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Rocky Dailey

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Title Assistant Professor of Journalism and Graduate Program Coordinator for Online Master of Mass Communication
Office Building Yeager Hall
Room Number 232
Mailing Address South Dakota State University
School of Communication & Journalism
SYE 232, Box 2235
Brookings, SD 57007

Dr. Dailey is a 1994 graduate of the Department of Journalism and Mass Communication, and has worked as a journalist in broadcast, print and online mediums during his career. He received his Masters in Journalism from the University of Memphis and his Doctorate in Education from Montana State University.
Dr. Dailey’s academic career includes working as an adjunct at Grand Valley State University and Montana State University-Billings, and as an assistant professor in the School of Mass Communications at Virginia Commonwealth University. His professional career began at KSFY-TV as a videographer and his most recent work was as the online reporter for the Billings Gazette.
His research focus is on the scholarship of teaching and learning and how mobile technology can be used in the classroom to enhance student learning.

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Applications of Research

Dailey, R. & Wenger, D. (2018). Are we preaching what is practiced? Journalism education and the core curriculum. Journal of Media Education, 9(4),13-24. Retrieved from https://en.calameo.com/read/0000917890ff24424c30e

Hauschild-Mork, M. & Dailey, R. (2018) Project design: Building foundations for transformative learning. Journal of Dance Education, 18(2), 74-86, DOI: 10.1080/15290824.2017.1347940

Dailey, R., and Murphy, C. (2018, March 23). Exploring diversity, equity and inclusion through film. Upper Midwest Honors Conference, Lamoni, IA.

Dailey, R., and Kemp, D. (2018, March 23). Come on in and make yourself uncomfortable: Taking chances in honors education. Upper Midwest Honors Conference, Lamoni, IA

Dailey, R. & Hauschild-Mork, M. (2017). Making it all count: A cross-disciplinary collaboration model incorporating scholarship, creative activity, and student engagement. InSight: A Journal of Scholarly Teaching, 12, 64-78.

Dailey, R., and Wuellner, M.R. (2017, November 11). Failing (Forward?) in Novelty Honors Teaching. National Collegiate Honors Council Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Dailey, R., Husic, B., Larsen, K., Liu, Y., Mubashir, H., & Swanson, N. (2017, March 24). #YouAreWelcomeHere. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Dailey,R., & Wuellner, M. (2017, March 25). The Wicked Problem of Land Conservation: An Experiential Learning Project. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Wuellner, M., & Dailey, R. (2017, March 24). When and How to ‘Fail’ at Experimental Honors Teaching. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Dailey, R., Huber, M., & DeJong, J. (2017, March 24).The Matter of the Message and the Messages that Mattered: Media & the 2016 Presidential Election. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), South Dakota State University, Brookings, SD.

Dailey, R., Dailey, J., & Lingle, A. (2016, October 15). “You’re an honors student?” Attitudes experienced by honors students from non-honors students. Presented at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Conference (NCHC), Seattle, WA.

Dailey, R., Wenger, D., & Limor, H. (2016, September 19). Career coach: What you need to be a top teacher. Presented at the Excellence in Journalism conference (EIJ), New Orleans, LA.

Dailey, R. (2016). Honors teachers and academic identity: What to look for and be aware of when recruiting honors faculty. Journal of the National Collegiate Honors Council, 17(1), 151-190.

Dailey, R. & Wenger, D. (2016). Source variety, event frequency and context in newspaper crime reporting. International Journal of Communication. 10. Retrieved from http://ijoc.org/index.php/ijoc/article/view/4431/1617.

Dailey, R. (2016, Summer). The path to professionalism: Common core, competency-based education and the needs of today’s journalist. Communication: Journalism Education Today, 49(4), 25-33.

Dailey, R. (2015, October 19). What to do about those absent students. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/what-to-do-about-those-absent-students/

Dailey, R. (2014, April 21). The sound of silence: The value of quiet contemplation in the classroom. Faculty Focus. Retrieved from http://www.facultyfocus.com/articles/teaching-and-learning/sound-silence-value-quiet-contemplation-classroom/

Dailey, R. (2014). Skills vs substance. Quill & Scroll, 89(1). 18-19.

Wenger, D., & Dailey, R. (2014, October 20). Crime news: Does quantity matter? Center on Media, Crime and Justice. Retrieved from http://www.thecrimereport.org/news/inside-criminal-justice/2014-10-crime-news-does-quantity-matter.

Dailey, R., Boraas, M., Dailey, J., & Kapperman, A. (2016, April). Nerds on film: How intelligent people are portrayed in the Movies. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA.

Dailey, R., Boraas, M., Dailey, J., & Kapperman, A. (2016, April). “You’re an honors student?” Attitudes experienced by honors students from non-honors students. Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA.

Dailey, R. & Granholm, N. (2015, March). The Dakota Conflict through the perspective of the 'Peace Seekers.' Presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), Mankato UM, MN.

Dailey, R. (2014, October). Social marketing for health and behavioral change. Roundtable presented at the annual meeting of the National Society for Experiential Education (NSEE), Baltimore, MD.

