools) - 2012
Apple Technology Grant (Fenton Avenue Charter Schools) - 2010
Noyes Cultural Arts Programming Grant (Kids Can Dance) - 2003

Professional Experience

Fitness Director & Group Fitness Instructor                                                                           September 2013 - January 2016
Oakridge Athletic Club, Simi Valley, CA
Managed staff of over 30 employees
Directed recruitment efforts, staff communications, and all fitness programming
Coordinated member programming and fitness activities for over 2,000 patrons
Managed administrative duties including payroll, department scheduling, and internal communications

Director of Development                                                                                                     July 2014 - July 2015
Dancing Classrooms Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Managed all development efforts including grants, donor relations, and annual fund campaign
Managed all revenue resources such as special events, merchandise, and concessions
Wrote grant proposals and Letters of Intent (LOIs) 
Nurtured relationships with granting institutions, corporate organizations, and foundational sponsors 
Developed and implemented comprehensive marketing and public relations strategy 
Created and distributed all press releases in support of special events and fundraisers 
Managed social media outlets for organization

Manager, Marketing and Public Relations                                                                              April 2013 - January 2014
Gathr Films, West Hollywood, CA
Managed all media buying, creative concepts, partnerships, publicity, promotions, and digital outreach for film group
Coordinated talent for public appearance tours, press days, and special events 
Created press releases and media copy for website, social media, e-communications, and print
Managed all social media for company including Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, and YouTube
Created and coordinated all promotions and special events in over 20 cities throughout the United States
Managed marketing budget ensuring funds are fully utilized and ROI achieved
Managed field reps in over 20 cities including delegating grassroots initiatives, event management, and partnerships opportunities

Publicity and Promotions Associate                                                                                      August 2008 - April 2013
NBCUniversal, Universal City, CA
Pitched, developed, and implemented promotional programming including field stunts and media promotions to build awareness for over 75 mainstream films
Managed press and publicity contacts onsite for special events including entertainment conventions, junkets, and talent appearances 
Recruited and managed over 30 college representatives spearheading localized promotions, college press roundtables, digital marketing programs, screening series, and field stunts
Managed digital marketing campaigns for over 75 college campuses, building 10,000 followers through social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram

Professional Associations

Critical Mixed Race Studies Association, Member                              2016 - current
California State University, Northridge: N-Crowd Member                 2015 - current
Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association, Member      2015 - current
Broadcast Education Association, Member                                       2015 - 2016
National Association of Black Journalists, Member                           2015 - current
The Dance Resource Center, Board Member                                     2014 - 2015
Los Angeles Arts Commission, Grant Reviewer                                 2013 - 2015
Fenton Charter Public Schools, Board Chairman                              2013 - 2014