Chang, K., Elliot, L., Sand, S., & Dailey, R. (2014, July). Beef or chicken? A study of the generation-x and millennial consumers’ meat choice, with an emphasis on the impacts of social media outlets and nutrition information. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Agricultural and Applied Economics Association (AAEE), Minneapolis, MN.

Dailey, R. (2015, March). Honors Educators and Academic Identity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Upper Midwest Regional Honors Conference (UMRHC), Mankato, MN.

Dailey, R. (2015, November). Honors Educators and Academic Identity. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Collegiate Honors Council (NCHC), Chicago, IL.

Dailey, R. (2014, August). Competency-based education: Is it the future of journalism? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC), Montreal, Canada.

Dreyer, J. & Dailey, R. (2014, August). The usage and consequence of Twitter as a communication medium among collegiate student-athletes. Top paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication, Montreal, Canada.

Professional Memberships

Society of Professional Journalists
Association for Education in Journalism & Mass Communication

Area(s) of Research

Journalism & Mass Communication
Scholarship of Teaching & Learning

Academic Responsibilities

Assistant Professor and Online Graduate Advisor

Creative Activities

Dailey, R. (Videographer, Producer & Editor). (2017). The dance between disciplines: The Harvey Dunn feminine images project. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bsUECwAURww

Dailey, R. (Producer). (2017). Beyond the 38: The life of Dr. Elden Lawrence. [Video file]. Retrieved from https://vimeo.com/201739561

An Evening with Harvey Dunn's Feminine Images. Chor. Melissa Hauschild-Mork. By Darla Bielfeldt, Aaron Ragsdale, Rocky Dailey, & Cable Hardin. South Dakota State University Performing Arts Center, Brookings. 11-15 Nov. 2015. Performance.

Committee Activities

SDSU Graduate Council

Former Positions Held

Media Relations Manager HRDC Community Action Agency. Billings, MT

Media Content Fundraising Coordinator
HRDC Community Action Agency. Billings, MT

Adjunct Instructor
Montana State University-Billings. Billings, MT

Online Reporter
Billings Gazette Communications. Billings, MT.

Assistant Professor
Virginia Commonwealth University. Robinson School of Media & Culture. College of Humanities & Sciences. Richmond, VA.

Instructor
Virginia Commonwealth University. Robinson School of Media & Culture. College of Humanities & Sciences. Richmond, VA.

Adjunct Instructor
Grand Valley State University. School of Communications. College of Liberal Arts & Sciences. Allendale, MI.

Chief Photojournalist
WXMI-TV. Grand Rapids, MI.

Chief Photojournalist
WDSI-TV. Chattanooga, TN.

Photojournalists/Editor
WHBQ-TV. Memphis, TN.

Photojournalists/Editor
KSFY-TV. Sioux Falls, SD

Grants

Dailey, R. (2016, Fall) Scholarly Dissemination Grant. Academic and Scholarly Excellence Funds – Funds to Enhance Scholarly Excellence for 2016-2017. $300.

Dailey, R. (2015). South Dakota Humanities Council Media Grant. Beyond the 38 documentary project. $7,000.

Beilfeldt, D., Dailey, R., Haag, L., Hauschild-Mork, M., Ragsdale, A., Shelsta, C. & Verschoor, L. (2014). South Dakota Humanities Council Media Grant. Prairie dance (An evening with Dunn’s feminine images). $4,500.

Dailey, R. (2014, Fall) Scholarly Dissemination Grant. Academic and Scholarly Excellence Funds – Funds to Enhance Scholarly Excellence for 2014-2015. $600.

Awards & Honors

2018 Excellence in Online Teaching
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2018 Outstanding Online Program
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2018 Excellence in Honors Faculty Engagement
Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. South Dakota State University

2018 Honors Teacher of the Year finalist
Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. South Dakota State University

2018 Distinguished Alumnus
Department of Journalism and Mass Communication. South Dakota State University

2017 Outstanding Online Program
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2017 Honors Advocate
Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. South Dakota State University

2016 Excellence in Honors Faculty Engagement
Van D. & Barbara B. Fishback Honors College. South Dakota State University

2016 Excellence in Online Teaching
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2018 Outstanding Artist Award
College of Arts & Sciences. South Dakota State University

2016 Outstanding Online Program
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2015-2017 Master Online Teaching Certification
South Dakota State University

2015-2017 Professional Development Certification
Center for the Enhancement of Teaching and Learning (CETL). South Dakota State University

2014 Innovative Program award
University Professional & Continuing Education Association. Central Region.

2014 Outstanding Online Program
Continuing & Distance Education. South Dakota State University

2014 Top Paper/Special Call Sports Media Ethics
Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC). International.

Specialty Area

  • Journalism & Mass Communication

Education

Doctor of Education
Montana State University
Education 05/04/12

Master of Arts
University of Memphis
Journalism (Administration)
05/08/98

Bachelor of Science
South Dakota State University
Journalism (Broadcast) & Geography
05/13/94